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45 Warm and Cheerful Spring Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Celebrate everyone's favorite season with these spring quotes that are sure to warm your heart after a long, cold winter.

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That springtime feeling

Every season has its perks: summer vacation, fall foliage, winter holidays. But what about spring? After all the snow melts, the weather warms, and the first day of spring arrives, it’s a relief to see beautiful flowers blooming and birds chirping. After all, this is a season that should be celebrated, and we’ve compiled some of the best spring quotes to put a little extra spring in your step. To get you in the mood even more, check out our favorite spring jokes and uplifting quotes that will help you embrace the change in seasons, and then learn what the spring equinox means for your zodiac sign.

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“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” —Algernon Charles Swinburne, poet and novelist. In addition to this list of spring quotes, these spectacular spring photos will get you ready to celebrate the start of the season.

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“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” —Gustav Mahler, composer. Don’t miss these other relatable quotes from famous people.

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“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” —Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet. These inspirational poems will warm your heart.

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“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks ‘Go.'” —Christopher Morley, journalist and essayist

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“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” —Edwin Curran, author

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“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” —George Santayana, philosopher and poet. OK, this one is a bit of a knock against spring (or at least the fixating on it), but it’s still a good message!

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“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.” —Victor Hugo, author. Here are more relationship quotes that celebrate love.

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“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, painter

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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” —Robin Williams, actor. Keep the smiles going with this list of the funniest quotes from the past 100 years.

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“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” —Anita Krizzan, writer. What an awesome patience quote!

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“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” —John Muir, Scottish American author and naturalist

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“Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.” —Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, poet. Here are more of our favorite nature quotes.

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“Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us.” —Mimi Novic, inspirational author. Some of our favorite spring quotes are about so much more than just one season. Check out these inspirational morning quotes to start your days right.

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“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” —Anne Bradstreet, poet. OK, we kind of snuck a winter quote in here.

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“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” —Laura Ingalls Wilder, writer

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“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, author

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“That is one good thing about this world. There are always sure to be more springs.” —L.M. Montgomery, author

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“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, author. Aww, how sweet. These love quotes also perfectly encapsulate relationships at every stage.

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“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” —Helen Keller, political activist, author, and lecturer. Read more life-changing quotes we love.

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“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, author. This quote comes from Jane Eyre, one of our favorite classic books.

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“It’s a spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want to—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, author

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“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, screenwriter. If you’re biding your time until beach weather, get hyped with these summer quotes.

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“I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.” —Steve Southerland, politician

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“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, author. How very true. Learn more about the spring equinox and why it falls in March.

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“Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.” —Edgar Guest, poet. This spring quote is adorable—and it rhymes! Here are more of our favorite kids’ quotes.

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“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” —Marty Rubin, author

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“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, poet

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“Always it’s spring and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves.” —E. E. Cummings, poet

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“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” —Neltje Blanchan, historian and writer

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“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” —Bishop Reginald Heber

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“Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.” —Doug Larson, newspaper columnist

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“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” —Pablo Neruda, poet. For more quotes that will stay with you, check out the best poetry books of all time.

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“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, Hunkpapa Lakota leader 

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“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.” —Virginia Woolf, author. If you can’t relate, you’ll probably prefer these fall quotes.

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“My favorite weather is bird chirping weather.” —Terri Guillemets, quote anthologist

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” —Margaret Atwood, author

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“The spring wakes us, nurtures us, and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently.” —Gary Zukav, spiritual mentor and author

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“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” —Harriet Ann Jacobs, writer. These powerful quotes about change will make you optimistic about the future.

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“Spring is when life’s alive in everything.” —Christina Rossetti, writer. Check out the more powerful quotes about life from the past 100 years.

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“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” —Oscar Wilde, author. Read more spiritual quotes that will lift up your soul.

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

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“Flowers don’t tell; they show.” —Stephanie Skeem, author

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“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” —Ruth Stout, gardener and author

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“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, record producer and singer

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“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” —Lilly Pulitzer, entrepreneur and socialite. Next, check out these great spring captions to add to your posts this season.

Madeline Wahl
Madeline Wahl is a Digital Associate Editor/Writer at RD.com. Previously, she worked for HuffPost and Golf Channel. Her writing has appeared on HuffPost, Red Magazine, McSweeney's, Pink Pangea, The Mighty, and Yahoo Lifestyle, among others. More of her work can be found on her website: www.madelinehwahl.com