Pure water is the best of gifts that man to man can bring, But who am I that I should have the best of anything? Let princes revel at the pump, let peers with ponds make free, Whisky, or wine, or even beer is good enough for me
For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.
Water its living strength first shows, When obstacles its course oppose.
Water is the mother of the vine, The nurse and fountain of fecundity, The adorner and refresher of the world.
Stones are hollowed out by the constant dropping of water.
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
The sound of water says what I think.
The Waters are Nature's storehouse in which she locks up her wonders.
Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well-being.
Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it
Water is the only drink for a wise man
The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire
In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms
It is wise to bring some water, when one goes out to look for water
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
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry
A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable
Praise the sea; on shore remain
Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go
The great sea makes one a great sceptic
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it raging and roaring like a wild beast in its den. It puts me in mind of the everlasting efforts of the human mind, struggling to be free and ending just where it began
There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates
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