Water Scarcity Quotes

How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

The mystics themselves do not seem to have believed their physical and mental sufferings to be a sign of grace, but it is unfortunate that it is precisely physical manifestations which appeal most to the religiosity of the mob. A woman might spend twenty years nursing lepers without having any notice taken of her, but let her once exhibit the stigmata or live for long periods on nothing but the Host and water, and in no time the crowd will be clamoring for her beatification.

Wystan Hugh Auden

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

African Proverb

When you drink the water, remember the spring.

Chinese Proverb

Filthy water cannot be washed.

African Proverb

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.

Oscar Wilde

I do not find the supposed scientific consensus among my colleagues. Curiously, it is a feature of man-made global warming that every fact confirms it: rising temperatures or decreasing temperatures. No matter what the weather, some model of global warming offers a watertight explanation.

Javier Cuadros

Winds and waters keep A hush more dead than any sleep.

William Allingham

Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well-being.

Stephen Johnson

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.

Mark Twain

The Waters are Nature's storehouse in which she locks up her wonders.

Isaac Waltonn

The sound of water says what I think.

Chuang Tzu

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

Henry David Thoreau

Water flows from high in the mountains Water runs deep in the Earth Miraculously, water comes to us, And sustains all life.

Thich Nhat Hanh
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