It is necessary to understand that war is common, strife is customary, and all things happen because of strife and necessity.
We must realize that war is universal and strife is justice, and that all things come into the world and pass away through strife.
Aion is a child at play, playing draughts; the kingship is a child's.
Time is a child playing a game of draughts; the kingship is in the hands of a child.
The soul is undiscovered
though explored forever
to a depth beyond report.
One thunderbolt strikes
root through everything
There is nothing permanent except change--
A man's character is his fate.
Fire lives in the death of earth, air lives in the death of fire, water lives in the death of air, and earth in the death of water.
Traveling on every path, you will not find the boundaries of soul by going; so deep is its measure.
Eyes and ears are bad witnesses to men having barbarian souls.
A drunk man, staggering and mindless, must be led home by his son, so wet is his psyche... Water brings death to the psyche, as earth brings death to water... The psyche lusts to be wet.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
A fool is excited by every word.
To God all things are fair and good and right, but men hold some things wrong and some right.
Everything flows and nothing stays.
History is a child building a sandcastle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man's power in the world.
Applicants for wisdom
do what I have done:
Tis not too late to seek a newer world
It is necessary to take what is common as our guide; however, though this logic is universal, the many live as if each individual has his own private wisdom.