Aphorism 73

Fill your belly with quality food and drink, make love to a woman you love, kiss your offspring good night, lay down and sleep in your comfortable bed.  Wake up and go make your money and repeat the cycle.  Do you still want more?  What do you want that you don’t already have?  An additional woman, another child, a bigger house, a nicer car, more money, more power?  Where does it end?  

Relativity of Man

The language of a grown man,

to the cosmic powers,

sounds like babytalk to men.

To a god the wisdom

of the wisest man

sounds apish.  Beauty

in a human face

looks apish too.

In everything

we have attained

the excellence of apes.

Fragments from Heraclitus — 6th Century B.C.