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Mr. Speaker the Delaware River deepening project is important for my constituents for our region and for the entire nation. I trust that when they examine the facts about it every one of my colleagues will join me in supporting it.

It's hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the daily tasks they simply took for granted. If a wagon axle broke you had to stop and carve a new one. To cross a river you sometimes had to build a raft.

So it allows me to travel I'll be doing that and running these great rivers and doing what I've done in the past without much purpose other than for the experience.

You know it's only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton but it took me 67 years to travel that distance.

Almost 70 percent of U.S. ag exports travel the upper Mississippi River and the Illinois waterway system.

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains new stars garish birds freak fish grotesque breeds of human they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.

Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along but I am the river it is a tiger that devours me but I am the tiger it is a fire that consumes me but I am the fire.

I don't even drink! I can't stand the taste of alcohol. Every New Year's Eve I try one drink and every time it makes me feel sick. So I don't touch booze - I'm always the designated driver.

In rivers the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes so with present time.

Time is a sort of river of passing events and strong is its current no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place and this too will be swept away.

If you have an important point to make don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.

Study how water flows in a valley stream smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains rivers plants and trees - should be your teacher.

Rivers ponds lakes and streams - they all have different names but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.

Television is much better crafted today then in the 70s. The content is less positive but I'm one of those that feel our entertainment reflects our world it's not a driver - art imitates life.

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.

There's one of my new poems actually - is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas.

I grew up in this town my poetry was born between the hill and the river it took its voice from the rain and like the timber it steeped itself in the forests.

A man's country is not a certain area of land of mountains rivers and woods but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine though I have not quarrelled with him?

Having contemplated this admirable grove I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river and though it was now late in December the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.

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.

Forests lakes and rivers clouds and winds stars and flowers stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence leaves its impress upon the soul of man.

Earth and sky woods and fields lakes and rivers the mountain and the sea are excellent schoolmasters and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

I've found that if you wear a beret people think you're either a cabdriver or a producer of dirty movies.