150+ September Quotes – Best Quotes to Celebrate the Month

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

September marks the transition from summer to fall, bringing a sense of renewal and change. As the leaves begin to turn and the air becomes crisper, it’s a perfect time to find provocation in the words of wisdom. It serves as a reminder that metamorphosis, like seasonal change, is a natural aspect of existence. With” Every day is a fresh launch,” we are encouraged to approach each day with renewed energy, making September the perfect month for setting new pretensions.

People turn to these September quotes (motivational) as a source of inspiration during a transition. These quotes offer the push to go into the unknown with confidence, whether starting the new academic year or focusing on personal improvement.

September Quotes (Motivational)

Unshakeable self-confidence comes from an unshakable commitment to your values.


The Richmonds are flooded, electricity’s gone off. God is testing us and I for one am gonna be prepared. Where’s the vodka? – ELAINE STRITCH

Except it wasn’t Will Mayes,” a barber said. He was a thin, sand-colored man with a mild face, who was shaving a client. “I know Will Mayes. He’s a good nigger. And I know Miss Minnie Cooper, too.


I had a terror-since September -I could tell to none-and so I sing, as the boy does by the burying ground-because I am afraid. – Emily Dickinson


The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September, I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South. – James Weldon Johnson


What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil? – Friedrich Nietzsche


We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost. ― Henry Rollins

We like to play fast. I don’t know if we want to play that fast – or if we can play that fast.


O sweet September, thy first breezes bring the dry leaf’s rustle and the squirrel’s laughter. The cool fresh air whence health and vigor spring and promise of exceeding joy hereafter. – George Arnold


In his or her own way, everyone I saw before I looked happy. Whether they were really happy or just looked at it, I couldn’t tell. But they did look happy on this pleasant early afternoon in late September, and because of that, I felt a kind of loneliness new to me as if I were the only one here who was not truly part of the scene. -Haruki Murakami


Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent. – Antoine Rivarol


When I was a kid my father used to say our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized. Our worst fears have been realized tonight. They have now said there were eleven hostages; two were killed in their rooms yesterday morning, nine were killed at the airport tonight. They’re all gone. – Jim McKay


Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. – Willie Nelson

Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.


Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me. – George W. Bush


Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.  – Maya Angelou


But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you. – Stephen King


Through hard work, perseverance, and faith in God, you can live your dreams.  – Beb Carson


Try to remember the kind of September When life was slow and oh so mellow Try to remember the kind of September When grass was green and grain so yellow Try to remember the kind of September When you were a young and a callow fellow Try to remember and if you remember Then follow–follow, oh-oh. – Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt


When the opportunity presents itself, don’t be afraid to go after it.  – Eddie Kennison

But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.  – Robert Finch


The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple.  — JK Rowling


This the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.- Thomas Moore


My favorite poem is the one that starts ‘Thirty days hath September’ because it actually tells you something. – Groucho Marx


That old September feeling, leftover from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly is done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer. ― Wallace Stegner


Make it a September to Remember.


it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret. – Alexander Theroux


Come out ’is now September, The hunter’s moon’s begun, And through the wheaten, stubble Is heard the frequent gun.


Life is so extraordinary. Wonderful surprises are just around the most unexpected corners. – Rosamunde Pilcher

Once you spot a red flag, your job is to actually read the writing on the wall. You do not get to pick up a pen and rewrite the writing on the wall. — Whitney Ann Cummings


I would really like to slow down the speed of reading with continual punctuation marks. I would like to be read slowly.


The bright summer had passed away, and gorgeous autumn was flinging its rainbow-tints of beauty on hill and dale. – Cornelia L. Tuthill


Since the events of September 11, we’ve rightfully changed our military strategy so we’re now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm, rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen. – Jim Gerlach


It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.  – W T Ellis


Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period from September 11th to September 20th, I was seeing the policy for real, happening, that we were talking about in the film. – Timothy Bottoms


We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.  —Rudy Giuliani


If you were to write out your own obituary or eulogy, what would you want it to say about after you die?


It’s hell gettin’ older. Especially when you feel 21 inside. All the strengths that sustain you all through your life just vanish one by one. And you study your face in the mirror, and you… you notice something’s missing. And then you realize it’s your future. – ELAINE STRITC

It’s this durn weather, another said. “It’s enough to make a man do anything.


Outside, the September air was enticingly fragrant, yellow with pollen and rich, lemony sunlight. – Alice Hoffman


Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. – Arthur Helps


There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have a truly defeated age. – Sophia Loren


It’s a great thing we’ve left an impact on Japan. For all I can really do is stand here in September’s rain savoring…soaking it all in slipping..and simply holding on to poetry for dear life. ― Sanober Khan


The morrow was a bright September morn; the earth was beautiful as if new-born. There was that nameless splendor everywhere, That wild exhilaration in the air, which makes the passers in the city street Congratulate each other as they meet. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Grief is a funny thing because you don’t have to carry it with you for the rest of your life. After a bit, you set it down by the roadside and walk on and leave it. – Rosamunde Pilcher


I care not where my body may take me as long as my soul is embarked on a meaningful journey.- Dante Alighieri


I didn’t like Issa of course because of what he was doing but I could have liked him when I met him elsewhere. He was not violent, I would have even trusted him in his word, not his compatriots and his partners. They were, like, what we say in German, Galgenvogel, gallows birds. But Issa was different from them. – Walter Troger


When the awareness of what is achievable brushes your life your journey has begun. – Lorii Myers

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.


The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead, we have emerged stronger and more unified. – Rudy Giuliani


Yoga is an art and science of living. – Indra Devi


We can’t possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name’s become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth. It has no day. – F. Scott Fitzgerald


If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. –  George S. Patton


By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.– Helen Hunt Jackson


You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus


In short, a bad Sunday of September, in September of that traitor who let you go a big wave passed upon him, like a gunshot between the prickly pears. – Giovanni Verga


September means / School / Effort / and / Play / Trying your best / Each hour of the day / Making new friends / Being good as you can / Exciting discoveries / Reading books with a friend. — Boni Fulgham


Departing summer hath assumed An aspect tenderly illumed, The gentlest look of spring; That calls from yonder leafy shade Unfaded, yet prepared to fade, A timely carolling.- William Wordsworth

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust. – Barack Obama


I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. ― Oliver Herford


Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soil. – Peggy Toney Horton


If I had always served God as I have served you, Madam, I should not have a great account to render at my death. – Bacon


I’m getting too elderly to travel the length of the country for a free hangover. – Rosamunde Pilcher


I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself. — Beyoncé Giselle Knowles


On September 11, many ordinary people did tremendously extraordinary things. – David Nadel


If you want to go down deep you do not need to travel far; indeed, you don’t have to leave your most immediate and familiar surroundings.


The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many…. September is dressing in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. – Oliver Wendell Holmes


Christmas is a time when you get homesick…even when you’re home.  – Carol Nelson


It is a very real concern and my view is that everything changed on September 11th and the procedure, the policies that were in place prior to September 11th no longer should apply. – George Pataki


If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.  —Sandy Dahl

Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it.


Have you got my make-up kit? It’s got my diaphragm in it… isn’t it silly? I still travel with it. It’s my lucky charm, maybe I should donate it to the antique fair. – ELAINE STRITCH


Well, he said, are you going to sit there and let a black son rape a white woman on the streets of Jefferson?


All your renown is like the summer flower that blooms and dies; because the sunny glow which brings it forth, soon slays with parching power. – Dante Alighieri


In September 1993, President Clinton presided over a handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn – the climax of a ‘day of awe,’ as the press described it. – NOAM CHOMSKY


We control fifty percent of a relationship. We influence one hundred percent of it.  – Joyce Brothers


Outside the leaves on the trees constricted slightly; they were the deep done green of the beginning of autumn. It was a Sunday in September. There would only be four. The clouds were high and the swallows would be here for another month or so before they left for the south before they returned again next summer. ― Ali Smith


He is the CEO, the boss. We’ve got to meet what he wants from the game. – Wayne Barnes


Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. – Rosamunde Pilcher


Dreams don’t work unless you do.- John C. Maxwell


I’m proud of what I did at Munich because it helped the Palestinian cause enormously. Before Munich, the world had no idea about our struggle but on that day the name of ‘Palestine’ was repeated all over the world. – Jamal Al Gashey


A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. – Thomas Keller


My son Track…He’s gonna be deployed in September to Iraq. Pray… For this country, that our leaders… Are sending out on a task that is from God. That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.


All the months are crude experiments, out of which the perfect September is made. – Virginia Woolf


Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it. – Sting


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. – Albert Einstein


Our paradigm now seems to be: Something terrible happened to us on September 11, and that gives us the right to interpret all future events in a way that everyone else in the world must agree with us. And if they don’t, they can go straight to hell. – Bill Clinton


The first flash of color always excites me as much as the first frail, courageous bloom of spring. This is, in a sense, my season sometimes warm and, when the wind blows an alert, sometimes cold. But there is a clarity about September. On clear days, the sun seems brighter, the sky bluer, the white clouds take on marvelous shapes; the moon is a wonderful apparition, rising gold, cooling to silver; and the stars are so big. The September storms–the hurricane warnings far away, the sudden gales, the downpour of rain that we have so badly needed here for so long–are exhilarating, and there’s a promise that what September starts, October will carry on, catching the torch flung into her hand. – Faith Baldwin


Nothing will happen unless you take the initiative to do it. – Akhil Nigam


We awoke one morning in September, and the world lurched on its axis. – Jeb Bush


For it’s a long, long while from May to December / But the days grow short when you reach September. — Maxwell Anderson


Equal dark, equal light Flow in Circle, deep insight Blessed Be, Blessed Be The transformation of energy! So it flows, out it goes Three-fold back it shall be Blessed Be, Blessed Be The transformation of energy! – Night An’Fey


My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here. – Oprah Winfrey


A cold night, the first of the season, a change from the usual bland Maryland climate. Cold, though the boy; his mind felt numb. The trees he could see through his bedroom window were tall charcoal sticks, shivering, afraid of the wind or only trying to stand against it. Every tree was alone out there. The animals were alone, each in its hole, in its thin fur, and anything that got hit on the road tonight would die alone. Before morning, he thought, its blood would freeze in the cracks of the asphalt. ― Poppy Z. Brite


All at once, summer collapsed into fall. – Oscar Wilde


And Master Kingston, this I will say—had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs. –  Pierre de Bourdeille


It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. Arrival often brings nothing but a sense of desolation and disappointment. – Rosamunde Pilcher


It is wrong to see today’s high inequality as the product of forces over which we have no control. — Anthony Barnes Atkinson


If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.


It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. The rich colours of grass and earth were intensified by the mellow light of a sun almost warm enough for spring… – P.D. James


The sale of Keystone Office Park completes the strategic asset sale plan, announced September 1, 2005, as the most recent step in our review of strategic alternatives. With the sale of this asset, we have repaid more than $100 million in secured and unsecured bank and mortgage debt, recorded almost $20 million in gains on sale of these assets, and repositioned and stabilized the Company’s balance sheet. – Charles Knight


Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. – NORMAN VINCENT PEALE


As for September 11, let us not too easily grant the Americans possession of that date on the calendar. Like May 1 or July 14 or December 25, September 11 may seem full of significance to some people, while to other people it is just another day. – J M Coetzee


Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.  — President Barack Obama


When you listen to your inner voice and follow your intuition, you will probably never make another mistake.


Then the town began to say: Poor Minnie. But she is old enough to take care of herself, others said.


Peter: You feel so sure of that when you look out on a clear night like tonight and see all those millions of stars, that none of it matters?  Lloyd: I think it’s just as beautiful as you do, and vaguely evocative of some deep truth that always just keeps slipping away, but then my professional perspective overcomes me; I just wish for a more penetrating view of it, and I understand it for what it truly is. Haphazard. Morally neutral, and unimaginably violent. – SAM WATERSTON


I was born full-grown in the middle of a hurricane and an earthquake on 10 September 1954, 12.52 P.M. When I found out that I had missed lunch, I gave such a shout that the Earth stopped and spun backward two days. That’s why I celebrate my birthday on 8 September. – Jon Scieszka


In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them. – Joyce Brothers


Tonight I miss you like the sky misses his moon; a delicate epiphany growing on the grass. I serenade the breeze into dancing the cha cha cha; the mountains echo in the background. September sky never looked more charming, or the sublime petals of the rose looked so graceful. ― Avijeet Das


I don’t know if I really should be admitting this – well ‘cos you know, he’s Australian.


Fear knocked at the door, Faith went to answer it, and no one was there. – Rosamunde Pilcher


May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future. –  Jimi Hendrix


I offered them an unlimited amount of money in exchange for the hostages, this offer was rejected. They said ‘it is not a question of either money or substitute hostages but only of the 200 prisoners. –Manfred Schreiber


When you extend your goodwill in every direction, regardless of the circumstances, you begin to see that we are all one. – Lao-Tzu


Although September 11 was horrible, it didn’t threaten the survival of the human race, as nuclear weapons do.


September tries its best to have us forget summer. – Bernard Williams


When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. – Henry J. Kaiser


Sweet as cherries, bright as berries, the light of my moony sky. – Catherynne M. Valente


A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. – Elbert Hubbard


No matter how hard we try words simply cannot express the horror, the shock, and the revulsion we all feel over what took place in this nation on Tuesday morning. September 11 will go down in our history as a day to remember. – Billy Graham


They don’t teach you this at Harvard Business School, but it’s all about people. Everything happens by, with or through people. Nothing just happens on its own.  – James Koch


The leaves of brown came tumbling down / Remember, in September, in the rain / The sun went out just like a dying amber / That September in the rain. — Al Dubin and Harry Warren


Smoke hangs like haze over harvested fields, The gold of stubble, the brown of turned earth And you walk under the red light of fall The scent of fallen apples, the dust of threshed grain The sharp, gentle chill of fall. Here as we move into the shadows of autumn The night that brings the morning of spring Come to us, Lord of Harvest Teach us to be thankful for the gifts you bring us …- Autumn Equinox Ritual


The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society. -Joe Biden


I used to love September, but now it just rhymes with remember. ― Dominic Riccitello


And then the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awaked. – Raquel Franco


We are his, To serve him nobly in the common cause, True to the death, but not to be his slaves. – Cowper


I wasn’t good enough. I had a little talent but not enough. There is nothing more discouraging than having just a little talent. – Rosamunde Pilcher


We do not believe something by merely saying we believe it, or even when we believe that we believe it. We believe something when we act as if it were true. — Dallas Albert Willard


Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.


Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes life and nature harmonize. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. – George Eliot


We will send two of our youth coaches to Madrid in September when their season starts in September and at the back end of the season this May. – Cranston Boxhill


Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  – Peg Bracken


The month of September is Women in Jazz, so I’m doing jazz there in September. I’m in for the duration. – Rita Coolidge


You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.  —Colin Powell


People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.


Well, ya see, I’m not saying that I’ve been everywhere and I’ve done everything, but I do know it’s a pretty amazing planet we live on here, and a man would have to be some kind of fool to think we’re alone in this universe. – KURT RUSSELL


Let me out, John, he said. Jump out, nigger-lover, McLendon said without turning his head. “Jump out, nigger-lover, McLendon said without turning his head.


The silence of a wise man is always meaningful. – Leo Strauss


I used to love September, but now it just rhymes with remember. ― Dominic Riccitello


It’s special. Hopefully, he gets on and I can get a knock on him.


Loving isn’t finding perfection, but forgiving horrible faults. – Rosamunde Pilcher


If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.-  Albert Einstein


Suddenly the reality of what’s happening hits me. “As I get closer he orders me in this direction, but as he’s giving me the order I push his Kalashnikov aside and run. He shoots two or three rounds at me, but I don’t think about the shots, I just run. I run for about 70 meters and then jump over the village fence and into the first building I see. – Gad Zahari


The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.– Mignon McLaughlin


For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. – Edwin Way Teale


Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. – Will Rogers

In September, let these motivational September quotes guide you towards embracing change and pursuing new beginnings. Find motivation in the words that serve as a gentle reminder of the wonder of change, transforming each day into an opportunity for a fresh start. As you welcome the month, remember these September quotes (motivational) to infuse your journey with positivity and determination.

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