All archives
Previous Issue (28 March 2002) | Current month | Next Issue (30 March 2002)

Quotes of the Day for 29 March 2002 – Rivers

On this day in 1848 the incredible flow of water over Niagara Falls, millions of gallons per second, stopped. The ice dam only was able to resist the force of the river for a day. Here are some thoughts on rivers.

Van's signature


The quotes:

Time is like a river made up of the events which happen, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place, and this will be carried away too.
     - Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations

Upon those who step into the same rivers different and ever different waters flow down.
     - Heraclitus of Ephesus

Water, everywhere over the earth, flows to join together. A single natural law controls it. Each human is a member of a community and should work within it.
     - The I Ching

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, 1452 - 1519

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
     - Saint Augustine


Do you see an error on this page? A typo, a character that is messed up, a misattribution? Please let us know!