101+ Sun Quotes, Sayings (Full of Sunshine and Positivity!) (2024)

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

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    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

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    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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