Water Scarcity Quotes

Water has become a highly precious resource. There are some places where a barrel of water costs more than a barrel of oil.

Lloyd Axworthy

Water is the best of all things.

PINDAR

Water is essential for all dimensions of life. Over the past few decades, use of water has increased, and in many places water availability is falling to crisis levels. More than eighty countries, with forty percent of the worldís population, are already facing water shortages, while by year 2020 the worldís population will double. The costs of water infrastructure have risen dramatically. The quality of water in rivers and underground has deteriorated, due to pollution by waste and contaminants from cities, industry and agriculture. Ecosystems are being destroyed, sometimes permanently. Over one billion people lack safe water, and three billion lack sanitation; eighty per cent of infectious diseases are waterborne, killing millions of children each year.

World Bank Institue

A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.

Ambrose Bierce

Filthy water cannot be washed.

African Proverb

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

Isak Dinesen

I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.

Henry David Thoreau

Water flows uphill towards money.

Ivan Doig

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

Thomas Fuller

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

Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy.

Government

Water which is too pure has no fish

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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

Beware of silent dogs and still waters

Portuguese Proverb

Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.

Benjamin Franklin

Away with you, water, destruction of wine

Catullus
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