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Date: c. 501 B.C.

"For souls it is death to become water, and for water death to become earth. Water comes into existence out of earth, and soul out of water."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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Date: c. 501 B.C.

"[He used to say that] there is a greater need to extinguish hybris than there is a blazing fire."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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Date: c. 501 B.C.

"One would never discover the limits of soul, should one traverse every road--so deep a measure does it possess."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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Date: c. 501 B.C.

"[He used to say that] thinking is an instance of the sacred disease and that sight is deceptive."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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Date: c. 501 B.C.

"It is difficult to fight with one's heart's desire. Whatever it wishes to get, it purchases at the cost of soul."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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Date: c. 501 B.C.

"[And Heraclitus said, admirably that those] souls have the sense of smell in Hades."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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Date: c. 501 B.C.

"Poor witnesses for people are eyes and ears if they possess barbarian souls."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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Date: c. 501 B.C.

"A man, when he gets drunk, is led by a beardless lad, tripping, knowing not where he steps, having his soul moist."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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Date: c. 501 B.C.

"A dry gleam of light is the wisest and best soul."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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Date: c. 480 BCE

"Today this mind does not stray and is under the harmony of control, even as a wild elephant is controlled by the trainer."

— Gautama Buddha (c. 563 BCE, 483 BCE)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.