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100 Inspiring Short Water Quotes for those Who Love Nature


Water is such an important part of our lives and yet we rarely think about it. We have gathered the best inspiring short water quotes that help show just what water means to us. They include some water sayings.

Our Favorite Inspiring Water Quotes

“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

“Water is such a lifesaver into which we cannot breathe but without taking it into us we cannot live” ― Munia Khan

“Water, in all its forms, is what carries the knowledge of life throughout the universe.”― Anthony T. Hincks

“A calm water is like a still soul.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Water sustains all.” – Thales of Miletus

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” — Loren Eiseley

Lake reflection with water quotes by Loren Eisleley

“Water adopts the shape of its receptacle, it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea.”— Miyamoto Musashi

“All water has a perfect memory and is trying to get back to where it was.” – Toni Morrison

“Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain” – Edward Thomas, Rain

“Out of the water, I am nothing.” –Duke Kahanamoku

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

“Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Water is the reason of our birth; it is the healer, the destroyer and the final consumer.”― Neeraj Singhvi

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

Person walking near ocean with quotes about the water by Leonardo da Vinci

“Water! You may not like it, but you have to drink it.”― Anthony T. Hincks

“Whoever thirst for the living Water shall be quench.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Water is colourless like life.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Do not turn me into restless waters you cannot promise to be my stream.”― Sanober Khan

“He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.” —Baltasar Gracian

“Like water, every moment is precious.”― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Water should not be judged by its history, but by its quality.” – Dr. Lucas Van Vuuren

”Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.” – Margaret Atwood

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”― Ryunosuke Satoro

“The sea is captive in a drop of water.” ― Marty Rubin

“Every drop in the ocean counts.” — Yoko Ono

Water spray with quotes about water drops by Yoko Ono

“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

“Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.” – Percy Ross

The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still the beauty of the self is reflected – B.K.S Iyengar

“I trace my reflection in the water with my finger, and watch, as the scars disappear with the ripples.” – Prarthna

“These landscapes of water and reflection are an obsession.” – Claude Monet

Mountains reflected in lake with water reflection quotes by Monet

“Only in still waters do things reflect undistorted.” – Anne Brown

“I saw my reflection on the water, I touched my face. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” – Ansel Elkins

“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of the moon.” – Rumi

“In order to reflect, think and plan, you must quiet yourself. You can’t see your reflection in churning waters. Water must be still to see your reflection.” – Karen Susman

“Be like water. Show others their reflection with coolness.” – Devya

“Be plain as water, be deep as sea, reflect like mirror, honest as truth, you will seek your destiny as pure desires in your heart.” – Anand Sharma

“She wanted the blue sky, but I was just mere water. And so I did my best. I reflected.” – Wild Whispers

“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” — Jacques Yves Cousteau

Sun on lake with quotes for water conservation by Cousteau

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

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

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

“Bright futures begin with clean water.” – The Water Project

“When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin

“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

“When the water is calm, take as much distance as possible with your boat!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Water is soft and humble, but it is the most powerful and is the most endurable.” ― Debasish Mridha

“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

“Make hope just like water in your life”― Khaled Ibrahim

Lake reflection with inspirational quotes on water by Ibrahim

“The person who despises a drop of water is an utter ignorant who doesn’t know that billions of tiny creatures in this world can live with one water drop for days!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.”― Jalaluddin Rumi

“When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.” —Nelson Mandela

“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” – Edwin Louis Cole

“If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat.”— John Ortberg Jr.

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” – Christopher Reeve

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zan

“Be like water. Flow, crash, fly!”― Md. Ziaul Haque

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

“The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.” – Bruce Lee

Ocean waves with quotes on water by Bruce Lee

“Today, at any moment, more water rushes through the atmosphere than flows through all the world’s rivers combined.”― Cynthia Barnett

“It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told.” – Rumi

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.” – Margaret Atwood

“Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.” ― Sun Tzu

“Water belongs to us all. Nature did not make the sun one person’s property, nor air, nor water, cool and clear.”― Michael Simpson

“Water is always working, reorganizing the land.”― Tim Palmer

Waterfall with thoughts about water by Palmer

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

“The people are like water and the ruler a boat. Water can support a boat or overturn it.” —William Shakespeare

“Give water enough time and it will carve a tunnel through the thickest mountain.”― Marty Rubin

“Water is the most basic of all resources. Civilizations grew or withered depending on its availability.” – Dr. Nathan W. Snyder

“Our water is so full of life; it’s the fastest water in the world. That’s all there is to it.”-Duke Kahanamoku

“Love me like water, deep as sea, pure as water, wild as ocean.” – Kirpa Kaur

Person looking at lake with water love quotes

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

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

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

“Life is just like water, enjoy each and every moment before it vaporizes.” – Samra Khan

“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

“Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.”― Vanessa Paradis

Ocean and cliff with water is life quotes.

“Water is sacred to all Human Beings. If you do not have water, you cannot have life. I always remember to honor and pour the water because it is traditional.” ― Autumn Morning Star

“Life in us is like the water in a river.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“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

Ocean with Bruce Lee be like water quote

“You can not hide on an island and expect that water will not find you.”― Chuck Bridges

“Why was it that the sight of water made everything in the world seem okay? She wanted to look at water every day.”― E.C. Diskin

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Short Sea Quotes, Ocean Captions, Short Ocean Quotes, Wave Captions and Water Captions.

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

“Water is sufficient…the spirit moves over water.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.” ― Wallace Stevens

“All water is holy water.” ― Rajiv Joseph

“Water was liquid silver, water was gold. It was clarity—a sacred thing.” ― Aspen Matis

“The water tells none of its secrets.” ― Nikos Engonopoulos

Sunset on lake with short water quotes for Instagram

“Water liked to be free. . . Water hated being trapped, just like Percy.”― Rick Riordan

“I was still water, held by my surroundings. I am now a river, carving my own path.”― Scott Stabile

“The water is a dark flower and a fisherman is a bee in the heart of her.” ― Annie Proulx

“The sound of water is worth more than all the poets’ words.” – Octavio Paz

“I am like water so to say, I will find my way!”― Md. Ziaul Haque

“When water falls, it flies.”― Anthony T. Hincks

“If the earth is a mother then rivers are her veins.”― Amit Kalantri

“Water wants to join water. Youth wants to join youth.”― Hermann Hesse

“My desk faces the water, and I’m perfectly happy sitting there. I’m never lonely.” – Tom Stoppard

“I could float in the pool for hours, just letting the water carry me.” – Jill Scott

Pool with cute quotations about water

“Like roots finding water, we always wind up moving towards what sustains us.” – Mark Nepo

“In calm water, every ship has a good captain.” – Grover Cleveland

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

Mountains reflect in stream with proverbs about water

“No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.” – Taoist Proverb

“Filthy water cannot be washed.” – African Proverb

“A man of wisdom delights in water.” – Confucius

“Water is the best of all things.” — Pindar

“Water is the soul of the Earth.” — W. H. Auden

“Water is insipid, inodorous, colorless and smooth.” – Edmund Burke

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.” — Mitch Hedberg

“Without water, life would just be rock.”― Anthony T. Hincks

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.” – Benjamin Franklin

“You can’t trust water. Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.” – W.C. Fields

Lake reflection with funny water quotes.

“I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water, I think I’m a Mermaid or I was a mermaid.”  -Beyonce Knowles

“As hippy-cosmic as this sounds, I feel whole in the water and not whole out of the water.”  –Mark Richards

“In my life, water has had the character of punctuation.” ― Sue Ellen Campbell

“Clean water is inestimably precious to waste!”― Mohith Agadi

“Water is the driving force in nature.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

Person looking at waterfall with quotes for water by da Vinci

“Fresh water springs are a living embodiment of the fountain of youth.”― Jessica Marie Baumgartner

“Water seeks its own level and water rises collectively.”— Julia Cameron

Water Sayings

“A fish out of water.”

“Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.”

“Water under the bridge.”

Bridge with reflections with a water sayings

“Blood is thicker than water.”

“In hot water.”

“Wondering if you are Love is like the ocean wondering if it is water.”

“Life depends on water, but the reservoir depends on you.”

“A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold to a thirsty man.”

“Be like water, which is fluid & soft & yielding, as in time, water will overcome rock which is rigid & hard. Therefore, what is soft is strong.”

And there you have it! Our list of the best quotes, poverbs and sayings. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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