— Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962
Context: Mother, though my song's measure is like your surf-beat's ancient rhythm I never learned it of you. Before there was any water there were tides of fire, both our tones flow from the older fountain. "Continent's End" in Tamar and Other Poems (1924)
„It was not till Jesus had cried, "It is finished," and from His riven side the soldier's spear had fetched the blood and water; it was not till then, that the fountain sealed of Incarnate Love became the fountain opened of Redeeming merit, and that the Siloah began to flow, which ever since has flowed adown the oracles of God.“
— Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962
„Rocks and waters, etc., are words of God and so are men. We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all.“
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
letter http://digitalcollections.pacific.edu/cdm/ref/collection/muirletters/id/9847/show/9846 to Catharine Merrill, from New Sentinel Hotel, Yosemite Valley (9 June 1872); published in William Federic Badè, The Life and Letters of John Muir http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/life/life_and_letters/default.aspx (1924), chapter 9: Persons and Problems <!-- Terry Gifford, LLO, page 167 -->
— Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859
Context: Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals. As childhood advances to manhood, the transition from bad manners to bad morals is almost imperceptible. Vulgar and obscene forms of speech keep vulgar and obscene objects before the mind, engender impure images in the imagination, and make unlawful desires prurient. From the prevalent state of the mind, actions proceed, as water rises from a fountain. The Common School Journal Vol. IX, No. 12 (15 June 1847), p. 181
„In the relics of the saints the Lord Christ has provided us with saving fountains which in many ways pour out benefactions and gush with fragrant ointment. And let no one disbelieve. For, if by the will of God water poured out of the precipitous living rock in the desert, and for the thirsty Sampson from the jawbone of an ass, is it unbelievable that fragrant ointment should flow from the relics of the martyrs? Certainly not, at least for such as know the power of God and the honor which the saints have from Him.“
— John of Damascus hymnodist at Mar Saba, Greek Church father, Eastern Orthodox Saint 676 - 749
In Saint John of Damascus: Writings (The Fathers Of The Church A New Translation Vol. 37), 1958, 1999, Frederic H. Chase, Trans. <!--, Catholic University of America Press, ISBN 0813209684 ISBN 9780813209685 p. 368. http://books.google.com/books?id=H9wlrya9lXYC&pg=PA368&dq=%22if+by+the+will+of+God+water+poured+out+of+the+precipitous+living+rock%22&hl=en&ei=EA__TaeaDsm00AGSwvHgBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22if%20by%20the%20will%20of%20God%20water%20poured%20out%20of%20the%20precipitous%20living%20rock%22&f=false http://www.archive.org/details/fathersofthechur009511mbp -->
„Particulars are frequently fallible, but universals never. Occult philosophy lays bare Nature in her complete nakedness, and alone contemplates the wisdom of universals by the eyes of intelligence. Accustomed to partake of the rivers which flow from the Fountain of Life, it is unacquainted with grossness and with clouded waters.“
— Robert Fludd British mathematician and astrologer 1574 - 1637
Robert Fludd, cited in: (1887). The Real History of the Rosicrucians Founded on Their Own Manifestoes https://archive.org/stream/realhistoryofros00waituoft#page/290/mode/1up. p. 290 Waite commented: "Like others of his school, Fludd insists on the uncertainty of and experimental methods, to which he unhesitatingly attributes all the errors of the natural sciences..."
— Rabindranath Tagore Bengali polymath 1861 - 1941
— John Ruysbroeck Flemish mystic 1293 - 1381
Context: God is a flowing and ebbing sea which ceaselessly flows out into all his beloved according to their needs and merits and which flows back with all those upon whom he has bestowed his gifts in heaven and on earth, together with all they possess or are capable of.
— John Fletcher English Jacobean playwright 1579 - 1625
The Nice Valour (c. 1615–25; publsihed 1647), Act iii, scene 3.
— Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535 - -475 a.C.
— Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
„Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted;
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882
Part II, section 1.
„Lovers walk in the noontime by that fountain.
Pigeons dip their beaks to drink from the water.
And soon the pond must freeze.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
Context: I have just been talking about forces of potential destruction that mankind has developed, and how we might control them. It is equally important that we remember the beneficial forces that we have evolved over the ages, and how to hold fast to them. One of those constructive forces is enhancement of individual human freedoms through the strengthening of democracy, and the fight against deprivation, torture, terrorism and the persecution of people throughout the world. The struggle for human rights overrides all differences of color, nation or language. Those who hunger for freedom, who thirst for human dignity, and who suffer for the sake of justice — they are the patriots of this cause. I believe with all my heart that America must always stand for these basic human rights — at home and abroad. That is both our history and our destiny. America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America. Ours was the first nation in the history of the world to be founded explicitly on such an idea. Our social and political progress has been based on one fundamental principle — the value and importance of the individual. The fundamental force that unites us is not kinship or place of origin or religious preference. The love of liberty is a common blood that flows in our American veins.
„The blood of Abraham,1 God’s father of the chosen, still flows in the veins of Arab, Jew, and Christian, and too much of it has been spilled in grasping for the inheritance of the revered patriarch in the Middle East. The spilled blood in the Holy Land still cries out to God—an anguished cry for peace.“
— Jimmy Carter, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid