Cistern Quotes (3 quotes)
New knowledge is not like a cistern, soon emptied, but is a fountain of almost unlimited power and duration.
In 'Unattained but Attainable Truths of NatureThe Art of Scientific Discovery: Or, The General Conditions and Methods of Research in Physics and Chemistry (1878), 27.
Talent is a cistern; genius a fountain.
In 'Genius', Wellman’s Miscellany (Dec 1871), 4, No. 6, 203.
The cistern contains, the fountain overflows.
In 'Proverbs', The Poems: With Specimens of the Prose Writings of William Blake (1885), 280.