Sunshine Sayings and Quotes

The sun is such a warm and constant presence in life that it has become much more than just a ball of fire in the sky for us. It is a symbol for friendship, for happiness, for hope, and for the end of the storms in our lives. Enjoy this collection of inspiring, insightful, and wise sayings about sunshine in all of its forms.


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

Spanish Proverb

Don't let the shadows of yesterday spoil the sunshine of tomorrow. Live for today.     

Nandina Morris

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in one's own sunshine.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.     

Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.     

James Matthew Barrie

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

Morris West

Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.     

Helen Keller

It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails.     

Romain Rolland

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

Jimmie Davis

There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.     

Orison Swett Marden

Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.     

Walt Whitman

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

Samuel Johnson

Not in sorrow freely is never to open the bosom to the sweets of the sunshine.     

William Gilmore Simms

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

Frank Lane

The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder.     

Margorie Kinnan Rawlings

Sunshine all the time makes a desert.     

Arabian Proverb

Before you let the sun in, mind it wipes its shoes.      

Dylan Thomas

You've got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine; otherwise you're just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you.     

Ken Kesey

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

Ruth Fulton Benedict

It is eternity now. I am in the midst of it. It is about me and the sunshine.     

Richard Jefferies

Far away there in the sunshine are my brightest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.     

Louisa May Alcot

Just living is not enough...one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.     

Hans Christian Anderson

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.      

William Arthur Ward

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air's salubrity.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.      

Henry Ward Beecher

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.     

Anne Bronte

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

Make use of the sun while it shines.     

Danish Proverb