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200 Amazing Water Quotes That Will Help You Flow Through Life

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Top 10 Water Quotes

You can not hide on an island and expect that water will not find you.

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

Toni Morrison
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Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Henry David Thoreau
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Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.

Slovakian Proverb
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You can’t see your reflection in boiling water. Similarly, you can’t see the truths in your life a state of anger.

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The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.

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Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes one for peace and one for science.

John F. Kennedy
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All water is holy water.

Rajiv Joseph
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One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.

Lao Tzu
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Water is insipid, inodorous, colorless and smooth.

Edmund Burke
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We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean. Anna Freud

After a natural disaster, safe drinking water is a priority. Humans can live longer without food than water, so communication about clean water is essential to help avoid the risk of cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, famine, and death. Tae Yoo

Water is always working, reorganizing the land.

Tim Palmer

As social beings we live with our eyes upon our reflection but have no assurance of the tranquility of the waters in which we see it. Charles Horton Cooley

If you have forest, if you have green forest, the water table goes up. What happens with deforestation is the water level goes down and we all know how much importance drinking water has. MS Dhoni

Water is the best of all things. Pindar

Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing Life force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you. Danielle LaPorte

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Satoro

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I got this powdered water now I don’t know what to add. Steven Wright

They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming. Hermann Hesse

The water is a dark flower and a fisherman is a bee in the heart of her. Unknown

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.

A. A. Milne

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

The water tells none of its secrets. Nikos Engonopoulos

When the well is dry, we’ll know the worth of water. Benjamin Franklin

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. H. P. Lovecraft

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When the water is calm, take as much distance as possible with your boat! Mehmet Murat ildan

There is no small pleasure in pure water. Ovid

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

Well, when I was a kid, I grew up in San Diego next to the ocean. The ocean was my friend my best friend.

Robert Ballard

I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man. Henry David Thoreau

Still waters run deep. Shallow waters run dry frequently. Thomas County Cat

I could float in the pool for hours, just letting the water carry me. Jill Scott

Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee

It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things. Nicholas Sparks

Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls. Munia Khan

By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water. Aeschylus

Listening to soft music and the sound of the ocean is quite relaxing to me. LaToya Jackson

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

Whenever they are given the choice, some people choose a bath over a shower; they, too, would like to do their bit to waste water.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Do you ever feel like you’re getting sick, and then you have a glass of water and you’re like, ‘oh, that’s why people drink that.’ Dina Hashem

Inspirational Water Quotes

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream. Martin Luther King Jr.

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. Heraclitus

A calm water is like a still soul.

Lailah Gifty Akita

O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet. Chanakya

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

Water belongs to us all. Nature did not make the sun one person’s property, nor air, nor water, cool and clear. Michael Simpson

Water is the soul of the Earth. W.H. Auden

A river doesn’t just carry water, it carries life. Amit Kalantri

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Jellyfish are 99% water or something, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 1% and make them water. It’s more useful. Karl Pilkington

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. Benjamin Franklin

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows. Drew Barrymore

Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.

Jalaluddin Rumi

Surrender to the flow of the River of Life, yet do not float down the river like a leaf or a log. While neither attempting to resist life nor to hurry it, become the rudder and use your energy to correct your course to avoid the whirlpools and undertow. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea. Paulo Coelho

The water caresses in the glass, like love in the body. Charles de Leusse

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive but adjust to the object and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Bruce Lee

Filthy water cannot be washed. African Proverb

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This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is. Dennis Rodman

A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us. Lucy Larcom

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean. Christopher Reeve

I am now a river, carving my own path.

Scott Stabile

I am like water so to say, I will find my way! Md. Ziaul Haque

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. Rumi

When you’re thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that’s faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that’s science. Anton Chekhov

Clean water is inestimably precious to waste! Mohith Agadi

When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone. Autumn Morning Star

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There’s plenty of water in the universe without life, but nowhere is there life without water. Sylvia A. Earle

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

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

Water is soft and humble, but it is the most powerful and is the most endurable.

Debasish Mridha

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

Just think of any negativity that comes at you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

My therapist set half a glass of water in front of me. He asked if I was an optimist or a pessimist. So, I drank the water and told him I was a problem solver. Unknown

The sea is captive in a drop of water. Marty Rubin

Water is a very good servant, but it is a cruel master. C.G.D. Roberts

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

Water is the driver of nature. Leonardo da Vinci

If I offer you a glass of water, and bring back a cup of ice, I’m trying to teach you patience. And also that sometimes you get ice with no water, and later you’ll get water with no ice. Ah, but that’s life, no? Jarod Kintz

A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence.

Jim Watkins

When I sit here by the sea and listen to the sound of waves, I feel free from all obligations and people of this world. Henry Thoreau

River is time in water; as it came, still so it flows, yet never is the same. Barten Holyday

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Without water, life would just be rock. Anthony T. Hincks

So let the mind flow like water. Face life with a calm and quiet mind and everything in life will be calm and quiet.

Thich Thien-An

The person who despises a drop of water is an utter ignorant who doesn’t know that billions of tiny creatures in this world can live with one water drop for days! Mehmet Murat ildan

Motivational Quotes About Water

Beauty soaks reality as water fills a rag. Chet Raymo

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness. Lao Tzu

Water wants to join water. Youth wants to join youth.

Hermann Hesse

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

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

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. W. H. Auden

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Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water. Miguel de Cervantes

Water is the driving force in nature. Leonardo da Vinci

Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea. Mikhail Lermontov

A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself. Maya Angelou

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

Leena Arif

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

I am like the water that runs over me, immune to permanence, recycling endlessly. I am water; I am life. The form may change, but the substance stays the same. Strike me down and I will rise again. Vincit qui patitur. Rick Yancey

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

Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water. Thich Nhat Hanh

Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give. Jane Austen

Whoever thirst for the living Water shall be quench. Lailah Gifty Akita

A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.

Joan Didion

When you drink the water, remember the spring. Chinese Proverb

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

Water is sufficient… the spirit moves over water. Friedrich Nietzsche

The water is always deeper than what it reflects. Marty Rubin

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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. Lau Tzu

Be like water, which is fluid & soft & yielding, as in time, water will overcome rock which is rigid & hard. Therefor, what is soft is strong. Anonymous

The sound of water is worth more than all the poets’ words. Octavio Paz

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

John O’Donohue

Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomalous, which enabled life to use it as building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing to the tune of solids. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

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 little water is a sea to an ant. Afghan Proverb

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim, you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do, you will sink and drown, instead, you relax, and float. Alan Watts

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.


How one raindrop marries the other and forms an ocean of love. Suyasha Subedi

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

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You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents—the rest you let float by. David Wroblewski

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable. William Wordsworth

Water liked to be free. . . Water hated being trapped, just like Percy. Rick Riordan

Water was liquid silver, water was gold. It was clarity—a sacred thing. Aspen Matis

There are billions of people in the world who deserve the better quality of life that products such as soap, shampoo, and clean drinking water can provide. Paul Polman

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

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

Loran Eisely

I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I’ve chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better. Bindi Irwin

Water! You may not like it, but you have to drink it. Anthony T. Hincks

Refreshing Quotes About Water

Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container. Wallace Stevens

Water is my drink. Stephen Curry

No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.

Taoist proverb

The ocean is a mighty harmonist. William Wordsworth

The fall of dropping water wears away the stone. Lucretius

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Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life. Letitia Elizabeth Landon

In my life, water has had the character of punctuation. Sue Ellen Campbell

Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle. Crystal Middlemas

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Water, in all its forms, is what carries the knowledge of life throughout the universe. Anthony T. Hincks

I have left almost to the last the magic of water, an element which owing to its changefulness of form and mood and colour and to the vast range of its effects is ever the principal source of landscape beauty, and has like music a mysterious influence over the mind. Sir George Sitwell

I have generally and will always fight for clean air and safe drinking water laws.

Sherrod Brown

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

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. Jon Kabat-Zan

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Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down. Vanessa Paradis

.Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed. Indra Devi

Water which is too pure has no fish. Afghan Proverb

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I have seen the sea when it is storm and wild; when it is quiet and serene when it is dark and moody. And in all these moods, I see myself. Martin Buxbaum

Life in us is like the water in a river. Henry David Thoreau

If the earth is a mother then rivers are her veins. Amit Kalantri

For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it. Marcus Samuelsson

Water sustains all.

Thales of Miletus

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 Hurston

Why was it that the sight of water made everything in the world seem okay? She wanted to look at water every day. E.C. Diskin

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Run wild and free like a waterfall Anamika Mishra

You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean. Mitch Albom

Ocean – A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man who has no gills. Ambrose Bierce

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Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. Sun Tzu

My desk faces the water, and I’m perfectly happy sitting there. I’m never lonely. Tom Stoppard

Water is sacred to all Human Beings. If you do not have water, you cannot have life. I always remember to honor and pour the water because it is traditional. Autumn Morning Star

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

Never give up, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

No water, no life. No blue, no green. Sylvia Earle

Wondering if you are Love is like the ocean wondering if it is water. Unknown

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When someone is bothered by someone claiming lack of drinking water, lack of medicine for the sick, and lack of food for the hungry, that person has problems too deep to be explained in an interview. Carmen Yulin Cruz

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. Leonardo da Vinci

An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate. Criss Jami

The water was pure and cold and came out of the Apennines tasting like snow melted in the hands of a pretty girl. Pat Conroy

A man of wisdom delights in water.


Water should not be judged by its history, but by its quality. Dr Lucas Van Vuuren

Water is such a lifesaver into which we cannot breathe but without taking it into us we cannot live. Munia Khan

Make hope just like water in your life. Khaled Ibrahim

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You are water I’m water we’re all water in different containers that’s why it’s so easy to meet someday we’ll evaporate together. Yoko Ono

I was still water, held by my surroundings. Unknown

The human heart is like the reflection on the water’s surface. The mouth says things opposite to what the heart really feels. Masashi Kishimoto

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

You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it. W. C. Fields

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. Lao Tzu

Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface. Santosh Kalwar

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

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

Friendship and money: oil and water. Mario Puzo

I shall go the way of the open sea, to the lands I knew before you came, and the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me the memory of your name. Adela Florence Nicolson

In order to reflect, think and plan, you must quiet yourself. You can’t see your reflection in churning waters. Water must be still to see your reflection.

Karen Hantze Susman

Water is the reason of our birth; it is the healer, the destroyer and the final consumer. Neeraj Singhvi

All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course, all rivers go down to the ocean and drown. And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river. Simone Schwarz-Bart

Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself! Mehmet Murat ildan

Water is colourless like life. Lailah Gifty Akita

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In practice, the ocean is the world’s wildest place because of both its fearsome natural danger and how easy it is out there to slip from the boundaries of law and civilization that seem so firm ashore. Rose George

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee

Water is life and clean water means health.

Audrey Hepburn

Realization doesn’t destroy the individual any more than the reflection of the moon breaks a drop of water. A drop of water can reflect the whole sky. Dogen

I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall. Mike May

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

When water falls, it flies. Anthony T. Hincks

The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places. Raymond Carve

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean. Alan Watts

A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets. Gloria Stuart

We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. Jacques Cousteau

Don’t be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit the ground.

Kim Young-ha

Be like water. Flow, crash, fly! Md. Ziaul Haque

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