Sunrise, Sunset

You’ve probably heard the song from Fiddler on the Roof. 

Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?

I don’t remember growing older
When did they?

When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he grow to be so tall?

Wasn’t it yesterday
When they were small?

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears

It’s a beautiful song. It’s also one that makes us give thought to our lives and to the passing of time.  It’s true. The years do fly swiftly.

Our days on earth are measured by sunrises and sunsets, and recently I had occasion to dig around a bit and uncover a few precious thoughts. Today, I’d like to share a few of my favorites with you.

Please remember to make the most of each sunrise and sunset of your life!

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.”

– Elbert Hubbard


“When I admire the wonder of a sunset, or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.”

– Mahatma Gandhi


“Someday you will find the one who will watch every sunrise with you until the sunset of your life.”

– Unknown Author


“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.”

– Richard Paul Evans


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

– Jo Walton


“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

– Carl R. Rogers


“Life is all about enjoying every sunset and looking forward for the next Sunrise.”

– Sandeep Shergill


“Each golden sunrise ushers in new opportunities for those who reatin faith in themselves, and keep their chins up… Meet the sunrise with confidence. Fill every golden minute with right thinking and worthwhile endeavor. Do this and there will be joy for you in each golden sunset.”

– Alonzo Newton Benn

“The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples…”

– Anna Godbersen


“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.”

– Bern Williams


Do you have a favorite quote about sunrise or sunset?

Please share!

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