Water is the mother of the vine, the nurse and fountain of fecundity, the adorner and refresher of the world.— Charles MacKay
Floundering Water Fountain quotations
The six best doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.
This-this was what made life: a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl's voice. . . a moment of captured beauty. Those who are truly wise will never permit such moments to escape.
There is a river in the ocean. In the severest droughts it never fails, and in the mightiest floods it never overflows. Its banks and its bottom are of cold water, while its current is of warm. The Gulf of Mexico is its fountain, and its mouth is in the Arctic Sea. It is the Gulf Stream.
Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.
The only fountain in the wilderness of life, where man drinks of water totally unmixed with bitterness, is that which gushes for him in the calm and shady recess of domestic life.
Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.
Let me speak frankly: separate but equal is a fraud.
It is the language that tried to push Rosa Parks to the back of the bus. It is the motif that determined that black and white people could not possibly drink from the same water fountain, eat at the same table or use the same toilets.
The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear.
People get bent out of shape about the fact that when I was a kid, you could not drink out of certain water fountains. Well, the water was the same.
If you gave me several million years, there would be nothing that did not grow in beauty if it were surrounded by water.
To trace the history of a river . . . is to trace the history of the soul, the history of the mind descending and arising in the body.
Entire water of the sea can't sink a ship, unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you !
Water from a fountain quenches the excessive heat which would destroy this life.
Thus water can be called the only everlasting source of continuous being.
God, she was beautiful - my first image of the Orient - a woman such as only the desert poet knew how to praise: her face was the sun, her hair the protecting shadow, her eyes fountains of cool water, her body the most slender of palm-trees and her smile a mirage.
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.
Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.
Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called rain.
Because of the Thames I have always loved inland waterways - water in general, water sounds - there's music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls; tumbling, gushing.
I personally would like to bring a tortoise onto the stage, turn it into a racehorse, then into a hat, a song, a dragoon and a fountain of water. One can dare anything in the theatre and it is the place where one dares the least.
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
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.
The Holy Spirit is just as truly in us when He makes no sign as when the fountains of joy are overflowing, or the waters of peace are softly refreshing our weary and troubled heart.
Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment, we have never really learned how important water is to us. We understand it, but we do not respect it.
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow you most intense obsessions mercilessly.
A fountain is the memory of nature, this marvelous sound of a little river in the mountains translated to the city. For me, a fountain doesn't mean a big jet of water. It means humidity, the origin of life.
See yonder rock from which the fountain gushes;
is it less compact of adamant, though waters flow from it? Firm hearts have moister eyes.
It is a fascinating and provocative thought that a body of water deserves to be considered as an organism in its own right.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Michelle Alexander's brave and bold new book paints a haunting picture in which dreary felon garb, post-prison joblessness, and loss of voting rights now do the stigmatizing work once done by colored-only water fountains and legally segregated schools. With dazzling candor, Alexander argues that we all pay the cost of the new Jim Crow.
Water is a very good servant, but it is a cruel master.
As water in a fountain flows as one stream, but falls in many drops divided by time and space, so are the revelations of the one stream of truth.
They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.
Unlike a fountain that circulates the same water in an enclosed, perpetually recycling system, a human being circulates thoughts in an unlimited reservoir of self. Don't limit yourself to being a mere fountain when you contain an ocean.
The trees reflected in the river - they are unconscious of a spiritual world so near to them. So are we.
A beneficent person is like a fountain watering the earth, and spreading fertility; it is, therefore, more delightful to give than to receive.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god-sullen, untamed and intractable.
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted;
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment; That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
A mother's love! O holy, boundless thing! Fountain whose waters never cease to spring!
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea.
Truth is compared in Scripture to a streaming fountain;
if her waters flow not in perpetual progression, they sicken into a muddy pool of conformity and tradition.
Happy in all that ragged, loose collapse of water, the fountain, its effortless descent and flatteries of spray.
From the heart of this fountain of delights wells up some bitter taste to choke them even amid the flowers.
Poetry is a plan for a slit in the face of a bronze fountain goat and the path of fresh drinking water.
The vicissitudes of life resemble one of those gilded balls seen in a fountain.
Thrown up by the force of the water, it flies up and down - now at the top, catching the rays of the sun, now cast into the depths, then again shooting up, sometimes so high that it escapes altogether, and falls to the ground.