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54 Water Quotes

I'm very fond of water: It ever must delight Each mother's son and daughter,-- When qualified aright.

Lord Charles Neaves Quotes , Source: I'm very fond of Water

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Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.

Heraclitus of Ephesus Quotes

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A flatterer has water in one hand and fire in the other.

German Proverb Quotes

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Pure water is the best of gifts that man to man can bring, But who am I that I should have the best of anything? Let princes revel at the pump, let peers with ponds make free, Whisky, or wine, or even beer is good enough for me.

Anonymous Quotes , Source: in the "Spectator", July 31, 1920, sometimes attributed to Hon. G.W.E. Russell or to Lord Neaves

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The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. XCIII, v. 4)

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A cup of cold Adam from the next purling stream.

Tom Brown Quotes , Source: Works (vol. IV, p. 11)

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Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. The very deep did rot: O Christ! That ever this should be! Yes, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (pt. II, st. 9)

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The world turns softly Not to spill its lakes and rivers, The water is held in its arms And the sky is held in the water. What is water, That pours silver, And can hold the sky?

Hilda Conkling Quotes , Source: Water

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Water its living strength first shows, When obstacles its course oppose.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: God, Soul, and World--Rhymed Distichs

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Water is the mother of the vine, The nurse and fountain of fecundity, The adorner and refresher of the world.

Charles Mackay Quotes , Source: The Dionysia

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The rising world of waters dark and deep.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 11)

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Stones are hollowed out by the constant dropping of water.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (II, 7, 39)

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It is wretched business to be digging a well just as thirst is mastering you. [Lat., Miserum est opus, Igitur demum fodere puteum, ubi sitis fauces tedet.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Mostellaria (II, 1, 32)

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A Rechabite poor Will must live, And drink of Adam's ale.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: The Wandering Pilgrim

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Here's that which is too weak to be a sinner: Honest water, which ne'er left man i' th' mire.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Apemantus at I, ii)

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What, man! more water glideth by the mill That wots the miller of; and easy it is Of a cut loaf to steal a shive, we know: Though Bassianus be the emperor's brother, Better then he have worn Vulcan's badge.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Titus Andronicus (Demetrius at II, i)

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O Lord! methought what pain it was to drown! What dreadful noise of waters in mine ears! What sights of ugly death within mine eyes! Methoughts I saw a thousand fearful wracks; A thousand men that fishes gnawed upon; Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl, Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels, All scatt'red in the bottom of the sea: Some lay in dead men's skulls, and in the holes Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept (As 'twere in scorn of eyes) reflecting gems, That wooed the slimy bottom of the deep And mocked the dead bones that lay scatt'red by.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Clarence at I, iv)

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The people are like water and the ruler a boat. Water can support a boat or overturn it.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Clarence at I, iv)

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And so never ending, But always descending.

Robert Southey Quotes , Source: The Cataract of Lodore

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"How does the Water Come down at Lodore?"

Robert Southey Quotes , Source: The Cataract of Lodore

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'Tis a little thing To give a cup of water; yet its draught Of cool refreshment, drain'd by fever'd lips, May give a shock of pleasure to the frame More exquisite than when nectarean juice Renews the life of joy in happiest hours.

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (Talford) Quotes , Source: Ion (act I, sc. 2), (Sonnet III)

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How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, When fond recollection presents them to view. . . . . The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket, The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well.

Samuel Woodworth Quotes , Source: The Old Oaken Bucket

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How sweet from the green mossy brim to receive it, As, poised on the curb, it inclined to my lips! Not a full blushing goblet could tempt me to leave it, The brightest that beauty or revelry sips.

Samuel Woodworth Quotes , Source: The Old Oaken Bucket

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If you wish to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water.

Bulgarian Proverb Quotes

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