Sunday, March 20 is the first day of spring, which means warmer days and blossoming flowers. To help welcome the vernal equinox, celebrate with some inspiring quotes and sayings, which have been listed below:

1. "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” — William Shakespeare

2. “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” — Pablo Neruda

3. “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

4. “In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” — Mark Twain

5. “Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” — Thomas Tusser

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

7. “Spring is a true reconstructionist.” — Henry Timrod

8. “Spring, when the earth tilts closer to the sun, runs a strict timetable of flowers.” — Alice Oswald

9. “A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring.” — Jane Fonda

10. “I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.” — Virginia Woolf, "Jacob's Room"

11. “Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'” — Robin Williams

12. "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." — Proverb from Guinea

13. "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, “Fisherman's Luck”

14. "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 

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

16. "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." — Doug Larson 

17. “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

18. “From the end spring new beginnings.” — Pliny the Elder

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

20. “Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems." — Rainer Maria Rilke

21. "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

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

23. If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring." — Victor Hugo, “Les Miserables”

24. "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 Bronte

25. "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

26. “The sun was warm, but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.” —Robert Frost

27. “The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.” — Bern Williams

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

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