Water Quotes

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

In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference

Rachel Carson

Water is the only drink for a wise man

Henry David Thoreau

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire

Pamela Hansford Johnson

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

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

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

When the well is dry, we know the worth of water

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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

Ambrose Bierce

A person should go out on the water on a fine day to a small distance from a beautiful coast, if he would see Nature really smile. Never does she look so delightful, as when the sun is brightly reflected by the water, while the waves are gently rippling, and the prospect receives life and animation from the glancing transit of an occasional row-boat, and the quieter motion of a few small vessels. But the land must be well in sight; not only for its own sake, but because the immensity and awfulness of a mere sea-view would ill accord with the other parts of the glittering and joyous scene

Augustus William Hare

There is indeed, perhaps, no better way to hold communion with the sea than sitting in the sun on the veranda of a fishermen's cafe

Joseph W. Beach

Water its living strength first shows, When obstacles its course oppose

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Stones are hollowed out by the constant dropping of water

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet

African Proverb

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water

W.H. Auden

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans

Jacques Cousteau

A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

My soul is full of longing For the secret of the Sea, And the heart of the great ocean Sends a thrilling pulse through me

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again

Ecclesiastes

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind

Leonardo da Vinci

The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water, - so anterior, so superior, to all the changes that are to take place on their shores, even now civil and refined, and fair as they can ever be.

Henry David Thoreau

A person should go out on the water on a fine day to a small distance from a beautiful coast, if he would see Nature really smile. Never does she look so delightful, as when the sun is brightly reflected by the water, while the waves are gently rippling, and the prospect receives life and animation from the glancing transit of an occasional row-boat, and the quieter motion of a few small vessels. But the land must be well in sight; not only for its own sake, but because the immensity and awfulness of a mere sea-view would ill accord with the other parts of the glittering and joyous scene. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth

Two Brothers

The crisis of our diminishing water resources is just as severe (if less obviously immediate) as any wartime crisis we have ever faced. Our survival is just as much at stake as it was at the time of Pearl Harbor, or the Argonne, or Gettysburg, or Saratoga

JIM WRIGHT

Remember we were sitting there by the water.

Taylor Swift

Every day is a Sabbath to me. All pure water is holy water, and this earth is a celestial abode.

John Burroughs

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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