Water Quotes

Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Civilization has been a permanent dialogue between human beings and water.

Paolo Lugari

Water is the most basic of all resources. Civilizations grew or withered depending on its availability.

Dr. Nathan W. Snyder

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

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.

W.H. Auden

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

C.G.D. Roberts

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

J.S. Blackie

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


In sweet water there is a pleasure ungrudged by anyone.


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

Beth Nielsen Chapman

The noblest of the elements is water


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

Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.


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

Heraclitus of Ephesus

When you drink the water, remember the spring.

Chinese Proverb

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

African Proverb

The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.

Tao Te Ching

By means of water, we give life to everything.


It is a fascinating and provocative thought that a body of water deserves to be considered as an organism in its own right.

Lyall Watson

Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other.

John Thorson

Pure water is the best of gifts that man to man can bring, But who am I that I should have the best of anything? Let princes revel at the pump, let peers with ponds make free, Whisky, or wine, or even beer is good enough for me


For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

II Samuel

Water is the mother of the vine, The nurse and fountain of fecundity, The adorner and refresher of the world.

Charlas Mckay

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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