70+ Best Water Reflection Quotes To Give You Wisdom

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A collection of water reflection quotes that will enlighten you, calm your mind and lift your spirits.

I have always considered water reflection as something deep, powerful, and full of meaning. There is just something thought-provoking about seeing your reflection in the water.

May these water reflection quotes open your mind, inspire you and give you the wisdom that you need to navigate through life’s waves.

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Water Reflection Quotes and Sayings

The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still the beauty of the self is reflected.

— B.K.S Iyengar

One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it others.

— Lao Tzu

There are no bad waves, only bad decisions.

— Andrew Pacholyk

In order to reflect, think and plan, you must quiet yourself. You can’t see your reflection in churning waters. Water must be still to see your reflection.

― Karen Hantze Susman

Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.

— Indra Devi

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

― Rabindranath Tagore

Be plain as water, be deep as sea, reflect like mirror, honest as truth, you will seek your destiny as pure desires in your heart.

— Anand Sharma

Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give.

― Jane Austen

The most beautiful birds do not know how beautiful they are until they see their reflection in water.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I saw my reflection on the water, I touched my face. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

— Ansel Elkins

The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.

— Buddha

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The human heart is like the reflection on the water’s surface. The mouth says things opposite to what the heart really feels.

― Masashi Kishimoto

Realization doesn’t destroy the individual any more than the reflection of the moon breaks a drop of water. A drop of water can reflect the whole sky.

— Dogen

The heart of a surfer’s life is the connection between the stillness of their board beneath them and the sea that moves about them. This is the one constant in a world that changes minute by minute.

— Andrew Pacholyk

When the water of life rise up, look for the reflection of your inner strength.

— Laura Fuller

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge 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 away 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

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

— Lao Tzu

Water is the mirror that has the ability to show us what we cannot see. It is a blueprint for our reality, which can change with a single positive thought. All it takes is faith, if you’re open to it.

— Masaru Emoto

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and 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

In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light.

— Dogen

This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.

— Dennis Rodman

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.

— Rumi

Beauty Water Reflection Quotes

There is both beauty and mystery in seeing our reflection in the water. Check out these beauty water reflection quotes and pick your favorite.

The water is always deeper than what it reflects.

― Marty Rubin

No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.

— Taoist Proverb

Beauty is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

Oscar Wilde

The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.

— Mata Amritanandamayi

When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.

— Leonardo da Vinci

I was still water, held by my surroundings.

I am now a river, carving my own path.

― Scott Stabile

This is what Zen means by being detached—not being without emotion or feeling, but being one in whom feeling is not sticky or blocked, and through whom the experiences of the world pass like the reflections of birds flying over water.

— Alan Watts

Men do not mirror themselves in running water – they mirror themselves in still water. Only what is still can still the stillness of other things.

― Zhuangzi

The future is like water. All our actions ripple over it, changing its reflection.

— Jeaniene Frost

You can’t see your reflection in boiling water. Similarly, you can’t see the truths in your life a state of anger.

― Anonymous

The sound of water is worth more than all the poets’ words.

— Octavio Paz

How one raindrop marries the other and forms an ocean of love.

― Suyasha Subedi

The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.

― Prasad Mahes

The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable.

― Rabindranath Tagore

Language is like drinking from one’s own reflection in still water. We only take from it what we are at the time.

— Simon Van Booy

The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind.

― Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi

Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.

— Ovid

A calm water is like a still soul.

― Lailah Gifty Akita

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As social beings, we live with our eyes upon our reflection but have no assurance of the tranquility of the waters in which we see it.

― Charles Horton Cooley

Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon’s reflection.

— Rumi

On the still calm waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appear.

― Bryant McGill

Why was it that the sight of water made everything in the world seem okay? She wanted to look at water every day.

― E.C. Diskin

Man can see his reflection in water only when he bends down close to it, and the heart of man, too, must lean down to the heart of his fellow; then it will see itself within his heart.

— Hannah More

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Inspirational Water Reflection Quotes

Check out these water reflection quotes that will inspire you to be calm and flexible like water in navigating life’s constant changes.

I trace my reflection in the water with my finger, and watch, as the scars disappear with the ripples.

— Prarthna

A man of wisdom delights in water.

— Confucius

Do not turn me into restless waters

if you cannot promise to be my stream.

— Sanober Khan

I was the place where you anchored. I was the deep water where you could be weightless. I was the surface where you saw your own reflection. You scooped me up in your hands.

— Jeanette Winterson

There is one art of which people should be masters – the art of reflection.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.

— Hermann Hesse

I’ve always had a duck personality. Calm above water, feet going crazy below.

— K. Flay

The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.

— Voltaire

She wanted the blue sky, but I was just mere water. And so I did my best. I reflected.

— Wild Whispers

Life in us is like the water in a river.

— Henry David Thoreau

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

— Loren Eiseley

When the water is calm, take as much distance as possible with your boat!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water, many souls join their highest intent to form the river of evolved consciousness.

— Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents—the rest you let float by.

— David Wroblewski

It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.

— Ella Maillart

Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.

— Mikhail Lermontov

It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.

— Nicholas Sparks

my dear, we are all made of water.

it’s okay to rage. sometimes

it’s okay to rest. to recede.

— Sanober Khan

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

— Sigmund Freud

When a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.

— Arthur Golden

To understand water is to understand the cosmos, the marvels of nature, and life itself.

— Masaru Emoto

Still waters run deep. Shallow waters run dry frequently.

— Thomas County Cat

The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.

— Korean Proverb

I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.

— Paulo Coelho

Which of these water reflection quotes resonated with you the most?

I hope you have enjoyed reading these water reflection quotes and I’m hoping that you gained wisdom and inspiration from this post!

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