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Sayings And Quotes About Water, Rivers, Lakes And Water Shortage

Water Quotes – 30 Sayings About Drinking Water and Water Scarcity

Looking for inspirational water quotes? Then you've come to the right place. Water is life - and therefore the global water scarcity an extreme threat to all living things on this planet. It is one of the biggest environmental problems of our timeThis is because only about 1 percent of the water on earth is available to us as drinking water - and because we are not careful enough with the water that is essential for life, natural resource Bypass

In this article you will find unique, short and stirring sayings and wisdom about drinking water, rivers and water shortage that will make everyone appreciate the liquid elixir of life. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about water have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The 30 Most Effective Sayings and Quotes About Drinking Water and Water Scarcity

To create a greater awareness in our society about the importance of clean water or drinkable tap water, spring water or well water, I am now, as promised, giving you a list of inspirational sayings about water and water scarcity.

Quotes About Water #1-10

  1. "All is born of water; all is sustained by water." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  2. "Even springs and wells dry up if you draw from them too often and too much." (Demosthenes)
  3. "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water." (Benjamin Franklin)
  4. "All the water that will ever be is, right now." (from National Geographic)
  5. "You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean." (Alan Watts)
  6. "The earth, the air, the land and the water are not inherited from our fathers, but are on loan from our children. So we must be handed over to them at least as they were handed over to us." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  7. "Water is the matter and matrix of life, mother and medium. Without water there is no life." (Albert Szent-Györgyi)
  8. Thousands have lived without love, not one without water." (W. H. Auden)
  9. "Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody." (Mark Twain)
  10. "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one." (Jacques Yves Cousteau)

Quotes About Water #11-20

  1. "A confused mind is like turbid water; it must first rest to gain clarity." (Jerome Anders)
  2. "The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear." (Prasad Mahes)
  3. "You don't throw out the dirty water if you don't have any that's clean." (Konrad Adenauer)
  4. "Constant dripping wears away the stone." (Lucretius)
  5. "Water is the driving force of all nature." (Leonardo da Vinci)
  6. "For every drop of water you waste, you must know that somewhere on earth someone is desperately looking for a drop of water!" (Mehmet Murat ildan)
  7. "Water is life, and clean water means health." (Audrey Hepburn)
  8. "The next war in the Middle East will be fought over water, not politics." (Boutros Ghali)
  9. "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)
  10. "Not everywhere there is water, there are frogs; but where you hear frogs, there is water." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Tip: Personally, I no longer buy mineral water. Consuming tap water is much more socially and environmentally compatible. To ensure that I always have water with me when I'm on the road, I simply use a such stainless steel reusable drinking bottle*.

Quotes About Water #21-30

  1. "If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in the water." (Loren Eiseley)
  2. "Water is the matter and matrix of life, mother and medium. Without water there is no life." (Albert Szent-Györgyi)
  3. "A drop of water contains all the secrets of the oceans." (Kahlil Gibran)
  4. "In this world, there is nothing softer or thinner than water. But to compel the hard and unyielding, it has no equal. That the weak overcomes the strong, that the hard gives way to the gentle – this everyone knows. Yet no one asks accordingly." (Lao Tzu)
  5. "Pure water is the first and most important medicine in the world." (Slovak proverb)
  6. "You don't throw out the dirty water if you don't have any that's clean." (Konrad Adenauer)
  7. "Only water can transform a desert. Water is life. Love is living water." (Phil Bosmans)
  8. "Empty your mind! Be without solid shape and form, like water. If you put water in a cup, it becomes a cup." (Bruce Lee)
  9. "The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." (Chinese proverb)
  10. "Life in us is like the water in a river." (Henry David Thoreau)

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Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. (Quote from W. H. Auden)

Can you think of any other time quotes and sayings about water, drinking water and water scarcity? Then just write me your favorite sayings in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about water

Where does our drinking water come from?

Around 70 percent of drinking water in Germany is obtained from groundwater and spring water. However, 13 percent is also used directly from lake, reservoir and river water. The remaining 17 percent is original surface water that has become groundwater by passing through the soil. This is according to the Federal Environment Agency.

How long will there be water?

According to the WWF, 51 percent of the world's population could be living in an area with a very high water risk by 2050. It is impossible to predict exactly when there will be no more water and what catastrophic scenario will then await us humans.

In particular, climate change, water pollution, and agriculture and factory farming are causing the problem of water scarcity around the world - including in Germany. The growing world population also increases the urgency of global solutions.

Is it healthier to drink from glass bottles?

An extensive study at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universtität Münster has shown that plastic bottles release microplastic particles into drinking water. Öko-Test therefore also advises people to consume water from glass bottles.

How much water does a person use per day?

According to the Federal Environment Agency, a single person consumes an average of around 120 liters of water a day. For example, for drinking, personal hygiene, washing up and washing hands, or preparing one's own meals.

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Water is the most precious resource on our planet - we must not poison and pollute it. Because without clean water, there is no life here anymore. And if we continue as we have been doing, at some point there won't even be any dirty water left.

Finally I would like to give you here further articles recommend ways you can put your appreciation for water into action:

I hope you like this compilation of water quotes. Do you have other water quotes in store that make people more aware of the problem of water shortage and sensitize them to the importance of water? Then feel free to write me a comment.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Man-made climate change is among the overarching major causes of water scarcity. Now feel free to check out my Contribution to climate-friendly living or read my Tips for climate-friendly cuisine on. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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