Sun quotes

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People and sun

In every person there is a sun. Just let them shine. (Socrates)

Man is a sun and his senses are the planets. (Novalis)

People see the sun differently. (Maxim Gorki)

Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness. (Anthony D. Williams)

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

With every good person that lives in the world, a sun rises. (Phil Bosmans)

One must not imitate the sun, one must make oneself into a sun. (Raoul Dufy)

Whoever carries the sun and life within himself will not seek light somewhere on the side. (Romain Rolland)

Are we there to gauge the height of the sun, or to warm ourselves by its rays? (Heinrich von Kleist)

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

Wherever the sun shines, there is always a spirit of optimism. (Klaus Klages)

Today I allowed the sun to rise earlier than me. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

In the Sun, I feel as one. (Kurt Cobain)

Greed puts out the sun. (Ursula K. Le Guin)

Love and sun

Love is the force that moves the sun and all other stars. (Dante Alighieri)

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. (William Shakespeare)

A life without love is a life without sunshine. (Herve Bazin)

You are as prone to love, as the sun is to shine. (Thomas Traherne)

Let my love like sunlight surround you and yet give you illumined freedom. (Rabindranath Tagore)

The sun above is a great glimpse of love. (Christoph August Tiedge)

To love is to no longer have the right to everyone’s sun. We have ours. (Marcel Jouhandeau)

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

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

Lovers are as punctual as the sun. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Lovers alone wear sunlight. (E.E. Cummings)

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

Sun features

The sun shines on everyone. (Gaius Petronius)

The sun doesn’t just shine like that. (Manfred Hinrich)

The same sun shines differently everywhere. It doesn’t just seem that way. (Raymond Walden)

When the sun sets somewhere, it rises elsewhere. (Walter Ludin)

Only the sun is forever young, it alone is forever beautiful. (Conrad Ferdinand Meyer)

Whatever else is happening, things are better in the sun. (Ricky Gervais)

Sun: obnoxious leveler. (Andreas Egert)

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

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)

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

The sun doesn’t discuss lightbulbs. (Pavel Kosorin)

Religion and sun

What the sun is to the earth, religion is to man. (August Strindberg)

The sun is the shadow of God. (Michelangelo)

The Sun is not God, though His noblest image. (Robert Dodsley)

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

Thou shalt come out of a warme Sunne into God’s blessing. (John Lyly)

Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun. (Stephen Spender)

One can no more have a private religion than one can have a private sun or a private moon. (Gilbert K. Chesterton)

If you ask me whether it is in my nature to worship the sun, I say again: Absolutely! Because it is also a revelation of the highest, and indeed the most powerful, which we earth children are allowed to perceive. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. (C.S. Lewis)

The adoration of the sun was one of the earliest and most natural forms of religious expression. Complex modern theologies are merely involvements and amplifications of this simple aboriginal belief. (Manly Hall)

Women and sun

A woman without love is like a flower without the sun, it withers. (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink. (Lilly Pulitzer)

Wanna know what heaven is ? Feeling the sun shine on you… In Paris. (Rachel Zoe)

You curl your hair and paint your face. Not I: I am curled by the wind, painted by the sun. (Julia de Burgos)

Some sunshine is good for the soul, but I always make sure I wear a big hat. (Miranda Kerr)

I am not a sun person at all. I think it’s a cancerous poison and I don’t want it touching me. (Rachel Kushner)

A woman scoffs at evidence. Show her the sun, tell her it is daylight, at once she will close her eyes and say to you, «No, it is night. (Emile Gaboriau)

Attitude to sun

There is nothing sweeter than to behold the light of the sun! (Euripides)

O, Sunshine! The most precious gold to be found on earth. (Roman Payne)

I’d rather chase the Sun than wait for it. (Markus Zusak)

Not a single person has yet judged the sun for the fact that it shines on another… (Marina Tsvetaeva)

The midday sun does not inspire, only the morning sun. (Rudolf von Jhering)

I hate the beach. I hate the sun. I’m pale and I’m redheaded. I don’t tan — I stroke! (Woody Allen)

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)

Shadow and sun

The sun never sees the shadow. (Leonardo da Vinci)

I gave everything to the sun, everything except my shadow. (Guillaume Apollinaire)

Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you. (Walt Whitman)

Keep your face to the Sun, and you will never see the shadows. (Helen Keller)

If you’ve never been in the shade, you don’t really know the sun. (Hermann Lahm)

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

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

Moon and sun

The moon is the dream of the sun. (Paul Klee)

The moon is the sun of statues. (Jean Cocteau)

A sun does not eclipse a sun. A sun is only ever eclipsed by moons. (Victor Hugo)

The sun that brief December day Rose cheerless over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gave at noon A sadder light than waning moon. (John Greenleaf Whittier)

Few minds are sunlike, sources of light in themselves and to others: many more are moons that shine with a borrowed radiance. One may easily distinguish the two: the former are always full; the latter only now and then, when their suns are shining full upon them. (Augustus William Hare)

If you are asked: what is more useful, the sun or the moon? — answer: a month. For the sun shines during the day, when it is already light; and the moon at night.
But, on the other hand: the sun is better because it shines and warms; but the moon only shines, and then only on a moonlit night! (Kozma Prutkov)

Friends and sun

Friends are the sunshine of life. (John Hay)

He who banishes friendship from life removes the sun from the world. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

That’s not my friend who doesn’t like the sun. (Caesar Flaischlen)

Every friend is the sun of the other. he pulls and he follows. (Jean-Paul)

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. (Benjamin Franklin)

Friendship is not a sun, it is a pretty moon which lights up above all the evening of life. (Anne Barretin)

Painting and sun

How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun. (Vincent Van Gogh)

Why did I hesitate to put all this glory of the sun on my canvas? (Paul Gauguin)

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. (Pablo Picasso)

The painter who is about to paint the sun makes theories, and when he wants to start, the sun is no longer there. (Jules Renard)

One day I noticed that I could go on working my art motif no matter what the weather might be. I no longer needed the sun, for I took my light everywhere with me. (Georges Braque)

Beauty and sun

The glorious lamp of heaven, the Sun. (Robert Herrick)

How beautiful the suns are in the warm evenings! (Charles Baudelaire)

My beauty simply shines forth like the sun! (Valentina)

Too much beauty, I reckon, is nothing but too much sun. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

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

Rain and sun

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

Think of the day alive with sunshine, not the dismal days of rain. (Robert E. Farley)

Pleasantly, between the pelting showers, the sunshine gushes down. (William C. Bryant)

Who needs the sun, when the rain is so full of life? (Madonna Ciccone)

I always assumed everybody shared my love for overcast skies. It came as a shock to find out that some people prefer sunshine. (Glenn Gould)

Quotes about rain

Happiness and sun

Happiness is like the sun. There has to be a little shade if people are to feel good. (Otto Ludwig)

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

If you’re only happy when the sun is out, you’re missing half of your life. (Gloria Jones)

Sunshine and happiness go together like fish and chips! (Catherine Pulsifer)

Happiness is a little thing that you nibble on, sitting on the ground, in the sun. (Jean Giraudoux)

Death and sun

The sun of the living no longer warms the dead. (Alphonse de Lamartine)

Glory is the sun of the dead. (Honoré de Balzac)

Sun. She glows forever. She suffers unspeakably. We live off their suffering. She is consumed in her love day and night. Life lives from death. A sacrificial death makes the world possible. (Christian Morgenstern)

The death of heroes is like the setting of the sun. (Karl Marx)

Stars and sun

In the face of the sun every star grows pale. (Vincenzo Monti)

The sun is also just a star. (Walter Ludin)

When the sun sets, beautiful though it may be, billions of stars appear. The ego is but one sun. When that sun sets, there are endless suns, endless horizons beyond it. (Frederick Lenz)

He who does not dare to look the sun in the face will never be a star. (William Blake)

Fog and sun

The fog is the vanity of the sun. (Xavier Forneret)

As the gaze of the sun pierces and dissipates an opaque fog. (Michel de Montaigne)

A person with peace in his soul is like a sun in the house that consumes fog and clouds. (Albert Schweitzer)

And lo, as he looked around uneasily,
The sun ploughed the fog up and drove it asunder
This way and that from the valley under. (Robert Browning)

Quotes about fog


Sunshine is Nature’s hug and spirit breath to the earth. (Terri Guillemets)

Sunshine is my quest. (Winston Churchill)

I’m 100 percent sunshine. (Lil Yachty)

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. (Anthony J. D’Angelo)

Darkness and sun

Only then will I no longer love the darkness when I have seen the sun. (Augustine Aurelius)

A ray of sunshine is enough to illuminate a lot of darkness. (Francis of Assisi)

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)

Even the sun has its dark side. (Pavel Kosorin)

Night and sun

The night destroys the sun. (Ryan Adams)

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

No matter how dark the night, somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away. (David Matthews)

Late at night — the angler has the sun on his hook. (Claudia Brefeld)

Art and sun

It must be remembered that art always moves against the sun. (Vladimir Nabokov)

As the sun helps the face, So is the art of the soul’s light. (Georg Rollenhagen)

It’s the artist’s business to create sunshine when the Sun falls. (Romain Rolland)

I lived like a shadow And yet I knew how to sing the sun. (Paul Eluard)

Beach and sun

I love the beach, and I love sunshine. (Megan Fox)

A beach, lying on the side, took the sun on the edge of the sea. (Sylvain Tesson)

Wherever I am in the world, my perfect day begins with waking up and heading to the beach or the pool or somewhere I can be semi-comatose. I just wake up and go to the sun. (Zaha Hadid)

I cannot lie on the beach or by a swimming pool. I think I’m too Nordic to like a lot of relentless sun. (Sandi Toksvig)

Quotes about beach

Soul and sun

It’s amazing what a single ray of sunshine can do to a person’s soul. (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

A ray of sunshine can make a different person out of me. (Hugo von Hofmannsthal)

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

Joy and sun

Joy is life seen through a ray of sunshine. (Elizabeth of Romania)

Rejoice in the sunlight. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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

Storm and sun

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. (Mario Fernandez)

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

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

Storm quotes

Nature and sun

A sky full of silent suns. (Jean Paul)

The adventure of the sun is the great natural drama by which we live, and not to have joy in it and awe of it, not to share in it, is to close a dull door on nature’s sustaining and poetic spirit. (Henry Beston)

Quotes about nature

Good and sun

The Sun shines upon good and bad alike. (Hans Christian Andersen)

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

Weather and sun

The sun laughed resounding. About the weather report. (Gerd W. Heyse)

The sun was in mind to come out but having a look at the weather it was in lost heart and went back again. (Brendan Behan)

House and sun

There’s no peace like the peace of an inner courtyard on a sunny day. (Yann Martel)

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

Flowers and sun

Learn from flowers — always angle towards the Sun. (Maureen Joyce Connolly)

Spring, when the earth tilts closer to the sun, runs a strict timetable of flowers. (Alice Oswald)

Quotes about flowers

Life and sun

It’s not hard to exist. Living is the easiest thing. The sun blushed and rose And warmth went through the body. (Boris Pasternak)

Tomorrow’s sun is on it’s way — a relentless sun, inscrutable like life. (Machado de Assis)

Medicine and sun

The sun is the universal medicine from the sky pharmacy. (August von Kotzebue)

The plants can live off the sun and water, why do I need so much more from the pharmacies? (Prinz Pi)

Sun worshipers

The sun has always hurt the eyes of its worshippers. (Louis Aragon)

Sun worshipers offer their skin as a sacrifice. The sun doesn’t really care. (Traudel Zölffel)

Smile and sun

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

Smile. It is sunshine to others. (Joe Vitale)

Money and sun

The sun, the gold of the poor. (Natalie Clifford Barney)

The sun always shines for free. (Phil Bosmans)

Laugh and sun

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. (William Makepeace Thackeray)

Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul. (Thomas Mann)

Day and sun

He who does not rise with the sun does not enjoy the day. (Miguel de Cervantes)

Sunday is a different day. Even the sun is different… (Yves Montand)

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