100 Best Water Quotes

Water quotes are motivational to say the least.

Most of our earth is covered in water, 70% to be exact.

So, it is not wrong to assume that for humans and other living beings, water is life! Water has always been a subject of fascination for humans because of its range of state: from calm to turbulent, from dirty to clear!

Thus, it comes as no surprise that quotes about water are part of the mainstream culture. There are thousands of quotes about waters. Water quotations and sayings like 'Where there is water, there is life.' are quite famous. So, without much ado, let's take a look at this curated list of water quotes!

For more quotes like this, check out waterfall quotes and [mother nature quotes].

Inspirational Water Quotes

Water is essential for our daily lives.

Take a look at these inspirational quotes on water. You will surely find quotes to inspire you in this category.

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

- Santosh Kalwar.

2. "Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you."

- Margaret Atwood.

3. "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.

4. "That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back."

- George Foreman.

5. "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.

6. "Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."

- Ryunosuke Satoro.

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

- Loren Eiseley.

8. "Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told."

- Rumi.

9. "The sea is a desert of waves,

A wilderness of water."

- Langston Hughes.

10. "Beauty soaks reality as water fills a rag."

- Chet Raymo.

11. "...the water stretching out from you until it's beyond sight, moving and blue and alive and so much bigger than even the black beyond seems because the ocean hides what it contains."

- Patrick Ness.

12. "Water, like religion and ideology, has the power to move millions of people... And all people, everywhere and every day, need it."

- Mikhail Gorbachev.

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

- Toni Morrison.

14. "Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water."

- Miguel de Cervantes.

15. "The water tells none of its secrets."

- Nikos Engonopoulos.

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

– Debasish Mridha.

17. "High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water."

- Mark Twain.

18. "Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child."

- Margaret Atwood.

19. "Water was something he loved, something he respected. He understood its beauty and its dangers."

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

20. "With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live."

- Sylvia Earle.

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

- Stephen Johnson.

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

- Charles Mackay.

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

- Mike May.

24. "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.

25. "And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear."

- Lord Byron.

26. "But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it."

- Margaret Atwood.

27. "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.

28. "In time and with water, everything changes."

- Leonardo da Vinci.

29. "A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself."

- Laura Gilpin.

30. "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

Be Changeable Like Water Quotes

We have a lot to learn from how water behaves. Check out these be like water quotes to inspire you.

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

- John O'Donohue.

32. "In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence."

- Kahlil Gibran.

33. "Water is the driving force of all nature."

- Leonardo da Vinci.

34. "The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time."

- Henry David Thoreau.

35. "Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give."

- Jane Austen.

36. "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."

– Heraclitus.

37. "Anger is like flowing water; there's nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow."

- C. JoyBell C.

38. "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.

39. "Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water."

- Bruce Lee.

40. "The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book- a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice."

- Mark Twain.

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

- W.C. Fields.

42. "Being a fish out of water is tough, but that's how you evolve."

- Kumail Nanjiani.

43. "Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself!"

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

44. "Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what that is."

- D. H. Lawrence.

45. "The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing."

- Bruce Lee.

46. "We are all bodies of water, guarding the mystery of our depths, but some of us have more to guard than others."

- Deborah Smith.

47. "Drink the waters meant to drown you."

- Nelou Keramati.

48. "Water seeks its own level. Look at them. The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world's great rivers. And every one of them finds its way to the ocean."

- Alison McGhee.

49. "Water its living strength first shows,

When obstacles its course oppose."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

50. "When a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom."

- Arthur Golden.

51. "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.

52. "I've always had a duck personality. Calm above water, feet going crazy below."

- K. Flay.

53. "Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate."

- C. Joybell C.

54. "When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come."

- Leonardo da Vinci.

55. "Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness."

- Steve Maraboli

56. "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.

57. "Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water."

- Benjamin Franklin.

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

- Christopher Morley.

59. "Some people love the ocean. Some people fear it. I love it, hate it, fear it, respect it, cherish it, loathe it, and frequently curse it. It brings out the best in me and sometimes the worst."

- Roz Savage.

60. "A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable."

- William Wordsworth.

Water Conservation Quotes

We need to stop the pollution of water bodies.

Clean water is a necessity in today's day and age. Here is a list of water quotes to help us understand the importance of water conservation and clean water.

61. "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water."

- W. H. Auden.

62. "Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."

- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.

63. "We never know the worth of water till the well is dry."

- Thomas Fuller.

64. "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau.

65. "If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us."

- David Suzuki.

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

- Slovakian Proverb.

67. "We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment."

- Ban Ki-Moon.

68. "Water used to be fresh, pure and drinkable, now the water has lots of focal matter and bacteria."

- Claudine Sierra.

69. "The earth, the air, the land, and the water are not an inheritance from our forefathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us."

- Mahatma Gandhi.

70. "No water, no life, no blue, no green."

- Sylvia Earle.

Quotes About Water And Life

Scroll down to get some amazing quotes about water and life. You will also find some 'you can lead a horse to water' quotes here.

71. "Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container."

- Wallace Stevens.

72. "Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."

- Margaret Atwood.

73. "Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield."

- Lao Tzu.

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

- Lucy Larcom.

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

- Nicholas Sparks.

76. "Life in us is like the water in a river."

- Henry David Thoreau.

77. "On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human."

- C. JoyBell C.

78. "A man of wisdom delights in water."

- Confucius.

79. "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him participate in synchronized diving."

- Cuthbert Soup.

80. "In my life, water has had the character of punctuation."

– Sue Ellen Campbell.

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

- Sun Tzu.

82. "I love the water. Everything about it. Smelling the humidity in the air, seeing the mist rise in the morning, feeling the dew-wet grass on my bare feet."

- Lori Foster.

83. "To understand water is to understand the cosmos, the marvels of nature, and life itself."

- Masaru Emoto.

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

- Raymond Carver.

85. "...And water is the most abundant metaphor on earth."

- Pam Houston.

86. "God is the color of water. Water doesn't have a color."

- James McBride.

87. "I believe that water is the closest thing to a god we have here on Earth...We are living in water."

- Alex Z. Moores.

88. "Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents."

- Paulo Coelho.

89. "Like roots finding water, we always wind up moving towards what sustains us."

- Mark Nepo.

90. "Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives."

- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

91. "If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow?"

- Jennifer McMahon.

92. "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.

93. "Fire and water looked so lovely together. It was a pity they destroyed each other by nature."

- R. F. Kuang.

94. "The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea."

- Isak Dinesen.

95. "An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate."

- Criss Jami.

96. "This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is."

- Dennis Rodman.

97. "Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land."

- Joseph B. Wirthlin.

98. "On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters."

- Norman Maclean.

99. "Water is sufficient…the spirit moves over water."

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

100. "You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead."

- Stan Laurel.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for water quotes then why not take a look at watercolor quotes, or [rain quotes].


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