Summer’s longer days and warmer weather make people happy and excited for reasons they can’t explain. And what could be more evocative of the holiday season than a collection of wise words? Mainly, the month of June brings in the summer season, carrying a sense of new beginnings, fresh starts, and renewed energy. Because of this, many people look to June quotes, and other summer inspiration quotes to set the tone for the next several months. Make the most of the summer with the motivation these quotes provide. They can be a constant reminder of your goals, a source of simple pleasure, or an opportunity to pause and appreciate the beauty around you. Please read some of our most excellent June and summer quotes below and get ready to enjoy this wonderful time of year fully.
Best June Quotes and Sayings
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. — June Jordan
Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?
So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders.
Now I’m awake to the world. I was asleep before. That’s how we let it happen. When they slaughtered Congress, we didn’t wake up. When they blamed terrorists and suspended the Constitution, we didn’t wake up then either. They said it would be temporary. Nothing changes instantaneously. In a gradually heating bathtub, you’d be boiled to death before you knew it.
This was a great revelation—not that I was white but that it seemed like June might not want me here because of my skin color. I hadn’t known this was possible—to reject people for being white.
And since all this loveliness can not be Heaven, I know in my heart it is June. – Abba Woolson
June Star said play something she could tap to so the children’s mother put in another dime and played a fast number and June Star stepped out onto the dance floor and did her tap routine. . . . “I wouldn’t live in a broken-down place like this for a million bucks!” and she ran back to the table.
Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness.
A lot of people have gone farther then they thought they could because someone else thought they could. – Zig Ziglar
The summer night is like a perfection of thought. — Wallace Stevens
And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days. Then Heaven tries earth if it is in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays. – James Russell Lowell
The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung
How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness, how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon? – Dr. Seuss
It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise. – Mark Twain
In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. – Aldo Leopold
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain, children, all our lives. – Albert Einstein
I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wanted the house with the picket fence from June Allyson movies. I knew that was yearning like one yearns to fly. – Maya Angelou
He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.― Marie Lu
Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. – Al Bernstein
Maybe the purpose of being here, wherever we are, is to increase the durability and occasions of love among and between peoples. — June Jordan
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way.
You will never be free of me. You will never be free of me until both of my children are safe.
June played with her eyes closed as if May’s spirit getting into heaven depended solely on her. You have never heard such music, how it made us believe the death was nothing but a doorway.
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov
June Star hung over her mother’s shoulder and whined desperately into her ear that they never had any fun even when on their vacation, that they could never do what THEY wanted to do.
December is the toughest month of the year. Others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, October, August, and February.
On the road of destiny, every challenge is a chance to change your level. – Sheye Hassan
Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly. -Pablo Neruda
It isn’t the big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a big deal out of the little ones. — Jean Webster
It is the month of June, the month of leaves and roses when pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses. – Nathaniel Parker Willis
The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. – Audrey Hepburn
In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different. – John Steinbeck
How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June. . . . If it was only the other way! If it was I who was to be always young and the picture that was to grow old! For this–for this–I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! – Oscar Wilde
On this June day, the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year – those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled. – Francis King
When we allow ourselves to get into the wonder and magnificence of the guidance that is around us and within us, that’s when we truly start living. – Gabby Bernstein
All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves. – Robert Browning
Sometimes, the sun sets earlier. Days don’t last forever, you know. But I’ll fight as hard as I can. I can promise you that. ― Marie Lu
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. – Bernard Williams
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect. — June Jordan
Lately… Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie. In our history, the state has failed to respond to the weak. You could be white, male, Presbyterian and heterosexual besides, but if you get fired or if you get sick tomorrow, you might as well be Black, for all the state will want to hear from you.
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
You don’t know what you’re capable of until you have to do it.
Peacefully The quiet stars came out, one after one; The holy twilight fell upon the sea, The summer day was done. – Celia Thaxter
She was sitting against the side of the red gutted ditch, holding the screaming baby, but she only had a cut down her face and a broken shoulder. “We’ve had an ACCIDENT!” the children screamed in a frenzy of delight. “But nobody’s killed,” June Star said with disappointment as the grandmother limped out of the car.
In 1980, when I graduated from high school, my goal was to be on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson at least once before our ten-year class reunion. Our class reunion was in June of 1990, and I was on ‘The Tonight Show’ in April 1990, so I made it by a few months.
Don’t try to be the first. Try to be the best. – Rajit R.
It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. – Maud Hart Lovelace
Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off the cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still. — Barbara Kingsolver
So sweet, so sweet the roses in their blowing. So sweet the daffodils, so fair to see, so blithe and gay the humming-bird a-going from flower to flower, a-hunting with the bee. – Nora Perry
The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are. – Goldie Hawn
To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk-in June. – Jean-Paul Sartre
That’s life (that’s life), that’s what all the people say You’re ridin’ high in April, shot down in May. But I know I’m gonna change that tune When I’m back on top, back on top in June. – Frank Sinatra
I know well that the June rains just fall. – Onitsura
I am learning to trust the journey, even when I do not understand it. – Mila Bron
If somebody had said to me in June or July of 1987, ‘We’d like you to become chairman of the Federal Reserve, but you’re never allowed to discuss any economics after you leave,’ I’d have said, ‘Forget it.’ What do they want me to do? Become an anthropologist? – Alan Greenspan
What a joke! The poor little rich girl’s fallen in love with the Republic’s most famous criminal. ― Marie Lu
June falls asleep upon her bier of flowers; In vain are dewdrops sprinkled o’er her, In vain would fond winds fan her back to life, Her hours are numbered on the floral dial. – Lucy Larcom
I am not wrong: Wrong is not my name. — June Jordan
As I am a poet I express what I believe, and I fight against whatever I oppose, in poetry.
In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way.
Who can remember the pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow. Not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind.
There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand. – Charles Morgan
I don’t want to hold hands with him,” June Star said. “He reminds me of a pig.” The fat boy blushed and laughed and caught her by the arm and pulled her off into the woods after Hiram and her mother.
I was arrested in September 2011 and detained for nine months before I was found guilty in June 2012 under Ethiopia’s overly broad Anti-Terrorism Proclamation, which ostensibly covers the ‘planning, preparation, conspiracy, incitement and attempts’ of terrorist acts.
I’d rather trip up going towards my goals than to trip up moving backward. – Mike Woodcroft
June cackled with delight, muttering, “Whoops!” as a car almost killed them. -Rick Riordan
Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started. — David Allen
Do you recall that night in June upon the Danube River? We listened to ländler-tune. We watched the moonbeams quiver. — Charles A. Aïdé
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. – Zig Ziglar
How dreary – to be – somebody! How public – like a frog – To tell your name – the livelong June – To an admiring bog! – Emily Dickinson
June brings tulips, lilies, roses, Fills the children’s hands with posies. – Sara Coleridge
Wisteria woke me this morning, And there was all June in the garden; I felt them, early, warning Lest I miss any part of the day. Straight I walked to the trellis vine. Wisteria touched a lifted nostril: Feelings of beauty diffused, to entwine My spirit with June’s own aura. – Ann McGough
The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead. – Marjorie Pay Hinckley
This is a ridiculous heatwave we’re in right now, and to contribute, Newt Gingrich said that for the entire month of June, he will stop blowing hot air. – Bill Maher
I’ve been searching a long time for something I think I lost. I felt like I found something when I saw you back there. ― Marie Lu
A cold in the head in June is an immoral thing. – L.M. Montgomery
I am the history of the rejection of who I am. — June Jordan
As a poet and writer, I deeply love and I deeply hate words. I love the infinite evidence and change and requirements and possibilities of language; every human use of words that is joyful, or honest or new, because the experience is new… But as a Black poet and writer, I hate words that cancel my name and my history and the freedom of my future: I hate the words that condemn and refuse the language of my people in America.
Language is political. That’s why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that’s why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law.
Whether this is my end or a new beginning, I have no way of knowing. I have given myself over into the hands of strangers. I have no choice. It can’t be helped. And so I step up, into the darkness within or else the light.
Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. – George Santayana
The brightest light, the light of Italy, the purest sky of Scandinavia in the month of June is only a half-light when one compares it to the light of childhood. Even the nights were blue.
Success and failures are outcomes of an action, and action is the outcome of mindset; therefore success is the outcome of mindset. – Abraham Ruby
I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. – L.M. Montgomery
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. — Katharine Hepburn
When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind and spirit, your natural beauty comes out. – Christy Turlington
He was but as the cuckoo is in June, Heard, not regarded. – William Shakespeare
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. – Richard Bach
Sometimes the snow comes down in June, sometimes the sun goes around the moon. – Vanessa L. Williams
Last day of Spring, ripe purple plums drop–form is emptiness. First day of Summer, ditch completely dry–emptiness is form. – Mike Garofalo
In one thousand years of Russia’s existence, its first popular national election ever to be held occurred in June 1991. Six days later, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed in Moscow! – Russell M. Nelson
You’re brilliant, he says.”But you’re a fool to stay with someone like me.I close my eyes at the touch of his hand.”Then we are both fools. ― Marie Lu
No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer. – James Russell Lowell
And who will join this standing up and the ones who stood without sweet company will sing and sing back into the mountains and if necessary even under the sea: we are the ones we have been waiting for. — June Jordan
Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.
There’s a window with white curtains, and the glass is shatterproof. But it isn’t running away they’re afraid of. A Handmaid wouldn’t get far. It’s those other escapes. The ones you can open in yourself given a cutting edge. Or a twisted sheet and a chandelier.
Summer is a promissory note signed in June, it’s long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January. – Hal Borland
You’ll encounter many obstacles along the road to living your dreams. Some obstacles may be real, some imagined, some may be tangible, and some may be intangible. Some of those obstacles will be created by others and some will be self-imposed. However they manifest, you will always be given the choice as to whether you give them power. – Lauren Covington
Educate Yourself… and Take Action. Build Your Best Life. – Julie Hage
June suns, you cannot store them to warm the winter’s cold, The lad that hopes for heaven shall fill his mouth with mold.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. – Pope John
There are two seasons in Scotland: June and winter. – Billy Connolly
What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. – Gertrude Jekyll
Long about knee-deep in June, Bout the time strawberries melts On the vine. – James Witcomb Riley
Happiness requires that we give up a worldly orientation—not worldly things, but a worldly attachment to things. We have to surrender all outcomes. We have to live here but appreciate the joke. – Marianne Williamson
June Jordan, who died of cancer in 2002, was a brilliant, fierce, radical, and frequently furious poet. We were friends for thirty years. Not once in that time did she step back from what was transpiring politically and morally in the world. She spoke up, and led her students, whom she adored, to do the same. – Alice Walker
June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible. ― Marie Lu
June is the gateway to summer. – Jean Hersey
As I think about anyone or anything – whether history or literature or my father or political organizations or a poem or a film – as I seek to evaluate the potentiality, the life-supportive commitment and possibilities of anyone or anything, the decisive question is always where is the love? — June Jordan
It’s their own fault. They should have never given us uniforms if they didn’t want us to be an army.
My father was both the person who gave me a reason to learn how to fight and the one who taught me the basics of fighting. He would tell me that if it was a big fight, it would probably be uneven, it wouldn’t be fair.
It is dry, hazy June weather. We are more of the earth, farther from heaven these days. – Henry David Thoreau
Dreams make you click, juice you, turn you on, excite the living daylights out of you. You cannot wait to get out of bed to continue pursuing your dream. The kind of dream I’m talking about gives meaning to your life. It is the ultimate motivator. – Jim Collins
The secret island had looked mysterious enough on the night they had seen it before – but now, swimming in the hot June haze, it seemed more enchanting than ever. As they drew near to it and saw the willow trees that bent over the water-edge and heard the sharp call of moorhens that.
All art is but the imitation of nature. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A noise like of a hidden brook. / In the leafy month of June, / That to the sleeping woods all night / Singeth a quiet tune. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
June is bustin’ out all over. – Oscar Hammerstein
Lighthouse shade-the scent of honeysuckle filling the shadows. – Mike Garofalo
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran
June Carter Cash is probably my all-time favorite member of the Carter Family. – Trixie Mattel
We can heal. Perhaps we can return to that same place we once stood when we were both young and innocent. ― Marie Lu
Do not the bright June roses blow To meet thy kiss at morning hours? – William C. Bryant
To begin is no more agony than opening your hand. — June Jordan
My father was very intense, passionate and over-the-top. He was my hero and my tyrant.
It’s okay to take a sliver of someone and hold on to that. Especially if it’s all you have.
In these divine pleasures permitted to me of walks in the June night under moon and stars, I can put my life as a fact before me and stand aloof from its honor and shame. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success for you is an obvious choice, not by illusion; belief that you are there to make a difference, not to just add up the number. – Mouhib A. Salam
That day was the beginning of my friendship with Sebastian, and thus it came about, that morning in June, that I was lying beside him in the shade of the high elms watching the smoke from his lips drift up into the branches. – Evelyn Waugh
Leap and the net will appear. – John Burroughs
Oh, my luve’s like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June; Oh, my luve’s like the melodie That’s sweetly played in tune. – Robert Burns
The flowers are Nature’s jewels, with whose wealth she decks her summer beauty. – George Croly
O Day after day we can’t help growing older. Year after year spring can’t help seeming younger. Come let’s enjoy our winecup today, Nor pity the flowers fallen.- Wang Wei
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain. – Bob Dylan
June will break your heart. I can see it already. She’ll shatter you into a million pieces.- Marie Lu
During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31, there has been no shirking or hesitation, to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen; the brigade commanders reported none. – John Buford
Now, as we stand three feet apart and stare at each other, I feel the full distance that comes with spending so much time apart, a moment filled with the electricity of a first meeting and the uncertainty of strangers. ― Marie Lu
I am a stranger, learning to love the strangers around me. — June Jordan
I think I have come to a place where I’m able to feel more comfortable about being honest.
I’m sorry there is so much pain in this story. I’m sorry it’s in fragments like a body caught in the crossfire or pulled apart by force. But there’s nothing I can do to change it. I’ve tried to put some of the good things in as well.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, But they don’t get around As the dandelions do. – Slim Acres
Quitting is not an option. If you are faced with a challenge, the only way ahead is through. You will find the light at the end of the tunnel. – Alvin Walker
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. – Publilius Syrus
This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February. – Mark Twain
Elvish singing is not a thing to miss, in June under the stars, not if you care for such things. – J. R. R. Tolkien
In what house, the jade flute that sends these dark notes drifting, scattering on the spring wind that fills Lo-yang? Tonight if we should hear the willow-breaking song, who could help but long for the gardens of home? – LiPo
Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise. – Ram Dass
I started working on trying to sound like June from the very beginning. – Reese Witherspoon
i have laughed more than daffodils and cried more than June. – Sanober Khan
These summer inspiration quotes for June are a great way to add more motivation and positivity to your day. These quotes remind you to make the most of every moment, whether taking in the sun, spending time with loved ones, or going on a new adventure. So, think about these June quotes and let them encourage you to take advantage of all this month’s great things. Remember that life is too short to miss out on the beauty of summer.