Heraclitus of Ephesus

A pre-Platonic Ionian Greek philosopher, and a native of the city of Ephesus, in modern-day Turkey and then part of the Persian Empire.
Because of the elliptical and paradoxical nature of my thought, I was called "The Obscure" even in antiquity. I wrote a single work, On Nature, but the obscurity is made worse by its remaining only in fragments.

On the Fiery Logos of Truth

Therefore it is necessary to follow the common; but although the λόγος is common the many live as though they had a private understanding.
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