30 June Quotes Featuring Sunshine and Flowers

Updated on April 15, 2020
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The rose is one of the official flowers of June.
The rose is one of the official flowers of June. | Source

Life in June often includes gathering with friends and family for weddings, graduations, or visits. The weather is summery, which means packing less and lighter clothing for easy travel. Fun activities are enjoyed indoors and out, and June brings the sunshine and warmth to accommodate the events. The flowers blooming in a variety of colors are a bonus and allow for the creation of welcome bouquets, indoor and outdoor decorations, show-and-tell moments in the garden, and joyful nature walks.

These 30 quotes—one for each day in June—highlight sunshine, flowers, and other aspects of the month that make it special. June gives us many reasons to smile, one of which is Father’s Day—a holiday on which we honor our fathers and father figures. Enjoy the sunshiny, colorful month of June!

About Father's Day

1. "Let each American make this Father's Day an occasion for renewal of the love and gratitude we bear to our fathers, increasing and enduring through all the years." ―Richard Nixon (Proclamation 4127)

About Sunshine

2. "June suns, you cannot store them
To warm the winter's cold."
A.E. Housman

3. "What a strange thing it is to wake up to a milk-white overcast June morning! The sun is hidden by a thick cotton blanket of clouds . . . But the sensation of illusion is strong. Because the sun can break through the clouds at any moment." ―Vera Nazarian

4. "I was born in June, so I like summer, and my favourite part of a sunny day is when the sun sets." ―Jorja Smith

5. "What do I miss about the UK? Sadly, almost nothing. Maybe the midnight sun, in June in the north. That's all." ―Lee Child

6. "The castle grounds were gleaming in the sunlight as though freshly painted; the cloudless sky smiled at itself in the smoothly sparkling lake, the satin-green lawns rippled occasionally in a gentle breeze: June had arrived." ―J. K. Rowling

7. "It's beautiful the Summer month of June . . . and sun shines brightly most part of the day." ―Francis Duggan

8. "It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside."Maud Hart Lovelace

June sunshine is a well-earned treat.
June sunshine is a well-earned treat. | Source

About Flowers

9. "Wisteria woke me this morning,
And there was all June in the garden."
―Ann McGough

10. "Do not the bright June roses blow to meet thy kiss at morning hours?" ―William C. Bryant

11. "All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves." ―Robert Browning

12. "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

13. "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

14. "This is the smell of June . . . honeysuckle, green hay, wet linen hung out to dry." Lisa Kleypas

15. "June brings tulips, lilies, roses,
Fills the children's hands with posies."
Sara Coleridge

The honeysuckle is June's other official flower.
The honeysuckle is June's other official flower. | Source

About June Insights

16. "June is the gateway to summer." ―Jean Hersey

17. "And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days." ―James Russell Lowell

18. "In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different." ―John Steinbeck

19. "At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon." ―Edgar Allan Poe

20. "Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June." ―Al Bernstein

21. "If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance." ―Bernard Williams

22. "This is June, the month of grass and leaves . . . already the aspens are trembling again, and a new summer is offered me." ―Henry David Thoreau

23. "And since all this loveliness can not be Heaven, I know in my heart it is June."Abba Woolson

24. "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

It is June.
It is June. | Source

About June Memories

25. "Come up into the hills, O my young love. Return! O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again, as first I knew you in the timeless valley, where we shall feel ourselves anew, bedded on magic in the month of June." ―Thomas Wolfe

26. "I had a chat with May and I had a sweet talk with April but the lovely conversation that left me to ponder was the long talk I had with June. . . 'In your journey of life, take a break as you journey and ponder over the journey,' June concluded!" ―Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

27. "In June the bush we call alder was heavy, listless, its leaves studded with galls, growing wherever we didn't want it." ―Denise Levertov

28. "I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June grasses that grew high as my head." ―Pierre Loti

29."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." ―Enid Blyton

30. "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

June's Observances

  • Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
  • Black Music Month
  • Caribbean-American Heritage Month
  • Fireworks Safety Months (June 1st–July 31st)
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • Men's Health Education and Awareness Month
  • Professional Wellness Month
  • Rebuild Your Life Month
  • Rose Month
  • Vision Research Month

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        Lawrence Hebb 

        3 weeks ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

        Dora

        Our summer month also begins with a 'J' January!

        I can relate to Lee Child's comment, but a January in NZ is special.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Elena, we're wishing and praying but if the situation doesn't change, we'll have to find some joy in the memories of the past and the hopes of the future.

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        Elena 

        5 weeks ago from London, UK

        Thank you, Dora. I enjoyed it and loved the bit of humour in June memories.

        Hopefully, all Covid Lockdowns will be over in June and we can all experience the joy of June and summer, as noted in the quotes.

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Nithya. Would that thoughts of June may help to keep us energized going forward!

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Nell. We still have some bright days ahead. Hopefully, they will outshine these dreary lock downs. Hoping and praying!

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Alyssa. Hoping that lock downs and social distances will not prevent some fun activities in June.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        6 weeks ago from Dubai

        Beautiful quotes! I love the quotes about the sun and flowers. Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed reading your wonderful selection of quotes about June.

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        Nell Rose 

        6 weeks ago from England

        This was so lovely. After all the horror of the last couple of months, this was a bright warm sunny day! I loved all the quotes, amazing.

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        Alyssa 

        6 weeks ago from Ohio

        A wonderful collection of inspiring quotes, Dora! After reading this, I'm looking forward, now more than ever, to June!

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Pleased at your opportunity to laugh. Hoping that you remember the quote when June comes, and even laugh some more. Thanks for sharing.

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        Kyler J Falk 

        6 weeks ago from Corona, CA

        Number seventeen made me lose it with laughter, I don't know why but it just hit me like a facepalm moment. I mean, if I analyze with a poetic approach, sure, yeah that statement alone is beautiful and deeper than most. When I look at it practically, I am stuck saying to myself, "Thanks captain obvious!"

        Thanks for the laugh, and the wonderful read!

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Bill, thanks for your comment. Let's keep on praying and hoping. If our prayers don't change the situation, they will change the way we see it.

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        William Kovacic 

        6 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

        I especially like # 8, Dora. I'm ready for sunshine and flowers. I wonder if we'll still be in lockdown come June. That would be hard to deal with.

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Rajan, what beautiful phrases in your comment! You make us long for June. Thank you.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 weeks ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        The month of June for me is associated with the sweet scent of soil wafting from the first monsoon showers falling on the summer parched mother earth and the opening of the new school session after the long summer holidays.

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Success, your comment also sounds like words I'd like to quote. Thank you very much.

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Devika, Happy Birthday when June comes. Many more happy, healthy years going forward!

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        Dora Weithers 

        6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Victor, happy that you like the collection. I think that means that you too will enjoy the summer. Best to you!

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        success79 

        6 weeks ago from New York

        This article is based on reality and facts of life. I really like the month of June with all the serenity and brilliance relating to the time of year also environment variables that contribute to that time. A very well written article. Thanks!

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        Devika Primic 

        7 weeks ago

        My best month of the year. Your description is beautiful and perfect from my Birthday.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Denise, for your happy childhood comment. Happy that you still can enjoy the scent of it. Thanks for sharing.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Lora. Your comment does make a very good quote: "And those beautiful lazy summer nights in June when we enjoy talking to our neighbors or friends as we sit on our front porches and drink our lemonade or iced tea and talk about the day's events or our future plans. And those roses!"

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Linda. I also pray that by June, our lives would be nearer to normal, so we can enjoy the good weather.

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        Denise W Anderson 

        7 weeks ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

        When I think of June, I think of growing up on a farm where we always hung our laundry outside to dry. The smell of freshly sun-dried laundry is the smell of June to me.I even buy a laundry soap that is scented as "spring sunshine."

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        Lora Hollings 

        7 weeks ago

        I just love your quotes on June! No wonder it is the month that we associate with so much happiness. Most weddings and graduations take place in June. It is a month that many of us finally can take a vacation from our work or classes and enjoy so many outdoor activities such as family picnics, swimming, and biking! And those beautiful lazy summer nights in June when we enjoy talking to our neighbors or friends as we sit on our front porches and drink our lemonade or iced tea and talk about the day's events or our future plans. And those roses! Thank you, Dora, for these beautiful quotes that truly reflect this awesome month.

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        Linda Crampton 

        7 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Your article contains so many lovely quotes about June. It's a beautiful month. I hope we can enjoy it this year.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Victor. Pleased that you like the quotes. Happy Summer to you, too.

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        victor 

        7 weeks ago from India

        Good collection of information about June.

        Happy summer days....

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thank you, Umesh. We all love summer especially before it gets really warm, but even then, there are other features to enjoy.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Jo, it's coming. Not even the morose situation can stop it. Hope we are well and can enjoy it.

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        Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

        7 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

        Excellent sketch. Liked it. I adore summer.

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        Jo Miller 

        7 weeks ago from Tennessee

        I think we are all longing for some of that bright, warm June sun right now.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Brenda, happy that the thought of June brings some warmth to your spirit. I can only imagine how much you long for the opportunity to start gardening.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Flourish. Hopefully, missing the hubbub is temporary, and not for very long. At least, for Father's Day, more fathers will be at home, this year.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Pam. Between the cold and the hot weather, June sits perfectly. Pleased that you like the flower quotes.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Shauna. It's the scent of the honeysuckle that I remember. Happy birthday in advance to your Mom.

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        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        7 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Looking forward to the month of june

        My favorite one is no..12

        12. “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

        Since I love flowers and plant every year. I cannot wait to see all the buds in bloom.

        Thanks for bringing some brightness to this gloomy cold day.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 weeks ago from USA

        I found some especially good quotes I like in “more June insights.” There are so many June weddings, anniversaries,graduations, and of course Father’s Day. June is fun and busy typically. I know I will miss the usual hubbub.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        7 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        June always is a lovely month. You have such wonderful quotes and one for each day of that month. We have very warm weather by June but it is still not the very hot weather that comes in July.

        I really like the quotes especially the ones mentioning flowers, like #9 "Wisteria woke me this morning." This is a very good article, Ms. Dora.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        7 weeks ago from Central Florida

        This is so refreshing, Dora. My mom's birthday is in June, so this was of particular interest to me. I love the quote about honeysuckle. I remember tasting its sweet nectar when I was a little girl.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Liz, you gave an excellent promotion for the month of June. Thank you and Happy Birthday celebrations in advance.

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        Liz Westwood 

        7 weeks ago from UK

        June is a favourite month in our family. We have several family birthdays then, it contains the longest day and it's half way to Christmas with the summer holidays to look forward to ahead of us.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Ann. I appreciate your stopping by to read and comment. Happy that you picked a favorite.

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        Ann Carr 

        7 weeks ago from SW England

        I like no.14 the best, especially about the sun smiling at itself.

        This is a great selection of quotations, Dora.

        Ann

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Eric, I know that it doesn't take much to keep you happy. Stay as cheerful and grateful as you always are.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Bill, good weather plus a bright spirit! You're in good shape for your outdoor activities today. Be blessed!

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Lorna. I guess that many readers share your wish. Sadly, I know that it cannot be done, because for all the years I have spent in tropical temperatures, the cold still makes me tremble. Still, I miss it sometimes.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        You're welcome, Rosina. Really happy that you enjoy the quotes. I'm happy collecting them for my readers.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Peggy, I'm pleased that you like the quotes. I want to say "Amen" to Thoreau's quotes about being offered a new summer. It is a good feeling!

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        Eric Dierker 

        7 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Whahoo! June. This brightens my day like the 1st day of June. Thanks much Dora.

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        Bill Holland 

        7 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        I am happy to report that we are having lovely weather here, and thanks to you I am uplifted this morning. Blessings to you always!

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        Lorna Lamon 

        7 weeks ago

        Wonderful and uplifting Dora, just what we all need. I would love to be able to store up June's sun as we get such cold winters in Ireland. I also enjoyed the quote by Edgar Allan Poe who has always inspired me. A beautiful collection and some amazing photos - a very heartwarming read.

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        Rosina S Khan 

        7 weeks ago

        Another collection of beautiful quotes about June. My fave is No.8 which I show below:

        “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ―Maud Hart Lovelace

        I loved June Observances as well. Thank you, Dora, for a wonderful hub,

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        Peggy Woods 

        7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        While June is still several months ahead as I am reading this, I enjoyed all of those quotes about June. I particularly liked this one: "This is June, the month of grass and leaves . . . already the aspens are trembling again, and a new summer is offered me." ―Henry David Thoreau

        Thanks for assembling these quotes and the June observances.

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