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42 Inspirational Sunflower Quotes to Brighten Your Life

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Sunflower quotes to fill your life with cheerfulness and joy like a big sunflower field.

The sunflower is so majestic and beautiful, and with its cheery yellow petals it looks like the sun. It would be a good idea to model our life, behavior and attitude after it.

We need to put more sunshine, happiness and smiling into our life, irrespective of the kind of life we are currently living.

If we display a positive attitude, and strive to feel happy, we will radiate these same emotions to the people around us, creating a more beautiful world.

When times are tough and when you face obstacles, do not let them turn your head away from the sun. Keep looking at the bright side of life.

Don’t focus on the bad, instead stay focused on the positive things in your life, as the sunflower keeps its face turned toward the sun.

It would be a good idea to carry a few sunflower quotes on a piece of paper in your pocket or on your phone, so you can read them to brighten your day, whenever you feel the need for some sunshine in your life.

Below, you will find inspirational sunflower quotes that will bring positivity into your life.

Inspirational Sunflower Quotes

“I faced the gaudy sunflower on her canvas bag – it looked hand-painted and at last my eyes fell into hers. I said, ‘Thanks for the card.’ Her smile put the sunflower to shame. She walked off.” –Jerry Spinelli

“True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.” –Marie Williams Johnstone

“The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.” –Thomas Bulfinch

“Ah Sunflower, weary of time / Who countest the steps of the sun; / Seeking after that sweet golden clime / Where the traveller’s journey is done.” –William Blake

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“The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.” –Martin Firrell

“Wherever the sun goes / The sunflower will follow / Through all of the pain / And all of the sorrow.” –Londrelle

“Sunflowers in spring, they’re just like you / Sunflower wipe away your tears / All your doubts and fears / You were born to fly, so high.” –Alice Peacock

“If roses tried to be sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength.” –Matshona Dhliwayo

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.”Helen Keller

“Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.” –Henry Ward Beecher

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“We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” –Allen Ginsberg

“In the morning the sunflower blossoms due to the sun’s rays. This morning I just wanted to remind you that my heart blossoms with love for you every day I wake up and it is going to do that forever.” –Sheila Carey

Smile to the world and smile to the people you love, as a sunflower smiles at the sun. – Remez SassonClick to Tweet

“Light-enchanted sunflower, thou who gazest ever true and tender On the sun’s revolving splendour.” –Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.” –J.R. Rim

“Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes

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“Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.” –Jean Paul Richter

Sunflower Quotes for Happiness

“The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems.” –Richard Rohr

“A long time ago in a kingdom by the sea there lived a princess as tall and bright as a sunflower.” –Jeanne Desy

“Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.” –Vera Nazarian

“Does she realize she looks like a sunflower, ready to rain sunlight on all who look down upon her?” –Simone Elkeles

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“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.” –Kahlil Gibran

“And here the sunflower of the spring burns bright in the morning’s beam.” –Ebenezer Elliott

“A flower needs sunlight to grow and develop. Learning is like sunshine to us, helping us grow and develop.” –Catherine Pulsifer

“Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth, and life itself exhaling that central breath! Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light.” –Eugenio Montale

“If I were a flower…I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness, stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.” –Pam Stewart

“Many flowers open to the sun, but only one follows him constantly. Heart, be thou the sunflower, not only open to receive God’s blessing, but constant in looking to Him.” –Jean Paul

“He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.” –Samuel Johnson

“Her smile put the sunflower to shame.” –Jerry Spinelli

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” –James Matthew Barrie

“Yes, I need you, my fairy-tale. Because you are the only person I can talk with about the shade of a cloud, about the song of a thought — and about how, when I went out to work today and looked a tall sunflower in the face, it smiled at me with all of its seeds.” –Vladimir Nabokov

“Yellow is my favorite summer color – it makes me feel like a sunflower.” –Bria Vinaite

“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” –Helen Mirren

“Eagle of flowers! I see thee stand, And on the sun’s noon-glory gaze; With eye like his, thy lids expand, And fringe their disk with golden rays: Though fix’d on earth, in darkness rooted there, Light is thy element, thy dwelling air, Thy prospect heaven.” –James Montgomery

“Look at the sunny side of everything.” –Christian D. Larsen

Short Sunflower Quotes

“And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.” – William Cullen Bryant

“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” –John Harrigan

“The sunflower is mine, in a way.” –Vincent van Gogh

“You look beautiful as a sunflower and charming as a rose.” –Avijeet Das

“Let a hundred flowers bloom.” –Mao Zedong

“The sun always shines above the clouds.” –Paul F. Davis

“Make it like a sunflower.” –Steve Jobs

Facts About Sunflowers

They are native to the American continent. Sunflowers were cultivated in North America as far back as 3000 B.C.E. They were used for food, medicine, dye and oil. They were brought to the rest of the world by Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s.

Sunflowers display an interesting behavior. The young blossoms will face east in the morning and follow the sun across the sky. When the flowers get heavy with seeds, the stems stiffen and the flower heads remain facing east.

Find more info on this flower on Wikipedia.

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