A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on nature, circulatory, atmosphere, earth, sun, conserve, river, spirit, light, and ether

For nature is a perpetual circulatory worker, generating fluids out of solids, and solids out of fluids, fixed things out of volatile, & volatile out of fixed, subtle out of gross, & gross out of subtle, Some things to ascend & make the upper terrestrial juices, Rivers and the Atmosphere; & by consequence others to descend for a Requital to the former. And as the Earth, so perhaps may the Sun imbibe this spirit copiously to conserve his Shining, & keep the Planets from receding further from him. And they that will, may also suppose, that this Spirit affords or carries with it thither the solary fuel & material Principle of Light; And that the vast ethereal Spaces between us, & the stars are for a sufficient repository for this food of the Sun and Planets. 

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: Letter to Oldenburg (7 Dec 1675). In H. W. Turnbull (ed.), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, 1661-1675 (1959), Vol. 1, 366.

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A Quote by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on love, relationship, security, and river

"Relationship means something complete, finished, closed. Love is never a relationship; love is relating. It is always a river, flowing, unending. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends. It is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Lovers end, love continues. It is a continuum. It is a verb, not a noun. And why do we reduce the beauty of relating to relationship? Why are we in such a hurry? - because to relate is insecure, and relationship is a security, relationship has a certainty. Relating is just a meeting of two strangers, maybe just an overnight stay and in the morning we say goodbye. Who knows what is going to happen tomorrow? And we are so afraid that we want to make it certain, we want to make it predictable. We would like tomorrow to be according to our ideas; we don't allow it freedom to have its own say. So we immediately reduce every verb to a noun."


Source: The book of widsom

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A Quote by Herman Hesse on river, siddhartha, herman hesse, time, and presence

"They have heard its voice and listened to it, and the river has become holy to them, as it has to me. "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?" That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future."

Herman Hesse

Source: Siddhartha

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A Quote by Heraclitus on river


You cannot step twice into the same river.

Heraclitus (c.540 - c.475 BC)

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on paulo, coelho, river, piedra, sat, down, and wept

The magic moment is the moment when a 'yes' or a 'no' can change our whole existence.

Paulo Coelho

Source: By The River Piedra I Sat Down And Wept

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on paulo coelho, river, piedra, and wept

Before I fell asleep, I decided I would do what he called the “exercise of the Other.” …

I can pretend - at least for few minutes - that I am different.

I began to Imagine how I would be like to be living right at that moment. I wanted to be happy, curious, joyful - living every moment intensely. Believing in my dreams. Able to fight for what I wanted. I observed the one I had been up until then: weak but trying to give the impression of strength. Fearful of everything but telling herself it wasn’t fear - it was wisdom of someone who knew what reality was… Controlling and enslaving what should really be free: her emotions. Trying to judge her future loves by her past sufferings. But love is always new.

Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen of times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can send us to hell or paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. …we have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.

Paulo Coelho

Source: By the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept, p. 68, 69, 70

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A Quote by Viktor Schauberger on life, water, river, nature, rhythm, and beauty

The upholder of the cycles which sustain all Life is water. In every drop of water dwells a deity whom indeed we all serve. There also dwells Life, the soul of the primal substance - water - whose boundaries and banks are the capillaries that guide it, and in which it circulates. Every pulse beat arising through the interaction of will and resistance is indicative of creative work and urges us to care for those vessels, those primary and most vital structures, in which throbs the product of a dualistic power - Life

Viktor Schauberger

Source: The Water Wizard: The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water, Pages: 15

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A Quote by unknown on seek, river, mountain, eternity, and dream

What you seek is located in the Mountain of Doom.  It lies across the River of Fire, and is guarded by the Dragons of Eternity.  It is there - only you can retrieve it.


Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Michał Łapaj on river, ideas, fish, music, soul, and happy

It is a river of ideas from which I fish out sounds that make my soul happy.

Michał Łapaj

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A Quote by Bhante Wimala on river, life, and beauty

In Sri Lanka, we often compare human life to a river. When river water falls down the hills, it creates a beautiful waterfall. When it crashes on rocks, white foam is created, expressing its incredible hidden beauty. When the river silently flows through the valleys, it becomes mysterious and magical. These different things that happen to the river water along its path are all manifestations of its beauty. So, too, if we are to make meaning out of our odyssey as human beings on this planet, we have to accept that whatever happens on our way adds to life's beauty.

Bhante Wimala

Source: Lessons of the Lotus: Practical Spiritual Teachings of a Travelling Buddhist Monk, Pages: 28-29

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