The winter doldrums can drag down even the brightest spirit. But now that springtime is approaching, the earth again proves that there is opportunity for a fresh start.

This truth of nature also applies to personal life and to business. And even if your business is fine, springtime rejuvenation is an opportunity to revamp, improve, tackle problems long ignored, and develop.

Here are quotes on springtime and the opportunity for rebirth and new beginnings:

1. "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" ― Robin Williams

2. "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." ― Hal Borland

3. "You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming." ― Pablo Neruda

4. "Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." ― Robert H. Schuller

5. "The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring." ― Bernard Williams

6. "Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!" ― Sitting Bull

7. "If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" ― Percy Bysshe Shelley

8. "For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair." ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

9. "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." ― Anne Bradstreet

10. "Despite the forecast, live like it's spring." ― Lilly Pulitzer

11. "Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul." ― Luther Burbank

12. "It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." ― Rainer Maria Rilke

13. "Where flowers bloom so does hope." ― Lady Bird Johnson

14. "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." ― Audrey Hepburn

15. "Fawkes is a phoenix, Harry. Phoenixes burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes." ― J.K. Rowling

16. There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were." ― Vilayat Inayat Khan

17. "In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." ―Albert Camus

18. "What's so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you're constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that." ― Billy Crystal

Published on: Mar 29, 2018
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