Water Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

Water is a liquid that is essential for the survival of all the life forms on earth. Water has covered over 71% of earth’s surface and it is also found in air as water bubbles and clouds formed due to evaporation of water from oceans, ponds lakes. The water is a liquid form and its solid form is ice, its gaseous form is water vapor. More over water is found in our body in range from 55% to 78% depending on the body structure. Here we have water quotes and sayings, which describe the nature of water and how it helps in our daily life.

Water Quotes and Sayings

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

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

A person should go out on the water on a fine day to a small distance from a beautiful coast, if he would see Nature really smile. Never does she look so delightful, as when the sun is brightly reflected by the water, while the waves are gently rippling, and the prospect receives life and animation from the glancing transit of an occasional row-boat, and the quieter motion of a few small vessels. But the land must be well in sight; not only for its own sake, but because the immensity and awfulness of a mere sea-view would ill accord with the other parts of the glittering and joyous scene.
– Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.
– Loren Eiseley

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. 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 Fitzroy Maclean

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.
– E.E. cummings

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
– George Herbert

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

I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean’s voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Most of us, I suppose, are a little nervous of the sea. No matter what its smiles may be, we doubt its friendship.
– H.M. Tomlinson

Never a ship sails out of the bay but carries my heart as a stowaway.
– Roselle Mercier Montgomery

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

Praise the sea; on shore remain.
– John Florio

Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go.
– Blaise Pascal

Still waters run no mills.
– Author Unknown

The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.
– Isak Dinesen

The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.
– Author Unknown

The great sea makes one a great sceptic.
– Richard Jefferies

The only cure for seasickness is to sit on the shady side of an old brick church in the country.
– Author Unknown

The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out.
– Annie Dillard

The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
– Joseph Conrad

The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land.
– Joseph Conrad

The world turns softly Not to spill its lakes and rivers, The water is held in its arms And the sky is held in the water. What is water, That pours silver, And can hold the sky?
– Hilda Conkling

Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither.
– William Wordsworth, Intimations of Immortality

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
– Mark Twain

Water, the Hub of Life.
Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium.
Water is the most extraordinary substance!
Practically all its properties are anomolous, 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 the only drink for a wise man.
– Henry David Thoreau

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

Water its living strength first shows, When obstacles its course oppose.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Water flows uphill towards money.
– Author Unknown

Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. The very deep did rot: O Christ! That ever this should be! Yes, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
– Thomas Fuller

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What, man! more water glideth by the mill That wots the miller of; and easy it is Of a cut loaf to steal a shive, we know: Though Bassianus be the emperor’s brother, Better then he have worn Vulcan’s badge.
– William Shakespeare

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


  • Laura Gilpin said:

    A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very
    earth itself – for it is from the soil, both from its depth and from its
    surface, that a river has its beginning.
    – Laura Gilpin

  • Benjamin said:

    By the time it came to the edge of the Forest, the stream had grown up, so that it was
    almost a river, and, being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used
    to do when it was younger, but moved slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and
    it said to itself, “There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
    – Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

  • Percy said:

    I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
    And whiten the green plains under;
    And then again I dissolve it in rain,
    And laugh as I pass in thunder.
    – Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Cloud, 1792 – 1822

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