I have little need to remind you that water has become one of our major national concerns.
Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water
In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference.
Civilization has been a permanent dialogue between human beings and water.
Water is the most basic of all resources. Civilizations grew or withered depending on its availability.
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.
Water should not be judged by its history, but by its quality
The wise man of Miletus thus declared the first of things is water
Nothing on earth is so weak and yielding as water, but for breaking down the firm and strong it has no equal.
Solid stone is just sand and water...Sand and water and a million years gone by.
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.
Water helped ancient man learn those first lessons about the rights of others and responsibility to a larger society.... It became part of the moral and mental legacy parents passed on to their children.
When you drink the water, remember the spring.
The stone in the water knows nothing of the hill which lies parched in the sun.
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.
It is a fascinating and provocative thought that a body of water deserves to be considered as an organism in its own right.
Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other.
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
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.
Water its living strength first shows, When obstacles its course oppose.
Water is the mother of the vine, The nurse and fountain of fecundity, The adorner and refresher of the world.
Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well-being.
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.
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.
How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.