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Water Quotes from Around the World
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Water Quotes from Around the World

Jim Lauria

During my recent webinar “How to Stand Out on LinkedIn: Tips for Water Professionals”, I talked about my extensive collection of water quotes. Recently I posted my favorite water quotes from Leonardo da Vinci.

Here are my favorite water quotes from around the world…

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

2.      “When you drink the water, remember the spring." - Chinese proverb

3.      “If you run out of water, you run out of life.” - Uzbekistan saying

4.      "Mai huli ’oe I kokua o ke kai!" - Hawaiian for "Never turn your back on the ocean!"

5.      “When one man drinks while another can only watch, doomsday soon follows.” – Turkish proverb

6.      “For the beauty of the rose, we also water the thorns.” - African proverb

7.      “When you are dying of thirst, it is too late to dig a well.” - Japanese proverb

8.      “A waster of water is a waster of better.” – Old Irish adage

9.      “Filthy water cannot be washed.” - West African proverb

10.  “Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.” - Swedish proverb

11.  "Water always has a source and trees always have roots."- Chinese proverb

12.  “Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.” - African proverb

13.  “The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.” - Korean proverb

14.  “The stone in the water knows nothing of the hill which lies parched in the sun.” – African proverb

15.  “A little water is a sea to an ant.” – Afghan proverb

16.  “It is wise to bring some water when one goes out to look for water.” - Arab proverb

17.  “Water has no enemy.” - Yoruba proverb

18.  “Don’t empty the water jar until the rain falls.” – Philippine proverb

19.  “It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.” - Ghanaian proverb

20.  “The frog does not drink up the water in which he lives." - Native American proverb

21.  “Praise to you, O Nile, that issues from the Earth, and comes to nourish Egypt...” - Egyptian hymn

22.  “When the river is dry, water always returns in the spring." - Afghan proverb

23.  “When you see clouds gathering, prepare to catch rainwater.” – Gola People of Liberia

24.  “Enough shovels of earth - a mountain. Enough pails of water - a river.” - Chinese proverb

And from my own neck of the woods…

25.  “Always drink upstream from the herd.” - Cowboy proverb

If you have any to add, please post them in the comments section.

Thanks and please check out the other posts from my series “Water Quotes from…”

Water Quotes from Chinese Teachings

Water Quotes from Song Lyrics

Water Quotes from Leonardo da Vinci


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