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The river flows at its own sweet will,
by Vinoba Bhave

The river flows at its own sweet will,
but the flood is bound in the two banks.
If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.
- Vinoba Bhave

If a man achieves victory over this body,
who in the world can exercise power over him? He who
rules himself rules over the whole world.
- Vinoba Bhave

The main reason why we look constantly to the Gita is that,
whenever we need help, we may get it from the Gita.
And, indeed, we always do get it.
- Vinoba Bhave

Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary
thinking can be propagated by governmental power.
- Vinoba Bhave

 

It is a curious phenomena that God has made the hearts of the poor,
rich and those of the rich, poor.
- Vinoba Bhave

In this world of chance and change and mutability,
the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord.
- Vinoba Bhave

We cannot fight new wars with old weapons.
- Vinoba Bhave

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The natural movement of one's soul is upwards.
But just as any object is dragged down when a heavy weight is tied to it,
the burden of the body drags down the soul.
- Vinoba Bhave

We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy,
our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.
- Vinoba Bhave

In nonviolence you must go full steam ahead,
if you want the good to come speedily you must go about it with vigor.
- Vinoba Bhave

Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different,
the truth at the heart of both is the same.
- Vinoba Bhave

Life does not mean mere karma or mere bhakti or mere jnana.
- Vinoba Bhave

Innumerable actions are going on through us all the time.
If we started counting them, we should never come to an end.
- Vinoba Bhave

It is only when our life proceeds within bounds and in an accepted,
disciplined way, that the mind can be free.
- Vinoba Bhave

If we wish our nature to be free and joyous,
we should bring our activities into same order.
- Vinoba Bhave

A country should be defended not by arms,
but by ethical behavior.
- Vinoba Bhave

All revolutions are spiritual at the source.
All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts.
- Vinoba Bhave

Human life is full of the play of samskaras -
tendencies developed by repeated actions.
- Vinoba Bhave

When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.
- Vinoba Bhave

In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion,
nothing elaborate.
The main reason for this is that everything stated
in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man;
it is intended to be verified in practice.
- Vinoba Bhave

If we could only snap the fetters of the body that
bind the feet of the soul,
we shall experience a great joy.
Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings.
We shall become free.
- Vinoba Bhave

We have seen from experience that, if we are in the
habit of walking regularly on the same road,
we are able to think about other things while walking,
without paying attention to our steps.
- Vinoba Bhave

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no judgments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows eternally,
with infinite strength,
but with no convictions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows - and all else is our drama.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hitch a Ride on the River of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to flow with the River of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows without emotion.
The River surges. The River quiets.
The River overflows its banks. The River dries to a trickle.
The River swirls and storms. The River becomes calm.
The River runs clear. The River runs dark with silt.
The River is indifferent to what benefit
or what harm is caused by its water.
The River is the River, and that is all there is to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life is the source of all joy -
and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy -
and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Love is the river of life in the world.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The River of Life has no expectations
and makes no assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.
The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
- Ross Perot

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt -
it is sure to get where it is going,
and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
- Hal Boyle

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa
meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the
salmon sing in the street.
- W. H. Auden

The Zambesi is a big river; there's no crocodiles on 4 Mile Run.
- Jim Fowler

To connect with the great river we all need a path,
but when you get down there there's only one river.
- Matthew Fox

Having contemplated this admirable grove,
I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river,
and though it was now late in December,
the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
- William Bartram

I like to draw and paint.
It is a river to me.
- John Lurie

Sometimes we would be staked out in the middle of the river,
several barges tied together.
So we could party.
- Terry Southern

What I didn't know was that if I didn't stand with my back to the wall,
Hollywood people would unscrew my ass and sell it down the river.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai

I shall take all the troubles of the past,
all the disappointments, all the headaches,
and I shall pack them in a bag and throw them in the East River.
- Trygve Lie

I believe that Palestine is an occupied land from the
Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River,
and this is the right of the entire Palestinian people,
this land.
- Hassan Nasrallah

Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall,
yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.
- Mikhail Lermontov

After the departure of the land parties,
I embarked with six men on thursday,
the 21st april,
on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.
- William Henry Ashley

If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat
trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city.
I'd let the elderly in residential homes wander free.
- Jane Birkin

Just as the water of a river near its mouth,
in its final form, is composed largely of many tributaries,
so an idea, in its final form, is composed largely of later additions.
- Willy Ley

Our fish, our recreation, our irrigation and all our
uses of the Missouri River are threatened if the drought
continues and the Corps of Engineers decisions aren't changed.
- Mike Rounds

No, I don't want to talk about River.
I have nothing to say about it that I would want to be public.
- Joaquin Phoenix

A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas.
- Francis Parkman

The road to democracy may be winding and is like a
river taking many curves,
but eventually the river will reach the ocean.
- Chen Shui-bian

Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman
is united according to the law,
such qualities even she assumes, like a river,
united with the ocean.
- Guru Nanak

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen,
and drowns things weighty and solid.
- Francis Bacon

You cannot step into the same river twice.
- Heraclitus

It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up
The really tough places were over around Third Avenue
where it ran into the Harlem River,
but we weren't far away.
- Norman Rockwell

My favorite holiday spot has to be New York,
on the St.
Lawrence River.
Without a doubt that area there is perfect for me.
Very, very spacious.
It's nice.
- Tom Felton

We set the town on fire and burned down every house
as a warning to other small towns along the river.
- Knute Nelson

You drown not by falling into a river,
but by staying submerged in it.
- Paulo Coelho


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