Water Proverbs

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

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