Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
Water... transports vast boulders of rock in its iceberg a thousand miles. But its far greater power depends on its talent of becoming little, and entering the smallest holes and pores. By this agency, carrying in solution elements needful to every plant, the vegetable world exists.
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Volume 7), Society and Solitude, Chapter VI (p. 146)