Water Scarcity Quotes

A river is the report card for its watershed

Alan Levere

Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children's lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land

Luna Leopold

To trace the history of a river or a raindrop…is also to trace the history of the soul, the history of the mind descending and arising in the body. In both, we constantly seek and stumble upon divinity, which like feeding the lake, and the spring becoming a waterfall, feeds, spills, falls, and feeds itself all over again

Gretel Ehrlich

A little water clears us of this deed

Skakespeare

That which is now a horse, even with a thought The rack dislimms, and makes it indistinct As water is in water

Shakespeare

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong

Lao-Tzu

Between earth and earth's atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself

Linda Hogan, "Northern Lights," Autumn 1990

{Water is} the one substance from which the earth can conceal nothing; it sucks out its innermost secrets and brings them to our very lips

Jean Giraudoux

Wisdom understands that in a world of ecological interconnectedness there is no such things as ìaway.î We donít throw things ìaway,î we simply put them someplace where they defile the land, foul the water, pollute the air or change the earthís atmosphere

Brian Walsh & Sylvia Keesmaat

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man

Stewart Udall

We used to think that energy and water would be the critical issues for the next century. Now we think water will be the critical issue

Mostafa Tolba

"...Good luck and Good work for the happy mountain raindrops, each one of them a high waterfall in itself, descending from the cliffs and hollows of the clouds to the cliffs and hollows of the rocks, out of the sky-thunder into the thunder of the falling rivers

John Muir

Civilization has been a permanent dialogue between human beings and water

Paolo Lugari

We in Government have begun to recognize the critical work which must be done at all levelsólocal, State and Federalóin ending the pollution of our waters

Robert F. Kennedy

A nation that fails to plan intelligently for the development and protection of its precious waters will be condemned to wither because of its shortsightedness. The hard lessons of history are clear, written on the deserted sands and ruins of once proud civilizations

Lyndon B. Johnson

We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water! Don't waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late

Mikhail Gorbachev

Beware of silent dogs and still waters

Portuguese Proverb

If you gave me several million years, there would be nothing that did not grow in beauty if it were surrounded by water

JAN ERIK VOLD

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.

Sir Walter Scott

Really a great deal of intolerance for their being stuck in the water and their inability to change.

Richard Fisher

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

Bruce Lee

When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool, the sweetness of our mournful childhood.

Georg Trakl

If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient, unloving word, then I know nothing of Calvary love. For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted.

Amy Carmichael

They didn't provide food or water. I lived in starvation because my family could not visit me and provide food. The world should press ahead with a resolution on Burma.

Bo Kyi
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