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Single Idea 416

[catalogued under 2. Reason / B. Laws of Thought / 5. Opposites]

Full Idea

That which is in opposition is in concert, and from things that differ comes the beautiful harmony.


'In concert' means harmonious

Gist of Idea

Beautiful harmony comes from things that are in opposition to one another


Heraclitus (fragments/reports [c.500 BCE], B008), quoted by Aristotle - Nichomachean Ethics 1155b04

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.25