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Famous Quotes About Water

da Vinci quote about water

It is no surprise that many people through the ages have written famous quotes about water, how it affects them, and how critical it is for all of us.

Water is integral to our lives and plays a significant role in our society. It is necessary for many activities such as agriculture, manufacturing, and energy production.

Unfortunately, many people take water for granted and do not realize the importance of this natural resource until it is threatened or gone.

Water Quotes

Here are some quotes from famous people about the importance of water.

“He who drinks has no thirst.”

– Arab proverb

“It’s a way of taking the next step toward the source of creativity.”

– Vijay Seshadri, 3rd Place Winner for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in poetry

“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother, and medium. There is no life without water.”

– Albert Szent Gyorgi (Nobel prize winner 1927; discoverer of Vitamin C)

“We are made of water. We drink water and we are made of water. Water runs through our blood; it’s in and around us and within us.”

– Peter Thomson (Winner of the Golden Man Booker for 2011)

“A drop of water in the desert is more powerful than an army.”

– Arab proverb

“Water can become one family. The river knows everything and brings life wherever it goes. Water has wisdom; it flows slowly, softly, and carries everything along with it.”

– Lily Tomlin (comedian)

“Your body can go three days without food, three weeks without water, and about three minutes without air.”

– Unknown source

“Man cannot discover new Oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

– AndrĂ© Gide (winner of the Nobel Prize for literature)

“I came from the water, and to the water I shall return.”

– Chief Seattle (Original Native American chief of the Duwamish & Suquamish tribes)
Sun Tzu water quote

“Water is soft and yielding; yet it has no equal for power.”

– Sun Tzu (author of ‘The Art of War’)

“A Japanese man’s most valuable possession is his garden, and a Swiss man’s most valuable possession is his water.”

– M. C. Escher (award-winning Dutch graphic artist)

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”

– Leonardo da Vinci (Italian Renaissance architect, sculptor, painter, etc.)

“He who controls the water supply controls the people.”

– Lao Tzu (Chinese philosopher & author of ‘Tao Te Ching’)

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”

– Lau Tzu

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. Water can be dirty and still look clear. We have to learn to accept things the way they are.”

– Toni Morrison (Pulitzer Prize-winning author)

“Water is a carrier of energy.”

– Masaru Emoto (Japanese author & researcher who studied the effects of thoughts & emotions on water)

“Water expands with heat. This applies to a lake or an ocean. But a river always moves downhill, never up. It doesn’t know that things that go up must come down. A river flows from its source to its mouth because it just does.”

– Laura Esquivel (Author)

“Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.”

– Slovakian Proverb

“A river is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s blood, it gives life, and receives life in return. A river nourishes its own watershed and delights millions of people with beauty… Rivers are integral to our health, culture, religion, art, and commerce… No one will protect our rivers for future generations like we will. So start now.”

– David de Rothschild (British environmentalist)
Magic planet water quote

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

– Loren Eiseley (Scientist)

“No water, no life. No blue, no green.”

– Sylvia Earle (Scientist)

“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”

– Edwin Louis Cole (Author)

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.”

– W.H. Auden (Poet)

“Water is the only drink for a wise man.”

– Henry David Thoreau (Naturalist and Poet)

“Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital.”

– Kelly Barton

“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 (Doctor)

Next Steps

Every day, we are faced with choices.

The people who make the simple choice to drink more pure water are making a healthy decision.

Which of the quotes about water on this page resonated with you?

Think about how you can implement some words of wisdom into your own life today.