He floats with the stream.
Strive not against the stream. [ Proverb ]
'Tis noon - a calm, unbroken sleep
Is on the blue waves of the deep;
A soft haze, like a fairy dream,
Is floating over wood and stream;
And many a broad magnolia flower,
Within its shadowy woodland bower,
Is gleaming like a lovely star. [ George D. Prentice ]
What is glory? what is fame?
The echo of a long-lost name;
A breath, an idle hour's brief talk;
The shadow of an arrant naught;
A flower that blossoms for a day.
Dying next morrow;
A stream that hurries on its way.
Singing of sorrow. [ Motherwell ]
The green grass floweth like a stream
Into the ocean's blue. [ Lowell ]
A little stream will drive a light mill. [ Proverb ]
Her cap of velvet could not hold
The tresses of her hair of gold.
That flowed and floated like the stream.
And fell in masses down her neck. [ Longfellow ]
He's a puddled stream from a pure spring. [ Proverb ]
The stream is always purer at its source. [ Pascal ]
Bliss in possession will not last;
Remember'd joys are never past;
At once the fountain, stream, and sea.
They were, - they are, - they yet shall be. [ Montgomery ]
The fisher droppeth his net in the stream,
And a hundred streams are the same as one;
And the maiden dreameth her love-lit dream;
And what is it all, when all is done?
The net of the fisher the burden breaks
And always the dreaming the dreamer wakes. [ Alice Cary ]
Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war.
And thus hath so bestirr'd thee in thy sleep
That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow
Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream:
And in thy face strange motions have appear'd,
Such as we see when men restrain their breath
On some great sudden haste. [ William Shakespeare ]
Her words were like a stream of honey fleeting.
That which doth softly trickle from the hive,
Able to melt the hearer's heart unweeting,
And eke to make the dead again alive. [ Spenser ]
The stream can never rise above the spring-head. [ Proverb ]
Mighty Nature bounds as from her birth,
The sun is in the heavens, and life on earth;
Flowers in the valley, splendor in the beam,
Health on the gale, and freshness in the stream. [ Byron ]
Take your thirst to the stream, as the dog does. [ Gaelic Proverb ]
He that is carried down the stream needs not row. [ Proverb ]
The garden lies,
A league of grass, wash'd by a slow broad stream. [ Tennyson ]
Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream.
And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream. [ George Linley ]
The stream flows, and will go on flowing for ever. [ Horace ]
Her eye in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright.
That birds would sing, and think it were not night. [ William Shakespeare ]
He loaths the spring-head and drinks the foul stream. [ Proverb ]
Wealth ill acquired soon goes (goes with the stream). [ French Proverb ]
Hark! how the gentle echo from her cell
Talks through the cliffs, and murmuring over the stream.
Repeats the accent - we shall part no more. [ Akenside ]
Where the stream runneth smoothest, the water is deepest. [ Lyly ]
A little stream may quench thirst as well as a great river. [ Proverb ]
Leave the spring for the stream, so you shall have mud for water. [ Proverb ]
The stream from wisdom's well, which God supplies, is inexhaustible. [ Bayard Taylor ]
A debauched son of a noble family, is a foul stream from a clear spring. [ Proverb ]
A talent is perfected in solitude: a character in the stream of the world. [ Goethe ]
Happiness consists in activity; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool. [ J. M. Good ]
Time steals on and escapes us, like the swift river that glides on with rapid stream. [ Ovid ]
For what are men who grasp at praise sublime, but bubbles on the rapid stream of time? [ Young ]
Nothing is annihilated, no, nothing; matter, like an ever-flowing stream, still rolls on undiminished. [ Boucher ]
Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting for ever in one direction. [ Lowell ]
A genuine passion is like a mountain stream; it admits of no impediment; it cannot go backward; it must go forward. [ Bovee ]
Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish. [ Ovid ]
O Music! how it grieves me that imprudence, intemperance, gluttony, should open their channels into thy sacred stream. [ Landor ]
The wise men of old have sent most of their morality down the stream of time in the light skiff of apothegm or epigram. [ Whipple ]
The pleasantest angling is to see the fish cut with her golden oars the silver stream, and greedily devour the treacherous bait. [ William Shakespeare ]
I struggle against an opposing current; the torrent which sweeps away others does not overpower me, and I make head against the on-rushing stream. [ Ovid ]
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. [ George Eliot ]
He used words as mere steppingstones, upon which, with a free and youthful bound, his spirit crosses and recrosses the bright and rushing stream of thought. [ Longfellow ]
It is admirably remarked, by a most excellent writer, that zeal can no more hurry a man to act in direct opposition to itself than a rapid stream can carry a boat against its own current. [ Fielding ]
The wise men of old have sent most of their morality down to the stream of time in the light skiff of apothegm or epigram; and the proverbs of nations, which embody the common sense of nations, have the brisk concussion of the most sparkling wit. [ Edwin Percy Whipple ]
If life has not made you by God's grace, through faith, holy - think you, will death without faith do it? The cold waters of that narrow stream are no purifying bath in which you may wash and be clean. No! no! as you go down into them, you will come up from them. [ Alexander Maclaren ]
The eye speaks with an eloquence and truthfulness surpassing speech. It is the window out of which the winged thoughts often fly unwittingly. It is the tiny magic mirror on whose crystal surface the moods of feeling fitfully play, like the sunlight and shadow on a still stream. [ Tuckerman ]
A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he have lost no time; but that happeneth rarely. Generally, youth is like the first cogitations, not so wise as the second; for there is a youth in thoughts as well as in ages; and yet the invention of young men is more lively than that of old, and imaginations stream into their minds better, and, as it were, more divinely. [ Bacon ]
Love is the river of life in this world. Think not that ye know it who stand at the little tinkling rill, the first small fountain. Not until you have gone through the rocky gorges, and not lost the stream; not until you have gone through the meadow, and the stream has widened and deepened until fleets could ride on its bosom; not until beyond the meadow you have come to the unfathomable ocean, and poured your treasures into its depths - not until then can you know what love is. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]