quote by Thabo Mbeki

I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land.

— Thabo Mbeki

Powerful Rivers And Mountains quotations

Rivers and mountains quote Don't climb mountains so that people can see you. Climb mountains that you can s

Don't climb mountains so that people can see you. Climb mountains that you can see the world.

I've travelled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I've spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you.

I'm leaving my sorrows and all my memories behind to see what I find, somewhere in the shade near the sound of a sweet singing river, somewhere in the sun where the mountains make love to the sky.

Rivers and mountains quote No man steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not t

No man steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

In painting, you have unlimited power.

You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when i get home the only thing i have power over is the garbage.

It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve - the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.

Salzburg... is a mountain town with a rushing river running right through the center, everything in the rain various shades of green and brown.

Rivers and mountains quote You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back a

You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.

You begin your journey not knowing where it will take you.

You have plans, you have dreams, but every now and again you have to take uncharted roads, face impassable mountains, cross treacherous rivers, be blocked by landslides and earthquakes. That's the way my life has been.

I fell in love with my country - its rivers, prairies, forests, mountains, cities and people. No one can take my love of country away from me! I felt then, as I do now, it's a rich, fertile, beautiful land, capable of satisfying all the needs of its people. It could be a paradise on earth if it belonged to the people, not to a small owning class.

Rivers and mountains quote It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It's the pebble in you

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It's the pebble in your shoe.

If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans... When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.

Every day we're given a choice: We can relax and float in the direction that the water flows, or we can swim hard against it. If we go with the river, the energy of a thousand mountain streams will be with us . . . if we resist the river, we will feel rankled and tired as we tread water, stuck in the same place.

I first saw the site for Disneyland back in 1953, In those days it was all flat land - no rivers, no mountains, no castles or rocket ships - just orange groves, and a few acres of walnut trees.

Rivers and mountains quote Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find ou

Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.

I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green glass over sunken rocks, shatter to foam again. I was fascinated by how it sped by and yet was always there; its roar shook both the earth and me.

I'm a grandmother with dogs and nice friends here in the Rocky mountains.

Ever see the movie A River Runs Through It? That's where I live. It's beautiful, no two ways about it.

For me, it always comes back to the land, respecting the land, the wildlife, the plants, the rivers, mountains, and deserts, the absolute essential bedrock of our lives. This is the source of where my power lies, the source of where all our power lies.

Rivers and mountains quote Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office

Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office of mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.

Organic farming appealed to me because it involved searching for and discovering nature's pathways, as opposed to the formulaic approach of chemical farming. The appeal of organic farming is boundless; this mountain has no top, this river has no end.

We were contented to let things remain as the Great Spirit Chief made them.

They were not; and would change the rivers and mountains if they did not suit them.

We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty, from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee River to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Rivers and mountains quote Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned, and the last

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned, and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

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Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death, The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies, We, the people, must redeem The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers. The mountains and the endless plain-- All, all the stretch of these great green states-- And make America again!

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.

Going to the mountains is going home.

Rivers and mountains quote A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountai

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.

One learns that the world, though made, is yet being made;

that this is still the morning of creation; that mountains long conceived are now being born, channels traced for coming rivers, basins hollowed for lakes.

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.

Rivers and mountains quote A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence

A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence

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It's hard to explaining exactly what happened, but I felt in that moment that the divine, however we may choose to define such a thing, surely dwells as much in the concrete and taxi cabs as it does in the rivers, lakes, and mountains. Grace, I realized, is neither time nor place dependent. All we need is the right soundtrack.

Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.

Sometimes luck is with you, and sometimes not, but the important thing is to take the dare. Those who climb mountains or raft rivers understand this.

Rivers and mountains quote Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.

Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks.

Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.

Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony.

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.

Rivers and mountains quote Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an at

Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.

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...Good luck and Good work for the happy mountain raindrops, each one of them a high waterfall in itself, descending from the cliffs and hollows of the clouds to the cliffs and hollows of the rocks, out of the sky-thunder into the thunder of the falling rivers.

I see an America whose rivers and valleys and lakes hills and streams and plains the mountains over our land and nature's wealth deep under the earth are protected as the rightful heritage of all the people.

As long as we relate to the trees, the rivers, the mountains, the fields and the oceans as properties which we can manipulate according to our real or fabricated needs, nature remains opaque, and does not reveal to us its true being.

To this day, I enjoy nature, the luxury of undisturbed wilderness, forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and deserts and their wildlife. But I also know that the greatest danger to their perpetuity is the pressure of human population.

God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost.

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