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Even sleepers and dreamers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the universe.
( c. 535 – c. 475 BCE)
c. 535 – c. 475 BCE
Philip Wheelwright ed., The Presocratics, Indianapolis: Odyssey Press, 1982, p. 79.
Translated by William Harris
“τοὺς καθεύδοντας ἐργάτας εἶναι καὶ συνεργοὺς τῶν ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ γινομένων”
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“a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than with the imagination being awake?”
Leonardo da Vinci
“The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci”
1478 – 1519
“action . . . is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.”
"Even sleepers and dreamers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the universe." Heraclitus, On Nature ( c. 535 – c. 475 BCE).
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