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Rivers Quotes

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Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

 

In rivers, the water that you touch
is the last of what has passed
and the first of that which comes;
so with present time.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds,
stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes -
every form of animate or inanimate existence,
leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden

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The rivers of America will run with blood filled to
their banks before we will submit to them taking the
Bible out of our schools.
- Billy Sunday

In a decade, America's mighty rivers will have reached the boiling point.
- Edwin Newman

In valley drift we meet commonly with the bones of
quadrupeds which graze on plains bordering rivers.
- Charles Lyell

Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.
- Stephen Ambrose

We can see cities during the day and at night,
and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean,
and see hurricanes form.
- Sally Ride

Not since the Depression has the state been this dry,
have our rivers been this low, our water table this low,
and our reservoirs this low.
- Parris Glendening

Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers,
rivers run to seas.
- John Dryden

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names,
but they all contain water.
Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
- Muhammad Ali

The sediments of the past are many miles in collective thickness:
yet the feeble silt of the rivers built them all from base to summit.
- John Joly

You could not step twice into the same rivers;
for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
- Heraclitus

Estuaries are coastal bays, harbors,
sounds and lagoons,
places where rivers meet the sea.
- Jim Gerlach

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.
- Joan Rivers

Politicians are the same all over.
They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
- Nikita Khrushchev

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

The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
- Voltaire

Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.
- Joan Rivers

I was working at this club in downtown L.A.
from four to eight at night, just Eddie Rubin,
the drummer, and I. - Johnny Rivers

It is with rivers as it is with people:
the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with.
- Henry Van Dyke

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty,
embodied in our nation's parks, rivers,
and breathtaking landscapes.
- Dave Reichert

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good,
until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think
in your mind that the counsel is wise.
- Joan Rivers

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else,
and we strive to swim on top.
- Joan Rivers

I'm interested in raw land and trees and fresh air
and rivers and lots of animals around them.
- Kent McCord

I had the fortunate experience to play with people
from different schools of music.
Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
- Kevin Eubanks

Never floss with a stranger.
- Joan Rivers

We are asking the nations of Europe
between whom rivers of blood have flowed
to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
- Winston Churchill

So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running
these great rivers and doing what I've done in the
past without much purpose other than for the experience.
- Richard Dean Anderson

Ideas, like large rivers, never have just one source.
- Willy Ley

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule
doth most abound in care.
- William Alexander

Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying.
Could this be an act of cod?
- Colin Mochrie

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love
affair which makes a part of the plot,
is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

I used to fish the Border rivers, but nowadays you
have to queue up for a shot and I can't stand that.
- Norman MacCaig

It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat,
and the dog was walking.
- Mickey Rivers

We depend on our rivers and dams for energy,
transportation, irrigation and recreation and I will
continue this year to fight for what's best for the Pacific Northwest.
- Cathy McMorris

China and India are close neighbours linked by mountains
and rivers and the Chinese and Indian peoples have
enjoyed friendly exchanges for thousands of years.
- Li Peng

Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act,
taking those wolves back into Yellowstone,
restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
- Bruce Babbitt

I'm not trying to be the next Joan Rivers.
- Isaac Mizrahi

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as
any man born free to be contented penned up.
- Chief Joseph

Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away.
- Arthur Golden

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full.
- King Solomon

The novel is not so much a literary genre,
but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
- Jose Saramago

He gave us the lakes for our Northern boundary,
and the rivers stretching to the seas upon whose waters
floats our commerce to the nations of the world;
while man has done all that can be done by science to bind us together.
- John Brough

In 1965, Gibson made the red one I use now,
and a black one, which was the first black 335 they ever made.
- Johnny Rivers

She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals.
She thought we just fought in world war eleven.
- Joan Rivers

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars,
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- Saint Augustine

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains,
new stars, garish birds, freak fish,
grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal
stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It's so long since I've had sex I've forgotten who ties up who.
- Joan Rivers

I have no methods; all I do is accept people as they are.
- Joan Rivers

The first time I see a jogger smiling,
I'll consider it.
- Joan Rivers

I felt alone out there, like I was on a desert island.
I felt like Gilligan.
- Mickey Rivers

Any art communicates what you're in the mood to receive.
- Larry Rivers

I've got a Fender Concert amp from the '60s,
the one Joe Osborn used.
He played his bass through it.
- Johnny Rivers

It's been so long since I've had sex I've forgotten who ties up whom.
- Joan Rivers

Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets,
some of the mountains, rivers, streams,
etc.
were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti.
Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony,
a real ceremony.
- Katherine Dunham

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin,
and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time,
just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
- Johnny Rivers

I got to see all these incredible blues players,
like Jimmy Reed.
- Johnny Rivers

We're loosely calling it The River Project,
but hopefully the pieces that we put together will
be educational pieces that will throw some light on
the situation as to what kind of jeopardy may be surrounding our great rivers.
- Richard Dean Anderson

In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members
of the House to support legislation aimed at investing
in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes,
rivers, streams and estuaries.
- Jerry Costello

When I came back to California in the early '60s I
was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen,
Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer
and work with other artists.
- Johnny Rivers

Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building,
and of course, the Brill Building was where all the
songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were.
- Johnny Rivers

I blame my mother for my poor sex life.
All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.'
For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.
- Joan Rivers

I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian.
She was spiritual, although she did not go to church,
but she had the hum.
She used to tell me stories of the rivers.
- Tina Turner


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