Water Wednesday

Favorite Quotes

Quotes are often insightful and inspirational, capturing things we feel or observe in artful and articulate ways.  Here are some water related favorites.

“I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil. Once the emotions have been aroused — a sense of the beautiful, the excitement of the new and the unknown, a feeling of sympathy, pity, admiration or love — then we wish for knowledge about the subject of our emotional response. Once found, it has lasting meaning. It is more important to pave the way for the child to want to know than to put him on a diet of facts he is not ready to assimilate. –Rachel Carson

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community.  It is wrong when it tends otherwise”  –Aldo Leopold.

“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.”  Tomas Berry

“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do onto you”  –Wendell Berry

“If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in water” –Loran Eisely