Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
—Hosea Ballou (1771–1852) American Universalist Clergyman, Writer
The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday’s sneer and yesterday’s frown can never come over again.
—Charles Kingsley (1819–75) English Clergyman, Academic, Historian, Novelist
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.
—Frank A. Clark
When it rains, it pours.
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
—Pablo Neruda (1904–73) Chilean Poet, Diplomat, Political leader
The daily showers rejoice the thirsty earth, and bless the flowery buds.
—Matthew Prior (1664–1721) English Poet, Diplomat
The rain is playing its soft pleasant tune fitfully on the skylight, and the shade of the fast-flying clouds passes with delicate change across my book.
—Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–67) American Poet, Playwright, Essayist
Save something for a rainy day.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
—Anatole France (1844–1924) French Novelist