100 Sunrise Quotes (& Images) to Help You Wake Up Early

100 Sunrise Quotes (& Images) to Help You Wake Up Early

These sunrise quotes are 100 of my favorite that I have collected from across the Internet – all jam-packed into this giant blog post. I have also created shareable meme images for each of the 100 quotes about sunrises.

Sunrises are one of the reasons I choose to wake up early because I find them very inspirational. I’m sure we can all agree that sunrises signify hope and new beginnings. The best part is that we all have the opportunity to experience one every morning.

Hopefully, these sunrise images with quotes will inspire you as much as they have me, and spark a new beginning that will transform your life.


1

There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.

Terry Pratchett, from A Hat Full of Sky
Theres always a story Its all stories really The sun coming up every day is a story Everythings got a story in it Change the story change the world Terry Pratchett - sunrise quotes

2

What better motivation are you looking for in the morning than the incredible motivation of the morning sunrise?

Mehmet Murat Ildan
What better motivation are you looking for in the morning than the incredible motivation of the morning sunrise Mehmet Murat Ildan - sunrise quotes

Before you read the next sunrise quote, let me just make a quick suggestion since this blog focuses on waking up early: If you live in an area where it’s difficult to see the sunrise when you wake up (or if you wake up too late) – this sunrise simulation wake up light is just like the real thing. It’s actually the reason I’ve been able to get used to waking up early and finally learn to love my early mornings.

This wake up light is a great alternative to the one I linked to above as well.

wake up light alarm clock - should i wake up early

Both are life-changing – and I don’t say that lightly.

I’ve mentioned these wake up lights many times in other blog posts because mine has made such a difference in my life. My cousin and some friends have similar wake up lights and they feel the same as I do. Seriously, get one of these sunrise simulation wake up lights!

Anyway, back to the sunrise quotes to help you wake up early…

3

Life. This morning the sun made me adore it. It had, behind the dripping pine trees, the oriental brightness, orange and crimson, of a living being, a rose and an apple, in the physical and ideal fusion of a true and daily paradise.

Juan Ramón Jiménez, from Time and Space: A Poetic Autobiography
Life This morning the sun made me adore it Juan Ramon Jimenez - sunrise quotes

4

Believe in yourself and you can change a sunset into a new dawn.

Anthony T. Hincks
Believe in yourself and you can change a sunset into a new dawn Anthony T Hincks - sunrise quotes

5

The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart.

Anthony T. Hincks
The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart Anthony T Hincks - sunrise quotes

6

Thank you is what each and every one of us should say when we see either a sunrise or sunset. And when we do that, maybe, just maybe the world will start to become a better place.

Anthony T. Hincks
Thank you is what each and every one of us should say when we see either a sunrise or sunset Anthony T Hincks - sunrise quotes

7

I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.

Juansen Dizon, from Confessions of a Wallflower
I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written Juansen Dizon - sunrise quotes

8

Today, the sun will rise on all your doubts.

Marty Rubin
Today the sun will rise on all your doubts Marty Rubin - sunrise quotes

9

Your choice between sunrise or sunset depends on your attitude.

Ibn Jeem
Your choice between sunrise or sunset depends on your attitude Ibn Jeem - sunrise quotes

10

A night can NEVER defeat the sunrise.

Sumit Sharma
A night can NEVER defeat the sunrise Sumit Sharma - sunrise quotes

11

Don’t you feel you get value for your day if you’ve actually watched the sun rise?

AJ Vosse
Dont you feel you get value for your day if youve actually watched the sun rise AJ Vosse - sunrise quotes

12

Not everyone was privileged to see another sunrise like you did, so before you start complaining remember that the breath of life is not for sale.

Gift Gugu Mona
Not everyone was privileged to see another sunrise like you did so before you start complaining remember that the breath of life is not for sale Gift Gugu Mona - sunrise quotes

13

Every sunrise is a blessing. It’s an opportunity to learn something new and to create something that can benefit others. It also gives a chance to make amends. Use it wisely before sunset.

Euginia Herlihy
Every sunrise is a blessing Use it wisely before sunset Euginia Herlihy - sunrise quotes

14

The darkness that follows a sunset is never so dark that it can change the inevitability of a sunrise.

Craig D. Lounsbrough
The darkness that follows a sunset is never so dark that it can change the inevitability of a sunrise Craig D Lounsbrough - sunrise quotes

15

May every sunrise make you more confident about the power of hope, expectations, patience, and love.

Debasish Mridha
May every sunrise make you more confident about the power of hope expectations patience and love Debasish Mridha - sunrise quotes

16

For the clever, even the simplest things of life – like sunrise or sunset – are a great source of entertainment!

Mehmet Murat Ildan
For the clever even the simplest things of life - like sunrise or sunset - are a great source of entertainment Mehmet Murat Ildan - sunrise quotes

17

They ran to the museums for paintings. I ran to the roof for sunsets.

Darnell Lamont Walker
They ran to the museums for paintings I ran to the roof for sunsets Darnell Lamont Walker - sunrise quotes

18

The charm of golden sunrise and sunset does not depend on you. It reflects on you…only if you allow it. So does fleeting moments of joy.

The charm of golden sunrise and sunset does not depend on you It reflects on you only if you allow it So does fleeting moments of joy Val Uchendu - sunrise quotes

19

May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.

Umair Siddiqui
May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace Umair Siddiqui - sunrise quotes

20

Just like the days, no two sunrises are ever the same.

Jonathan P. Lamas, from Out on My Own
Just like the days no two sunrises are ever the same Jonathan P Lamas - sunrise quotes

21

Every sunrise gives you an opportunity to begin again.

Debasish Mridha
Every sunrise gives you an opportunity to begin again Debasish Mridha - sunrise quotes

22

There is always a big commotion on the beauty of sunsets, but what about the beginning of the day? The arrival of daylight. Happiness in the form of invisible warmth beaming upon us. Sunrise.

A. M. L.
There is always a big commotion on the beauty of sunsets but what about the beginning of the day Sunrise A M L - sunrise quotes

23

Dance when the sun comes up.

A. D. Posey
Dance when the sun comes up A D Posey - sunrise quotes

24

I love that this morning’s sunrise does not define itself by last night’s sunset.

Steve Maraboli
I love that this mornings sunrise does not define itelf by last nights sunset Steve Maraboli - sunrise quotes

25

That time of day when the sun hasn’t come up yet, but you can already feel it coming. It’s an elusive warmth, like a subtle promise whispered in your ear and you can go on with your day knowing you’ve been given another chance to get it right.

Cassia Leo, from Relentless
That time of day when the sun hasnt come up yet but you can already feel it coming Cassia Leo - sunrise quotes

26

One grateful thought is a ray of sunshine. A hundred such thoughts paint a sunrise. A thousand will rival the glaring sky at noonday – for gratitude is light against the darkness.

Richelle E. Goodrich, from Smile Anyway
One grateful thought is a ray of sunshine A hundred such thoughts paint a sunrise Richelle E Goodrich - sunrise quotes

27

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.

Jo Walton
Theres a sunrise and a sunset every single day and theyre absolutely free Dont miss so many of them Jo Walton - sunrise quotes

28

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.

Bernard Williams
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope Bernard Williams - sunrise quotes

29

Watch a sunrise at least once a day.

Phil Dunphy, from Modern Family
Watch a sunrise at least once a day Phil Dunphy - sunrise quotes

30

You know how a sunrise can be confused for a sunset? Well, sometimes just when you think your life is over, that’s when the best things are truly about to begin.

Karen Salmansohn
You know how a sunrise can be confused for a sunset Well sometimes just when you think your life is over thats when the best things are truly about to begin Karen Salmansohn - sunrise quotes

31

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

John Muir
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains John Muir - sunrise quotes

32

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.

William Arthur Ward
Opportunities are like sunrises If you wait too long you miss them William Arthur Ward - sunrise quotes

33

I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset, whether or not you actually see it.

Catherine Opie
I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset whether or not you actually see it Catherine Opie - sunrise quotes

34

Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.

Vladimir Nabokov
Life is a great sunrise I do not see why death should not be an even greater one Vladimir Nabokov - sunrise quotes

35

When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.

Cuban Proverb
When the sun rises it rises for everyone Cuban Proverb - sunrise quotes

36

We need to be reminded sometimes that a sunrise lasts but a few minutes, but its beauty can burn in our hearts eternally.

R. A. Salvatore
We need to be reminded sometimes that a sunrise lasts but a few minutes but its beauty can burn in our hearts eternally R A Salvatore - sunrise quotes

37

When I think about that sunrise that I woke up to that morning, I just feel like I got as close to nowhere as I could get, and found out that it was more of a place than anywhere I’ve been in a long time.

Hank Green
When I think about that sunrise that I woke up to that morning I just feel like I got as close to nowhere as I could get and found out that it was more of a place than anywhere Ive been in a long time Hank Green - sunrise quotes

38

Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.

Jhiess Krieg
Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someones day Jhiess Krieg - sunrise quotes

39

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.

Sapna Reddy
We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness Sapna Reddy - sunrise quotes

40

My sun sets to rise again.

Robert Browning
My sun sets to rise again Robert Browning - sunrise quotes

41

There is always a way and always hope in the next sunrise, and in the next second, and in the next minute.

Ziggy Marley
There is always a way and always hope in the next sunrise and in the next second and in the next minute Ziggy Marley - sunrise quotes

42

Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.

Amy Grant
Get outside Watch the sunrise Watch the sunset How does that make you feel Does it make you feel big or tiny Because theres something good about feeling both Amy Grant - sunrise quotes

43

Every sunrise gives you a new beginning and a new ending. Let this morning be a new beginning to a better relationship and a new ending to the bad memories. It’s an opportunity to enjoy life, breathe freely, think and love. Be grateful for this beautiful day.

Norton Juster
Every sunrise gives you a new beginning and a new ending Norton Juster - sunrise quotes

44

After God perfected the sunrise, he created photographers, artists, and poets to ensure his feat remained immortal.

Terri Guillemets
After God perfected the sunrise he created photographers artists and poets to ensure his feat remained immortal Terri Guillemets - sunrise quotes

45

Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there.

Robb Sagendorph
Climb up on some hill at sunrise Everybody needs perspective once in a while and youll find it there Robb Sagendorph - sunrise quotes

46

Storms probably exist only because after them we can have a sunrise.

Tove Jansson
Storms probably exist only because after them we can have a sunrise Tove Jansson - sunrise quotes

47

Each new day, a gift to be opened, sunrise slowly unties its ribbon of hope.

Unknown
Each new day a gift to be opened sunrise slowly unties its ribbon of hope - sunrise quotes

48

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

Victor Hugo, from Les Misérables
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise Victor Hugo - sunrise quotes

49

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

John Lennon
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed do not be sad For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps John Lennon - sunrise quotes

50

It’s a new day. Yesterday’s failure is redeemed at the sunrise.

Todd Stocker, from Dancing with God: First Year Thoughts on the Loss of My Daughter
Its a new day Yesterdays failure is redeemed at the sunrise Todd Stocker - sunrise quotes

51

What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page, a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory. Each day is a wonder.

Oprah Winfrey
What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory Each day is a wonder Oprah Winfrey - sunrise quotes

52

Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget
That sunrise never failed us yet.

Celia Thaxter
Sad soul take comfort nor forget That sunrise never failed us yet Celia Thaxter - sunrise quotes

53

Rest, but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.

Muhammad Ali
Rest but never quit Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening But it always rises the next morning At sunrise every soul is born again Muhammad Ali - sunrise quotes

54

It was sunsets that taught me that beauty sometimes only lasts for a couple of moments, and it was sunrises that showed me that all it takes is patience to experience it all over again.

A. J. Lawless
It was sunsets that taught me that beauty sometimes only lasts for a couple of moments and it was sunrises that showed me that all it takes is patience to experience it all over again A J Lawless - sunrise quotes

55

Sunrise is my favorite color.

Unknown
Sunrise is my favorite color - sunrise quotes

56

Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray painted by a graffiti artist.

Mia Kirshner
Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron Its the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray painted by a graffiti artist Mia Kirshner - sunrise quotes

57

Everything starts with a sunrise, but it’s what we do before it sets that matters.

K. McGraw
Everything starts with a sunrise but its what we do before it sets that matters K McGraw - sunrise quotes

58

What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?

E. M. Forster, from Howards End
What is the good of your stars and trees your sunrise and the wind if they do not enter into our daily lives E M Forster - sunrise quotes

59

With every sunrise comes a new opportunity for you to impact the world. Positive or negative; it’s entirely up to you. You choose.

Unknown
With every sunrise comes a new opportunity for you to impact the world Positive or negative its entirely up to you You choose - sunrise quotes

60

At sunrise, everything is luminous, but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding.

Norman MacLean, from A River Runs Through It
At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear Norman MacLean - sunrise quotes

61

You don’t need somebody to interpret for you what a beautiful sunrise it is.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
You dont need somebody to interpret for you what a beautiful sunrise it is Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh - sunrise quotes

62

Watching the clock is not the same as watching a sunrise.

Sophia Bedford Pierce
Watching the clock is not the same as watching a sunrise Sophia Bedford Pierce - sunrise quotes

63

May the sunrise bring you peace and fill your soul with possibility.

Butterflies Rising
May the sunrise bring you peace and fill your soul with possibility Butterflies Rising - sunrise quotes

64

No matter how dark the night, somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away.

David Matthew
No matter how dark the night somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away David Matthew - sunrise quotes

65

When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.

Paulo Coelho, from The Alchemist
When each day is the same as the next its because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises Paulo Coelho - sunrise quotes

66

The sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.

Alexandra Elle
The sun will rise and set regardless What we choose to do with the light while its here is up to us Journey wisely Alexandra Elle - sunrise quotes

67

The sun shall always rise upon a new day and there shall always be a rose garden within me. Yes, there is a part of me that is broken, but my broken soil gives way to my wild roses.

C. Joybell C.
The sun shall always rise upon a new day and there shall always be a rose garden within me Yes there is a part of me that is broken but my broken soil gives way to my wild roses C Joybell C - sunrise quotes

68

It is hard to be angry when one has seen the sun rise.

David Gemmell, from Sword in the Storm (The Rigante, #1)
It is hard to be angry when one has seen the sun rise David Gemmell - sunrise quotes

69

I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.

Pete Hamill
I dont ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning There they are and they are beautiful Pete Hamill - sunrise quotes

70

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

Buddha
Each morning we are born again What we do today is what matters most Buddha - sunrise quotes

71

Don’t waste your sunrise sitting with those who are waiting for sunset.

Nitesh Sharma
Dont waste your sunrise sitting with those who are waiting for sunset Nitesh Sharma - sunrise quotes

72

When you are depressed, frustrated or angry about anything, try to wake up in the morning and see the sunrise. It will give you a new strength to move on.

Arnjit
When you are depressed frustrated or angry about anything try to wake up in the morning and see the sunrise It will give you a new strength to move on Arnjit - sunrise quotes

73

The sound of morning can heal all your pain and give you a new ray of hope with the sunrise.

Arnjit
The sound of morning can heal all your pain and give you a new ray of hope with the sunrise Arnjit - sunrise quotes

74

Like the sunrise, some things just have to happen and all you can do is watch.

Felipe Sesoko
Like the sunrise some things just have to happen and all you can do is watch Felipe Sesoko - sunrise quotes

75

A sunrise or sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion, all the yearning, in the soul of the beholder.

Mary Balogh, from A Summer to Remember
A sunrise or sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion all the yearning in the soul of the beholder Mary Balogh - sunrise quotes

76

Sunrise reminds us that while there are clouds in life, the beauty is in the way the light shines through them.

Paul Steinbrueck
Sunrise reminds us that while there are clouds in life the beauty is in the way the light shines through them Paul Steinbrueck - sunrise quotes

77

There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.

Carlos Santana
Theres never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same Carlos Santana - sunrise quotes

78

Every sunset gives you one day less to live, but every sunrise gives you one day more to hope. So savor every step and live it well.

Unknown
Every sunset gives you one day less to live but every sunrise gives you one day more to hope So savor every step and live it well - sunrise quotes

79

Life is all about moving and enjoying every sunset and looking forward to the next sunrise.

Unknown
Life is all about moving and enjoying every sunset and looking forward to the next sunrise - sunrise quotes

80

Righteous beauty is like a sunrise; it cannot be stopped no matter what circumstances surround it. It is not affected by the weather of perceived emotions. It is stable, secure, and dependable.

Kim Meeder, from Fierce Beauty: Choosing to Stand for What Matters Most
Righteous beauty is like a sunrise Kim Meeder - sunrise quotes

81

Being awake during a Saturday morning sunrise is a sign of a good Friday night.

Unknown
Being awake during a Saturday morning sunrise is a sign of a good Friday night - sunrise quotes

82

Friendship is like a sunrise. It begins dim, but grows in intensity as the day goes on. It warms the hearts and lives of those it touched, and we can always count on its presence.

Innah Delos Angeles
Friendship is like a sunrise It begins dim but grows in intensity as the day goes on Innah Delos Angeles - sunrise quotes

83

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.

George Washington Carver
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise George Washington Carver - sunrise quotes

84

It is always sunrise somewhere.

John Muir
It is always sunrise somewhere John Muir - sunrise quotes

85

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

Emily Dickinson
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn Emily Dickinson - sunrise quotes

86

Peace is seeing the sunrise or a sunset and knowing who to thank.

Unknown
Peace is seeing the sunrise or a sunset and knowing who to thank - sunrise quotes

87

Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Watch the sunrise at least once a year H Jackson Brown Jr - sunrise quotes

88

My life isn’t good or bad. It’s an incredible series of emotional and mental extremes, with beautiful thunderstorms and stunning sunrises.

Jaeda DeWalt
My life isnt good or bad Its an incredible series of emotional and mental extremes, with beautiful thunderstorms and stunning sunrises Jaeda DeWalt - sunrise quotes

89

Be the sunrise to someone’s lonely soul.

Randi G. Fine
Be the sunrise to someones lonely soul Randi G Fine - sunrise quotes

90

I stood upon a street at break of day,
When first the rays of sunlight pierced the clouds
And banished frosts and mists of night away
And with them all the fears that night enshrouds.

Robin A. Walker
I stood upon a street at break of day When first the rays of sunlight pierced the clouds Robin A Walker - sunrise quotes

91

If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy sunrise and sunset, then you are living like a lord.

Nathan Phillips
If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy sunrise and sunset then you are living like a lord Nathan Phillips - sunrise quotes

92

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.

Walt Whitman
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed Walt Whitman - sunrise quotes

93

A new day is dawning, giving you another chance to make a difference in the world.

Unknown
A new day is dawning giving you another chance to make a difference in the world - sunrise quotes

94

Never underestimate the importance of fresh flowers, clean linens, and sunrises.

Unknown
Never underestimate the importance of fresh flowers clean linens and sunrises - sunrise quotes

95

I love early mornings when it feels like the rest of the world is still fast asleep and you’re the only one who’s awake and everything feels like it isn’t really real and you kind of forget about all your problems because for now it’s just you, the world and the sunrise.

Unknown
I love early mornings its just you the world and the sunrise - sunrise quotes

96

I fall in love every day with the way the sun shines in the first moments of the morning.

Alison Malee
I fall in love every day with the way the sun shines in the first moments of the morning Alison Malee - sunrise quotes

97

Someday, you will find someone who will watch every sunrise with you until the sunset of your life.

Unknown
Someday you will find someone who will watch every sunrise with you until the sunset of your life - sunrise quotes

98

Don’t let the shadows of yesterday spoil the sunrise of tomorrow.

Unknown
Dont let the shadows of yesterday spoil the sunrise of tomorrow - sunrise quotes

99

Love doesn’t come to you in crashing waves or thunderbolts. It appears as a song on the radio or a particular blue in the sky. It dawns on you slowly, like a warm winter sunrise — where the promise of summer shines out from within.

Lang Leav
It dawns on you slowly like a warm winter sunrise Lang Leav - sunrise quotes

100

The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.

Gene Amole
The sunrise of course doesnt care if we watch it or not It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it Gene Amole - sunrise quotes
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