“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” — Henry Ward Beecher. Here are 42 Inspirational Sun Quotes That Will Brighten Up Your Day.

Sun Quotes

1. “The sun is new each day.” —Heraclitus

2. “Sunlight is like the breath of life to the pomp of autumn.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

3. “The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star. ” — Henry David Thoreau

4. “If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm. ” — Frank Lane

5. “The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours. ” — Lao Tzu

6. “And if you don't believe the sun will rise, stand-alone and greet the coming night in the last remaining light.” — Chris Cornell

7. “The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. ” — Confucius

8. “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

9. “It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.” — Neil Armstrong

Sun Quotes

10. “The sun would be better than a flashlight, except it doesn't work at night. It probably needs to recharge its batteries from running all day.” — Jarod Kintz

11. “Sunshine is Nature's hug and spirit breath to the earth.” — Terri Guillemets

12. “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” — John Muir

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

14. “If there is nothing new under the sun, at least the sun itself is always new, always re-creating itself out of its own inexhaustible fire.” — Michael Sims

15. “The Sun can be your greatest gloom, or your greatest comforter, depending on how you view its shine.” — Anthony Liccione

16. “When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” — George R.R. Martin

17. “The terrible thing about sunlight is it shows the dirt.” — Brigid Berlin

18. “The sun burnt every day. It burnt time.” — Ray Bradbury

Sun Quotes

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

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

21. “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

22. “The Sun is such a lonely star. Whenever he comes out to see his friends, they all disappear.” — Joseph Gordon-Levitt

23. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” — Helen Keller

24. “The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder.” — Margorie Kinnan Rawlings

25. “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

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

27. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” — Wilma Rudolph

Sun Quotes

28. “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

29. “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

30. “We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.” — Rene Magritte

31. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” — Maori Proverb

32. “Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.” — Georg Fabricius

33. “If you're lucky, and a building succeeds, the real product has many more dimensions than you can ever imagine. You have the sun, the light, the rain, the birds, the feel.” — Peter Zumthor

34. “The sun, the moon, and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.” — Havelock Ellis

35. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

36. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” — Jesus Christ

37. “Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.” — James Baldwin

38. “The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.” — Diogenes

39. “Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space, heaven knows how fast and far!” — John Muir


Sun Quotes

Best of Sun Quotes

1.
“The sun shines upon good and bad alike.”
— Hans Christian Andersen
2.
“The glorious lamp of heaven, the radiant sun, Is Nature’s eye.”
― John Dryden
3.
“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers,
but for the wide world’s joy.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

Ian Warmer

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Ian Warner has spent over 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete. He went on to become an All-American sprinter at Iowa State, and he represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics. Ian founded Habit Stacker and dedicated his life to helping people to develop winning habits.

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