River Quotes

By | June 29, 2010
  • A great river does not refuse any small streams. ~ Korean Proverb
  • A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing. ~ Liberian Proverb
  • All rivers do their best for the sea. ~ Czech Proverb
  • An unjust king is like a river without water. ~ Arabian Proverb
  • As the wise man looks for a bridge the fool crosses the river. ~ Iranian Proverb
  • Cross the river among a crowd and the crocodile won’t eat you. ~ Malagasy Proverb
  • Do not change horses in the middle of the river. ~ Native American Proverb
  • Do not kick away the canoe which helped you to cross the river. ~ Malagasy Proverb
  • Do not push the river, it will flow by itself. ~ Polish Proverb
  • Don’t insult the alligator until you’ve crossed the river. ~ Haitian Proverb
  • Follow the river and you will get to the sea. ~ Indian Proverb
  • I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. ~ Chuang Tzu
  • If man be a river, then woman will be a bridge. ~ Arabian Proverb
  • If you fall in a river hang on to a snake. ~ Turkish Proverb
  • If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile. ~ Indian Proverb
  • In large rivers one finds big fish but one may also be drowned. ~ Spanish Proverb
  • It is easy to tempt a frog to the river. ~ Serbian Proverb
  • It’s easy to throw something into the river but hard to get it out again. ~ Indian Proverb
  • It’s the rain that fills the rivers not the dew. ~ Sri Lankan Proverb
  • Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees. ~ Stonewall Jackson
  • Love is a crocodile in the river of desire. ~ Sanskrit Proverb
  • Love is the river of life in the world. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  • No matter how full the river, it still wants to grow. ~ Congolese Proverb
  • No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. ~ Ashanti Proverb
  • No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning. ~ American Proverb
  • No river swells without getting muddy. ~ French Proverb
  • Once the last tree is cut and the last river poisoned, you will find you cannot eat your money. ~ Canadian Proverb
  • One man cut the barrage, and a thousand people fell into the river. ~ Kashmiri Proverb
  • Rivers and mountains may change; human nature, never. ~ Chinese Proverb
  • Small brooks make big rivers. ~ French Proverb
  • The course of a river is almost always disapproved of by its source. ~ Jean Cocteau
  • The man is a river, the woman a lake. ~ Kurdish Proverb
  • The river is my brother for it carries my canoe. ~ Native American Proverb
  • The river’s reputation ends where the sea begins. ~ Russian Proverb
  • The water from the river becomes salty when it reaches the ocean. ~ Sanskrit Proverb
  • The water of the river flows on without waiting for the thirsty man. ~ Kenyan Proverb
  • There’s a crocodile in every big river. ~ Filipino Proverb
  • Throw him into the river and he will come up with a fish in his mouth. ~ Arabian Proverb
  • Time is a river of passing events — a rushing torrent. ~ Greek Proverb
  • When the crocodile says that the river crossing is deep you must believe it. ~ Creole Proverb
  • When you are crossing over a river you might be eaten by crocodiles, but don’t let yourself get bitten by the little fish. ~ Malawian Proverb
  • Where the river is deepest it makes the least noise. ~ Spanish Proverb
  • With water make rivers, with rice make armies. ~ Cambodian Proverb
  • You can often find in rivers what you cannot find in oceans. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • You cannot cross a river without getting wet. ~ Zulu Proverb
  • You must have crossed the river before you may tell the crocodile he has bad breath. ~ Chinese Proverb