Today’s collection of water quotes can be used as inspiration if you’re struggling with life or feeling lost about what your future holds.
Water is the source of all life. It sustains us, nourishes us, and we cannot live without it. Yet water can be unpredictable and take many forms; calm or raging, warm or cold, still or flowing.
The lessons learned from water are invaluable for our daily lives because they teach us how to flow with whatever comes our way.
Our hope is that these inspirational quotes can provide you with some words of wisdom and guidance into how to best navigate through this journey called life.
Water Quotes to Inspire
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley
“The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.” – Lucretius
“Even though the largest rocks may stand in its way, water will always find a way to get through it.” – Roger Lee
“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.” – Korean Proverb
“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” – Lao Tzu
“If you want to heal, find water and stars..” – Unknown
“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fuller
“The mind is like water. When its turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.” – Prasad Mahes
“Always be like water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind, which touches its surface.” – Santosh Kalwar
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi
“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” – Isaiah 43:2
“Life is like water, if you block one side, it takes another turn to continue its journey.” – Unknown
“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine
“Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes. Yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough.” – Victoria Erickson
“You will always find an answer in the sound of water.” – Zhuangzi
Motivational Water Quotes
“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” – Edwin Louis Cole
“The sound of water is worth more than all the poets’ words.” – Octavio Paz
“Running water never grows stale, so you just have to keep on flowing.” – Bruce Lee
“The mind is just like water. When agitated; it is difficult to see what lies beneath…When settled, the answers surface.” – Unknown
“The cure for anything is salt water. Sweat, tears or the sea.” Isak Dinesen
“I am water. Soft enough to offer life. Tough enough to drown it away.” – Rupi Kaur
“The sea cures all ailments of man.” – Plato
“Shallow waters are noisy, deep waters are silent.” – Unknown
“Don’t be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit ground.” – Kim Young-ha
“Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.” – Cyril Connolly
“Be formless, shapeless like water. If you put water into a cup, it comes the cup. You put water into a bottle, 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
“The sea does not like to be restrained.” – Rick Riordan
“Be fluid. Be like water. Flow around the obstacles.” – Master Choa Kok Sui
“Water is sufficient…the spirit moves over water.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli
Water Quotes To Live By
“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plugin your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears way a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” – Margaret Atwood
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock
“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of it’s container.” – Wallace Stevens
“You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.” – Alysha Speer
“An over-indulgence of anything even something as pure as water can intoxicate.” – Criss Jami
“I’m always happy when I’m surround by water, I think I’m a mermaid or I was a mermaid.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.” – Kahlil Gibran
“Life in us is like the water in a river.” – Henry David Thoreau
“When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion. It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water. It’s color is silver. And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it. The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking. Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words, the blindness of its light.” – Anne Spollen
“A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life.” – Linda Gerber
“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of lief, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” – Hermann Hesse
“You are water.” – Yoko Ono
More Water Quotes to Help You Keep Moving Forward
“Water seeks its own level. Look at them. The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world’s great rivers. And every one of them finds its way to the ocean.” – Alison McGhee
“I drop kindness pebbles in still water everyday, and I watch the effect they have on other people’s lives.” – John A Passaro
“I am a pisces, a fish out of water, searching for a way back home.” – James Kidd
“Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.” – Sun Tzu
“We are all bodies of water, guarding the mystery of our depths, but some of us have more to guard than others.” – Deborah Smith
“Her vision of the world under the water represented a beautiful stillness, a version of heaven. It was the lost city of Lena, her alternate universe, the life she yearned for but didn’t get to have.” – Ann Brashares
“Run wild and free like a waterfall.” – Anamika Mishra
“Water talks unceasingly, but never repeats itself.” – Octavio Paz
“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.” Nayyirah Waheed
“If you want to walk on water, you have to get out the boat.” – John Ortberg Jr.
“In a mind clear as still water, even the eaves, breaking, are reflecting its light.” – Dogen
“Rivers are places that renew our spirit, connect us with out past and link us directly with the flow and rhythm of the natural world.” – Ted Turner
“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zan
“Rivers never go in reverse. So try to live like a river. Forget your past and focus on your future.” – Unknown
“The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful. Mysterious. Wild and Free.” – Unknown
Which of these water quotes were your favorite?
When you’re struggling to keep your head above water, remember that life is a journey. You may not always be happy with the twists and turns it takes but as long as you can find joy in something, there will always be hope for another day.
We hope these water quotes have inspired in some way to keep moving forward. If they helped in any way, please share them with your friends or loved ones who might need a little boost of inspiration today.
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