Quotation by Heraclitus

Uncomprehending when they have heard, they are like the deaf. The saying describes them: though present they are absent.
Heraclitus (c. 535–475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. quoted in Clement [second century A.D.], Miscellanies 5.115.3, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy, trans. by R.D. McKirahan, Jr., eds. S. Marc Cohen, Patricia Curd, and C.D.C. Reeve, Hackett Publishing Co. (1995).
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