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Wise River Quotes

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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

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The River of Life has no judgments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows eternally,
with infinite strength,
but with no convictions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The River of Life flows - and all else is our drama.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River 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.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hitch a Ride on the River of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to flow with the River of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows without emotion.
The River surges. The River quiets.
The River overflows its banks. The River dries to a trickle.
The River swirls and storms. The River becomes calm.
The River runs clear. The River runs dark with silt.
The River is indifferent to what benefit
or what harm is caused by its water.
The River is the River, and that is all there is to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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 (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

Love is the river of life in the world.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

The River of Life has no expectations
and makes no assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.
The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
- Ross Perot

Having contemplated this admirable grove,
I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river,
and though it was now late in December,
the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
- William Bartram

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right
to kill me because he lives on the other side of a
river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine,
though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles,
and from that moment he is following the dark rapids
of an underground river which may sometimes flow so
near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
- Cyril Connolly

There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Preserving a river or a creek can bring a lot of revenue.
- Jim Fowler

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

We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks.
The time has come to harpoon a whale.
- John Hope

I believe that Palestine is an occupied land from the
Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River,
and this is the right of the entire Palestinian people,
this land.
- Hassan Nasrallah

The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful
effort on the part of the Company to bring about a
better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

There's one of my new poems actually -
is a good example of where my poetry has ended up.
My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between
Shelley and Dylan Thomas.
- Robert Adamson

You drown not by falling into a river,
but by staying submerged in it.
- Paulo Coelho

Our village was built on the Ohio River,
and was a halting place on this great national road,
then the only avenue of traffic between the South and the North.
- Rebecca H. Davis

He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic
who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
- Horace

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen,
and drowns things weighty and solid.
- Francis Bacon

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

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.
- W. H. Auden

You cannot step into the same river twice.
- Heraclitus

Mr. Speaker, Delaware River's regional ports handle
approximately 58 million tons of cargo yearly.
- Robert Brady

We gathered all the stock we could find,
and made an attempt to move.
We left many of our horses and cattle in Wallowa.
We lost several hundred in crossing the river.
- Chief Joseph

To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet
of the river of human history.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

After the departure of the land parties,
I embarked with six men on thursday,
the 21st april,
on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.
- William Henry Ashley

Our trouble is that we drink too much tea.
I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient,
which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.
- J. B. Priestley

You do not see the river of mourning because it lacks one tear of your own.
- Antonio Porchia

The Zambesi is a big river; there's no crocodiles on 4 Mile Run.
- Jim Fowler

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
- Minna Antrim

Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River
and its economic importance to the many people that
make their living or seek their recreation is based
on a healthy river system.
- Ron Kind

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
- Cordell Hull

A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas.
- Francis Parkman

It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up
The really tough places were over around Third Avenue
where it ran into the Harlem River,
but we weren't far away.
- Norman Rockwell

While the river of life glides along smoothly,
it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change.
- Max Muller

What I didn't know was that if I didn't stand with my back to the wall,
Hollywood people would unscrew my ass and sell it down the river.
- Joseph Wambaugh

My favorite holiday spot has to be New York,
on the St.
Lawrence River.
Without a doubt that area there is perfect for me.
Very, very spacious.
It's nice.
- Tom Felton

The Yellowstone river is a beautiful river to navigate.
- William Henry Ashley

I have been out again on the river, rowing.
I find nothing new.
- Fanny Kemble

The river Trent is lovely, I know because I have walked on it for 18 years.
- Brian Clough

After crossing the Smoky Hill River,
I felt comparatively safe as this was the last stream I had to cross.
- Buffalo Bill

I knew the whistle of each of the river boats on the Tennessee.
- William Christopher Handy

In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort,
which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River.
- Daniel Boone

Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred,
and broadest afar off.
- William Davenant

My girlfriend and I rented a nice house on the river
and I was there for about two and a half months,
and we were just out of Alabama.
I hardly got to see Alabama.
- Albert Finney

The logs of wood which move down the river together
Are driven apart by every wave.
Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery.
- Nagarjuna

If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends,
it simply means the river bends.
- J. Enoch Powell

To connect with the great river we all need a path,
but when you get down there there's only one river.
- Matthew Fox

We set the town on fire and burned down every house
as a warning to other small towns along the river.
- Knute Nelson

Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman
is united according to the law,
such qualities even she assumes, like a river,
united with the ocean.
- Guru Nanak

Just as there's garbage that pollutes the Potomac river,
there is garbage polluting our culture.
We need an Environmental Protection Agency to clean it up.
- Patrick Buchanan

Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months
without changing my place,
simply leaning a little more to right or left.
- Paul Cezanne


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