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.

Everywhere water is a thing of beauty, gleaming in the dewdrops; singing in the summer rain; shining in the ice-gems till the leaves all seem to turn to living jewels; spreading a golden veil over the setting sun; or a white gauze around the midnight moon     

John Ballantine Gough

Water is insipid, inodorous, colorless and smooth.      

Edmund Burke

Water flows from high in the mountains Water runs deep in the Earth Miraculously, water comes to us, And sustains all life.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

Water sustains all.

Thales Of Miletus

Water is the basis of life and the blue arteries of the earth! Everything in the non-marine environment depends on freshwater to survive.      

Sandra Postel

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

Loran Eisely

Water is the soul of the Earth.

W.H. Auden

Water is the best of all things.


Water is a common heritage, the value of which must be recognized by all. Everyone has the duty to use water carefully and economically.     

European Water Charter

It is water, in every form and at every scale, that saturates the mind. All the water that will ever be is, right now.     

National Geographic

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

Dr. Nathan W. Snyder

Water should not be judged by its history, but by its quality.

Dr Lucas Van Vuuren

In every drop of water, there is a story of life.     

Leena Arif

Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be seperated from water. No water, no life. Period. Water comes in many forms - liquid, vapor, ice, snow, fog, rain, hail. But no matter the form, it's still water.      

Robert Fulghum

Water is one of the most basic of all needs -- we cannot live for more than a few days without it. And yet, most people take water for granted. We waste water needlessly and don't realize that clean water is a very limited resource. More than 1 billion pe     

Robert Alan

Water is fundamental for life and health. The human right to water is indispensable for leading a healthy life in human dignity. It is a pre-requisite to the realization of all other human rights.      

The United Nations

We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water! Don't waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late.     

Mikhail Gorbachev

All water has a perfect memory and is trying to get back to where it was.

Toni Morriaon

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

C.G.D. Roberts

Don't you realize that the sea is the home of water? All water is off on a journey unless it's in the sea, and it's homesick, and bound to make its way home someday.

Zora Neale Hursto