The road up and the road down are the same thing  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"The road up and the road down are the same thing" is a dictum attributed to Heraclitus, found in Hippolytus's Refutation of All Heresies 9.10.3.

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  • ὁδὸς ἄνω κάτω μία καὶ ὡυτή
    • The road up and the road down is one and the same.
    • Fragment 60
    • Variant translations:
      The road up and the road down are one and the same.
      The road uphill and the road downhill are one and the same.
      The way up and the way down are one and the same.


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