River Quotes

Some quotes about river

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.
Paulo Coelho
The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care.
William Alexander
Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away.
Arthur Golden
Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.
Mikhail Lermontov
A good river is nature’s life work in song.
Mark Helprin
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 activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
Ross Perot
The river is everywhere.
Hermann Hesse
Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.
Mark Twain
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
Marcus Aurelius
It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.
Thornton Wilder
Reaction – a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
Victor Hugo
We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.
David Brower
Ideas, like large rivers, never have just one source.
Willy Ley
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
Puberty for a girl is like floating down a broadening river into an open sea.
G. Stanley Hall
While the river of life glides along smoothly, it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change.
Max Muller
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Francis Bacon
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
A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.
Laura Gilpin
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
E. F. L. Wood
They’ve got to tell us what is necessary to ensure the future health of the river system.
John Anderson
The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
Heraclitus
The river in front of her was black. She thought it contained many things.
Gisèle Prassinos
Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod?
Colin Mochrie
Estuaries are coastal bays, harbors, sounds and lagoons, places where rivers meet the sea.
Jim Gerlach
I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.
Zhuangzi
We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
Winston Churchill
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Horace
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
The river of time may fork into rivers, in which case you have a parallel reality and so then you can become a time traveler and not have to worry about causing a time paradox.
Michio Kaku
The Yellowstone river is a beautiful river to navigate.
William Henry Ashley
A book is kind of like a river; I simply jump in and start swimming.
Melody Carlson
The air moves like a river and carries the clouds with it; just as running water carries all the things that float upon it.
Leonardo daVinci
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
The Yellowstone river is a beautiful river to navigate.
William Henry Ashley
The river is within us, the sea is all about us.
T S Eliot
You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Chief Joseph

One thought on “River Quotes”

  1. Rivers are witness to the rise and fall of civilizations. Only if they could talk and tell stories from history.

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