I'll be dammed if I sit around another year, Dreamin' dreams hopin' somehow that they just appear.— J. Cole
Almighty Dam quotations
Development is not about factories, dams and roads.
Development is about people. The goal is material, cultural and spiritual fulfilment for the people. The human factor is of supreme value in development.
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.
The eagle may soar; beavers build dams.
Human civilization has been changing the Earths environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.
But I never get attracted to fans cause the eager beaver could be the collapse of a dam
How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
You might as well try and dam Niagara Falls with toothpicks as to stop the reform wave sweeping our land.
Skateboarders are envied by people because they just glide so free.
Any time something moves like water, they’ll make a dam. Every time something moves in nature, they want to stop it.
It doesn't make you bad losing to Rob Van Dam... it just makes you like everybody else.
The beaver told the rabbit as they stared at the Hoover Dam: No, I didn't build it myself, but it's based on an idea of mine
When the forest is destroyed, when the river is dammed, when the biodiversity is stolen, when fields are waterlogged or turned saline because of economic activities, it is a question of survival for these people. So our environmental movements have been justice movements.
If you want to see Chris Jericho drink a beer with Stone Cold Steve Austin, give me a doo-a dee-dee-dam, dee-dee-doo.
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
He wondered what kind of blueprint beavers had for creating such a structure-or did they simply start aimlessly weaving stuff together until they had a dam? Did they even think about creating a dam? Maybe dams were simply accidents that resulted from their fooling around, much like the Army Corps of Engineers' accomplishments.
The sound of water escaping from mill-dams, etc.
, willows, old rotten planks, slimy posts, and brickwork.those scenes made me a painter and I am grateful.
But love is much like a dam; if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current.
Words, like tranquil waters behind a dam, can become reckless and uncontrollable torrents of destruction when released without caution and wisdom.
Undressing her was an act of recklessness, a kind of vandalism, like releasing a zoo full of animals, or blowing up a dam.
There are hidden contradictions in the minds of people who "love Nature" while deploring the "artificialities" with which "Man has spoiled Nature.'" The obvious contradiction lies in their choice of words, which imply that Man and his artifacts are not part of "Nature" : but beavers and their dams are.
Behavior runs in deep channels that were cut during early childhood, and it is very difficult to alter them. In order to change a deeply ingrained pattern, you have to build a sturdy dam, dig another canal and reroute the river in the new direction. That effort is rarely successful over the long haul.
God is a great underground river that no one can dam up and no one can stop.
The bigger the dam of patience, the worse the flood when the dam breaks.
People who will not turn a shovel full of dirt on the project (Muscle Shoals Dam) nor contribute a pound of material, will collect more money from the United States than will the People who supply all the material and do all the work. This is the terrible thing about interest.
Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.
We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
You can't argue with a river, it isgoing to flow.
You can dam it up?put it to useful purposes?deflect it, but you can't argue with it.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.
Men may dam it and say that they have made a lake, but it will still be a river.
It will keep its nature and bide its time, like a caged animal alert for the slightest opening. In time, it will have its way; the dam, like the ancient cliffs, will be carried away piecemeal in the currents.
I was actually telling people that - by harnessing the atom - we could enter a new era of unlimited power that would do away with the need to dam our beautiful streams.
[The designated or chosen leader tries to] articulate and justify the resentment dammed up in the souls of the frustrated. He kindles the vision of a breathtaking future so as to justify the sacrifice of a transitory present. He stages the world of make-believe so indispensable for the realization of self-sacrifice and united action.
From being a dream, dams have become a very cynical corrupt enterprise;
a way of letting governments lay their hands on huge sums of money; a way of centralizing resources; a way of snatching rivers away from the poor and giving them to the rich. And so in a sense they've become monuments to corruption.
England may as well dam up the waters of the Nile with bulrushes as to fetter the step of Freedom, more proud and firm in this youthful land than where she treads the sequestered glens of Scotland, or couches herself among the magnificent mountains of Switzerland.