Stars Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old stars quotes, stars sayings, and stars proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The stars which at midnight looked like a spillway of broken pearls, did not shine at this hour; they were holes of light, like eye squints in black masks. Paul Theroux
Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive. Jose Marti
Virtue is like a polar star, which keeps its place, and all stars turn towards it. Confucius
The sun comes into being each day from little pieces of fire that are collected. Xenophanes
Man gazes at the stars, but his feet are in the mud. Seneca
Look 'round at the courses of the stars, as if thou were going along with them; and constantly consider the changes of the elements into one another; for such thoughts purge away the filth of the terrene life. Marcus Aurelius
Vain would be the attempt of telling all the figures of the stars circling as in a dance, and their juxtapositions, and the return of them in their revolutions upon themselves, and their approximations. Plato
And oft, before tempestuous winds arise, / The seeming stars fall headlong from the skies, / And, shooting through the darkness, gild the night / With sweeping glories and long trains of light. Virgil
People may injure their bodily eye by observing and gazing on the sun during an eclipse, unless they take the precaution of only looking at the image reflected in the water or in some similar medium. Plato
Treat nature right and recycle cars; recycle light and and get to the stars. Abraham Lincoln
But who could we get to go on such a mission to the stars? They would probably never be able to come back. They would either die on the way or have to stay at a far distant destination. Abraham Lincoln
I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars. Arthur Eddington
Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies! / Oh look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air! / The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there! Gerard Manley Hopkins
O struggling with the darkness all the night,/ And visited all night by troops of stars. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The moon belongs to everyone, / The best things in life are free, / The stars belong to everyone, / They gleam there for you and me. Buddy de Sylva
A star is not something that flashes through the sky. That's a comet. Or a meteor. A star is something you can steer ships by. It stays in place and gives off a steady glow ; it is fixed, permanent. A star works at being a star. Jim Murray
When little things get you down, take a second to contemplate the size of the sun or the distance to the stars— it really puts things in perspective. Bradley Trevor Greive
Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. Carl Schurz
Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. Henry Van Dyke
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. Sarah Williams
The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff. Carl Sagan
Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me. Haruki Murakami
Do not complain beneath the stars about the lack of bright spots in your life. Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Not just beautiful, though – the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me. Haruki Murakami
I love the stars. Because they can't say anything. I love the stars. Because they do not judge anyone. Natsuki Takaya
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. Augustine 'Og' Mandino
Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. Les Brown
You've come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don't know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky. Rumi
The quenchless stars, so eloquently bright, untroubled sentries of the shadowy night. James Montgomery
There are as many stars in the universe as all the grains of sand in the beaches of the world. Gary Greenberg