Necessity makes women very weak or very strong, and pent-up rivers are sometimes dangerous. Look to it!
(Mary Worthington, U.S. women's magazine contributor. The Lily, p. 183 ( November 1856).
The first feminist journal in the United States, the magazine was edited by Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818-1894) in Seneca Falls, N.Y., for the majority of its 1849-1858 run.)
A reaction: a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
(Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
Like river creates its own banks, so consciousness creates its own body. As river wash away its own banks, becomes wider and overflows near the sea, so also the consciousness gives up and detaches itself from its own body while meeting cosmic consciousness.
Like a river far away from the sea a busy and roaring man is far away from his destination, from his real self. One becomes calm, cool and silent at the door of self-realisation like a river while meeting the sea.