Top 500 River Quotes

Looking for the best river quotes? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of 500 quotes for you.

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River Quotes

1. “A river doesn’t just carry water, it carries life.” – Amit Kalantri

2. “Be like a river. Be open. Flow.” – Julie Connor

3. “I had no plans of any destination. I wish to flow like a river.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

4. “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins

5. “The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

6. “A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” – Laura Gilpin

7. “A good river is nature’s life work in song.” – Mark Helprin

8. “Rivers are roads that move and carry us whither we wish to go.” – Blaise Pascal

9. “Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” – Emma Smith

10. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A.A. Milne

11. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi

12. “I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” – John O’Donohue

13. “You can’t argue with a river – it is going to flow. You can dam it up, put it to useful purposes, you can deflect it, but you can’t argue with it.” – Dean Acheson

14. “Rivers Never Go Reverse. So Try to Live Like a River. Forget your past and Focus on Your Future.” – Anonymous

15. “It is from small streams that big rivers rise.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

16. “A river is honored for its fish, not its size.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

17. “A river that feeds a village is better than an ocean that merely decorates an island.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

18. “A pond full of fish is better than a river full of stones.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

19. “A winter message from the river: Never surrender! Life can try to stop you, but somehow find a way to flow!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

20. “A calm ocean is never afraid of a raging river.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

21. “A boat can cross a river, a ship can cross a sea, and a soul can cross the universe.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

22. “It is easier to sail a calm ocean than to conquer a turbulent river.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

23. “A river is an ocean in a desert.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

24. “A river full of fish is worth more than an ocean full of weeds.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

25. “A shallow river with fish is worth more than a deep sea without any.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

26. “A small river full of fish is better than a large sea full of none.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

27. “A beloved river is better than a despised ocean.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

28. “Mountain may want to be with the stream To climb the hills perhaps a river’s dream What we want exactly we may never know Flame of fire might love to melt with the snow.” – Munia Khan

29. “A river sweats when it loses drops, but an ocean does not even cry when it loses buckets.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

30. “To an ant, a river is an ocean.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

31. “If you fish in a river which God has blessed, you will catch many fish.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

32. “The river embraces me and guides me to swim inside her and to drink the nectar of love from her bosom. She tells me her secrets and I tell her mine.” – Avijeet Das

33. “The river teaches us many things, but its most important teaching is this: Whatever is happening around you, you keep flowing to your own destination following your own way!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

34. “A river will find its path to the ocean, be positive and be focused” – P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

35. “A river never wants to turn into a lake! And a person who likes to flow like a river never wants to be something stagnant like a lake!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

36. “A fish in your hand is worth more than two in the river.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

37. “Do not despise the water droplets that you receive. Soon, they will be a river.” – Bruce Mbanzabugabo

38. “When the river meets the ocean, the memories of the river meet the memories of the ocean. These two different worlds have many stories to tell each other!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

39. “A river continues to flow despite losing a few drops at each turn.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

40. “The river of knowledge has no depth.” – Chinonye J. Chidolue

41. “The further you venture down a river the bigger the fish.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

42. “A river does not go looking for water; water comes looking for it instead.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

43. “If you pour more water into a river, it will not drown the fish.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

44. “The greater the number of fish a river bears the greater the number of fishermen that patronize it.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

45. “Learn from a river; obstacles may force it to change its course, but never its destination.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

46. “You cannot control the ocean, but you can guide the rivers that feed it.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

47. “If the sun shone for itself, it would be blinded by its own light; if a river flowed for itself, it would be drowned by its own weight.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

48. “The wise are like a river; they go forward and upward, never backward or downward.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

49. “It is never a river’s fault that one cannot swim.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

50. “A small boat that sails the river is better than a large ship that sinks in the sea.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

51. “It is only safe to mock a crocodile when you have crossed the river.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

52. “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

53. “There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.” – Dejan Stojanovic

54. “We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.” – David Brower

55. “We may be floating on Tao, but there is nothing wrong with steering. If Tao is like a river, it is certainly good to know where the rocks are.” – Deng Ming-Dao

56. “A single poem, alone can turn tides scatter galaxies and burst forth with rivers from paradise.” – Sanober Khan

57. “But just as the river is always at the door, so is the world always outside. And it is in the world that we have to live.” – Lian Hearn

58. “The river in front of her was black. She thought it contained many things.” – Gisele Prassinos

59. “During the infinite distance between your center and my perimeter; I feel, a continuous river of faith flowing for ages.” – Geeta Tripathee

60. “Like a house that has a home and a river that flows, so does love become when you open your heart, even when the lights go out or the flow encounters rocks.” – Goitsemang Mvula

61. “Pristine river of lives is swallowed by the crowd – Human getting lost into humans.” – Suman Pokhrel

62. “A river may run deep and words may not swim.” – Anthony T. Hincks

63. “The hard path is often the right one. The river teaches more than the shore.” – Maxime Lagacé

64. “You dip your toes in this unbreakable stream of consciousness until creativity gets its teeth in you and pulls you to its depths.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

65. “We call everything a river here. We are that kind of people.” – Richard Brautigan

66. “I wanted to change my fate, to force it down another road. I wanted to stand in the river of time and make it flow a different direction, if just for a little while.” – April Genevieve Tucholke

67. “She is a storm, untamed she is a river, untouched.” – Avijeet Das

68. “In the harmonious synthesis of the opposite ends of the river, flows the stream of happiness.” – Awdhesh Singh

69. “May the river of love always flow from its own lap.” – Suman Pokhrel

70. “Like the river, keep on flowing.” – Avijeet Das

71. “Spending time in nature assists a person reconnect with his or her inner state. A wounded person undoubtedly benefits by bowing down and taking communion beside the healing waters of a river.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

72. “Glassy rustle which was the East River somewhere close by.” – Ayn Rand

73. “Not a hundred feet away the river roared over a cliff’s-edge, and were weren’t really leaves, even if I’d been careful to forget that.” – Naomi Novik

74. “She smelled the river on him.” – Arundhati Roy

75. “Your words swept me away in the river of your feelings!” – Avijeet Das

76. “She was the river, and the river had nothing to be ashamed of.” – Rachel Hartman

77. “The air moves like a river and carries the clouds with it; just as running water carries all the things that float upon it.” – Leonardo da Vinci

78. “The fall of your hair is rushing through my head like elegant waterfalls repeatedly dancing down into an open riverbed.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

79. “The language of a river inscribes over eyes of moths and flies the navel of the land is a lake.” – Sneha Subramanian Kanta

80. “Patience is the river that finds its way to the sea, by flowing through many confluences.” – Mladen Đorđević

81. “Beside the river there are two things you never forget, that the moment you look at a river that moment has already passed, and that everything is on its way somewhere else.” – Niall Williams

82. “When you stop beside a river, you get this message: Flow! And when you flow, you meet the never-seen and the never-lived parts of the life!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

83. “Life is much like a river. I can’t determine where the river comes from or where it’s flowing to. But I can immerse myself in it as it’s flowing by me.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

84. “During dry spells, the whole river used to dry up into sandy bed, leaving only a faintly damp white trail. Years ago, on my walks I’d trace that trail upstream, searching for where the river had gone.” – Haruki Murakami

85. “Indeed, the pied piper of Hamelin has freed the city from the rats, but he has caused serious water pollution by leaving the rats into the river where they have died, rotten and mixed up with the water!” – Md. Ziaul Haque

86. “When blood flows, the river will never run dry.” – Anthony T. Hincks

87. “I was still water, held by my surroundings. I am now a river, carving my own path.” – Scott Stabile

88. “If a stone hits a river, the river will treat it as yet another commotion in its already tumultuous course. Nothing unusual. Nothing unmanageable. If a stone hits a lake, however, the lake will never be the same again.” – Elif Shafak

89. “The river this November afternoon Rests in an equipoise of sun and cloud: A glooming light, a gleaming darkness shroud Its passage. All seems tranquil, all in tune.” – Cecil Day-Lewis

90. “Hail the sun! the brightest of all that ever Dawned on the City of Seven Gates, City of Thebes! Hail the golden dawn over Dirce’s river Rising to speed the flight of the white invaders Homeward in full retreat!” – Chorus” – Sophocles

91. “A river unneeded still finds its way down to the ocean.” – Will Advise

92. “Witnessing is not flowing with the current of the river but observing the flow from the bank of the river.” – Amit Ray

93. “We can’t always be the bridge. Sometimes we have to be the flooding river.” – K. Weikel

94. “The night. The stars. The river.” – Edward Abbey

95. “The river asked me who I was to be gazing so longingly into her curving body of cascading dreams and shifting beauty.” – Todd Crawshaw

96. “Whenever a river reaches the ocean, it waits to go back.” – Will Advise

97. “A river starts by longing for the ocean.” – Will Advise

98. “Fill this city of mine with people as, You filled the river with fishes O Lord.” – Quli Qutub Shah

99. “A river flow freely from its source.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

100. “Night and day the river flows. If time is the mind of space, the River is the soul of the desert. Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, the voyage flows on forever. We are all canyoneers. We are all passengers on this little mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing round the sun that humans call the earth. Joy, shipmates, joy.” – Edward Abbey

101. “If you’ re not beside a real river, close your eyes, and sit down beside an imaginary one, a river where you feel comfortable and safe. Know that the water has wisdom, in its motion through the world, as much wisdom as any of us have. Picture yourself as the water. We are liquid; we innately share water’s wisdom.” – Eric Alan

102. “You are one peerless river to the city that I am. You always pilot inundations and bequeath scars on my irreproachable soul.” – Mohit Kaushik

103. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

104. “All Narnia, many-colored with lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it like a ribbon of quicksilver.” – C.S. Lewis

105. “When you go out in a boat you don’t want to get that sinking feeling.” – Anthony T.Hincks

106. “He used to often say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

107. “Only the Creator defines path of a river course.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

108. “The river was beautiful and wise. There were the two of them being happy in a new way. For here, there was no man, no woman, no master, no yellow, no black, no white. We, we who were, we are the same no longer.” – David Paul Kirkpatrick

109. “The care of rivers is not a question of rivers but of the human heart.” – Shozo Tanaka

110. “Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort. We are a nation rich in rivers.” – Charles Kuralt

111. “The River… It’s my world, and I don’t want any other. What it hasn’t got is not worth having, and what it doesn’t know is not worth knowing. Lord! the times we’ve had together!” – Kenneth Grahame

112. “Like a river down the gutter roars the rain, the welcome rain!” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

113. “I choose to listen to the river for a while, thinking river thoughts, before joining the night and the stars.” – Edward Abbey

114. “The river of truth is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between them, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the mainstream.” – Cyril Connolly

115. “The river moves, but it follows a path. When it tires of one journey, it rubs through some rock to forge a new way. Hard work, but that’s its nature.” – Kekla Magoon

116. “The river of time may fork into rivers, in which case you have a parallel reality and so then you can become a time traveler and not have to worry about causing a time paradox.” – Michio Kaku

117. “The flowing river nonchalantly reminds us of life: flowing relentlessly; flowing purposelessly. Life without purpose.” – Girdhar Joshi

118. “A river or stream is a cycle of energy from sun to plants to insects to fish. It is a continuum broken only by humans.” – Aldo Leopold

119. “The old river in its broad reach rested unruffled at the decline of day, after ages of good service done to the race that peopled its banks, spread out in the tranquil dignity of a waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth.” – Joseph Conrad

120. “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.” – Norman Maclean

121. “When the river meets the sea, he dies! Because the character of the river is to flow and when the character dies, everything dies!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

122. “The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.” – Vinoba Bhave

123. “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of Love. Along that river is the tree of heaven.” – David Paul Kirkpatrick

124. “You can no more read the same book again than you can step into the same river.” – Neil Gaiman

125. “Become a river and then nothing is needed. That’s what The Secret of the Golden Flower says: Achieve inaction through action, achieve effortlessness through effort. But first comes the effort, the action—it will melt you—and then the river starts flowing. In that very flow it has reached the ocean.” – Osho

126. “If you have learnt enjoying life without purpose, like a flowing river, you have learnt the art of living.” – Girdhar Joshi

127. “Here is a good message from the ocean: You will be an ocean too if you let every river, every rain, every flood and every stream flow to you freely!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

128. “The life in us is like the water in the river. It may rise this year higher than man has ever known it, and flood the parched uplands; even this may be the eventful year, which will drown out all our muskrats. It was not always dry land where we dwell.” – Henry David Thoreau

129. “Water is sagacious because it carries inside of itself the bottomless profundity of oceans, the cosmic looks of the clouds, subtle wits of the rivers, the inquisitive character of the rains and the silent meditation of the little lakes!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

130. “To say something great, you must first stop trying to say something great! Sometimes struggling is an obstacle to reach the target! Flow like a river, calmly, naturally, enjoying the present moment, without thinking of the ocean and finally you will be there!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

131. “He gave each wolf its own name, and he told me that they were crossing the Moon River, a place that he said, “Is where all wolves go when they die.” – Amber D. Tran

132. “The only way to understand a river is to jump into it.” – Alice Hoffman

133. “Science is a river with two sources, the practical source and the theoretical source.” – Alfred North Whitehead

134. “Every man has a river on his mind: The River of Thoughts! But not every man has a holy river on his mind: The River of Right Thoughts!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

135. “You are the ocean, let the rivers come to you. You are the flower, let the bees come to you.” – Amit Ray

136. “A river is easier to channel than to stop.” – Brandon Sanderson

137. “Bridges take people across rivers. Leaders take people across ignorance. With a leader, the destination of a journey is sure.” – Israelmore Ayivor

138. “The girl was very pretty and her body was like a clear mountain river of skin and muscle flowing over rocks of bone and hidden nerves.” – Richard Brautigan

139. “The way to the place you wish to go can always be found; just behave like a river, that is to say, firstly, move and secondly, move with no hesitation!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

140. “She is drawn to the river, and all its hideous, dead-eyed treasures: rot-bloated cats, and cold-meat corpses of unwanted infants, eels plucking at their tender fingers and toes.” – Emmanuelle de Maupassant

141. “The river was very real; it held him comfortably and gave him the time at last, the leisure, to consider this month, this year, and a lifetime of years.” – Ray Bradbury

142. “Hope is a continuous flowing river.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

143. “If you fall from a plane onto a river, and survived, it is luck, but if you fall from a plane onto asphalt ground, and survived, then that is a miracle.” – M.F. Moonzajer

144. “It is always easy to flow with the river and to run with the wind! But glory and honour are often not found in easy things!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

145. “There are no mighty mountains for the universe, because there are no mountains for the universe, no rivers, no sun and no clouds! There is only universe for the universe, just a single entity!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

146. “Break every chain of mediocrity that confines you. You may have begun at a level below average, but dare to leave that side and paddle your steps to cross the river with honours.” – Israelmore Ayivor

147. “Rivers don’t drink their own waters; trees don’t eat their own fruits. The salt seasons the soup in order to have its purpose fulfilled. Live for others!” – Israelmore Ayivor

148. “Our love was a river, always changing under the mercy of nature’s elements, but we continued to flow, even when we trickled.” – Shannon A. Thompson

149. “Love is a choice. It’s a decision.’ She told us, ‘It flows into, through, and out of each person like a river. If you try to stop it, it’ll sneak around until It finds another heart and breaks through.” – Charles Martin

150. “It occurred to me that no words by the tongue of man can express the simplicities of a quiet land, so I returned to the river.” – Daniel J. Rice

151. “They can stop a river by building a dam, but I will be damned if they can stop my river of blood flowing through my veins and heart.” – Anthony Liccione

152. “A river has many curves, but it always reaches the ocean.” – Donald L. Hicks

153. “The river is such a tranquil place, a place to sit and think of romance and the beauty of nature, to enjoy the elegance of swans and the chance of a glimpse of a kingfisher.” – Jane Wilson-Howarth

154. “The river plunged down in a long waterfall, plashing into several rocky pools on its way down the cliff.” – Alison Croggon

155. “Every time we see a river flowing forward with courage, deep in our hearts we know that we must do the same!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

156. “I could wade into this river, let my sins drown to the bottom, let the waters carry me someplace far. Someplace with no ghosts, no memories, and no sins.” – Khaled Hosseini

157. “It is usual that little streams put their mouths into big rivers. Most rivers can also be traced to the big sea. The fact that you start with a small choice does not mean you will be on that narrow road forever.” – Israelmore Ayivor

158. “Life’s always sweeter behind River Nile! Cross it; forget the days of the bitter Bile! Leave the torture behind and give a Smile! Keep smiling; Don’t just do it just for a While!” – Israelmore Ayivor

159. “A field which feeds you, a river which gives you water are much holier than all other so-called holy places!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

160. “The river overflows, not the sun.” – Charles de Leusse

161. “The headlong stream is termed violent But the river bed hemming it in Is termed violent by no one.” – Bertolt Brecht

162. “When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.” – Native American Saying

163. “On your track to success, never forget that you are crossing many rivers. Yes you are! And each of those rivers contain crocodiles that may attempt to intimidate you. Never be afraid; sail on and you will get there.” – Israelmore Ayivor

164. “Anger was washed away in the river along with any obligation.” – Ernest Hemingway

165. “They’ve never known a time when people drank rain water because it was pure, or could eat snow, or swim in any river or brook. The last time I drove to Washington the traffic was so bad that I could have made better time with a horse.” – Madeline L’Engle

166. “The other day, when I was deciding where to place a mountain range, how to make a river’s flow detour around underground stalactite caves, and what precise color to give the sky at sunset, I realized I was God… or an artist and a writer.” – Vera Nazarian

167. “Avoid hating people because you might have destroyed the bridge you have just used to cross the river; you’ll need that bridge to cross again when returning!” – Israelmore Ayivor

168. “The moon twangs its silver strings; The river swoons into town; The wind beds down in the pines, Covers itself with stars.” – George Elliott Clarke

169. “But faith is not necessarily, or not soon, a resting place. Faith puts you out on a wide river in a boat, in the fog, in the dark. Even a man of faith knows that (as Burley Coulter used to say) we’ve all got to go through enough to kill us.” – Wendell Berry

170. “The only river i would like to be drown is the river filled with the blood of Jesus.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

171. “Heraclitus says you cannot step into the same river twice. We can also say that the same river cannot touch us twice!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

172. “If you have to cross a river, you shall cross the river! Through swimming, through a raft, through walking, through any way possible, you shall cross it!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

173. “The rivers fight with each other with the only currency that they know water. We humans fight with the only currency that we know in this age violence.” – Amish Tripathi

174. “I am in love, and the river is beginning to ice over. I’d better go drown myself before I freeze to death.” – Dark Jar Tin Zoo

175. “It is not required that we know all of the details about every stretch of the river. Indeed, were we to know, it would not be an adventure, and I wonder if there would be much point in the journey.” – Jeffrey R. Anderson

176. “The greatest rivers always find their way to the ocean. Like a ship reaching out to its motherland.” – Saleem Sharma

177. “I have seen the sea when it is storm and wild; when it is quiet and serene when it is dark and moody. And in all these moods, I see myself.” – Martin Buxbaum

178. “Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.” – Crystal Middlemas

179. “A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” – Maya Angelou

180. “Surrender to the flow of the River of Life, yet do not float down the river like a leaf or a log. While neither attempting to resist life nor to hurry it, become the rudder and use your energy to correct your course to avoid the whirlpools and undertow.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

181. “You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents—the rest you let float by.” – David Wroblewski

182. “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley

183. “I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.” – Paulo Coelho

184. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” – Mikhail Lermontov

185. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

186. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” – Rumi

187. “Wondering if you are Love is like the ocean wondering if it is water.” – Unknown

188. “Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing Life force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you.” – Danielle LaPorte

189. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zan

190. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

191. “Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” – Lao Tzu

192. “Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” – Christopher Morley

193. “Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

194. “A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.” – Lucy Larcom

195. “The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

196. “We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” – Jacques Cousteau

197. “No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle

198. “When I sit here by the sea and listen to the sound of waves, I feel free from all obligations and people of this world.” – Henry Thoreau

199. “Don’t push the river, it will flow. Don’t push the love, it will grow.” – Unknown

200. “Love is the river of life in the world.” – Henry Ward Beecher

201. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” – Khalil Gibran

202. “Intelligence is like a river: the deeper it is the less noise it makes.” – Unknown

203. “If the earth is a mother then rivers are her veins.” – Amit Kalantri

204. “We steer the boat, we don’t alter the river.” – J. Earp

205. “But the river remains unchanged, sad, refusing rehabilitation.” – James Kirkup

206. “Rivers are places that renew our spirit, connect us with our past, and link us directly with the flow and rhythm of the natural world.” – Ted Turner

207. “In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create but by what we refuse to destroy.” – John Sawhill

208. “To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.” – Barry Lopez

209. “The river has great wisdom and whispers its secrets to the hearts of men.” – Mark Twain

210. “The sun shines not on us but in us. The Rivers flow not past, but through us.” – John Muir

211. “The river route is certainly preferable, as it affords good grazing and an abundance of water.” – William Whipple

212. “Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.” – Francis Bacon

213. “Ancient rock paintings remind us that there are no unclaimed lands, that people have always lived here. They are wayposts along the river journey to the interior of the mind and heart.” – Lynn Noel

214. “Clean water is not an expenditure of Federal funds; clean water is an investment in the future of our country.” – Bob Shuster

215. “Who hears the rippling of rivers will not utterly despair of anything.” – Henry David Thoreau

216. “I have never seen a river that I could not love. Moving water…has a fascinating vitality. It has power and grace and associations. It has a thousand colors and a thousand shapes, yet it follows laws so definite that the tiniest streamlet is an exact replica of a great river.” – Roderick Haig Brown

217. “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” – Paulo Coelho

218. “With heavy rainfall, the river will overflow its banks. This is spirit of gratitude; the more grateful you are, the more your life overflow with abundance.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

219. “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus

220. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson

221. “Beautiful rocks – beautiful grass Beautiful soil where they both combine Beautiful river – covering sky Never thought of possession, but all this was mine.” – Bruce Cockburn

222. “It’s so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you. Just drifting over beautiful rivers in a balloon is perfect.” – Richard Branson

223. “The Yellowstone river is a beautiful river to navigate.” – William Henry Ashley

224. “The river looked miles and miles across.” – Mark Twain

225. “I heard about it away down the river, too.” – Mark Twain

226. “The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad, no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy. The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation. The River of Life just IS.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

227. “Hitch a ride on the river of life.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

228. “A river sings a holy song conveying the mysterious truth that we are a river, and if we are ignorant of this natural law, we are lost.” – Thomas Moore

229. “The River of Life can cut through solid rock – in its own time.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

230. “The River of Life has no judgments.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

231. “The River of Life is timeless, It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,and it changes in its own time.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

232. “The River of Life knows no obstacles, The River can cut through solid rock – in its own time.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

233. “We let a river shower its banks with a spirit that invades the people living there, and we protect that river, knowing that without its blessings the people have no source of soul.” – Thomas Moore

234. “As many raindrops join to form a great river of water, many souls join their highest intent to form the river of evolved consciousness.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

235. “One can flow harmoniously with the River – or one can struggle fearfully against the River – and the River just flows.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

236. “I choose to flow with the River of Life.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

237. “The River of Life has no expectations and makes no assumptions.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

238. “There is nothing to do,There is nothing to say,There is nothing to think,There is nothing to feel,The River of Life just flows.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

239. “The River of Life flows – and all else is our drama.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

240. “The River of Life is the source of all joy and the source of all sorrow, Yet the River has no joy and the River has no sorrow,The River is just the River.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

241. “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” – A. A. Milne

242. “The River of Life flows eternally,with infinite strength,but with no convictions.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

243. “Talk not of the river or lake,To those who have looked on the sea.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

244. “Live like a mighty river.” – Gautama Buddha

245. “Time is a river without banks.” – Marc Chagall

246. “Don’t try to steer the river.” – Deepak Chopra

247. “Pissing in a river, watching it rise.” – Patti Smith

248. “Be a river – not a reservoir.” – John C. Maxwell

249. “Love is a river. Drink from it.” – Rumi

250. “Soul, a moving river. Body, the riverbed.” – Rumi

251. “Love is the world’s river of life.” – Henry Ward Beecher

252. “A river of words flowed between us.” – Ernest Cline

253. “Gossip, unlike river water, flows both ways.” – Michael Korda

254. “Cross the river by feeling for stones.” – Deng Xiaoping

255. “Fire on anything that moves on the river.” – Kingoro Hashimoto

256. “Cautious, like crossing a river in the winter.” – Laozi

257. “Love without trust is a river without water.” – Harbhajan Singh Yogi

258. “A mountain and a river are good neighbours.” – George Herbert

259. “A river reaches places its source never knows.” – Oswald Chambers

260. “Regeneration is the fountain; sanctification is the river.” – J. Sidlow Baxter

261. “A river without banks is a large puddle.” – Ken Blanchard

262. “In a life properly lived, you’re a river.” – Jim Harrison

263. “By the river of forgetfulness, I found honesty.” – sir kristian goldmund aumann

264. “Don’t push the river. Just go with it.” – Alysia Reiner

265. “There goes a river dragging an ocean behind it.” – Rumi

266. “Wise man and river; they both create new paths!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

267. “I live in a van, down by the river!” – Chris Farley

268. “For the raindrop, joy is in entering the river.” – Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib

269. “You can never step in the same river twice.” – Heraclitus

270. “A desert’s a stupid place to put a river.” – Paolo Bacigalupi

271. “Time flows away like the water in the river.” – Confucius

272. “Somehow the river is louder when you cover your ears.” – Niall Williams

273. “Sometimes it is impossible to stop the river of life.” – Paulo Coelho

274. “Sometimes there’s just no way to hold back the river.” – Paulo Coelho

275. “Thoughts are going by like a river; awareness simply is.” – Ram Dass

276. “Rhine. The river that, somewhere out there, has broken free.” – Lauren DeStefano

277. “Art is endless like a river flowing, passing, yet remaining…” – Jorge Luis Borges

278. “Also, bad quality causes big disruptions in my river system.” – Taiichi Ohno

279. “Life in us is like the water in a river.” – Henry David Thoreau

280. “Be as the still mountain; Move like the great river.” – Laozi

281. “The drop grows happy by losing itself in the river.” – Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib

282. “The river that flows in you also flows in me.” – Kabir

283. “The river was so blue it seemed to be breathing.” – Brian Morton

284. “Ideas can no more flow backward than can a river.” – Victor Hugo

285. “Standing knee deep in a river and dying of thirst.” – Kathy Mattea

286. “They also live Who swerve and vanish in the river.” – Archibald MacLeish

287. “Never test the depth of river with both the feet.” – Warren Buffett

288. “Reason and faith are both banks of the same river.” – Domenico Cieri

289. “I thought how lovely and how strange a river is…” – Aidan Chambers

290. “Only the river is free, always changing but always the same…” – Raymond Sokolov

291. “A grudge is like a cesspool; forgiveness like a flowing river.” – Christiane Northrup

292. “I wish I had a river I could skate away on?” – Joni Mitchell

293. “Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.” – Justin Timberlake

294. “Life, the river of the Spirit, consenting to anguish and sorrow.” – Sri Aurobindo

295. “Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.” – Cordell Hull

296. “Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle.” – Woody Allen

297. “What you give away comes back to you in a river.” – Robin Sharma

298. “The happiness of the drop is to die in the river.” – Al-Ghazali

299. “Tears are just the overflow from the river-banks of the heart.” – Ikechukwu Izuakor

300. “It’s nice sometimes to be the river rather than the rock.” – Jo Beverley

301. “No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.” – Ashanti

302. “Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” – Laozi

303. “Listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul.” – Jerry Garcia

304. “Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean.” – William Stafford

305. “Dawn rose from the desert and turned the river to wine.” – Tanith Lee

306. “See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all.” – Socrates

307. “Let the mountains talk, let the river run. Once more, and forever.” – David R. Brower

308. “Humanity is a river of light running from the ex-eternity to eternity.” – Khalil Gibran

309. “Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine, then keep on going.” – Mary Oliver

310. “Photography is like a river with a thousand streams that never converge.” – Massimo Vitali

311. “I’ve always assumed there’s a dark river flowing beneath my fans’ desires.” – Steven Morrissey

312. “I fell into shame like a suicide throws herself into a river.” – Dorothy Allison

313. “There is one river of Truth which receives tributaries from every side.” – Clement of Alexandria

314. “Everything is change; and you cannot step twice into the same river.” – Mary Renault

315. “As the river enters into the ocean,so my heart touches Thee.” – Kabir

316. “Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar.” – Jim Butcher

317. “Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.” – Lisa See

318. “Yesterday’s gone on down the river and you can’t get it back.” – Larry McMurtry

319. “It’s in an inland sea that the river of my life ended.” – Fernando Pessoa

320. “The soul is the river of energy that animates who we are.” – Elizabeth Lesser

321. “The voices of all creatures are in the voices of the river.” – Hermann Hesse

322. “In the spring rain, The pond and the river Have become one.” – Yosa Buson

323. “Don’t cross a river if it is four feet deep on average.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

324. “The calm, Cool face of the river, Asked me for a kiss.” – Langston Hughes

325. “Why sip from a tea cup, when you can drink from the river.” – Steve Martin

326. “Life is a river always flowing. Do not hold onto things. Work hard.” – Gautama Buddha

327. “May my life flow like a river, ever surprised by its own unfolding.” – John O’Donohue

328. “A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows and a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes.” – Garth Brooks

329. “Grief held back from the lips wears at the heart; the drop that refused to join the river dried up in the dust.” – Adrienne Rich

330. “I was born upon thy bank, river, My blood flows in thy stream, And thou meanderest forever, At the bottom of my dream.” – Henry David Thoreau

331. “There’s only one thing you can do: Toss your pebble in the river, watch it ripple, and know you have moved the ocean.” – K.M. Douglas

332. “We are deep at the bottom of this river of time, caught up in the current of the moment where all the rivers rendezvous.” – Lynn Culbreath Noel

333. “Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk into the river. Listen to the ocean.” – Rumi

334. “Rivers are highways that move on and bear us whither we wish to go.” – Blaise Pascal

335. “The river is the center of the land, the place where the waters, and much more, come together. Here is the home of wildlife, the route of explorers, and recreation paradise. Only fragments of our inheritance remain unexploited, but these streams are more valuable than ever.” – Tim Palmer

336. “Rivers are magnets for the imagination, for conscious pondering and subconscious dreams, thrills, fears. People stare into the moving water, captivated, as they are when gazing into a fire. What is it that draws and holds us? The rivers’ reflections of our lives and experiences are endless.” – Tim Palmer

337. “Rivers are exquisite in their abilities to nurture life, sublime in functioning detail, impressive in contributions of global significance.” – Tim Palmer

338. “When we save a river, we save a major part of an ecosystem, and we save ourselves as well because of our dependence – physical, economic, spiritual – on the water and its community of life.” – Tim Palmer

339. “Lying like short curls of thread thrown onto a map, the protected rivers remain strongholds of the free-flow and refuges of the riparian Eden, of the mountain farmer and the rural landowner. The rivers are stretched-out green reserves overflowing with life, potential, and promise.” – Tim Palmer

340. “Like the dew on the mountain, like the foam on the river, like the bubble on the fountain, thou art gone, and for ever!” – Walter Scott

341. “Our precious heritage of natural and unspoiled beauty and unpolluted streams, once exhausted and destroyed, can never be replaced. We have a golden opportunity to save the few remaining scenic and wild rivers as part of our nation’s heritage for this and coming generations.” – Alvin O’Konski

342. “There are so many traps. There are so many opportunities. Life is a river and we take our boat and we go down it.” – Frederick Lindemann

343. “I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn’t, So I jumped in and sank.” – Langston Hughes

344. “So our lives glide on: the river ends we don’t know where, and the sea begins, and then there is no more jumping ashore.” – George Eliot

345. “The first river you paddle runs through the rest of your life. It bubbles up in pools and eddies to remind you who you are.” – Lynn Culbreath Noel

346. “There are so many times in one’s life, when one feels he has nothing more to offer. But no, my river has not run dry.” – Eric Burdon

347. “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe, – Sailed on a river of crystal light Into a sea of dew.” – Eugene Field

348. “If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current – how can he help others across?” – Gautama Buddha

349. “I see that if you try to fit someone in a box, she might slip through the seams like water and become her own river.” – Laura Resau

350. “Each is like a river that leaves behind its name and shape, the whole course of its path , to vanish into the vast sea of God.” – Richard Selzer

351. “I cried a river of tears but he was too heavy to float on them. So I dragged him with me these years across an ocean.” – August Wilson

352. “It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.” – Thornton Wilder

353. “A frozen river is not a dry one, it’s just a still river on the surface but is still moving, and so am my winter writing.” – Willie Nelson

354. “Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.” – Richard Rohr

355. “I have not been on any river that has more of a distinctive personality than does the Missouri River. It’s a river that immediately presents to the traveler, ‘I am a grandfather spirit. I have a source; I have a life.” – William Least Heat-Moon

356. “In Einstein’s equation, time is a river. It speeds up, meanders, and slows down. The new wrinkle is that it can have whirlpools and fork into two rivers. So, if the river of time can be bent into a pretzel, create whirlpools and fork into two rivers, then time travel cannot be ruled out.” – Michio Kaku

357. “I’ll fill those canyons in your soul, like a river lead you home. And I’ll walk a step behind, in the shadows so you shine. Just ask, it will be done and I will prove my love, until you’re sure that I’m the one.” – Gary Allan

358. “Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.” – Jorge Luis Borges

359. “Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by it’s always changing. It’s a strange thing to say because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone.” – Michelle Williams

360. “Instead of drifting along like a leaf in a river, understand who you are and how you come across to people and what kind of an impact you have on the people around you and the community around you and the world, so that when you go out, you can feel you have made a positive difference.” – Jane Fonda

361. “It was one of my dreams as a child, growing up in my little village with my cousins. We used to walk together, and I used to say, when you look at the world map, ‘This town is there, that town is there, that river is there.’ I used to say, ‘One day, I’m going to travel these places.” – Jimmy Cliff

362. “I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in cities so much; you may love a building, but I don’t think that you can love it in the way that you love a tree or a river or the colour of the earth; it’s a different kind of love.” – Arundhati Roy

363. “What if River Phoenix had lived?” – Drew McWeeny

364. “Misery is the River of the World.” – Tom Waits

365. “Do I look like the Green River Killer?” – Gary Ridgway

366. “I used to waterski on the Niagara River.” – Kim Alexis

367. “Denial is much more then an Egyptian River.” – Mark Twain

368. “The only water in the forest is the River.” – Neil Gaiman

369. “To drown a river beneath its own impounded water, by damming, is to kill what it was and to settle for something else. When the damming happens without good reason . . . then it’s a tragedy of diminishment for the whole planet, a loss of one more wild thing, leaving Earth just a little flatter and tamer and simpler and uglier than before.” – David Quammen

370. “The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. The rivers carry our canoes, and feed our children. If we sell you our land, you must remember, and teach your children, that the rivers are our brothers and yours, and you must henceforth give the rivers the kindness you would give any brother.” – Ted Perry

371. “River City Improv set the stage for my career.” – Marc Evan Jackson

372. “Tonight we water our horses in the Tennessee River.” – Albert Sidney Johnston

373. “Collecting all The rains of May The swift Mogami River.” – Matsuo Basho

374. “I’ve only had one platinum album, and it’s ‘Red River Blue’.” – Blake Shelton

375. “In 1846 the prairie town of Oak River existed only in a settler’s dream.” – Bess Streeter Aldrich

376. “We made a good start toward preserving recreational areas like the Chattahoochee River.” – Roy Barnes

377. “Mr. Speaker, Delaware River’s regional ports handle approximately 58 million tons of cargo yearly.” – Robert Brady

378. “Explore the River of the Soul; whence or in what order you have come.” – Zoroaster

379. “Who put their foot in the Missouri River first: Lewis or Clark? Who cares!” – Buzz Aldrin

380. “Brighter than fireflies upon the Uji River are your words in the dark, Beloved.” – Amy Lowell

381. “You’ve never seen Manhattan ’til you’ve flown right up the East River. It’s beautiful.” – Cory Lidle

382. “In a great River great fish are found, but take heede, lest you bee drowned.” – George Herbert

383. “Time is the River on which the leaves of our thoughts are carried into oblivion.” – Doris Lessing

384. “Today, the first & last of every Tree/ Speaks to humankind. Come to me, here beside the River.” – Maya Angelou

385. “All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

386. “The Stone of Guilt in the River of the Mind, the block in the flow of intelligence.” – Swami Nithyananda

387. “On ‘Mystic River,’ I had to cut my salary and everyone else’s to get it made.” – Clint Eastwood

388. “I was born in New York City but grew up across the Hudson River in Alpine, New Jersey.” – Eric Maskin

389. “The love of God toward you is like the Amazon River flowing down to water a single daisy.” – F.B. Meyer

390. “When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

391. “The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” – Ross Perot

392. “If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.” – Enoch Powell

393. “What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.” – Jay Inslee

394. “To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, – the River of Heaven, – the Silver Stream.” – Lafcadio Hearn

395. “No matter how full the river, it still wants to grow.” – African Proverb

396. “No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.” – American Indian Proverb

397. “What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.” – Hal Boyle

398. “How lovely the little river is, with its dark changing wavelets! It seems to me like a living companion while I wander along the bank, and listen to its low, placid voice.” – George Eliot

399. “With rivers as with good friends, you always feel better for a few hours in their presence; you always want to review your dialogue, years later, with a particular pool or riffle or bend, and to live back through the layers of experience. We have been to this river before and together. We have much to relive.” – Nick Lyons

400. “He who does not know his way to the sea should take a river for his guide.” – Blaise Pascal

401. “An individual human existence should be like a river.” – Bertrand Russell

402. “This dull river has a deep religion of its own; so, let us trust, has the dullest human soul, though, perhaps, unconsciously.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

403. “Putting your hand into a river, you simultaneously touch the last of what is passing and the first of what is coming.” – Leonardo da Vinci

404. “All I did was sit on the riverbank handing out river water. After I’m gone, I trust you will notice the river.” – Anthony de Mello

405. “The life of every river sings its own song, but in most the song is long marred by the discords of misuse.” – Aldo Leopold

406. “The good life of any river may depend on the perception of its music; and the preservation of some music to perceive.” – Aldo Leopold

407. “You have to sit by the side of a river a very long time before a roast duck will fly into your mouth.” – Guy Kawasaki

408. “The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music, soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer.” – Maya Angelou

409. “There is no way that you can know the taste of water unless you drink it or unless it has rained on you or unless you jump in the river.” – Charles Manson

410. “Time, as a river, hath brought down to us what is more light and superficial, while things more solid and substantial have been immersed.” – Joseph Glanvill

411. “The truth is the river flows into the canyon Of Ceasing-to-Question-What-Doesn’t-Concern-Us, As sooner or later we have to cease somewhere.” – Robert Frost

412. “We all need the waters of the Mercy River. Though they don’t run deep, there’s usually enough, just enough, for the extravagance of our lives.” – Jonis Agee

413. “The river is everywhere at the same time….everywhere and the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past, nor the shadow of the future.” – Hermann Hesse

414. “If life is a river, then pursuing Christ requires swimming upstream. When we stop swimming, or actively following Him, we automatically begin to be swept downstream.” – Francis Chan

415. “I love going to the river not only to enjoy nature, but to think about the Los Angeles River’s place in our city’s history and to envision its great place in our future.” – Eric Garcetti

416. “The river flowed from century to century, and human affairs play themselves out on its banks. Play themselves out to be forgotten the next day, while the river flows on.” – Milan Kundera

417. “A strip of water’s spread in the setting sun, Half the river’s emerald, half is red. I love the third night of the ninth month, The dew is like a pearl; the moon like a bow.” – Bai Juyi

418. “The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change.” – Prince William

419. “Some say love it is a river that drowns the tender reeds. Some say love, it is a razor that leaves your heart to bleed. Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need. I say love, it is a flower and you, its only seed.” – Bette Midler

420. “Ask the river, where it comes from? You will get no answer. Ask the river, where is it going? You will get no answer, because the river lives inside this very moment; neither in the past nor in the future, in this very moment only!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

421. “Time, Kate was learning, was like a river. You might put up obstacles, even divert it briefly, but the river had a will of it’s own. It wanted to flow a certain way. You had to force it to change. You had to be willing to sacrifice.” – John Stephens

422. “Swift or smooth, broad as the Hudson or narrow enough to scrape your gunwales, every river is a world of its own, unique in pattern and personality. Each mile on a river will take you further from home than a hundred miles on a road.” – Bob Marshall

423. “I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed, nothing between me and the white fire of the stars.” – Mary Oliver

424. “Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.” – Marcus Aurelius

425. “Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” – Khalil Gibran

426. “I had a few dating disasters along the way with girls cheating on me. One girl was the inspiration for me singing ‘Cry Me A River’ on ‘The X Factor.’ That was my payback to her because she was unfaithful.” – Liam Payne

427. “Seriously, who really cares how long the Nile river is, or who was the first to discover cheese? How is memorizing that ever going to help anyone? Instead, we need to give kids projects that allow them to exercise their minds and discover things for themselves.” – Aaron Swartz

428. “The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it’s going to go and where you’ll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.” – Eartha Kitt

429. “Every pulse of your heartbeat is one liquid moment that flows through the veins of your being. Like a river of life flowing on since creation, approaching the sea with each new generation.” – Don McLean

430. “If you leave the pool you have dug for yourself and go out into the river of life then life has an astonishing way of taking care of you, because then there is no taking care on your part.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

431. “I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. I am greatly supported in this view by reason of this great river [Ozama], and by this sea which is fresh.” – Christopher Columbus

432. “Terrible is the force of the waves of sea, terrible is the rush of the river and the blasts of hot fire, and terrible are a thousand other things; but none is such a terrible evil as woman.” – Euripides

433. “The sea has now changed from its natural, to river coloured water, the probable consequence of some streams falling into the bay, or into the ocean to the north of it, through the low land.” – George Vancouver

434. “He that had never seen a river imagined the first he met to be the sea; and the greatest things that have fallen within our knowledge we conclude the extremes that nature makes of the kind.” – Michel de Montaigne

435. “If a man fails to honor the rivers, he shall not gain the life from them.” – Anonymous

436. “Sit by a river. Find peace and meaning in the rhythm of the lifeblood of the Earth. – Anonymous

437. “And I count myself more fortunate with each passing season to have recourse to these quiet, tree-strewn, untrimmed acres by the water. I would think it a sad commentary on the quality of American life if, with our pecuniary and natural abundance, we could not secure for our generation and those to come the existence of . . . a substantial remnant of a once great endowment of wild and scenic rivers.” – William Anderson

438. “When the scheme for the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to the waters of the Ohio River first began to take form, the United States had barely emerged from the Revolutionary period.” – John Moody

439. “I fell in love with the land and with the very old fashioned idea of leaving a physical legacy for my children. A stunning place, with a magnificent forest of trees, and a magnificent river.” – Val Kilmer

440. “Those who don’t feel this love pulling them like a river, those who don’t drink dawn like a cup of springwater or take in sunset like a supper, those who don’t want to change, let them sleep.” – Rumi

441. “River is time in water; as it came, still so it flows, yet never is the same.” – Barten Holyday

442. “Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide.” – John Muir

443. “A river is water is its loveliest form; rivers have life and sound and movement and infinity of variation, rivers are veins of the earth through which the lifeblood returns to the heart.” – Roderick Haig-Brown

444. “A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

445. “The river is one of my favorite metaphors, the symbol of the great flow of Life Itself. The river begins at Source, and returns to Source, unerringly. This happens every single time, without exception. We are no different.” – Jeffrey R. Anderson

446. “The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.” – Zhuangzi

447. “Just as a drop of water in the ocean cannot avail much; but if a great river runneth into it, that maketh a great commotion.” – Jakob Bohme

448. “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.” – Elizabeth Lesser

449. “As the river surrenders itself to the ocean, what is inside me moves inside you.” – Kabir

450. “The river moves from land to water to land, in and out of organisms, reminding us what native peoples have never forgotten: that you cannot separate the land from the water, or the people from the land.” – Lynn Culbreath Noel

451. “Time is a river sweeping away all that is born towards the darkest shore.” – Félix J. Palma

452. “Boundaries don’t protect rivers, people do.” – Brad Arrowsmith

453. “The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare to let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure.” – Richard Bach

454. “Wild rivers are earth’s renegades, defying gravity, dancing to their own tunes, resisting the authority of humans, always chipping away, and eventually always winning.” – Richard Bangs & Christian Kallen

455. “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.” – Wendell Berry

456. “Choosing to save a river is more often an act of passion than of careful calculation. You make the choice because the river has touched your life in an intimate and irreversible way, because you are unwilling to accept its loss.” – David Bolling

457. “Any river is really the summation of the whole valley. To think of it as nothing but water is to ignore the greater part.” – Hal Borland

458. “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.” – David Brower

459. “There are many ways to salvation, and one of them is to follow a river.” – David Brower

460. “Keep your rivers flowing as they will, and you will continue to know the most important of all freedoms—the boundless scope of the human mind to contemplate wonders, and to begin to understand their meaning.” – David Brower

461. “In a mucked up lovely river, I cast my little fly.I look at that river and smell it And it makes me want to cry. Oh to clean our dirty planet, Now there’s a noble wish, And I’m puttin’ my shoulder to the wheel Cause I wanna catch some fish.” – Greg Brown

462. “The song of the river ends not at her banks but in the hearts of those who have loved her.” – Buffalo Joe

463. “Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white – then melts for ever.” – Robert Burns

464. “The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.” – Chinese philosopher

465. “We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields, and we ask that they teach us and show us the way.” – Chinook Blessing Litany

466. “In a country where nature has been so lavish and where we have been so spendthrift of indigenous beauty, to set aside a few rivers in their natural state should be considered an obligation.” – Senator Frank Church

467. “I know the sound the river makes, by dawn, by night, by day But can it stay me through tomorrows that find me far away?” – Ralph Conroy

468. “In spite of the durability of rock-walled canyons and the surging power of cataracting water, the wild river is a fragile thing—the most fragile portion of the wilderness country.” – John Craighead

469. “The river called. The call is the thundering rumble of distant rapids, the intimate roar of white water . . . a primeval summons to primordial values.” – John Craighead

470. “A river is the cosiest of friends. You must love it and live with it before you can know it.” – G.W. Curtis

471. “In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.” – Leonardo da Vinci

472. “We don’t tend to ask where a lake comes from. It lies before us, contained and complete, tantalizing in its depth but not its origin. A river is a different kind of mystery, a mystery of distance and becoming, a mystery of source. Touch its fluent body and you touch far places. You touch a story that must end somewhere but cannot stop telling itself, a story that is always just beginning.” – John Daniel

473. “We are never far from the lilt and swirl of living water. Whether to fish or swim or paddle, of only to stand and gaze, to glance as we cross a bridge, all of us are drawn to rivers, all of us happily submit to their spell. We need their familiar mystery. We need their fluent lives interflowing with our own.” – John Daniel

474. “How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

475. “If you grew up in the country, chances are you have fond memories of lazy days down by a river, creek or pond.” – Darlene Donaldson

476. “When protected, rivers serve as visible symbols of the care we take as temporary inhabitants and full-time stewards of a living, profoundly beautiful heritage of nature.” – John Echeverria

477. “I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable.” – T.S. Eliot

478. “Indeed the river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new ornament.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

479. “Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things? Throw a stone into the stream, and the circles that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

480. “There’s a river somewhere that flows through the lives of everyone.” – Roberta Flack

481. “The River,” corrected the Rat. . . . It’s my world, and I don’t want any other. What it hasn’t got is not worth having, and what it doesn’t know is not worth knowing. Lord! the times we’ve had together!” – Kenneth Grahame

482. “To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things.” – John Haines

483. “The trees reflected in the river – they are unconscious of a spiritual world so near to them. So are we.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

484. “In this sometimes turbulent world, the river is a cosmic symbol of durability and destiny; awesome, but steadfast. In this period of deep national concern, I wish everyone could live for a while beside a great river.” – Helen Hayes

485. “You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus

486. “The river has taught me to listen; you will learn from it, too. The river knows everything; one can learn everything from it.” – Herman Hesse

487. “A river is more than an amenity—it is a treasure that offers a necessity of life that must be rationed among those who have the power over it.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

488. “I’ve known rivers; I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.” – Langston Hughes

489. “my mind shattered in thousands of fragments wishes to spend the whole day on a boat drifting with the river stream.” – Okamoto Kanoko

490. “Rivers have what man most respects and longs for in his own life—a capacity for renewal and replenishment, continual energy, creativity, cleansing.” – John Kauffman

491. “… perhaps our grandsons, having never seen a wild river, will never miss the chance to set a canoe in singing waters… glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in.” – Aldo Leopold

492. “A river is the report card for its watershed.” – Alan Levere

493. “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountains and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

494. “A river, though, has so many things to say that it is hard to know what it says to each of us.” – Norman Maclean

495. “We sat on the bank and the river went by. As always, it was making sounds to itself, and now it made sounds to us. It would be hard to find three men sitting side by side who knew better what a river was saying.” – Norman Maclean

496. “Change not the river, for rocks in the river are good and are like our problems – without them we would not know if there was any current.” – Dennis Mapes

497. “This river’s taught me a good bit. Probably why I don’t leave here. It winds, weaves, snakes around. Rarely goes the same way twice. But, in the end, it always ends up in the same place and the gift is never the same… It’s the journey that matters.” – Charles Martin

498. “Men travel far to see a city, but few seem curious about a river. Every rivers has, nevertheless, its individuality, its great silent interest. Every river has, moreover, its influence over the people who pass their lives within sight of its waters.” – H.S. Merriman

499. “A boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.” – Victor Hugo

500. “I’m really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow… I stay at home and watch the river flow.” – George Harrison