50 Peaceful Lake Quotes and Sayings That Will Make You Happy

If you’re in need of some peaceful lake quotes you have come to the right place. Just being by a lake does something to a person. It brings calm over the soul, and can open the mind.

A great lake quote has the power to bring back memories, or transport one into nature. Here we capture some of the most beautiful lake quotes, frozen quotes about lakes, funny lake quotes, and beyond.

The Most Beautiful Lake Quotes

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“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.”

— John Lubbock

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

-Henry David Thoreau

“The lake of my mind, unbroken by oars, heaves placidly and soon sinks into an oily somnolence.’ That will be useful.”

― Virginia Woolf

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“There’s only one way to tackle life, enjoy a day at the beach, and jump into a Great Lake: Headfirst!”

― Viola Shipman

Lake Michigan’s definitely moody. It’s not just bi-polar, but beyond schizophrenic. Its dozens of surrounding lakes and waterways never know what to expect on a day-to-day basis. She is awesome at calm and awesome at dangerous.”

― Yasmina Haque

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“When a lake’s doubt is shown as ripples, sunshine rays are flown to the hills.”

-Ankush Agarwal

“If the lake sees the ocean, it will want big waves! If the ocean sees the lake, it will want calm days that lasts for years!”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

Lake Life Quotes

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Lake Quotes
Bow Lake – One of the prettiest lakes in Banff

“Life is better at the lake.”


“A normal lake is knowable. A Great Lake can hold all the mysteries of an ocean, and then some.”

-Dan Egan

“Be calm like a calm lake, then you will look beautiful like a beautiful calm lake!”

-Mehmet Murat ildan

Lake Sayings

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Lake Quotes

“Stay close to the serenity of a lake to meet your own peace of mind.”

-Munia Khan

“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.”

-Edgar Allan Poe

“When you have swam in the sea a lake will no longer do; everyone else has been a pond but the ocean was always you.”

– Tyler Knott Gregson

“The water. The lake. It flows through our veins, and there’s nothing we can do about it… It’s like venom.”

– Karen Katchur

“Just find your way, like a river settling into its bed, and the sigh of the wind over a lake, light but restful… content with the joy in the arc of an arm throwing a ball for a dog to fetch”

– Jay Woodman

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“Even a pebble cast in the middle of a lake creates ripples that eventually reach the shore.”

– Jeffrey G. Duarte

“Skip a stone. Take a hike. Sit a spell. Listen. Daydream. Just breathe. This is lake living.”

– Unknown

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in order.”

-John Burroughs

“Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

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“The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.”

-Alan S. Kesselheim

“A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.”

-Nancy Wynne Newhall

Lake View Quotes

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Lake Quotes

“Talk not of the river or lake, To those who have looked on the sea.”

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Be calm like a calm lake, then you will look beautiful like a beautiful calm lake!”

-Mehmet Murat ildan

“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.”

-Edgar Allan Poe

“Looking out over the lake, I felt enveloped in the most peaceful, loving utopia.”

-Laurie Kahn

“Make your heart like a lake with a calm, still surface and great depths of kindness.”

-Lao Tzu

“A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.”

-William Wordsworth

“Not every lake dreams to be an ocean. Blessed are the ones who are happy with whom they are.”

-Mehmet Murat ildan

“Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans.”

-Munia Khan

“We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.”

– Zen Saying

“I grew up with the smell of the lake and the feeling of the woods.”

– Steven Tyler

“When you’re young you think that you’re going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue.”

– Doris Lessing

“Of all the paths you take in life make some lead to the lake.”

– Unknown

“The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.”

-Alan S. Kesselheim

Funny Lake Quotes

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Lake Quotes

“Time wasted at the lake is time well spent.”


“There’s no wi-fi in the mountains but you’ll find a better connection.”


“I lake you a lot!”

— Unknown

“Girls just wanna have sun.”

— Unknown

“Lake hair. Don’t care.”


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“Lake breeze puts me at ease.”


“I love to wake at the lake.”


Frozen Lake Quotes

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“Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake.”

-Maya Angelou

“A man without courage is a boat in a frozen lake! Get rid of your fears!”

-Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Apart from the obvious advantages of having ice to melt, filter, then drink, you can also break apart the water’s hydrogen from its oxygen. Use the hydrogen and some of the oxygen as active ingredients in rocket fuel and keep the rest of the oxygen for breathing. And in your spare time between space missions, you can always go ice skating on the frozen lake created with the extracted water.”

-Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I studied his eyes. They were nearly a color today, a frozen lake reflecting a clear blue…”

-Cara McKenna

“Man without dreams is a boat in a frozen lake!”

-Mehmet Murat Ildan

“If you are a boat and your lake is frozen, what can you do? You will wait for the spring! We are lucky that we are humans, we don’t have to wait for the spring; we can break the ice if necessary, we can use fire to open our way! Nothing can stop the mind if the mind decides to move to his target!”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

Hope you enjoyed our favorite lake sayings, hopefully, they are useful to you!

About Natasha Alden

Natasha is the co-founder of The World Pursuit. She is an expert in travel, budgeting, and finding unique experiences. She loves to be outside, hiking in the mountains, playing in the snow on her snowboard, and biking. She has been traveling for over 10 years, across 7 continents, experiencing unique cultures, new food, and meeting fantastic people. She strives to make travel planning and traveling easier for all. Her advice about international travel, outdoor sports, and African safari has been featured on Lonely Planet, Business Insider, and Reader’s Digest.

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