10 Inspirational Quotes About Spring & Renewal

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The first word that comes to mind when I think of spring is renewal. Sure, flowers blooming, the weather getting warmer, and a reason to retire the long winter coat that's been a mainstay in your wardrobe for the past quarter in exchange for calve-revealing alternatives is amazing. But, nothing quite tops the overall theme of renewal for me.

I love the fact that time is continuously lost but that the nature of it means it starts over too. You get new chances to be, to do. Spring is like that times 1000. It's such a transformative period where the efforts you've been making to grow during the "hibernation" period of the colder months shows itself to the world as you shed your old skin in favor of a new one, along with those beginnings. 

To celebrate the beauty of spring, I decided to collect 10 inspirational quotes that resonate with me and exemplify the renewal themes of spring. Check them out below!

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
The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
All beings are flowers blossoming in a blossoming universe.
— Soen Nakagawa
Perhaps the earth can teach us, as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive.
— Pablo Neruda
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
— Harriet Ann Jacobs
Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.
— Paul Cezanne
Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently.
— Gary Zukav
Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.
— George Bernard Shaw