Sunflower Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sunflower quotes, sunflower sayings, and sunflower proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes

And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.

William Cullen Bryant

The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy

Thomas Bulfinch

The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.     

Martin Firrell

Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.     

Vera Nazarian

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.     

Helen Keller

We're all golden sunflowers inside.

Allen Ginsberg

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.

Jean Paul

I faced the gaudy sunflower on her canvas bag -- it looked hand-painted and at last my eyes fell into hers. I said, 'Thanks for the card.' Her smile put the sunflower to shame. She walked off.     

Jerry Spinelli

True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.     

Marie Williams Johnstone

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