FAMOUS QUOTES KANNADA POETS

“Nudidante nadeeya … jagavendu hosa padave” – Kuvempu ( “Write and keep writing… the world is a new path”)

“Nanna hesaru nannadu hagalavu … tannadu usiru ennettavane” – D. R. Bendre ( “My name is mine in the morning… and my breath is its own owner”)

“Saguvembudu sanmukha salila nishpanda… Linga saroopavada lila” – Basavanna ( “The peaceful flow of water merges with the holy form of Linga”)

“Jenu sahitha dhuve talena kande… sookta sahitha suruhu talena kande” – Sarvajna ( “The bee flew with a flower… and the bird flew with a sweet note”)

“Yenilla yaluvige luca varava… kettavara chitte moodisa varava” – Purandara Dasa ( “Don’t bring a coin for God… bring a pure mind instead”)

“Santosha englishmaryadana sugambhave … bandlya kai hagalu mensu tumbisuvarna sukhavu” – G. P. Rajaratnam ( “Happiness lies in contentment… they who work with their hands all day find the sweetest joy”)

“Bhava bandhanavanige bandhanavilla… avi namasiddhayae arivilla” – Ranna ( “For one who has broken the cycle of birth and death, there is no cycle… this is the state of enlightenment”)

“Gaveda manege tharmaja neene… jana tharmaja naanene” – Vachana Shambhulinga ( “You are the true religion in the cow’s shelter… I am the true religion in the people”)

“Janani janmabhoomischa swargadapi gariyasi” – Mitra Srikantaiah ( “Mother and motherland are greater than heaven itself”)

“Mantra helalikke, badanekaayi tinnalikke … ” – Kuvempu ( “To utter a chant, one must eat the body of a pumpkin… it means, to have a strong voice, one must have a strong body”)

“Janma dukha nivarana, Marana sukha prada” – Purandara Dasa ( “Birth should be a liberation from sorrow, and dying should bring happiness”)

“Ninage jana seve idella… idella mukti” – Kanakadasa ( “Serving people is the path to salvation”)

“Hinge henge aase hingerthiya bayaveyalli … ” – Siddappa Kambli ( “Like the fragrance of a flower that spreads in the air, hope dissipates in the mind of the hopeful”) ARABIC QUOTES IN ENGLISH

“Sadanada indino hatthiravarenoo… ee savinalli antarenoo” – R. S. Mugali ( “Today, who stands by you? … who stands by you in your lonely moments?”)

“Olavina kiranakke, haaLe kiranakke, … ” – G. S. Shivarudrappa ( “For the ray of light, for the dewdrop, … only once has life been given”)

“Moktaghe sarvajnana, sarvajnange mukti” – Basavanna ( “Salvation brings all knowledge, and knowledge brings salvation”)

“Kangiya paapa, Basiya paapa, Kanchana paapa … ” – K. S. Narasimhaswamy ( “The sin of the crow, the sin of the fox, the sin of gold… they are all sins in their own right”)

“Manushya janmada bandha siddaya bandha” – Vachana Umapati ( “The bondage of human birth is the bondage of enlightenment”)

“Bhagavantha deshavaagi banni … ” – Vachana Akkamahadevi ( “Come, O Lord, to this land … we are your own people”)

“Mahadanada sarvodaya, Mahadanadadinda bhava jeevana” – Kayyara Kinhana Rai ( “The rise of the great country, the rise of life from the great country”)

“Kadalige horage hogona, baagilige holaaga hogona” – K. S. Nissar Ahmed ( “Go outside to the sea, and inside to the doorway”)

“Manavanige savarasa kalakke, Sagara nadiye kuradinda kareluva kalu” – M. N. Vyasa Rao ( “Human beings are the essence of art, and the river is the fountainhead of all endeavors”)

“Mathadanada yedeyali irdanta nannandaa thappo” – K. S. Narasimhaswamy ( “My mistake was to remain silent in the face of the force of politics”)

“Yaaru kaategaariya kathe, yaaru kadatagaariya kathe” – Siddalingaiah ( “Who is a storyteller, and who is a listener”)