Sun Quotes, Sayings

These sun quotes and sayings capture the solar orb’s inspiring warmth and spiritual power — from the hopeful serenity of sunrise to the peaceful calm of sunset.

Let’s take a look at some of the best quotes about the sun and sunshine.

Top 10 best sun quotes

1.) Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
Helen Keller

2.) “Just living isn’t enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Anderson

3.) Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow.
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

4.) O, sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.
Roman Payne

5.) Be content with sunshine and you will never have a need of darkness.
Anthony T. Hincks

6.) The sun illuminates only the eyes of the man but shines into the eye and the heart of the child.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

7.) I was rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days.
Henry David Thoreau

8.) It’s always sunny above the clouds. Always. Every day on earth — every day I have ever had — was secretly sunny, after all.
Caitlin Moran

9.) A smile is the same as sunshine; it banishes winter from the human countenance.
Victor Hugo

10.) Learn from flowers — always angle towards the sun.
Maureen Joyce Connolly

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1. Sunshine quotes for a sunny day

These sayings describe a warm sunny day, from spring’s green to the sun-kissed gardens of summer.

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.
Maud Hart Lovelace

Every day, the moment you open your eyes and pull off your blankets, that’s what you hope for. The sunshine on your face, warm enough to make you heart sing.
Sarah Ockler

Laughter is magic that dispenses clouds and creates sunshine in the soul.
Richelle E. Goodrich

When you put a log on the fire, the light and heat you see is, in a literal sense, the decades of sunshine that tree basked in over its lifetime.
Peter Brannen

Don’t go beyond shadows in the dark, Seek the sunshine instead.
Senthil Kumar Mukkandi

The sun can be your greatest gloom, or your greatest comforter, depending on how you view its shine.
Anthony Liccione

In your darkest hour, give thanks, for in due time, the morning will come. And it will come with a ray of sunshine.
Michael Bassey Johnson

Sunlight sayings

The morning is full of sunlight and hope.
Kate Chopin

Sunlight is like the breath of life to the pomp of autumn.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

2. Beauty of the sun quotes

Thou art the sun of other days. They shine by giving back the rays.
John Keble

I’ve found that there is always some beauty left — in Nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.
Anne Frank

That the sky is brighter than the earth means little unless the earth itself is appreciated and enjoyed. Its beauty loved gives the right to aspire to the radiance of the sunrise and sunset.
Helen Keller

The low sun stares through dust of gold.
Alexander Smith

There is nothing more beautiful than a rainbow, but it takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.


The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.
Charles Dickens

When the morning sun wakes up, the darkness in the valleys looks for a place to hide!
Mehmet Murat ildan

Every morning, the rising sun invites and inspires us to begin again.
Debasish Mridha

Thoreau sun quote

Good morning sunshine

To say good morning, is a hope for a new sunshine in a cloudy winter.
Nabil Toussi

The morning sun is out and bright. Forcing night sneak away without a fight.
Richard L. Ratliff

The morning sun has a lesson to teach us — without judging, love everyone as he does.
Debasish Mridha

I hear you in the morning sun.
Adrienne Posey


No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn.
Maya Angelou

Whenever you want to see me, always look at the sunset; I will be there.
Grace Ogot

The rich sunset makes the most sterile landscape enchanting.
Eliza Cook

When the sun kisses the horizon, that’s when you see the sky blush.
Anthony T. Hincks

3. Sun quotes about love and life

About love

Sun lovers know the connection the sun has with love and romance.

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
William Shakespeare

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Max Müller

Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants.
Jonathan Haidt

Her smiles are like the morning sun that illuminates my world.
Debasish Mridha

While she was light and sunshine, he was nothing but clouds and darkness.
Victoria Michaels

Love grows in sunshine.
Anthony T. Hincks

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

For a dark street, sunshine is most welcome; for a wounded soul, love is most welcome.
Mehmet Murat ildan

Just as love makes life beautiful and prevents sorrow, sunshine is the single source of light which gives us light during the day and makes the moon shine at night.
Abby Jonas

May the light of the morning sun shine upon you. May the deepest and sweetest love always find you.
Debasish Mridha

About life

Let there always be a bright spot in your heart for the people around you. They might need a bit of sunshine.
Ron Baratono

Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.
Thomas Mann

Bees make honey while the sun shines.
Anthony T. Hincks

The sun is the most important thing in everybody’s life, whether you’re a plant, an animal, or a fish, and we take it for granted.
Danny Boyle

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
William Arthur Ward

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.
René Magritte

I love to see the sunshine on the wings of the dragonflies — there is magic in it.
Ama H. Vanniarachchy

Health and good humor are to the human body like sunshine to vegetation.
Jean B. Massillon

A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away.
Jimmy Page

A sunny disposition is worth more than a fortune.
Andrew Carnegie

He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
Samuel Johnson

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4. Spiritual sun quotes

The sun, center, and sire of light, the keystone of the world-built arch of heaven.
Philip James Bailey

For me, my sun is, like all images, a functional object for seeing, for feeling, for dreaming, for understanding.
Micahel Buthe

When sun shines, it not only brightens our day; it enlightens us, our soul, cleansing it of the gloominess that the night’s darkness had brought in.
Tista Ray

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
Annie Dillard

Deep sayings

Even the sun directs our gaze away from itself and to the life illumined by it.
Eberhard Arnold

The sun shines upon good and bad alike.
Hans Christian Andersen

That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition and implies no more contradiction than the affirmation that it will rise.
David Hume

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Sir Francis Bacon

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
William Arthur Ward

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.
George R. R. Martin

One sun warms and enlightens the world; two suns would destroy it.
Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. Inspirational sun quotes

As the sun peaks over the mountain, it’s a new day on our miraculous planet. Reason alone for celebration.
Oprah Winfrey

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.
Morris West

When the sun is shining, I can do anything. No mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
Wilma Rudolph

The sun is not God, though His noblest image.
Robert Dodsley

I think the sun is a flower.
That blooms for just one hour.
Ray Bradbury

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.
Henry Ward Beecher

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo Galilei

Motivational sayings

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.
Jack Ma

Sunshine is my quest.
Winston Churchill

If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.
Frank Lane

If you dance like raindrops, there will always be sunshine.
Curtis Tyrone Jones

If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not.
Marty Robbins

Maureen Joyce Connolly quote

6. Positive quotes

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be the sunshine on a cloudy day.
Christina Casino

Don’t let the shadows of yesterday spoil the sunshine of tomorrow. Live for today.
Nandina Morris

The sun shines on everybody. You’ve got to keep believing.
Dontrelle Willis

The sun is a daily reminder that we, too, can rise again from the darkness, that we, too, can shine our own light.
S. Ajna

Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin

Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sending you a day full of sunshine, a heaven filled with rainbows, and a pocket full of dreams. May the future ahead of you be as wonderful as you are.
Judith Wibberley

About happiness

We live within the clouds of our minds waiting for the sun to shine with happiness.
Anthony T. Hincks

To be happy you must be your own sunshine.
C.E. Jerningham

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.
Henry Ward Beecher

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Rose Kennedy

Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as the happiness is the virtue of sunshine.
Ruth Fulton Benedict

Sunshine will guide your heart even in the darkest of days.
Anthony T. Hincks

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
Joseph Addison

7. Sun quotes for Instagram captions

Use these funny, cute, and short sun quotes to liven up your social media posts.

Funny sun quotes

Being in the sun is like going to parties — too much ages your skin, too little can age inside you like your bones.
Bruce Y. Lee

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Steve Martin

You are my sunshine. By that I mean I think you may have damaged me in ways I won’t know about for years to come.

Cute sayings

The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.
Wallace Stevens

Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.
Walt Whitman

I’ll be your sun, I’ll shine on you. I’ll make you happy; I’ll smile to you.
Nouf Alfadl

I’d rather chase the sun than wait for it.
Markus Zusak

Get off the track of doubt and gloom. Get on the sunshine track — there’s room.

No matter how long is a rainy day, it cannot beat the sun forever.
Alok Jagawat

It’s the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun falls.
Romain Rolland

Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy, contented spirit.
Lillie Langtry

Short sun quotes

In the sun, I feel as one.
Kurt Cobain

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun.
Robert Herrick

My sun sets to rise again.
Robert Browning

The sun is new each day.

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

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
William M. Thackeray

The sun is but a morning star.
Henry David Thoreau

Even when it’s raining, the sunshine is still there.
Clare Josa

Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness.
Jimmie Davis

Friends are the sunshine of life.
John Hay

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
John Muir

8. Famous sun quotes

Sunshine is the best disinfectant.

The sun is the giver of life.
Ramses II

The sun never repents of the good he does, nor does he ever demand a recompense.
Benjamin Franklin

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

If I had to have a religion, I should adore the sun, for it is the sun that fertilizes everything.
Napoleon Bonaparte

From books and literature

Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

We must leave this terrifying place to-morrow and go searching for sunshine.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The sun, the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man — burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory.
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

From song lyrics

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You’ll never know, dear
How much I love you
Please don’t take
My sunshine away.
Jimmie Davis, You Are My Sunshine

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she goes away.
Bill Withers, Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day.
Jimmy Cliff, I Can See Clearly Now

Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s alright.
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun

But losin’ everything
is like the sun goin’ down on me.
Elton John, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Sweet the rains new fall, sunlit from Heaven
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Cat Stevens, Morning Has Broken

If I had a tale that I could tell you
I’d tell a tale sure to make you smile
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I’d make a wish for sunshine all the while.
John Denver, Sunshine on My Shoulders

Can you feel it
Now that spring has come
And it’s time to live in the
Scattered sun.
The Doors, Waiting for the Sun

And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when you’re far from home.
Rod Stewart, Forever Young

From poetry

The sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.
Arthur Rimbaud

my mother is pure radiance.
she is the sun i can touch and kiss
and hold without getting burnt.
Sanober Khan

As the sun shines I will make hay
To keep failure at bay
For there remaineth a pay
For my honest toil each day.
Ogwo David Emenike

I dream of dreams—
Once dreamt,
now lost.
How sunshine steals
from autumn frost.
Michael Faudet

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.
William Blake

From the Bible

The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.
Ecclesiastes 1:5

And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, Like the tender grass springing out of the earth, By clear shining after rain.
2 Samuel 23:4

The sun to rule by day, For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 136:8

That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9

He appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows its going down.
Psalm 104:19

9. Sun proverbs and blessings

May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more.
Irish blessing

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Maori proverb

May the sunshine of comfort shine through the gloom of despair.
Irish blessing

Let the sun shine on me, for I care not for the moon.
Spanish proverb

May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more.
Irish blessing

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