Water Scarcity Quotes

By means of water, we give life to everything.


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

African Proverb

When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water.

Benjamin Franklin

When you drink the water, remember the spring.

Chinese Proverb

You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you

Heraclitus of Ephesus

Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.


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

The noblest of the elements is water


Solid stone is just sand and water...Sand and water and a million years gone by.

Beth Nielsen Chapman

In sweet water there is a pleasure ungrudged by anyone.


Nothing on earth is so weak and yielding as water, but for breaking down the firm and strong it has no equal.


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

J.S. Blackie

Water is a very good servant, but it is a cruel master.

C.G.D. Roberts

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.

W.H. Auden

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
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