Quotations About / On: RAIN

  • 21.
    A little rain beats down a big wind. Long drinking bouts break open the tun(der).
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Ch. 5, p. 19, Pleiade edition (1995). in the original: "Petit pluye abat grand vend. Longue beuvettes rompent le tonnoire." Pun on "tonnerre.")
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  • 22.
    That rain is the best which falls steadily on the earth. A sudden and excessive downpour ruins the fields.
    (Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, LIV, 10.)
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  • 23.
    Then climate is a great impediment to idle persons; we often resolve to give up the care of the weather, but still we regard the clouds and the rain.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Prudence," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 24.
    The forests are held cheap after the white pine has been culled out; and the explorers and hunters pray for rain only to clear the atmosphere of smoke.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 45, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 25.
    A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 346, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 26.
    Invariably our best nights were those when it rained, for then we were not troubled with mosquitoes.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 265, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 27.
    We do not want actions, but men; not a chemical drop of water, but rain; the spirit that sheds and showers actions, countless, endless actions.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, December 2, 1841, at the Masonic Temple, Boston, Massachusetts. "Introductory Lecture on the Times," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).)
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  • 28.
    If [government] would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Veto of the Second National Bank, July 10, 1832. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. II, ed. J.D. Richardson, Washington (1908).)
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  • 29.
    Family values are a little like family vacations—subject to changeable weather and remembered more fondly with the passage of time. Though it rained all week at the beach, it's often the momentary rainbows that we remember.
    (Leslie Dreyfous (20th century), U.S. author. AP story, The New York Times (October 25, 1992).)
  • 30.
    All rejection and negation indicates a deficiency in fertility: fundamentally, if only we were good plowland we would allow nothing to go unused, and in every thing, event, and person we would welcome manure, rain, or sunshine.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 515, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 332, "Good Plowland," (1879).)
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