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.

What better place than this then could we find / By this sweet stream that knows not of the sea, / This little stream whose hamlets scarce have names, / This far-off lonely mother of the Thames. William Morris
No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built. Frank Lloyd Wright
As the sea-crab swimmeth always against the stream, so doth wit always against wisdom. Pythagoras
He that's carried down the stream need not row. American Proverb
Little streams make big rivers. American Proverb
Believe not that the stream is shallow because its surface is smooth. Roman Proverb
Wade the shallow stream as though it were deep. Korean Proverb
When you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet. Chinese Proverb
Where the stream is shallowest, greatest is its noise. Irish Proverb
There is a river in the ocean. In the severest droughts it never fails, and in the mightiest floods it never overflows. Its banks and its bottoms are of cold water, while its current is of warm. The Gulf of Mexico is its fountain, and its mouth is in the Arctic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream. Matthew Fontaine Maury
In a vessel floating on the Gulf Stream, one sees nothing of the current and knows nothing but what experience tells him; but to be anchored in its depths far out of the sight of land, and to see the mighty torrent rushing past day after day, one begins to think that all the wonders of the earth combined cannot equal this one river in the ocean. John Pillsbury
The Gulf Stream and the other great ocean currents are the last wild country there is left. Ernest Hemingway
The surface of the sea is equidistant from the center of the earth and forms the deepest surface in the world. The lowest parts of the mountains are found where they join their valleys, and in the extreme depths of these valleys are the rivers which formed them and which reach their ultimate depth in their concourse into the ultimate stream, where they lose their forms and names; and the deepest part of the ultimate stream is the sea where the wandering kindred streams find repose. Leonardo da Vinci
This land is your land, this land is my land, / From California to the New York island, / From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters, / This land was made for you and me. Woody Guthrie
The muddy tide of the Thames, reflecting nothing, and hiding a million unclean secrets within its breast... is just the dismal stream to glide by such a city. Nathaniel Hawthorne
The current of destiny carries us along. None but a madman would swim against the stream, and none but a fool would exert himself to swim with it. The best way is to float quietly with the tide. William Cullen Bryant
For all at last returns to the sea—to Oceanus, the ocean river, like the everflowing stream of time, the beginning and the end. Rachel Carson
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. Henry David Thoreau
For those who follow nature everything is easy and straightforward, whereas for those who fight against her life is just like rowing against the stream. Seneca
The level of comfort and peace that I experience in the parks flows like a stream throughout my life, so that no matter where I am or what I am experiencing, there is a core of me that cannot be disturbed. It keeps me in balance all the time. Audrey Peterman
There is nothing more eloquent in nature than a mountain stream. John Muir
The stream is flowing from the west; / As if it poured from yonder skies, / It wears upon its rippling breast / The sunset's golden dyes; / And bearing onward to the sea, / 'T will clasp the isle that holdeth thee. Henry Timrod
There is a stream to northward, thinly spread / Over a shelving, many-fissured shale, / That brawls and blusters in its shallow bed, / And ends its course inglorious in a swale. / Its babble stirs the laughter of the hills; / The rooted mountains mock its fume and fret; / And all the summer long the idle mills / Wait wearily with water-wheel unwet. / Let us not waste our lives in froth and foam / And unavailing vanity of noise; / "Still waters deepest run" - the ancient gnome / Pricks well our sham, conceited bubble-toys; / Who serve best here in God's great halidome / Have volume, depth, serenity and poise. William Mackay MacKeracher
See where the Thames, the purest stream / That wavers to the noon-day beam, / Divides the vale below; / While like a vein of liquid ore / His waves enrich the happy shore, / Still shining as they flow. William Cowper