Water Quotes

The wise man of Miletus thus declared the first of things is water

J.S. Blackie

If we could ever competitively, at a cheap rate, get fresh water from saltwater, ..(this) would be in the long-range interests of humanity which could really dwarf any other scientific accomplishments.

John F. Kennedy

Water is the most basic of all resources. Civilizations grew or withered depending on its availability.

Dr. Nathan W. Snyder

Civilization has been a permanent dialogue between human beings and water.

Paolo Lugari

Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

I have left almost to the last the magic of water, an element which owing to its changefulness of form and mood and colour and to the vast range of its effects is ever the principal source of landscape beauty, and has like music a mysterious influence over the mind.

Sir George Sitwell

Til taught by pain, men really know not what good water is worth.

Don Juan

Water is King, and he is Knight who uses it successfully to make two blades grow where nature produced none.

J. S. Sherman

A man from the west will fight over three things: water, women and gold, and usually in that order.

Barry Goldwater

There has been a lot said about the sacredness of our land which is our body; and the values of our culture which is our soul; but water is the blood of our tribes, and if its life-giving flow is stopped, or it is polluted, all else will die and the many thousands of years of our communal existence will come to an end.

Frank Tenorio

We think of our land and water and human resources not as static and sterile possessions but as life giving assets to be directed by wise provisions for future days.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

You could write the story of man's growth in terms of his epic concerns with water.

Bernard Frank

Battles over water in the West are always about something more. At their most elemental, they are about survival.

Bettina Boxall

Water is the only substance on earth that is naturally present in three different forms - as a liquid, a solid (ice) and as a gas (water vapor)

Antoine

In their efforts to provide a sufficiency of water where there was not one, men have resorted to every expedient from prayer to dynamite. The story of their efforts is, on the whole, one of pathos and tragedy, of a few successes and many failures

Walter Prescott Webb

Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. &nbspNot necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.

Antoine de Saint

Everyone understands that water is essential to life. But many are only just now beginning to grasp how essential it is to everything in life food, energy, transportation, nature, leisure, identity, culture, social norms, and virtually all the products used on a daily basis.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

To understand water is to understand the cosmos, the marvels of nature, and life itself

Masaru Emoto

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

Stephen Johnson

Groundwater has been used for domestic and irrigation needs from time immemorial. Yet its nature and occurrence have always possessed a certain mystery because water below the land surface is invisible and relatively inaccessible. The influence of this mystery lingers in some tenets that govern groundwater law.

T.N. Narasimhan

Water and its availability and quality will be the main pressures on, and issues for, societies and the environment under climate change.

IPCC, 2007

The only books that separate ground water and surface water are our law books.

Duane Smith

Water is personal, water is local, water is regional, water is statewide. Everybody has a different idea, a different approach, a different issue, a different concern. Water is the most personal issue we have.

Susan Marks

In every glass of water we drink, some of the water has already passed through fishes, trees, bacteria, worms in the soil, and many other organisms, including people...Living systems cleanse water and make it fit, among other things, for human consumption.

ELLIOT A. NORSE
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