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23 Spring Quotes for a Season of Purposeful Growth & Renewal

23 Spring Quotes for a Season of Purposeful Growth & Renewal

Nature’s source of renewal is endless. Since this is a season where we can easily feel the warmth of the sun on our skin and the hope of new growth, these spring quotes feel right. No matter what season you’re in, remember that you're right where you need to be.

“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” — Gary Snyder

It’s always from here that we find our place on the planet.

Like nature we too can learn how to wait with patience and purpose. To appreciate the season we’re in without needing it to change before it’s due time. To dig in, and take responsibility from here.


23 Spring Quotes to Awaken Newfound Purpose & Possibility

1. “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” — Rachel Carson

2. “As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail.” — John  Muir

3. “The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?” — Jack Kornfield

4. “It’s hard not to stand in awe and enchantment with the beauty in which nature expresses herself.” — Steve Maraboli

5. “In its complexity and sensuality, nature invites exploration, direct contact, and experience. But it also inspires a sense of awe, a glimpse of what is still “un- Googleable” . . . life’s mystery and magnitude.” ― Kim John Payne, Simplicity Parenting

6. “Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.” — Charles Dickens

7. “All the buried seeds crack open in the dark the instant they surrender to a process they can’t see.” — Mark Nepo

8. “I sit before flowers hoping they will train me in the art of opening up.” — Shane Koyczan

9. “We lose a great deal, I think, when we lose this sense and feeling for the sun. When all has been said, the adventure of the sun is the great natural drama by which we live, and not to have joy in it and awe of it, not to share in it, is to close a dull door on nature’s sustaining and poetic spirit.” — Henry Beston, The Outermost House

10. “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, Meditations Divine and Moral

11. “… gardens are not made By singing:—‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” — Rudyard Kipling, “The Glory of the Garden” (1911)

12. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn

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

14. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon — instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” — Dale Carnegie

15. “Spring: the music of open windows.” — Terri Guillemets

16. “My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.” — Andrew Weil

17. “How lovely the silence of growing things.” — Unknown Author

18. “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, Great Expectations

19. “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” — Lewis Grizzard

20. “That is one good thing about this world… there are always sure to be more springs.” — L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

21. “An optimist is the human personification of spring.” — Susan J. Bissonette

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, and things pushing up and working under the earth…’” — Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

23. “Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring — that delicious commingling of the perfume of arbutus, the odor of pines, and the snow-soaked soil just warming into life” — Neltje Blanchan

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Tell me:

Which of these quotes is your favorite?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

With love,


P.S. Embrace this season and all the beautiful things ahead. Get my book Morning Affirmations for a season full of opportunity and hope, no matter what happened yesterday.

Comments on this post (4)

  • May 13, 2021

    I love them all! Thanks for sharing. :)


  • Apr 10, 2021

    Thank you for the breath of fresh air. T
    With the past year of ugly politics and the pandemic, I have welcomed and appreciated Spring more than I can remember. The beauty of Spring is there for all to enjoy.
    Quotes 1,6,12 particularly touched a chord in me.

    — Kathleen McLoughlin

  • May 06, 2020

    Helen, I’m so glad these quotes could bring some sunshine to the surface! I know many of us are needing more light these days xx

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • May 06, 2020

    Hello Jen,
    I enjoyed reading them all and my favorites are numbers 21, 22, and 23. But really, all of them were wonderful reading and refreshing, brain quenches during this ominous time with politics, history, and healing from the virus. Quotes of Spring help us keep our rose-colored glasses in place.
    Thank you… for sharing them.

    — Helen Szeliga Miller

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