Quotes of the Day for 7 September 2000 – Water Power
Boulder Dam, originally and subsequently named Hoover Dam, generated its first electricity on this day in 1936. An unprecedented quantity of concrete had been poured to change the course of the waters of the Colorado River.
Once upon a time my opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
- Herbert Hoover
Let the past drift away with the water.
- Japanese proverb
Upon those who step into the same rivers different and ever different waters flow down.
- Heraclitus of Ephesus
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.
- Alan Alexander Milne
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