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50 Beautiful River Quotes

We have 50 beautiful river quotes for you in this collection. The flowing water is mesmerizing and cleansing for the soul. If you’re lucky enough to live close to a river you’ll know what a lovely experience it is to visit.

These bodies of water can teach us about going with the flow of life, which you’ll read about in these river sayings and captions.

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1. “A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”Laura Gilpin

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2. “Rivers are places that renew our spirit, connect us with our past, and link us directly with the flow and rhythm of the natural world.” Ted Turner

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3. “If the earth is a mother then rivers are her veins.” Amit Kalantri

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4. “I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.” Paulo Coelho

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5. “Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” Emma Smith

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6. “Who hears the rippling of rivers will not utterly despair of anything.” Henry David Thoreau

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7. “Be like a river. Be open. Flow.” – Julie Connor

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8. “We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.” – David Brower

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9. “Life is like a river. Let it flow in its own way. Never try to control it.” – Shobana Rajasundaram

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10. “Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide.“ – John Muir

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11. “A river is water is its loveliest form, rivers have life and sound and movement and infinity of variation, rivers are veins of the earth through which the lifeblood returns to the heart.” Roderick Haig-Brown

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12. “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins

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13. “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus

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14. “A river has many curves, but it always reaches the ocean.” Donald L. Hicks

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15. “Love is the river of life in the world.” Henry Ward Beecher

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16. “True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.” – Edward FL Wood

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17. “Hitch a ride on the river of life.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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18. “I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” John O’Donohue

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19. “Riverside breeze is enough to soothe your mood and soul on a hectic day.” – Suleiman

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20. “To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.” Barry Lopez

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21. “Love, like a river, wil cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.” – Crystal Middlemas

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22. ”You can’t be unhappy in the middle of a big, beautiful river.” – Jim Harrison

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23. “Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” – Lao Tse Tung

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24. “Don’t try to steer the river.” – Deepak Chopra

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25. “I’ve got peace, life, and joy like a river in my soul.” – Unknown

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26. “Rivers know this” there is no hurry, we will get there one day.” – Winnie The Pooh

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27. “A good river is nature’s life work in song.” Mark Helprin

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28. “I was still water, held by my surroundings. I am now a river, carving my own path.” Scott Stabile

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29. “Life is like a river. It will either drag you with its flow, or you can learn to surf. The choice is yours.” – Nitin Kishore Rawat

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30. “The river has great wisdom and whispers its secrets to the hearts of men.” Mark Twain

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31. “The river moves, but it follows a path. When it tires of one journey, it rubs through some rock to forge a new way. Hard work, but that’s its nature.” Kekla Magoon

32. “What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.” Hal Boyle

33. “A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows and a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes.” Garth Brooks

34. “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” Maya Angelou

35. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” Mikhail Lermontov

36. “A river or stream is a cycle of energy from sun to plants to insects to fish. It is a continuum broken only by humans.” – Aldo Leopold

37. “One takes what the river offers, both good and bad. The joy of living by running water far outweighs the sorrow.” – Matthew Goldman

38. “The first river you paddle runs through the rest of your life. It bubbles up in pools and eddies to remind you who you are.” – Lynn Noel

39. “To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.” – Barry Lopez

40. “The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it’s going to go and where you’ll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.” – Eartha Kitt

41. “Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.” – Francis Bacon

42. “Time Flows Away Like the Water in the River.” – Confucius

43. “The river of truth is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between them, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the mainstream.” – Cyril Connolly

44. “The river was beautiful and wise. There were the two of them being happy in a new way. For here, there was no man, no woman, no master, no yellow, no black, no white. We, we who were, we are the same no longer.” – David Paul Kirkpatrick

45. “A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows and a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes.” – Garth Brooks

46. “The only river I would like to drown in is the river filled with the blood of Jesus.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

47. “A river sings a holy song conveying the mysterious truth that we are a river, and if we are ignorant of this natural law, we are lost.” – Thomas Moore

48. “Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it’s a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it’s a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.” – Jorge Luis Borges

49. “They can stop a river by building a dam, but I will be damned if they can stop my river of blood flowing through my veins and heart.” – Anthony Liccione

50. “The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.” – Vinoba Bhave