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!
Quotes About Spring by Poets
You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming. – Pablo Neruda
Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer. – Anita Krizzan
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
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
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
If winter comes, can spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley
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
Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom. – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
Early spring is the time for vigorous change, a preparation for the heat-driven oppression that is to come. – Henry Rollins
If you think my winter is too cold, you don’t deserve my spring. – Erin Hanson
Spring is when life’s alive in everything. – 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
Dead my old fine hopes
And dry my dreaming but still …
Iris, blue each spring
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
The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring. – Burl Ives
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
You make me feel so young, you make me feel so spring has sprung. – Frank Sinatra
No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere. – Sheryl Crow
Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. – John Lennon
Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. – Yoko Ono
Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. – Gustav Mahler
Quotes About Spring by Philosophers
The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created spring. – Bernard Williams
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Cicero
From the end spring new beginnings. – Pliny the Elder
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. – Max Muller
You must await your thirst and allow it to become complete: Otherwise you will never discover your spring, which can never be anyone else’s! – Friedrich Nietzsche
Quotes About Spring by Actors
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn
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
Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party! – Robin Williams
I don’t feel like spring. I feel like a warm red autumn. – Marilyn Monroe
Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that. – Christie Brinkley
Quotes About Spring by Novelists
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. – William Shakespeare
The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing. – S. Brown
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
Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. – Ellis Peters
In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. – Mark Twain
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
“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
A flower blossoms for its own joy. – Oscar Wilde
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
Happiness? The color of it must be spring green. – Frances Mayes
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
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. – Laura Ingalls Wilde
Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. – Lewis Grizzard
Anonymous Quotes and Proverbs About Spring
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked.
The best thing is a sunny start of spring day, which forecasts good weather for the crops.
A kind word is like a spring day.
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.
Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.
Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.
Live life in full bloom.
Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
The cuckoo comes in April,
Sings a song in May:
Then in June another tune,
And then she flies away.
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