Quotations About / On: RIVER

  • 21.
    Does God look upon a broken vow as on a river not clinging to bough?
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 22.
    Crosswinds quilt the Connecticut River ever so slightly but still the waters flow to the sea.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 23.
    Set your goal with fervor and keep flowing like a river
    (Perseverance is the way of life)
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  • 24.
    Even the river of denial will eventually run into the sea of reality.
    (Life)
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  • 25.
    It is impossible to step into the same river twice.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, fr. 91 (from Plutarch). Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influential philosophers before Socrates, was known as "the riddler" or "the obscure.")
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  • 26.
    Virtues lose themselves in self-interest, as rivers in the sea.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 172 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 27.
    Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
    (Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 106 (1901).)
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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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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