Still Waters Quotes

Still Waters Quotes by Wendell Berry, Zhuangzi, Robert Fulghum, William Cowper, Ben Hogan, Confucius and many others.

For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am fre

For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Wendell Berry
Men do not mirror themselves in running water – they mirror themselves in still water. Only what is still can still the stillness of other things.
Zhuangzi
Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be seperated from water. No water, no life. Period. Water comes in many forms – liquid, vapor, ice, snow, fog, rain, hail. But no matter the form, it’s still water.
Robert Fulghum
A life all turbulence and noise may seem To him that leads it wise and to be praised, But wisdom is a pearl with most success Sought in still waters.
William Cowper
May thy ball lie in green pastures, and not in still waters.
Ben Hogan
Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model. It remains quiet within and is not disturbed on the surface.
Confucius
When despair for the world grows in me…
I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light.
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.
Wendell Berry
still waters run deep. ~Tabitha
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Though I may not flow where the wind guides me, I won’t become still water.
Tablo
Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Labor is life! ‘Tis the still water faileth;
Idleness ever despaireth, bewaileth;
Keep the watch wound, for the dark rust assaileth.
Frances Sargent Osgood
Take heede of still waters, the quick passe away.
George Herbert
As a breeze ruffles the surface of a lake and distorts the images reflected therein, so also the chitta vrtti (fluctuations of mind) disturb the peace of the mind. The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Still water does not only run deep. It runs dangerously.
Perry Brass
Language is like drinking from one’s own reflection in still water. We only take from it what we are at the time.
Simon Van Booy
Fear cuts deeper than swords.
George R. R. Martin
To me the front is a mysterious whirlpool. Though I am in still water far away from its centre, I feel the whirl of the vortex sucking me slowly, irresistibly, inescapably into itself.
Erich Maria Remarque
Everything inside and around us wants to reflect itself in us. We don’t have to go anywhere to obtain the truth. We only need to be still and things will reveal themselves in the still water of our heart.
Nhat Hanh
We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water! Don’t waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us.
Nhat Hanh
I find that when I have any appointment, even an afternoon one, it changes the whole quality of time. I feel overcharged. There is no space for what wells up from the subconscious; those dreams and images live in deep still water and simply submerge when the day gets scattered.
May Sarton
The beauty of a lake reflects the beauty around it. В When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it.
B.K.S. Iyengar
I have sat by night beside a cold lake And touched things smoother than moonlight on still water, But the moon on this cloud sea is not human, And here is no shore, no intimacy, Only the start of space, the road to suns.
F. R. Scott
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief…. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Wendell Berry
Music that gentlier on the spirit lies, Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
As a great master once observed: “There are two methods of becoming god, the upright or the averse.” Let the mind become as a flame or a pool of still water.
Peter J. Carroll