The best choose one thing instead of everything, everlasting fame among mortals; but the masses stuff themselves like cattle.

αἱρεῦνται γὰρ ἒν ἀντὶ ἀπάντων οἱ ἄριστοι, κλέος ἀέναον θνητῶν· οἱ δὲ πολλοὶ κεκόρηνται ὄκωσπερ κτήνεα

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Heraclitus. Fragments. 5th century BC, F50 - DK B29.

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Heraclitus. "Heraclitus of Ephesus." The First Philosophers: The Presocratics and Sophists, translated by Robin Waterfield. Oxford University Press, 2009, F50 - DK B29.