That rather clever, my dears, is apparently a quote by Leonardo da Vinci. Who he? According to Wiki, Leonardo da Vinci was a (don’t hold your breath now) polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.
To see how truly marvellous water is, I’ve gathered a selection of quotes about water. I think they’re rather lovely:
In every glass of water we drink, some of the water has already passed through fishes, trees, bacteria, worms in the soil, and many other organisms, including people … Living systems cleanse water and make it fit, among other things, for human consumption ~ Elliot A. Norse, Animal Extinctions
If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water. ~ Loren Eisley
Everywhere water is a thing of beauty, gleaming in the dewdrops; singing in the summer rain; shining in the ice-gems till the leaves all seem to turn to living jewels; spreading a golden veil over the setting sun; or a white gauze around the midnight moon. ~ John Ballantine Gough, A Glass of Water
Water flows humbly to the lowest level.
Nothing is weaker than water,
Yet for overcoming what is hard and strong,
Nothing surpasses it.
~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water and nobody knows what that is. ~ D. H. Lawrence, Pansies
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water. ~ Benjamin Franklin
Praised be Thou, O Lord, for sister water, who is very useful, humble, precious, and chaste.
~ St. Francis of Assisi, Canticle of the Sun
I have left almost to the last the magic of water, an element which owing to its changefulness of form and mood and colour and to the vast range of its effects is ever the principal source of landscape beauty, and has like music a mysterious influence over the mind. ~ Sir George Sitwell, On the Making of Gardens
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. ~ Jacques Cousteau
I’d hazard an opinion that water is not just the driver of nature, but ultimately the driver of life. Without water we’d be in a pretty sorry state of affairs very quickly.
Fortunately for us Earth dwellers, we do have water. What we need to remember though is that potable water is becoming scarcer than need be. It is our responsibility to ensure that we protect this, the most important of our natural resources.
At AquAid, we like to do our bit, by providing water coolers that don’t leak or drip, but sit quietly and unassumingly in their designated water cooler area (wherever you decide that may be) and constantly and consistently have refreshing filtered or Spring water available.