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Vinoba Bhave Quotes and Sayings

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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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays


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