When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.— Leonardo da Vinci
Helpful Water Resources quotations
[Somali maritime violence] is a response to greedy Western nations, who invade and exploit Somalia's water resources illegally. It is not a piracy, it is self defence. It is defending the Somalia children's food.
In time and with water, everything changes.
Water is the soul of the Earth.
A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth - soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife.
Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases.
It puts enormous pressure on the world's resources. A vegetarian diet is better.
To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.
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.
You, (my meat-eating friends), put your health at risk – that’s your business. But animal-based diets put the land, the water, the air, a society’s collective health, and even our collective pharmaceutical resources at risk. That’s my business. That’s everyone’s business.
We think of our land and water and human resources not as static and sterile possessions but as life giving assets to be directed by wise provisions for future days.
The health of our waters is the principle measure of how we live on the land.
Simple, easy actions can protect the health of our water resources and help save drinking water supplies. There is not one individual who cannot help to make a difference to the health of the environment
The crisis of our diminishing water resources is just as severe (if less obviously immediate) as any wartime crisis we have ever faced. Our survival is just as much at stake as it was at the time of Pearl Harbor, or the Argonne, or Gettysburg, or Saratoga.
Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.
We've poisoned the air, the water, and the land.
In our passion to control nature, things have gone out of control. Progress from now on has to mean something different. We're running out of resources and we are running out of time.
Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water.
Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.
Water is the best of all things.
If you gave me several million years, there would be nothing that did not grow in beauty if it were surrounded by water.
...This large and expensive stock of drugs will be unnecessary. By...doses of...medicines...multiplying...combining them properly, 20 to 30 articles, aided by the common resources of the lancet, a garden, a kitchen, fresh air, cool water, exercise, will be sufficient to cure all the diseases that are at present under the power of medicine.
Since our region is endowed with a lot of natural resources, including reasonable supplies of fresh water, we need and we can work together to ensure this area against these vicissitudes.
Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes - one for peace and one for science.
Water is our most precious and interconnected natural resource.
It sustains all ecosystems, communities, and economies from local watersheds to the seas. It's vital to sustaining our health, safety, and the environments in which we live and work. Simply put, water is life.
A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure.
We have a planet that is at risk, where resources don't have a permanent life.
We are going to have to make the decision: are we going to survive or are we waiting for our extinction? One day we will wake up and find people are fighting not for oil but water.
The solution to our water problems is more rain.
Don't you realize that the sea is the home of water? All water is off on a journey unless it's in the sea, and it's homesick, and bound to make its way home someday.
I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.
We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water! Don't waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late.
Life is water, dancing to the tune of solids.
Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called rain.
Most wars are not fought over shortages of resources such as food and water, but rather over conquest, revenge, and ideology.
Dripping water hollows out a stone
Water is our most precious resource, but we waste it, just as we waste other resources, including oil and gas.