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54 Water Quotes

For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

Bible Quotes , Source: II Samuel (ch. XIV, v. 14)

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'Tis rushing now adown the spout, And gushing out below, Half frantic in its joyousness, And wild in eager flow. The earth is dried and parched with heat, And it hath long'd to be Released from out the selfish cloud, To cool the thirsty tree.

Elizabeth Oakes Smith Quotes , Source: Water

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OCEAN, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -- who has no gills.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.

Lao Tzu Quotes

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Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Quotes

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In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference

Rachel Carson Quotes

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The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.

Pamela Hansford Johnson Quotes

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Still waters run no mills.

Unknown Quotes

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There is no small pleasure in sweet water. [Lat., Est in aqua dulci non invidiosa voluptas.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (II, 7, 73)

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The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea.

Isak Dinesen Quotes

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The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.

Korean Proverb Quotes

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With true friends . . . even water drunk together is sweet enough.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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Don't you realize that the sea is the home of water? All water is off on a journey unless it's in the sea, and it's homesick, and bound to make its way home someday

Zora Neale Hurston Quotes

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Water which is too pure has no fish

Afghan Proverb Quotes

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Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy.

Proverb Quotes

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Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Pouring oil on troubled water.

Bede "The Venerable" Quotes , Source: Historia Ecclesiastica (bk. III, ch. XV, p. 142), (Hussey's ed.)

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Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginnings of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

Bible Quotes , Source: Genesis (ch. XLIX, v. 3-4)

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And pines with thirst amidst a sea of waves.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 722), (Pope's translation)

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Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.

Norman Fitzroy Maclean Quotes , Source: A River Runs Through It

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Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Buddha Quotes

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The formula for water is H2O. Is the formula for an ice cube H2O squared?

Lily Tomlin Quotes

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Still waters run no mills.

Unknown Quotes

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The miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. III, memb. 4, subsect. 1)

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Till taught by pain, Men really know not what good water's worth; If you had been in Turkey or in Spain, Or with a famish'd boat's-crew had your berth, Or in the desert heard the camel's bell, You'd wish yourself where Truth is--in a well.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 84)

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