Quotes About Water



"When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water."

Benjamin Franklin



"When you drink the water, remember the spring."

Chinese Proverb



"Rain is a blessing when it falls gently on parched fields, turning the earth green, causing the birds to sing."

Donald Worster



"You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you."

Heraclitus of Ephesus



"We have the ability to provide clean water for every man, woman and child on the Earth. What has been lacking is the collective will to accomplish this. What are we waiting for? This is the commitment we need to make to the world, now."

Jean-Michel Cousteau



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

John Thorson



"A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure."

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes



"By means of water, we give life to everything."

Koran, 21:30



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

Loran Eisley



"Globalization was supposed to break down barriers between continents and bring all peoples together. But what kind of globalization do we have with over one billion people on the planet not having safe water to drink?"

Mikhail Gorbachev



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

W.H. Auden



"Water and sanitation problems have reached boiling point: children are dying unnecessarily at the rate of 20 jumbo jets crashing every single day."

Ravi Narayanan



"Clean water, the essence of life and a birthright for everyone, must become available to all people now."

Jean-Michel Cousteau



"We need a new global culture that finds the existence of millions of thirsty people thoroughly and immediately unacceptable."

Jean-Michel Cousteau



"Water is critical for sustainable development, including environmental integrity and the alleviation of poverty and hunger, and is indispensable for human health and well-being."

United Nations