Water Quotes

That's a bit like asking a man crawling across the Sahara whether he would prefer Perrier or Malvern water.

Alan Bennett

She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.

Charles Maurice Talleyrand

Through centuries of centuries, fire and water face each other; the fire, upright, buoyant and leaping; the water flat, creeping, gliding, widening its lines and its surface. When they touch, is it the water which hisses and roars, or is it the fire?

Henri Barbusse

Those who do not industrialize become hewers of wood and haulers of water.

Alexander Hamilton

Wood may remain ten years in the water, but it will never become a crocodile.

Congolese proverb

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

Buddha

For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.

Sandra Postel

After all, this is a world of rock and water and air. It is elemental. It is not ours.

Janet Kauffman

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.

Rabindranath Tagore

How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

If we make a couple of discoveries here and there we need not believe things will go on like this for ever. Just as we hit water when we dig in the earth, so we discover the incomprehensible sooner or later.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

Oscar Wilde

Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well-being.

Stephen Johnson

Water flows from high in the mountains Water runs deep in the Earth Miraculously, water comes to us, And sustains all life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Water is the mother of the vine, The nurse and fountain of fecundity, The adorner and refresher of the world.

Charlas Mckay

Water its living strength first shows, When obstacles its course oppose.

Johan Wolfgang

For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

II Samuel

Pure water is the best of gifts that man to man can bring, But who am I that I should have the best of anything? Let princes revel at the pump, let peers with ponds make free, Whisky, or wine, or even beer is good enough for me

Russell

Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other.

John Thorson

It is a fascinating and provocative thought that a body of water deserves to be considered as an organism in its own right.

Lyall Watson

The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.

Tao Te Ching

The stone in the water knows nothing of the hill which lies parched in the sun.

African Proverb

When you drink the water, remember the spring.

Chinese Proverb

Aquifer: a mysterious, magical and poorly defined area beneath the surface of the earth that either yields or withholds vast or lesser quantities of standing/flowing water, the quantity and/or quality of which is dependent on who is describing it or how much money may be at stake.

R. Radden
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