A waster of water is a waster of better.
– Old Irish Adage
When you drink the water, remember the spring
Flowing water never goes bad;
our doorways never gather termites.
– Chinese Proverbs
Don’t empty the water jar until the rain falls.
– Philippine proverb
Don’t throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.
– Swedish Proverbs
Do not bathe if there is no water.
– Shan proverb
A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.
– Proverb from Liberia
The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
– American Indian Saying
If you saw what the river carried, you would never drink the water.
– Jamaican proverb
Rain does not fall on one roof alone.
– Proverb from Cameroon
Every peasant is proud of the pond in his village because from it he measures the sea.
– Russian proverb
No one can see their reflection in running water.
It is only in still water that we can see.
– Taoist proverb
Filthy water cannot be washed.
Even if you sit at the bottom of the stream, you cannot be a fish.
If there is a continual going to the well, one day there will be a smashing of the pitcher.
The stone in the water knows nothing of the hill which lies parched in the sun.
– African Proverbs