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.
Dog bark at what they don't understand.
Any day stands
equal to the rest.
Many who have learned
from Hesiod the countless names
of gods and monsters
that night and day are one
People do not know how what is at variance agrees with itself. It is an attunement of opposite tensions, like that of the bow and the lyre.
Give me one man
from among ten thousand
if he is the best
Other men are unaware of what they do when they are awake just as they are forgetful of what they do when they are asleep.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river, and it's not the same man.
Realize that war is common and justice is strife, and that all things come into being and pass away through strife.
Stupidity is doomed,
therefore, to cringe
at every syllable
You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Time is a child playing with droughts. The lordship is to the child.
Even what those with the greatest reputation for knowing it all claim to understand and defend are but opinions.
Always having what we want
may not be the best good fortune
Health seems sweetest
after sickness, food
in hunger, goodness
in the wake of evil, and at the end
of daylong labor sleep.
The Aeon is a child at play with colored balls.
(translation/paraphrase: Terence McKenna)
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Everything flows, nothing stands still."
Heraclitus, 501 B.C.
It is not appropriate to act and speak like men asleep.
Men forget where the way leads and what they meet with every day seems strange to them.We should not act and speak like men asleep.