19 Water Quotes

Be motivated by these water quotes to use water with the appreciation that we have an ample supply of it. In many parts of the world water is not so abundant. When we look at our lakes, rivers and oceans it is hard to imagine a shortage of water, but that is the reality for many people in many parts of the world. Let these quotes encourage you to use water wisely.


  1. If 25 years ago I had said that the majority of Canadians would be drinking bottled water today, you would have laughed. If I were to say now that we may have to breathe bottled air in 25 years if we don’t fundamentally change the way our society works, would you laugh? And if we can't breathe the air, does it really matter whether the government of the day is right or left?"
    Jim Harris, Green Party
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  2. We think we have water in abundance and we take it for granted, something we should never do.
    Catherine Pulsifer
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  3. Government cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters, to the erosion of soil, to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the need for slum clearance and schools.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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  4. Water may be regarded as a social opportunity in a very basic sense – simply by virtue of the fact that water brings people together.
    Seanna L. Davidson, Jamie Linton and Warren E. Mabee, Water as a Social Opportunity
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  5. We are running short on water in many parts of the world. Droughts are becoming more common and severe, and the costs of water and food are going up.
    David A. Bainbridge, Gardening with Less Water
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  6. What we do on land is mirrored in the water...
    Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
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  7. ...water is becoming one of the largest, and certainly the most universal, of problems facing mankind as the earth moves into the twenty-first century.
    James Winpenny, Managing Water as an Economic Resource
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  8. Gardening requires a lot of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
    Lou Erickson
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  9. Freshwater is also not evenly distributed across the globe. Less than 10 countries hold approximately 60% of the world’s total available freshwater supply.
    Anja du Plessis, Water as an Inescapable Risk
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  10. When we speak about the oceans, we don’t always picture them as three-dimensional places. Most of us, because we live in this world of land and sky, see in our mind’s eye the water’s surface and the pitch of the waves, islands at the horizon, and gulls in flight.
    Susan Hand Shetterly, Seaweed Chronicles
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  11. To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
    John Burroughs
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  12. Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans."
    Jacques Cousteau
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  13. ...fresh drinking water is a finite resource – the more we waste, the less there is available for both you and for other people. If we use water more effectively we are ensuring there remains a supply available.
    Peter J. Witney, How to Save ... Water
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  14. Turning into nature, looking into the sky, into the water or into the leaves, any element will reveal itself, reflecting back to us, exactly where we are.
    Nicky Kassapian, Be Yourself
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  15. Be like a duck, paddling and working hard in the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling, calm face.
    Manoj Arora
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  16. Unlike other natural resources, however, water is also indispensable for the survival of human populations, animals and plants. To put it simply, water is indispensable for life.
    Beatrice Mosello, How to Deal with Climate Change?
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  17. We don’t know who discovered water, but we’re certain it wasn’t a fish.
    John Culkin
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  18. Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children's lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land.
    Luna Leopold
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  19. Water covers more than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface. Ocean plants produce most of the oxygen we breathe, and the deep waters are home to wildlife and some of the biggest creatures on earth.
    Suzanne van der Veeken, Ocean Nomad
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