150+ Water Quotes – Most Favorite Quotes About Water

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Water, the essence of life, has long inspired humanity. The steady flow of rivers, the expanse of oceans, and the calming sound of rain all affect our souls.

In this Best Inspirational Water Quotes compilation, we delve into the profound wisdom that water-related quotes offer. These best inspirational water quotes aren’t just words; they reflect our connection with nature’s most vital element. People turn to these best inspirational water quotes for solace during challenging times, as they find comfort in the fluidity and adaptability water represents.

Moreover, these best inspirational water quotes often remind us that, like water, life should be embraced with resilience and the ability to carve our paths.

Best Inspirational Water Quotes

Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.  – Ava Gardner


Water is life, and clean water means health. — Audrey Hepburn


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


Water is the driving force in nature. – Leonardo da Vinci


But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of the ocean. – H.P. Lovecraft


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


My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. – Mitch Hedberg


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




By means of water, we give life to everything. — Koran


Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. – Bob Marley


The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t. — Christopher Paolini


Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard


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 anomalous, which enabled life to use it as a building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing to the tune of solids. – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood When fond recollection presents them to view. The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket, The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well. – Samuel Woodworth


Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict. — Kofi Annan


Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet. – Carl Sagan


The top three conservation issues in Texas are water, water and water. – Robert Cook


Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth, these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. –  Ban Ki-moon


Colour is a human need like water and fire. It is a raw material indispensable to life. – Fernand Leger


Water has become a highly precious resource. There are some places where a barrel of water costs more than a barrel of oil. – Lloyd Axworthy


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


You see, my son, it is not a fact that you will never face dangers. Difficulties always come, but they do not last forever. You will see that they pass away like water under a bridge. – Sarada Devi


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


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


I have the world’s largest collection of seashells. I keep it on all the beaches of the world… perhaps you’ve seen it.  – Steven Wright


Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing, in the end, can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does. – Margaret Atwood


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


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


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


Thousands Have Lived Without Love, Not One Without Water. – W.H.Auden


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


For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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


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


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


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


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


Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up. — Stephen King


Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water. – C. Fields


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




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


This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty. – Percy Bysshe Shelley


When I come out of the ocean my eyes are sparkling. I feel like I’m reborn. — Janne Robinson


I bought some instant water one time but I didn’t know what to add to it. – Steven Wright


Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather a life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Fish marreth the water, and flesh doth dress it. – John Florio


As I travel around the world, people think the only place where there is a potential conflict [over] water is the Middle East, but they are completely wrong. We have a problem all over the world. — Kofi Annan


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


No natural resource has greater significance for the future of Texas than water. – Andrew Sansom


It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water. – Barbara Kingsolver


As water and fire oppose one another when combined, so are self-justification and humility opposed to one another. – Marcus Eremita


More than one-half of the world’s major rivers are being seriously depleted and polluted, degrading and poisoning the surrounding ecosystems, thus threatening the health and livelihood of people who depend upon them for irrigation, drinking and industrial water. – Ismail Serageldin


Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine. – Slovakian proverb


We have a wretched motley crew, in the fleet; the marines the refuse of every regiment, and the seamen, few of them, ever wet with saltwater. – Benedict Arnold


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


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


It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.  – Dan Quayle


As many raindrops join to form a great river of water, many souls join their highest intent to form the river of evolved consciousness.  – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


For whatever we lose (like you or me), It’s always ourselves we find in the sea. ― E.E. Cummings


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 river seems a magic thing. Magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself. ― Laura Gilpin


No Water. No Life. No Blue. No Green. – Sylvia Earle


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


I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot. – Kobe Bryant


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


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


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


A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but because of its persistence. – Jim Watkins


The Sea, Once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever. –  Jacques Cousteau


If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear. — Buddha


It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. – Franklin P. Jones


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




Water is the only drink for a wise man.  — Henry David


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


They are incomprehensible, the things of this earth. The lure of waters. The lure of fruits. — Czeslaw Milosz


Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. – Margaret Mead


Everywhere water is a thing of beauty, gleaming in the dewdrops; singing in the summer rain; shining in the ice-gems till the leaves all seem to turn to live jewels; spreading a golden veil over the setting sun, or a white gauze around the midnight moon. – John Ballantine Gough


The Gods were looking down on us – now I’m off to have a few glasses of water to celebrate! And the car is safely docked. – Bryan Robson


Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment, we have never really learned how important water is to us. We understand it, but we do not respect it. — William Ashworth


If you gave me several million years, there would be nothing that did not grow in beauty if it were surrounded by water. – Jan Erik Vold


Water. Oil pales beside it, and the value of the land itself is measured by it. – Larry McKinney


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


Ahimsa is an attribute of the brave. Cowardice and ahimsa don’t go together with any more than water and fire. – Mahatma Gandhi


Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes water and nobody knows what that is. – D.H. LAWRENCE


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


Everything is flowing going somewhere, animals and so-called lifeless rocks as well as water. Thus the snow flows fast or slow in grand beauty-making glaciers and avalanches; the air in majestic floods carrying minerals, plant leaves, seeds, spores, with streams of music and fragrance; water streams carrying rock… While the stars go streaming through space pulsed on and on forever like blood globules in Nature’s warm heart. – John Muir


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


In time and with water, everything changes. – Leonardo da Vinci


Ignorance and error are necessary to live, like bread and water.  – Anatole France


I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. – John O’Donohue


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


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


The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, or the sea. — Isak Dinesen


Water Used to Be Fresh, Pure and Drinkable, Now the Water Has Lots of Focal Matter and Bacteria. – Claudine Sierra


The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone. – Lucretius


Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci


All the water that will ever be is, right now. – National Geographic


The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money. — Plautus


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


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


We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. – Mother Teresa


Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. — Bruce Lee


Well, art is art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know. – Groucho Marx


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


Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought. – Dwight Morrow


I want to be afraid but it seems that these days I’m caught underwater and I’m falling farther. My heart’s getting harder, I’m calling my father. Am I screaming to an empty sky? — Tyler Joseph


I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you. – Robin Williams


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


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


The destruction of aquatic ecosystem health, and the increasing water scarcity, are in my opinion the most pressing environmental problems facing humankind. — Maude Barlow


Between earth and earth’s atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself. – Linda Hogan


Water has a voice. It carries a message that tells those downstream who you are and how you care for the land. – Bernie McGurl


Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine. –  Rabindranath Tagore


God Almighty Himself must have been hilarious when human beings so mingled iron and water and fire as to make a railroad train! – Kurt Vonnegut


Life is as inexorable as the sea. -Thomas Wentworth Higginson


The crisis of our diminishing water resources is just as severe (if less obviously immediate) as any wartime crisis we have ever faced. Our survival is just as much at stake as it was at the time of Pearl Harbor, or the Argonne, or Gettysburg, or Saratoga. – JIM WRIGHT


Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon Like a magician extended his golden wand o’er the landscape; Twinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and the forest seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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


The amount of water on the planet does not change, only its quality. – Walter Munk


No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.  – Horace


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


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


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


There is No Small Pleasure in Pure Water. – Ovid


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


A true yogi may remain dutifully in the world; there, he is like butter on water and not like the easily-diluted milk of unchurned and undisciplined humanity. – Paramahansa Yogananda


You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here. – Alan Watts


Every drop in the ocean counts. — Yoko Ono


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


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


The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. – Henry Beston


Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love. — Ali ibn Abi Talib


Water on Mars? Not impressed. Baywatch on Mars? Impressed. – Michael Ian Black


The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence. ― Rabindranath Tagore




Our bodies are molded rivers. —Novalis


The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land. – Luna Leopold


We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too. And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance. — Wally Lamb


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


In an age when the man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference. – Rachel Carlson


Water is being depleted many, many times faster than nature can replenish it. — Maude Barlow


Rivers are ribbons that tie us to the spirit of the land. – Jeff Rennicke


Blue is the color of peace. Water is blue. I like the color blue because it just puts me at peace. The patriotic symbol is blue. I just like blue. – Antonio Brown


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


No good water comes from a muddy spring. No sweet fruit comes from a bitter seed. – José Rizal


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

In a world where chaos often ripples through our lives, the allure of water teaches us valuable lessons. These Best Inspirational Water Quotes echo the resilience that comes from its fluid nature. As water finds its course, we can navigate obstacles and refresh our perspectives. So, when seeking motivation and a deeper understanding of life’s currents, let these quotes be your guiding drops of wisdom.

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