Fountain Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fountain quotes, fountain sayings, and fountain proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

My mind is troubled, like a fountain stirred; And I myself see not the bottom of it.     

William Shakespeare

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.     

Washington Irving

A beneficent person is like a fountain watering the earth and spreading fertility: it is therefore more delightful and more honourable to give than receive.     


Good and bad ideas both come from the same fountain of speculation and experiment.     

Shaun Tan

There is a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.     

Sophia Loren

The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.     

Sigmund Freud

That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Unlike a fountain that circulates the same water in an enclosed, perpetually recycling system, a human being circulates thoughts in an unlimited reservoir of self. Don't limit yourself to being a mere fountain when you contain an ocean.     

Vera Nazarian

Mind of a loving heart is the fountain of knowledge.     

Toba Beta

The spirit, I think, is a stream, a fountain, and must be continually poured out, for only if it is poured out will more and clearer streams come.     

Brenda Ueland

My pen is an artery, my heart is a fountain.     

Jay Electronica

Nature as a poet, an enthusiastic workingman, becomes more and more visible the farther and higher we go; for the mountains are fountains – beginning places, however related to sources beyond mortal ken.     

John Muir

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.     

Ben Sweetland

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.     

Nan Fairbrother

The exposure I have had to beautiful materials across the world, from Japan to Italy, enables me to pull design ideas together. This, combined with years of historical research, has created a great fountain of ideas for me.     

Coleen Atwood

Mountains are like stationary fountains of serenity.     


Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness.     

William Arthur Ward

The child-soul is an ever-bubbling fountain in the world of humanity.     

Friedrich Froebel

Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible.     

Bob Harper

But, Madam, let your grief be laid aside,And let the fountain of your tears be dry'd,In vain they flow to wet the dusty plain,Your sighs are wafted to the skies in vain,Your pains they witness, but they can no more,While Death reigns tyrant o'er this mortal shore.     

Phillis wheatley

Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.     

Barbara Kingsolver