Stream Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old stream quotes, stream sayings, and stream proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. Woodrow Wilson
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others. Lao Tzu
The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same. Rumi
The stream is as good as at first; the little rubbish it collects in the turnings is easily moved away. Jane Austen
A tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss. Swami Vivekananda
The water of the valley stream never shouts at the tainted world: Purify yourself! But naturally, as it is, shows how it is done. Ryokan
The movement of the stream is distinct from the river bed, although it must adopt its winding course. Henri Bergson
And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain. Aeschylus
A stream where alike the elephant may swim, and the lamb may wade. Pope Gregory I
The stream is always purer at its source. Blaise Pascal
If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song. Carl Perkins
The streams, rejoiced that winter's work is done, Talk of to-morrow's cowslips as they run. Ebenezer Elliott
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. George Eliot
A river or stream is a cycle of energy from sun to plants to insects to fish. It is a continuum broken only by humans. Aldo Leopold
All the streams carry the wisdom of the forest to the lake, and over there, silence replaces the noise! Mehmet Murat ildan
Once you get into this great stream of history, you can't get out. Richard M. Nixon
Just as a stream flows smoothly on as long as it encounters no obstruction, so the nature of man and animal is such that we never really notice or become conscious of what is agreeable to our will; if we are to notice something, our will has to have been thwarted, has to have experienced a shock of some kind. Arthur Schopenhauer
All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. Laozi
Those waters which leave the main stream either cannot reach the sea and disappear in inland or find a better place, a beautiful lake. Mehmet Murat ildan
A little stream came tumbling from the height, And struggling into ocean as it might. Its bounding crystal frolick'd in the ray, And gush'd from cliff to crag with saltless spray. Lord Byron
A stream is music and motion: smooth glides, fast, turbulent riffles and deep pools, each posing a special challenge. Nelson Bryant
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. Malcolm Muggeridge
Streams may spring from one source and yet some may be clear and some be foul. Arthur Conan Doyle
We two have paddled in the stream, / from morning sun till dine; / But seas between us broad have roared / since days of long ago. Robert Burns
A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it. G. K. Chesterton
One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure. Friedrich Nietzsche
Don't swap horses in crossing a stream. Abraham Lincoln
Any waste stream in our society can be turned into a revenue stream. It's turning the lemons in our society into lemonade. Billy Parish
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins--not through strength but by perseverance. H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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. Morihei Ueshiba