Rain added to a
river that is rank, / Perforce will force it overflow its
— William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis
The sea knows the brevity of that glad bound along the beach.
— George William Curtis, Lotus-Eating: A Summer Book
Flying from the bull he fell into the river.
— Anonymous (Spanish)
How pleasant to sit on the beach, / On the beach, on the
sand, in the sun, / With ocean galore within reach, / And
nothing at all to be done!
— Ogden Nash, Pretty Halcyon Days
It’s a poor frog who doesn’t praise its own pond.