Swimming against the stream? This page is a collection of proverbs, sayings and quotes about rivers and streams.

River Mosel
River in Germany

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A pond full of fish is better than a river full of stones.
Matshona Dhliwayo

A river is honored for its fish, not its size.
Matshona Dhliwayo

Cross the stream where it is shallowest.
Try to find the easiest way if you have to do something.

Follow the river and you will get to the sea.

He nibbled a bit of sorrel, and he drank from a small mountain-stream that crossed the path, and he ate three wild strawberries that he found on its bank, but it was not much good.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

I'm really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow... I stay at home and watch the river flow.
George Harrison

Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.

Moon river, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style someday.
Audrey Hepburn
Source: Song lyrics in movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

Rivers and mountains may change; human nature, never.

The bigger the river the bigger the fish.

Then there is the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches.
W.I.E. Gates

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