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Quotations About / On: RIVER

  • 11.
    Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 17 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
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  • 12.
    A reaction: a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
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  • 13.
    He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 356, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 14.
    There are not so many fishes in these rivers as in the Concord.
    (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. 299, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 15.
    Certainly fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swoln, and drowns things weighty and solid.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, statesman. "Of Praise," The Essayes or Counsels (1625).)
    More quotations from: Francis Bacon, fame, river, light
  • 16.
    Birds have no country,
    Fishes no country.
    Rivers count no Army, no Border.

    Showing thumbs to all raising guns and mighty kings,
    the rivers move running, tearing all barbed wires
    of the Border.

    O Man, where have you got the Border
    and the border-guards?
    (Taken from the poem 'Country' belonging to his book 'Julekhar Shes Jal')
    More quotations from: Sayeed Abubakar
  • 17.
    Staying on the ground, if you think you can walk on the river, it will be a foolish work. First you must find a bridge to stand there. Then start walking on the river.
    (One shouldn't think foolish.)
    More quotations from: Prodip Kumar
  • 18.
    There is Bengal, and Bihar, Barakor river is in the middle of them; so strange, so profound! No other river (not even Ganga) has cast so vast a spell on me.
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    More quotations from: Sukanta Bhattacharya
  • 19.
    In order to get to East Russet you take the Vermont Central as far as Twitchell's Falls and change there for Torpid River Junction, where a spur line takes you right into Gormley. At Gormley you are met by a buckboard which takes you back to Torpid River Junction again.
    (Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. The Early Worm, "A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas," Henry Holt (1927).)
    More quotations from: Robert Benchley, river, change
  • 20.
    A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself—for it is from the soil, both from its depth and from its surface, that a river has its beginning.
    (Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), U.S. photographer. The Rio Grande, introduction (1949).)
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