Sunshine (quotes)


The joy of sunshine


Sunshine is a wonderful thing

  • A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. Anne Bronte
  • Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin
  • It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Oh, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth. Roman Payne
  • Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness. Jimmie Davis
  • Life is sunshine and stormLightThe sunCheerfulnessHappinessPositivity

Sunshine is one of the little joys in life that aren’t little

  • As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm. Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. Henry Ward Beecher
  • Life is in the little things

Sunshine can have a major effect on the mood

  • A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes. Joseph Addison
  • Mood

We all need sunshine


We all need sunshine to live …

  • Just living is not enough … One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.  Hans Christian Anderson
  • Lack of sunlight can make depression worse. Make sure you’re getting enough. Take a short walk outdoors, have your coffee outside, enjoy an al fresco meal, people-watch on a park bench, or sit out in the garden. Aim for at least 15 minutes of sunlight a day to boost your mood. If you live somewhere with little winter sunshine, try using a light therapy box. Robert and Jeanne Segal
  • Human needs

… for sunshine sustains life …

  • If an apple blossom or a ripe apple could tell its own story, it would be, still more than its own, the story of the sunshine that smiled upon it, of the winds that whispered to it, of the birds that sang around it, of the storms that visited it, and of the motherly tree that held it and fed it until its petals were unfolded and its form developed. Lucy Larcom
  • The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk. Dustin Hoffman

… and is essential for health

  • I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more. Henry Ward Beecher
  • Where there is sunshine the doctor starves. Flemish Proverb
  • I’m not a doctor and I don’t know the technical terminology, but I do know that sunshine activates our happiness glands. Terri Guillemets
  • Now, if light exercises such a power over other created beings, why should it not also have a distinct influence on the human body and mind?… It may rightly be asserted that a clear atmosphere and sunlight are most powerful in producing a genial disposition in man and therefore have a vital influence on mind and body. Sebastian Kneipp
  • Where the sun does not go, there goes the doctor…. Watch for the sun, for life and health dwell in the sun’s beams; and when it is shining, open every window in the house until it goes down again. “Take Sun Baths,” Food, Home and Garden, November 1897
  • Health

Scatter sunshine wherever you go


Scatter sunshine wherever you go …

  • Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. Norman Vincent Peale
  • I’m just a simple guy, I live from day to day. A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away.   Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham  (Led Zeppelin)
  • Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. J.M. Barrieh
  • Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • A compliment is verbal sunshine. Robert Orben
  • As the flowers are all made sweeter by the sunshine and the dew, so this old world is made brighter by the lives of folks like you. Bonnie Parker

… by loving and being loved…

  • A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. Max Müller
  • Love yourself just as you are. Your finest work, your best moments, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you do that. You give others permission to do the same: to love themselves. Revel in self love. Roll in it. Bask in it, as you would the sunshine. Melody Beattie
  • To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. David Viscott
  • While she was light and sunshine, he was nothing but clouds and darkness. Victoria Michaels
  • Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But lust’s effect is tempest after sun; Love’s gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Lust’s winter comes ere summer half be done; Love surfeit’s not, Lust like a glutton dies, Love is all truth, Lust full. William Shakespeare
  • Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
  • I thought Love lived in the hot sunshine, But O, he lives in the moony light! I thought to find Love in the heat of day, But sweet Love is the comforter of night. William Blake
  • Love

… by smiling…

  • What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison
  • Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.   Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. So get used to smiling heart warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world. Lawrence G. Lovasik
  • Smile — sunshine is good for your teeth.
  • Smiling

…by being kind…

  • Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.  Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Kindness

… by being cheerful…

  • Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, altogether past calculation its powers of endurance. Efforts, to be permanently useful, must be uniformly joyous, – a spirit all sunshine, graceful from very gladness, beautiful because bright.  Thomas Carlyle
  • A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. William Arthur Ward
  • There is no greater every-day virtue than cheerfulness. This quality in man among men is like sunshine to the day, or a gentle renewing moisture to parched herbs. The light of a cheerful face diffuses itself, and communicates the happy spirit that inspires it. Thomas Carlyle
  • Cheerfulness

… by laughing and spreading laughter…

  • A good laugh is sunshine in the house. William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Humor is the sunshine of the mind. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
  • Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine and laughter. Dodinsky
  • Laughter

… by complimenting others sincerely…

  • A compliment is verbal sunshine. Robert Orben

… by making beautiful art

  • It is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails. Romain Rolland
  • The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. Walt Whitman
  • ArtBeauty

Fill your mind with sunshine


Choose to have a sunny outlook on life

  • A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind like the body can be moved from the shade into the sunshine. Andrew Carnegie
  • The comfortable and comforting people are those who look upon the bright side of life; gathering its roses and sunshine and making the most that happens seem the best. Dorothy Dix
  • OptimismPositivity

Fill your mind with sunshine …

  • Let your inner sunshine overcome the passing haze of discontent. Dodinsky
  • Mental sunshine will cause the flowers of peace, happiness and prosperity to grow upon the face of the earth. Be a creator of mental sunshine.
  • Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine and laughter. Dodinsky

… by fixing your thoughts on the sunshine of your dreams, aspirations and most empowering beliefs

  • Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them. Louisa May Alcott
  • He who does not believe has no soul. He is empty. He has no ideals. He has nothing to live for. He has no sunshine, no light. No joy in life. He is a poor, poor man.   Robert Ley
  • Do not hope wholly to reason away your troubles; do not feed them with attention, and they will die imperceptibly away. Fix your thoughts upon your business, fill your intervals with company, and sunshine will again break in upon your mind. Samuel Johnson
  • We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who hope that their dreams will come true. Woodrow Wilson
  • Positive thinkingBelief

Embrace the sunshine of life


Embrace the sunshine in your life

  • I was born to catch dragons in their dens. And pick flowers. To tell tales and laugh away the morning. To drift and dream like a lazy stream. And walk barefoot across sunshine days. James Kavanaugh
  • I used to cover my windows in heavy curtains, never drawn. Now I danced in the sunlight on my hardwood floors. Kimberly Novosel, Loved
  • Embrace life

Keep your face to the sunshine and the shadow will fall behind you

  • Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
  • Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine. E. M. Forster
  • Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. Helen Keller

Be the sunshine of your own life

  • Eliminate dependency. I may want but I do not need. I am the sunshine of my life and having you in it makes it even brighter. Wayne Dyer

Let others add sunshine to your life too


Don’t rob others of their sunshine

  • We have no more right to put our discordant states of mind into the lives of those around us and rob them of their sunshine and brightness then we have to enter their houses and steal their silverware. Julia Moss Seton
  • I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give. Diogenes

Savour the sunshine


Make time to truly savour the sunshine …

  • The secret to happiness is happiness itself. Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presences of each other, the wonder of our breathing. We don’t have to travel anywhere else to do so. We can be in touch with these things right now. Thich Nhat Hanh
  • There is only one thing about which I shall have no regrets when my life ends. I have savored to the full all the small, daily joys. The bright sunshine on the breakfast table; the smell of the air at dusk; the sound of the clock ticking; the light rains that start gently after midnight; the hour when the family come home; Sunday- evening tea before the fire!  I have never missed one moment of beauty, not even taken it for granted.  Spring, summer, autumn, or winter.  I wish I had failed as little in other ways.  Agnes Sligh Turnbull
  • Make hay while the sun shines. Miguel de Cervantes
  • Savouring

… especially by getting out into nature

  • Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. Also by John Muir
  • I’ve found that there is always some beauty left — in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you. Anne Frank
  • Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Nature

Don’t expect sunshine all the time


Don’t expect life to be all sunshine …

  • Marriage is, in actual fact, just a way of living. Before marriage, we don’t expect life to be all sunshine and roses, but we seem to expect marriage to be that way. Leslie L. Parrott
  • The fact is that there is an ebb and flow to life. There are highs and lows. There is bitter and sweet. There are grey days and sunny days and it’s all part of the package. If it were peaches, sunshine and roses all the time we’d probably get bored pretty quickly. Chris Assaad

… for life is both sunshine and rain …

  • For every day that there is sunshine, there will be days of rain, it’s how we dance within them both that shows our love and pain. Joey Tolbert
  • If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning. Kahlil Gibran
  • If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm. Frank Lane
  • Just as in nature, lives will have days of sunshine and days of rain – and the trick is to learn to dance in the rain
  • Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. Mario Fernandez
  • Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.
  • Human happiness has always its abatements; the brightest sunshine of success is not without a cloud. Samuel Johnson
  • The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday’s sneer and yesterday’s frown can never come over again. Charles Kingsley
  • Life is sunshine and storm

… and the rain can brings gifts too

  • Even too much sunshine can be devastating, while only with rain can growth occur. Accept both as part of the growing process in the garden of life. Donald S. Neviaser
  • It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. Proverb
  • Sunshine all the time makes a desert. Arab Proverb
  • All sunshine without a little rain makes a desert.
  • Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good. Lucy Larcom
  • Rain

Focus on the sunshine today rather than the rain tomorrow

  • I always feel sorry for people who think more about a rainy day ahead than sunshine today. Rae Foley
  • If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. Morris West
  • Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine. William Feather
  • Worry pulls tomorrow’s cloud over today’s sunshine.
  • Make hay while the sun shines. Miguel de Cervantes
  • Live in the present

Sources of sunshine in our lives


True friends are like sunshine who stay with us even in the shade

  • Friends are the sunshine of life. John Hay
  • False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. Christian N. Bovee
  • We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade. Caroline Norton
  • A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze Are a gift from God above, And He also gives us faithful friends. To warm our hearts with love.
  • A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. Washington Irving
  • But friendship is precious, not only in shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine. Thomas Jefferson
  • Friendship

Flowers are like sunshine

  • Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul. Luther Burbank
  • Just living is not enough … One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.  Hans Christian Anderson
  • Daisies are like sunshine to the ground. Drew Barrymore
  • Flowers

Butterflies are like sunshine

  • Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. Jeffrey Glassberg
  • Butterflies

Music is like sunshine

  • Mozart is sweet sunshine. Antonin Dvorak
  • Music

Final thoughts


Some lives contain more sunshine than others

  • Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine. Charlotte Brontë
  • Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow… Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

May you always walk in sunshine

  • May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow. May the soft winds freshen your spirit. May the sunshine brighten your heart. May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you, and may God enfold you in the mantle of His love. Irish Blessings
  • May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through. Irish Blessings

On a lighter note

  • A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. Steve Martin
  • Smile — sunshine is good for your teeth.
  • A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine, except that on a day without sunshine you can still get drunk. Lee Entrekin
  • It is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and ray of sunshine. P.G. Wodehouse
  • Brilliant sunshine rained down on the city.