Water Quotes

Filthy water cannot be washed.

African Proverb

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.

Isak Dinesen

In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms.

Felix Marti-Ibanez

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.

Pamela Hansford Johnson

Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.

Lao Tzu

Craftsmanship isnt like water in an earthen pot, to be taken out by the dipperful until its empty. No, the more drawn out the more remains.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

Don't empty the water jar until the rain falls.

Philippine proverb

We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.

Jacques Cousteau

Water flows uphill towards money.

Ivan Doig

The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change.

William

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.

W. C. Fields

Husbands are awkward things to deal with; even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender

Mary Buckley

Away with you, water, destruction of wine

Catullus

Fermented beverages have been preferred over water throughout the ages: they are safer, provide psychotropic effects, and are more nutritious. Some have even said alcohol was the primary agent for the development of Western civilization, since more healthy individuals (even if inebriated much of the time) lived longer and had greater reproductive success.

Dr. Patrick McGovern

During one of my treks through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. We were compelled to live on food and water for several days.

W. C. Fields
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