Water Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old water quotes, water sayings, and water proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Water is the driver of Nature.

Leonardo da Vinci

Water, the Hub of Life. Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium. Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomolous, which enabled life to use it as building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing t     

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Still waters run deep. Shallow waters run dry frequently.     

Thomas County Cat

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

Charles Mackay

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

Stephen Johnson

All the waters run to the sea and yet the sea is not full, and from the place where they began, thither they return again.

Ecclesiastes

Water is the only substance on earth that is naturally present in three different forms ? as a liquid, a solid (ice) and as a gas (water vapor).

Author Unknown

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.

Khalil Gibran

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.

Nelson Mandela

You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.     

W. C. Fields

Pure water is the world's first and foremost medicine.

Slovakian Proverb

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.      

W. H. Auden

Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.

Kevin R. Stone

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

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Henry David Thoreau

A little water is a sea to an ant.

Afghan Proverb

When you drink the water, remember the spring.

Chinese Proverb

Clean water, the essence of life and a birthright for everyone, must become available to all people now.     

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Water is critical for sustainable development, including environmental integrity and the alleviation of poverty and hunger, and is indispensable for human health and well-being.     

United Nations

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

John Thorson

The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.

Korean Proverb

Water which is too pure has no fish.     

Afghan Proverb

It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.

Ghanaian Proverb

Water is being depleted many, many times faster than nature can replenish it.      

Maude Barlow

Filthy water cannot be washed.      

African Proverb

There's plenty of water in the universe without life, but nowhere is there life without water.      

Sylvia A. Earle