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Wallace StevensHuman nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.

—  Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955, American poet

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Lao-TzuThere is nothing in the world more soft and weak than water, yet for attacking things that are hard and strong there is nothing that surpasses it, nothing that can take its place.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Benjamin FranklinWhen the well is dry we know the value of water.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Friedrich NietzscheThey muddy the water, to make it seem deep

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher


Ancient Greek

PindarThe best, however, [is] water

Άριστον μεν ύδωρ.

—  Pindar, 522-438 BC, Ancient Greek lyric poet

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