A Better Me” is a series that explores ways we can look inward and be the best version of ourselves we can be. Welcome the change of the season with 70 spring quotes that will inspire joy and connection.

Spring is a time to get excited for the future, hopeful for good times to come. As the days become longer and the temperatures inch up, we’re ready to abandon sweater weather for shorts and sandal season.

Need a little inspiration to help you make the most of this magical time of year? Whether you’re thinking of freshening up your home or office with some spring cleaning or looking forward to spending the spring holidays with family, this collection of inspiring spring quotes is sure to get you in the spirit of the season.

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Quotes about spring

1. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

– Marcus Tullius Cicero

2. “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”

– Lady Bird Johnson

3. “Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light, and that makes them beautiful.”

– Jim Carrey

4. “Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”

– John Muir

5. “It’s spring again. I can hear the birds sing again. See the flowers start to bud. See young people fall in love.”

– Lou Rawls, “Spring Again”

6. “Never yet was a springtime when the buds forgot to bloom.”

– Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

7. “Blossom by blossom, the spring begins.”

– Algernon Charles Swinburne

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8. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”

– Audrey Hepburn

9. “Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.”

– Jessica Harrelson

10. “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.”

– Lewis Grizzard

11. “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.”

– Pablo Neruda

12. “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!'”

– Robin Williams

13. “A flower blossoms for its own joy.”

– Oscar Wilde

14. “The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”

– Marty Rubin

15. “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”

– William Shakespeare

16, “No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.”

– Sheryl Crow

17. “Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.”

– Bishop Reginald Heber

18. “Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.”

– Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

19. “Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”

– Charlotte Brontë

20. “Spring is when life’s alive in everything.”

– Christina Rossetti

21. “The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

22. “Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ … ‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…’

– Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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23. “I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?”

– Edward Giobbi

24. “In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion and kisses whizzing by your head.”

– Emma Racine deFleur

25. “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”

– Laura Ingalls Wilder

26. “The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.”

– S. Brown

27. “Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.”

– Luther Burbank

28. “Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.”

– Gustav Mahler

29. “You make me feel so young, you make me feel so spring has sprung.”

– Frank Sinatra, “You Make Me Feel So Young”

30. “If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.”

– Victor Hugo

31. “I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can’t be done in one picture.”

– David Hockney

32. “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

– Charles Dickens

33. “An optimist is the human personification of spring.”

– Susan J. Bissonette

34. “That is one good thing about this world — there are always sure to be more springs.”

– L. M. Montgomery

35. “Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.”

– Vladimir Nabokov

36. “But only a person in the depths of despair neglected to look beyond winter to the spring that inevitably followed, bringing back color and life and hope.”

– Mary Balogh

inspiring spring quotes: mother and daughter enjoying nature

37. “Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.”

– Anita Krizan

38. “Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.”

– Sitting Bull

39. “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

– Mark Twain

40. “The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”

– Harriet Ann Jacobs

41. “Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.”

– W. Earl Hall

42. “What a strange thing to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.”

– Kobayashi Issa

43. “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”

– Rogers Hornsby

44. “I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden.”

– Ruth Stout

45. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”

– Lilly Pulitzer

46. “Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

– Leo Tolstoy

47. “If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.”

– Audra Foveo

48. “The first real day of spring is like the first time a boy holds your hand. A flood of skin-tingling warmth consumes you, and everything shines with a fresh, colorful glow, making you forget that anything as cold and harsh as winter ever existed.”

– Richelle E. Goodrich

49. “The earth laughs in flowers.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

50. “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”

– Anne Bradstreet

51. “Spring is the fountain of love for thirsty winter.”

– Munia Khan

52. “The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.”

– Gertrude Wister

53. “The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!”

– Jen Selinsky

54. “I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.”

– Dodie Smith

55. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

– Percy Bysshe Shelley

56. “April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks, ‘Go.'”

– Christopher Morley

57. “Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”

– Theodore Roethke

58. “The sun was warm but the wind was chill / You know how it is with an April day.”

– Robert Frost

59. “When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”

– William Wordsworth

60. “A kind word is like a spring day.”

– Russian proverb

61. “I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.”

– Virginia Woolf

62. “Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”

– Neltje Blanchan

63. “Come with me into the woods. Where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.”

– Mary Oliver

64. “It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”

– John Galsworthy

65. “Always it’s spring and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves.”

– E. E. Cummings

66. “Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”

– Virgil A. Kraft

67. “The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”

– Henry Van Dyke

68. “With the coming of spring, I am calm again.”

– Gustav Mahler

69. “I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”

– Millard Kaufman

70. “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”

– Robert H. Schuller

Author

Jackie Rupp is a longtime writer and editor who enjoys covering home, family, and lifestyle topics. She usually writes with at least one cat by her side and juggles fostering kittens with dabbling in handmade crafts. A connoisseur of pancakes, you can find her brunching when not writing or working on home renovation projects.

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