Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.
For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water’s edge.
The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!
Water is the driving force of all nature.
Leonardo da Vinci
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That’s where I belong.
Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.
Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.
The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang.
This land, this water, this air, this planet – this is our legacy to our young.
The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
Daniel D. Palmer
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
No water, no life. No blue, no green.