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Single Idea 431

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 3. Subjectivism]

Full Idea

Disease makes health pleasant and good, hunger makes satisfaction good, weariness makes rest good.

Gist of Idea

Health, feeding and rest are only made good by disease, hunger and weariness


Heraclitus (fragments/reports [c.500 BCE], B111), quoted by John Stobaeus - Anthology 3.1.178

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.32