Water Scarcity Quotes

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

Jacques Cousteau

Water is the driver of Nature

Leonardo da Vinci

I understood when I was just a child that without water, everything dies. I didn't understand until much later that no one "owns" water. It might rise on your property, but it just passes through. You can use it, and abuse it, but it is not yours to own. It is part of the global commons, not "property" but part of our life support system

Marq de Villiers

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

Water is the most precious, limited natural resource we have in this country...But because water belongs to no one - except the people - special interests, including government polluters, use it as their private sewers

Ralph Nader, 1971

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

M. Meyer

Water, like religion and ideology, has the power to move millions of people. Since the very birth of human civilization, people have moved to settle close to it. People move when there is too little of it. People move when there is too much of it. People journey down it. People write, sing and dance about it. People fight over it. And all people, everywhere and every day, need it

Mikhail Gorbachev

The quality of water and the quality of life in all its infinite forms are critical parts of the overall, ongoing health of this planet of ours, not just here in the Amazon, but everywhere... The hardest part of any big project is to begin. We have begun. We are underway. We have a passion. We want to make a difference

Sir Peter Blake

The world turns softly Not to spill its lakes and rivers, The water is held in its arms And the sky is held in the water. What is water, That pours silver, And can hold the sky?

Hilda Conkling

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry

Thomas Fuller

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

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water

LORAN EISELY

A little water is a sea to an ant

Afghan Proverb

The miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill.

Robert Burton

What a woman says to a passionate lover should be written in the wind and the running water.

Gaius Valerius Catullus
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