Water Quotes

Civilization has been a permanent dialogue between human beings and water

Paolo Lugari

"...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

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

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

Stewart Udall

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

A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself

Laura Gilpin

{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

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 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

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

Shakespeare

A little water clears us of this deed

Skakespeare

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

To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things

John Haines

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

A river is the report card for its watershed

Alan Levere

To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together

Barry Lopez

To the lost man, to the pioneer penetrating a new country, to the naturalist who wishes to see the wild land at its wildest, the advice is always the same -- follow a river. The river is the original forest highway. It is nature's own Wilderness Road

Edwin Way Teale

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water

Christopher Morley

A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny

Carl Schurz

A man who drinks only water has a secret to hide from his fellow men

Charles Baudelaire

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

Water which is too pure has no fish

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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