„The fountains of sacred rivers flow upwards.“

—  Eurípedes, Medea (431 BC), Line 409
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-480 - -406 a.C.
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„Venerable Svasti and the young buffalo boys were rivers that flowed from that source. Wherever the rivers flowed, the Buddha would be there.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Old Path White Clouds : Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha (1991) Parallax Press ISBN 81-216-0675-6

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„The deepest rivers flow with the least sound.“

—  Quintus Curtius Rufus Roman historian
Historiarum Alexandri Magni Macedonis Libri Qui Supersunt, Book VII, Altissima quæque flumina minimo sono labuntur. VII, 4, 13.

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„The sun is about to descend into the roseate waters of the Sacred River.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
The Revolt of the Angels (1914), Context: Zita told him of the black standards assembled in crowds in all the waste places of the globe; of the deliverance premeditated and prepared in the provinces of Heaven, where the first revolt had long ago been fomented. "Prince," she went on, "your army awaits you. Come, lead it on to victory.""Friends," replied the great archangel, "I was aware of the object of your visit. Baskets of fruit and honeycombs await you under the shade of this mighty tree. The sun is about to descend into the roseate waters of the Sacred River. When you have eaten, you will slumber pleasantly in this garden, where the joys of the intellect and of the senses have reigned since the day when I drove hence the spirit of the old Demiurge. To-morrow I will give you my answer." Ch. XXXV

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„Time flows away like the water in the river.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.

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John Muir photo

„In every country the mountains are fountains, not only of rivers but of men. Therefore we all are born mountaineers, the offspring of rock and sunshine.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
1870s, "From Fort Independence to Yosemite", San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin (part 6 of the 11 part series "Summering in the Sierra") dated September 1875, published 15 September 1875; reprinted in John Muir: Summering in the Sierra, edited by Robert Engberg (University of Wisconsin Press, 1984) page 113

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„Like the dew on the mountain,
Like the foam on the river,
Like the bubble on the fountain,
Thou art gone, and forever!“

—  Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
The Lady of the Lake http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3011 (1810), Canto III, stanza 16 (Coronach, stanza 3).

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