"Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water - I accept with joy."
- Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit text, date unknown - likely between the 5th and 2nd centuries, B.C.)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Gratitude, Happiness and Joy, Heart, Nature, Water
"There is in every human heart,
Some not completely barren part, Where seeds of truth and love might grow,
And flowers of generous virtue flow;
To plant, to watch, to water there,
This be our duty, be our care.
- Sir John Bowring (English author, poet, political economist, and 4th governor of Hong Kong; b. 1792 - d. 1872), from Matins and Vespers: With Hymns and Occasional Devotional Pieces (1827)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Agriculture, Disposition, Duty, Heart, Growth, Land, Literature, Love, Natural Resources, Politics and Politicians, Virtue, Water
"In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference."
- Rachel Carson (American biologist and nature writer, b. 1907 - d. 1964), from Silent Spring (1962)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Indifference and Apathy, Life, Natural Resources, Water
"Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day."
- from Uncle Vanya (1900)
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian author and playwright, b. 1860 - d. 1904)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings:
Animals and Wildlife, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Forestry, Land, Literature, Natural Resources, Nature, Power and Control, Rivers and Streams, Trees, Water, Weather and Climate, Wisdom and Reason
"A man may well bring a horse to the water,
But he cannot make him drinke without he will."
(You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink).
- from Proverbs (Proverbes), Part I, Chapter XI (c. 1538)
- John Heywood (English poet and writer, born c. 1497 - died c. 1580)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Animals, Power and Control, Proverbs, Water
"Hoc erat in votis: modus agri non ita magnus,
Hortus ubi et tecto vicinus iugis aquae fons
Et paulum silvae super his foret."
This was one of my prayers: for a parcel of land not so very large,
Which should have a garden and a spring of ever-flowing water near the house,
And a bit of woodland as well as these.
-from Liber Secundis, Satire VI (c. 29 B.C.)
-Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) [Roman poet, b. 65 B.C. - d. 8 B.C.]
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Agriculture and Gardening, Desire and Hope, House and Home, Land, Nature, Natural Resources, Property and Possessions, Real Estate, Rivers and Springs, Trees, Water
"The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish good results while the strongest, by dispersing his effort over many chores, may fail to accomplish anything. Drops of water, by continually falling, hone their passage through the hardest of rocks but the hasty torrent rushes over it with hideous uproar and leaves no trace behind."
- Augustine "Og" Mandino (Italian/American author, b. 1923 - d. 1996)
Quotations, Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Change and Transformation, Concentration, Ecology, Impatience and Haste, Life, Natural Resources, Nature, Persistence, Science, Success and Accomplishment, Water