65 Best August Quotes On Success In Life

These August quotes will inspire you.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging August quotes, August sayings, and August proverbs.

Inspirational August Quotes

  1. “August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  2. “August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.” ~ Joseph Wood Krutch
  3. “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” ~ Natalie Babbitt
  4. “When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away.” ~ Sarah Helen Whitman

  5. “The first week of August is motionless and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night, there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for.” ~ Natalie Babbitt
  6. “Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance, and none can say while some fields will blossom and others lay brown beneath the August sun. Care for those around you. Look past your differences. Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices in life no more easily made. And give. Give in any way you can, of whatever you possess. To give is to love. To withhold is to wither. Careless for your harvest than how is shared, and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.” ~ Kent Nerburn
  7. “I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know. Twilight is the border between day and night, and the shore is the border between sea and land. The border is longing: when both have fallen in love but still haven’t said anything. The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing.” ~ Tove Jansson
  8. “August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.” ~ Henry Rollins

  9. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer” ~ Jenny Han , August quotes summer
  10. “In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  11. “Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.” ~ Kent Nerburn
  12. “August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripened peaches, of hot buttered sweet corn on the cob. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple.” ~ Jean Hersey
  13. “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” ~ Francis of Assisi

  14. “What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.” ~ Jane Austen
  15. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” ~ William Shakespeare
  16. “August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer.” ~ Henry Rollins
  17. “Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” ~ Denise Levertov

  18. “Long drawn, the cool, green shadows Steal o’er the lake’s warm breast, And the ancient silence follows the burning sun to rest. The calm of a thousand summers, And dreams of countless Junes, Return when the lake-wind murmurs through golden August noons.” ~ William Braithwaite
  19. “Always keep mint on your windowsill in August, to ensure that buzzing flies will stay outside, where they belong. Don’t think the summer is over, even when roses droop and turn brown and the stars shift position in the sky. Never presume August is a safe or reliable time of the year.” ~ Alice Hoffman
  20. “The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight.” ~ William C. Bryant
  21. “Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.” ~ Victor Hugo

  22. “The streets lie, the sidewalks lie, everything lies you can try and read it but you’re gonna get it wrong…all wrong summer evenings burn and melt and the night’s glitter but you’re gonna get it wrong And it’s gonna sink its teeth into your flesh and pull you to the bottom.” ~ Henry Rollins
  23. “Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.” ~ Samuel Rutherford , August quotes children
  24. “There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  25. “My life is like the summer rose That opens to the morning sky, But ere the shades of evening close Is scattered on the ground – to die.” ~ Richard Henry Wilde
  26. “In August most of Europe goes on holiday.” ~ Tony Visconti

  27. “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.” ~ Natalie Babbitt
  28. “My life’s long radiant Summer halts at last, And lo! beside my pathway I behold Pursuing Autumn glide: nor frost nor cold Has heralded her presence, but a vast Sweet calm that comes not till the year has passed Its fevered solstice, and a tinge of gold Subdues the vivid coloring of bold And passion-hued emotions. I will cast My August days behind me with my May, Nor strive to drag them into Autumn’s place, Nor swear I hope when I do but remember. Now violet and rose have had their day, I’ll pluck the soberer asters with good grace And call September nothing but September.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  29. “Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn forever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.” ~ August Strindberg

  30. “Less than a month ago all of August still stretched before us – long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep.” ~ Lauren Oliver
  31. “Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity.” ~ Henry Rollins , August quotes year
  32. “This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.” ~ Sarah Orne Jewett
  33. “In the old days, one married a wife; now one forms a company with a female partner, or moves in to live with a friend. And then one seduces the partner, or defiles the friend.” ~ August Strindberg
  34. “The way to ensure summer in England is to have it framed and glazed in a comfortable room.” ~ Horace Walpole

  35. “The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All on a summer day: The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts,
    And took them quite away!” ~ Lewis Carroll
  36. “Family . . . the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children.” ~ August Strindberg
  37. “Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
  38. “The collision of hail or rain with hard surfaces, or the song of cicadas in a summer field. These sonic events are made out of thousands of isolated sounds; this multitude of sounds, seen as totality, is a new sonic event.” ~ Iannis Xenakis
  39. “Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” ~ William Faulkner
  40. “While in El Paso, I met Mr. Clinton Burk, a native of Texas, who I married in August 1885.” ~ Calamity Jane

  41. “Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.” ~ August Strindberg
  42. “Summoning artists to participate In the august occasions of the state Seems something artists ought to celebrate. Today is for my cause a day of days.” ~ Robert Frost
  43. “If you had planned to come to Crawford in the middle of the hot summer in August, no one would have come with you, if you had planned it. But spontaneously, we have now been here 11 days in the most intense heat that you can imagine of west Texas. Some of the most intense heat thunderstorms.” ~ Ann Wright
  44. “On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve, I had to join my regiment in Potsdam.” ~ Hans Frank

  45. “Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy, and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: ‘After a heavy rainfall, poems titled ‘Rain’ pour in from across the nation.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  46. “One time. In 1965. August, for about an hour, I was both fine AND dandy at the same time. But nobody asked me how I was.” ~ George Carlin
  47. “How sociable the garden was. We ate and talked in given light. The children put their toys to grassAll the warm wakeful August night.” ~ Thom Gunn
  48. “When in still air and still in summertime A leaf has had enough of this, it seems To make up its mind to go; fine as a sage drifting in detachment down the road.” ~ Howard Nemerov
  49. “Meanwhile after failing the bar twice, I knew some people in New York and moved here in August ’71.” ~ Robert Quine

  50. “Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. The tension broke that day. The paranoia was fulfilled.” ~ Joan Didion
  51. “I saw the spiders marching through the air, Swimming from tree to tree that mildewed day In latter August when the hay Came creaking to the barn.” ~ Robert Lowell
  52. “Not wholly in the busy world, nor quite Beyond it, blooms the garden that I love. News from the humming city comes to it It sound of funeral or of marriage bells.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  53. “I really started trying to get my act together in August of 2002.” ~ Ethan Suplee

  54. “The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  55. “August in sub-Saharan Los Angeles is one of the great and awful tests of one’s endurance, sanity, and stamina.” ~ Henry Rollins
  56. “When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  57. “The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art.” ~ Ralph Adams Cram
  58. “Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood.” ~ Gloria Swanson

  59. “I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about.” ~ Jeffrey Hunter
  60. “Over this August district work period, like many of my colleagues, I spent a lot of time with the men and women in uniform from my home State. The 196th Field Artillery Brigade just got back from a year in Afghanistan.” ~ Zach Wamp
  61. “I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock‘s 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me.” ~ Rod Taylor
  62. “No player can become accustomed to New York’s climate in August in a few days. The playing conditions, the courts in New York and France are very different.” ~ Helen Wills
  63. “I mean, if somebody said to me, junior year of college, you can go anywhere, your old man’s paying for it, I’d have been gone in a flash. But I had to work. Every summer my mother would say, ‘Get that job and hold on to it until August 30.'” ~ Chris Matthews

Summary: August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days.

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