Quotes of the Day for 29 March 2004 – Rivers
On this day in 1848 the mind-boggling flow of water over Niagara Falls, millions of gallons per second, stopped. An ice dam was able to resist the force of the river for a day, but only one. Here are some thoughts on Rivers.
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- Alan Alexander Milne, 1882 - 1956
The progress of the rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
- François Marie Arouet (Voltaire), 1694 - 1778
It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went.
- Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862
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
Swimming for his life, a man does not see much of the country through which the river winds.
- William Edwart Gladstone, 1809 - 1898
Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
- Cordell Hull, 1871 - 1955
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