Rivers And Water Quotes

Rivers And Water Quotes by William Ashworth, Donald Worster, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Mike McAlary, Bud Shuster, Laozi and many others.

Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment,

Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment, we have never really learned how important water is to us. We understand it, but we do not respect it.
William Ashworth
Rain is a blessing when it falls gently on parched fields, turning the earth green, causing the birds to sing.
Donald Worster
And the headbonny ash that sits over the burn.
What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O Let them be left, wildness and wet:
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It’s called rain.
Mike McAlary
Clean water is not an expenditure of Federal funds; clean water is an investment in the future of our country.
Bud Shuster
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
I started out thinking of America as highways and state lines. As I got to know it better, I began to think of it as rivers.
Charles Kuralt
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
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
The air, the water and the ground are free gifts to man and no one has the power to portion them out in parcels. Man must drink and breathe and walk and therefore each man has a right to his share of each.
James F. Cooper
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
Thomas Fuller
Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour and is not reminded of the flux of all things?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god-sullen, untamed and intractable.
T. S. Eliot
For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.
Sandra Postel
To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.
Barry Lopez
Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what that is.
D. H. Lawrence