Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.
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.
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
Water is the driving force of all nature.
Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom - and lakes die.
We used to think that energy and water would be the critical issues for the next century. Now we think water will be the critical issue.
A man from the west will fight over three things: water, women and gold, and usually in that order.
Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes - one for peace and one for science.
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.
Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go.
There is too little public recognition of how much we all depend upon farmers as stewards of our soil, water and wildlife resources.
In time and with water, everything changes.
Water is the best of all things.
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.
The air, the water and the ground are free gifts to man and no one has the power to portion them out in parcels. Man must drink and breathe and walk and therefore each man has a right to his share of each.
The trouble with water-and there is trouble with water-is that they're not making any more of it. They're not making any less, mind, but no more either. There is the same amount of water in the planet now as there was in prehistoric times.
Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.
Man — despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments — owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.
The River... It's my world, and I don't want any other. What it hasn't got is not worth having, and what it doesn't know is not worth knowing. Lord! the times we've had together!
The solution to our water problems is more rain.
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