Quote by Frederick (Carl) Frieseke
Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where's your river going? Are you riding with it? Or are you rowing against it? Don't you see that there is no effort if you're riding with your river?
This quote encourages introspection and reflection on one's true nature and direction in life. It prompts individuals to be honest with themselves and evaluate whether they are in alignment with their natural flow or struggling against it. By recognizing the effortless and smooth journey that comes from riding with one's river, it urges individuals to let go of resistance and embrace the path that feels most authentic and congruent, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling and harmonious existence.
There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Certain numbers were the same way and certain dates and these with the names of the places were all you could say and have them mean anything. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates.