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William Whipple Quotes and Sayings

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The river route is certainly preferable,
as it affords good grazing and an abundance of water.
- William Whipple

I fear a permanent Confederation will never be settled;
tho the most material articles are I think got thro',
so as to give great offence to some,
but to my Satisfaction.
- William Whipple

I wonder much that a court of Law should be in doubt
whether a Resolution of Congress can superceed the
Law of a Sovereign State.
- William Whipple

I hope in time N. H. as well as the other States will feel the importance of Sovereignty.
- William Whipple

 

In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy;
for at this early period We can not expect to have
a Navy to cope with the British.
- William Whipple

I think experience has shown that privateers have done
more toward distressing the trade of our enemies,
and furnishing these States with necessaries,
than Continental Ships of the same force.
- William Whipple

I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small
importance waste a good deal of precious time,
by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of
gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress.
- William Whipple

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Only nine States have been represented since my arrival 'till within three days.
There are now Eleven States barely represented.
This tardiness in the States or their Delegates,
besides retarding the most important Business makes
it exceeding fatiguing to those that do attend.
- William Whipple

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no judgments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The River of Life flows - and all else is our drama.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows eternally,
with infinite strength,
but with no convictions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to flow with the River of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hitch a Ride on the River of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows without emotion.
The River surges. The River quiets.
The River overflows its banks. The River dries to a trickle.
The River swirls and storms. The River becomes calm.
The River runs clear. The River runs dark with silt.
The River is indifferent to what benefit
or what harm is caused by its water.
The River is the River, and that is all there is to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The River of Life is the source of all joy -
and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy -
and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the river of life in the world.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The River of Life has no expectations
and makes no assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt -
it is sure to get where it is going,
and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
- Hal Boyle

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.
The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
- Ross Perot

Our fish, our recreation, our irrigation and all our
uses of the Missouri River are threatened if the drought
continues and the Corps of Engineers decisions aren't changed.
- Mike Rounds

To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river,
- the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream.
- Lafcadio Hearn

After crossing the Smoky Hill River,
I felt comparatively safe as this was the last stream I had to cross.
- Buffalo Bill

To connect with the great river we all need a path,
but when you get down there there's only one river.
- Matthew Fox

I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy,
as I go walking along the same river.
- Zhuangzi

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
- Cordell Hull

If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat
trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city.
I'd let the elderly in residential homes wander free.
- Jane Birkin

Until I was four years old I lived in the house of my paternal grandfather,
about two miles from the pretty little village of Wallace,
at the mouth of the river of that name.
- Simon Newcomb

To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet
of the river of human history.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

What I didn't know was that if I didn't stand with my back to the wall,
Hollywood people would unscrew my ass and sell it down the river.
- Joseph Wambaugh

A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas.
- Francis Parkman

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
- Minna Antrim

Almost 70 percent of U.S.
ag exports travel the upper Mississippi River and the
Illinois waterway system.
- Jerry Costello

Mr. Speaker, Delaware River's regional ports handle
approximately 58 million tons of cargo yearly.
- Robert Brady

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

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa
meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the
salmon sing in the street.
- W. H. Auden

Our trouble is that we drink too much tea.
I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient,
which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.
- J. B. Priestley

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai

James Garner is like a peaceful river through our chaos.
- Kaley Cuoco

I knew the whistle of each of the river boats on the Tennessee.
- William Christopher Handy

I had the Big Horn river explored from Wind River mountain
to my place of embarkation.
- William Henry Ashley

I believe that Palestine is an occupied land from the
Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River,
and this is the right of the entire Palestinian people,
this land.
- Hassan Nasrallah

I like to draw and paint.
It is a river to me.
- John Lurie

Having contemplated this admirable grove,
I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river,
and though it was now late in December,
the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
- William Bartram

All through the night, like the tumult of a river when
it races between the cliffs of a canyon,
in my sleep I could hear the steady roar of the passing army.
- Richard Harding Davis

Eventually, all things merge into one,
and a river runs through it.
- Norman Maclean

I want all the interested parties to come together
and develop a solution that provides additional water
and helps the lower Arkansas River communities thrive again.
- Ken Salazar

All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course,
all rivers go down to the ocean and drown.
And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

We set the town on fire and burned down every house
as a warning to other small towns along the river.
- Knute Nelson

Salzburg...
is a mountain town with a rushing river running right through the center,
everything in the rain various shades of green and brown.
- Jonathan Carroll

We made a good start toward preserving recreational
areas like the Chattahoochee River.
- Roy Barnes

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
- Khalil Gibran

We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty,
from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee
River to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- Roy Barnes

Just as the water of a river near its mouth,
in its final form, is composed largely of many tributaries,
so an idea, in its final form, is composed largely of later additions.
- Willy Ley

The importance of the river cannot be overstated in
the history of the country,
or the development of the nation.
- Maurice Hinchey

Yeah, we held a junior carp tournament on the St.
Lawrence River in New York last August.
I hosted that along with a couple of other people.
- Tom Felton

You cannot step into the same river twice.
- Heraclitus

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right
to kill me because he lives on the other side of a
river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine,
though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal

Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred,
and broadest afar off.
- William Davenant


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