50 Lake Quotes To Bring Peacefulness To Your Life

Calm water quotes about lakes will soothe your nerves.

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The lakeside is a place of peace, relaxation, and tranquility that many people love to visit on an off day or for a short trip to soothe the nerves stressed put by everyday urban life.

Lake views offer a small getaway into the arms of Mother Nature because smoke-choked city life can be claustrophobic sometimes. You can stretch out your tired arms, calm your over-worked brain and weary soul, and just breathe.

Here is a list of some lake quotes that will transport you to a lakeside that will give you the exact feeling of being somewhere similar. If you like our content, you can check out other amazing articles like boat quotes and [beach day quotes].

Lake Quotes From Literature

Reading lake life quotes will bring peace into your life.

Here is a list of some calming lake quotes from literature by famous lake poets and other writers. These are some of the best lake quotes you can find, some are even funny so look out for the funny lake quotes.

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

-William Wordsworth.

2. "So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake."

-Edgar Allan Poe.

3. "The lake of my mind, unbroken by oars, heaves placidly and soon sinks into an oily somnolence."

-Virginia Woolf.

4. "When you’re young you think that you’re going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue."

-Doris Lessing.

5. "A small pebble stirs the peaceful lake;

The circle mov'd, a circle straight succeeds,

Another still, and still another spreads."

-Alexander Pope.

6. "And the pleased lake, like maiden coy,

Trembled but dimpled not for joy."

-Walter Scott.

7. "Such a mortal too was Clooth-na-Bare, who went all over the world, seeking a lake deep enough to drown her faery life, of which she had grown weary."

-W.B. Yeats.

8. "Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond."

-Thomas Love Peacock.

9. "The lake still sleeps, still dreams its dream, / Under its bright, cold counterpane."  

-Ellen Palmer Allerton.

10. "Stand here by my side and turn, I pray,

On the lake below thy gentle eyes."

-William Cullen Bryant.

11. "Into a gradual calm, the breezes sink,

A blue rim borders all the lake's still brink."

-William Wordsworth.

12. "And the sleeping lake lies still as death, / Waveless, mute, by the frozen land."

-Ellen Palmer Allerton.

13. "Talk not of the river or lake, To those who have looked on the sea."

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Lake Quotes For Relaxation

Lake quotes about being at the lake will transport you to an imaginary world of peacefulness.

A picture of a lake brings peace into one's life, like a beautiful calm trip to soothe your soul. Here is a list of lake quotes about peacefulness as well as funny lake quotes that will bring peace to your soul just like the still waters of a lake.

14. "Its waters yawn with the same fathomless intensity as Rakshas Tal, but the peacock blue has deepened to a well of pure cobalt, edged by snow mountains that overlook it from one horizon to another."

-Colin Thubron.

15. "The water. The lake. It flows through our veins, and there's nothing we can do about it…It's like venom."

-Karen Katchur.

16. "Who comes to the lake for water, and sees the reflection of the moon."


17. "Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains."

-Diane Ackerman.

18. "The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it."

-B.K.S. Iyengar.

19. "And in your spare time between space missions, you can always go ice skating on the frozen lake created with the extracted water."

-Neil deGrasse Tyson.

20. "When you have swum in the sea. a lake will no longer do; everyone else has been a pond. but the ocean was always you."

–Tyler Knott Gregson.

21. "Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans."

-Munia Khan.

22. "Find a calm lake and wait for the twilight in silence! There, existence will visit you with all its magnificence!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

23. "We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see."

-Zen Proverb.

24. "Become more introspective by visiting quiet places such as churches, museums, mountains and lakes."

-Wayne Der.

25. "The little lake you love is the biggest ocean for you!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

26. "My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day."

-Hamil Garland.

27. "For the contented minds, lakes are oceans!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

28. "I grew up with the smell of the lake and the feeling of the woods."

-Steven Tyler.

29. "If the lake sees the ocean, it will want big waves! If the ocean sees the lake, it will want calm days that last for years!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

30. "Mindfulness arises when you allow your attention to fall effortlessly on the breathing point like an autumn leaf falling on a lake of still water."

-Amit Ray.

31. "The ocean is not a big lake; the lake is not a small ocean! Ocean is ocean, lake is lake!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

32. "In the hearts captivated by innocence, the eternal peace of a quiet lake is experienced!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

33. "Stay close to the serenity of a lake to meet your own peace of mind."

-Munia Khan.

34.  "When the mind is silent like a lake the lotus blossoms."

-Amit Ray.

35.  "Time wasted at the lake is time well spent."


36. "Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths."

-Muhammad Ali.

37. "Make your heart like a lake, with a calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness."

-Lao Tzu.

38. "A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature."

–Henry David Thoreau.

39. "Sturdy swimmers afloat on water-couch

Beneath the heavy bill their treasured pouch

Fishes pray for them to fly far away

Inland lakes toast to the Pelican’s day."

-Munia Khan.

40. "A little tranquil lake is more significant to my life than any big city in the world."

–Munia Khan.

Peaceful Lake Quotes And Sayings

Are you looking for some peaceful nature quotes about lakes? Here is a list of the best lake quotes including specific lake quotes like Lake Michigan quotes and Lake Tahoe quotes, funny lake quotes, calm water quotes, short lake quotes, and the like.

41. "There's only one way to tackle life, enjoy a day at the beach, and jump into a Great Lake: Headfirst!"

-Viola Shipman.

42. "The world of water has a way of perpetuating myths and shrouding lakes in mystery."

-Fennel Hudson.

43. "A lake so vibrant in color that it looks like a fine art painting."

-Stefanie Payne.

44. "Sometimes a misty lake becomes so calm in the early morning that a person who is boating thinks he is dead, as if there is only existence but not himself!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

45. "Lake Michigan’s definitely moody."

-Yasmina Haque.

46. "The Lake burst upon us—a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea and walled in by a rim of snow...!"

-Mark Twain.

47. "The sky loves lakes rather than oceans because it finds the opportunity to watch itself in the crystal clear mirrors of the lakes!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

48. "Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean."

- Percy Ross.

49. "Not every lake dreams to be an ocean. Blessed are the ones who are happy with who they are."

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

50. "Be calm like a calm lake, then you will look beautiful like a beautiful calm lake!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

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


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