70+ Best Spring Quotes To Celebrate the Season

Goodbye, winter! Hello, spring!

A flower blossoms for its own joy, a quote by Oscar Wilde with illustration of flowers.

The snow is melting, the temperatures are rising, the birds are chirping, and the sound of children at play are filling the air. Springtime is right around the corner, and with it, the hopes and plans of many. Spirits rise in spring, and your students are certainly not immune. Perhaps you want to incorporate a writing prompt about spring into your next ELA lesson. Or maybe you need an inspirational message to share at the start of class. Bookmark this page for sharing some of our favorite spring quotes in the classroom!

Spring Quotes by Poets

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring. – Samuel Johnson

There are no ordinary feelings. Just as there are no ordinary spring days or kicked-over cans of paint. – Dean Young

And as he came he saw that it was spring,
A time abhorrent to the nihilist
Or searcher for the fecund minimum.
Wallace Stevens

A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King. – Emily Dickinson

In California in the early Spring,
There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day,
The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain –
Well, I have dreamed this coast myself.
Robert Hass

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of a March thaw, is the spring. – Aldo Leopold

Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers. – Thomas Tusser

Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out. – Edgar Guest

Spring's greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out. - Edgar Guest

But the true nature of the human heart is as whimsical as spring weather. All signals may aim toward a fall of rain when suddenly the skies will clear. – Maya Angelou

But the true nature of the human heart is as whimsical as spring weather. All signals may aim toward a fall of rain when suddenly the skies will clear. - Maya Angelou

Spring has come back again. The Earth is like a child that’s got poems by heart. – Rainer Maria Rilke***

It is spring again. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. - Rainer Maria Rilke

What potent blood hath modest May. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What potent blood hath modest May. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson***

The earth laughs in flowers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
Robert Frost

The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day. When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May. - Robert Frost

If winter comes, can spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley

If winter comes, can spring be far behind? - Percy Bysshe Shelley

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. – Harriet Jacobs

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to blow. – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster***

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom. - Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. – Anne Bradstreet

It is about five o’clock in an evening that the first hour of spring strikes—autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. – Elizabeth Bowen

What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow. What are brief? today and tomorrow. What are frail? spring blossoms and youth. What are deep? the ocean and truth. – Christina Rossetti

If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Dead my old fine hopes
And dry my dreaming but still …
Iris, blue each spring
Shushiki

Dead my old fine hopes And dry my dreaming but still ... Iris, blue each spring - Shushiki

Quotes About Spring by Songwriters and Musicians

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

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 is here, there’s no mistaking
Robins building nests from coast to coast
My heart tries to sing so they won’t hear it breaking
Spring can really hang you up the most
Ella Fitzgerald

The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching. – Enya

The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching. - Enya

Spring fever, spring is here at last. Spring fever, my heart’s beating fast. Get up, get out. Spring is everywhere. – Elvis Presley

Spring fever, spring is here at last. Spring fever, my heart’s beating fast. Get up, get out. Spring is everywhere. - Elvis Presley

You make me feel so young, you make me feel so spring has sprung. – Frank Sinatra

You make me feel so young, you make me feel so spring has sprung. - Frank Sinatra

There will be children with robins and flowers; sunshine caresses each new waking hour. – Rascal Flatts

Spring time. As the view from the window is getting greener and greener, my heart is getting stronger and stronger. – Yoko Ono

Spring Quotes by Philosophers and Mathematicians

For what is the program of the bourgeois parties? A bad poem on springtime, filled to bursting with metaphors. – Walter Benjamin

I return to the newborn world, and the soft-soil fields,
What their first birthing lifted to the shores
Of light, and trusted to the wayward winds.
First the Earth gave the shimmer of greenery
And grasses to deck the hills; then over the meadows
The flowering fields are bright with the color of springtime,
And for all the trees that shoot into the air.
Lucretius

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Cicero

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. - Cicero

In these minute creatures [insects], so nearly akin as they are to non-entity, how surpassing the intelligence, how vast the resources, and how ineffable the perfection which she [Nature] has displayed. – Pliny the Elder

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. – Max Muller

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. - Max Muller

It seems to be true that many things have as it were, an epoch in which they are discovered in several places simultaneously, just as the violets appear on all sides in springtime. – Farkas Bolyai

Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no human can hasten or retard. – Carl Friedrich Gauss

Quotes About Spring by Actors

The spring in Boston is like being in love: bad days slip in among the good ones, and the whole world is at a standstill, then the sun shines, the tears dry up, and we forget that yesterday was stormy. – Louise Closser Hale

Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life. Football begins in the fall, when everything’s dying. – George Carlin

Gardening is the greatest tonic and therapy a human being can have. Even if you have only a tiny piece of earth, you can create something beautiful, which we all have a great need for. If we begin by respecting plants, it’s inevitable we’ll respect people. – Audrey Hepburn

It’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of a child’s growing up, which is always an endless springtime. You see the blossoming and the growing and the nurturing and the payoff. – Harrison Ford

I like to run in the springtime or in the fall … if I’m outside, I could just run for ages. – AnnaSophia Robb

I realize there’s nothing quite as satisfying as eating food that you’ve pulled up from the ground, and that’s why, at the height of the planting season, I bury cans of tomato soup in my backyard and dig them up in late spring. – Ellen DeGeneres

Quotes About Spring by Writers

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dress’d in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
William Shakespeare***

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. - William Shakespeare

Beauty is a form of Genius—is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. – Oscar Wilde

Youth has its romance, and maturity its wisdom, as morning and spring have their freshness, noon and summer their power, night and winter their repose. Each attribute is good in its own season. – Charlotte Brontë

It is better to remember our love as it was in the springtime. – Bess Streeter Aldrich, Spring Came On Forever

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. – Mark Twain

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. - Mark Twain

There’s a word in Japanese for being sad in the springtime—a whole word for just being sad—about how pretty the flowers are and how soon they’re going to die. – Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House and Other Plays

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

Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring. – Vladimir Nabokov, Mary

Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring. - Vladimir Nabokov

I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older. – Virginia Woolf

I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older. - Virginia Woolf

“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

"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

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own. – Charles Dickens, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own. - Charles Dickens

Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise, but its nature should not be. – Rebecca Solnit, The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer. – Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer. - Dodie Smith

The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world. – Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden

The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world. - Charles Dudley Warner

You need friends who think you’re fabulous, an angel in human shape, and a breath of springtime. – Cynthia Heimel

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. … People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. – Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. - Ernest Hemingway

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. – Harriet Jacobs

Every intoxicating delight of early spring was in the air. The breeze that fanned her cheek was laden with subtle perfume and the crisp, fresh odor of unfolding leaves. – Gene Stratton-Porter, The Song of the Cardinal

Gardening is not a rational act. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. – Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg

The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts. – Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Spring was running in a thin green flame over the Valley. – Ellen Glasgow, Vein of Iron

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. – Laura Ingalls Wilder***

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. - Laura Ingalls Wilde

Stronger than iron crueler than death sweeter than springtime it lives beyond breath – Juliet Marillier, Cybele’s Secret

Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus, The Misunderstanding

Spring Quotes by Political and Religious Figures

When Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil. – Reginald Heber

Middle age is the way you would feel about summer if you knew there would never be another spring. – Clare Boothe Luce, The Women

Satan knows that youth is the springtime of life when all things are new and young people are most vulnerable. – Ezra Taft Benson

This [Ireland] is not the land of my birth, but it is the land for which I hold the greatest affection, and I certainly will come back in the springtime – John F. Kennedy

If there is any danger in the present weather, in the name of God, Monsieur, wait until spring. – Vincent de Paul

In this springtime of hope, some lights seem eternal; America’s is. – Ronald Reagan

All that happens is as usual and familiar as the rose in spring and the crop in summer. – Marcus Aurelius

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