What we would like to do is change the world...by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, of the poor, of the destitute. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world.— Dorothy Day
Surprising Pond quotations
People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Your actions is like a raindrop; it falls into the pond making ripples and then its over.
Every frog must know its pond.
To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thorn bush, and Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond... You - what have you done?
If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.
You never knew about people, like you never knew how deep a pond was because all you saw was the top.
So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing, and put your lips to the world. And live your life.
All of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was.
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time.
To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
I think the art world... is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York.
I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish.
Looking at the pond, all I could think was that it is an incredivle thing, how a whole world can rise from what seems like nothing at all.
Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.
When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.
How heron comes It is a negligence of the mind not to notice how at dusk heron comes to the pond and stands there in his death robes, perfect servant of the system, hungry, his eyes full of attention, his wings pure light
I like to sit on the front porch of an old cabin I built in the woods and just listen to the birds; I like to fish in the pond and I always throw the fish back.
A field of water betrays the spirit that is in the air.
It is continually receiving new life and motion from above. It is intermediate in its nature between land and sky.
Memory warps time, as it does the sights and sounds and smells of reality;
for what shapes it is emotion, which can twist what seems clear, just as the surface of a pond seems to bend the stick thrust into the water.
We drop like pebbles into the ponds of each other's souls, and the orbit of our ripples continues to expand, intersecting with countless others.
When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?
After all, when a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.
December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory.
I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish.
In a pond koi can reach lengths of eighteen inches.
Amazingly, when placed in a lake, koi can grow to three feet long. The metaphor is obvious. You are limited by how you see the world.
I have found it a singular luxury to talk across the pond to a companion on the opposite side.
A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.
So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us.
Swim out of your little pond.
Watersheds come in families; nested levels of intimacy... As you work upstream toward home, you're more closely related. The big river is like your nation, a little out of hand. The lake is your cousin. The creek is your sister. The pond is her child. And, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, you're married to your sink.
A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
Frog in a little pond can be much happier than fish in a vast ocean!
When you make a decision and a commitment to do something good for yourself, it is like dropping a pebble in a pond. It has a rippling effect. The firmer the decision, the stronger the frequency and wider the range of things that will be reached.
Real happiness is not dependent on external things.
The pond is fed from within. The kind of happiness that stays with you is the happiness that springs from inward thoughts and emotions. You must cultivate your mind if you wish to achieve enduring happiness.