Wind Sayings and Quotes

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

Happy in death are they only whose hearts have consigned / All Earth’s affections and longings and cares to the wind. James Clarence Mangan
It is the north wind that lashes men into Vikings; it is the soft, luscious south wind which lulls them to lotus dreams. Ouida
A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. Catherine the Great
When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Marcus Annaeus Seneca
The wind was cold off the mountains and I was a naked man with enemies behind me, and nothing before me but hope. Louis L’Amour
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate; As the voyage along thru life; Tis the will of the soul That decides Its goal. And not the calm or the strife. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Latin Proverb
A Washoe wind is by no means a trifling matter. It blows flimsy houses down, lifts shingle roofs occasionally, rolls up tin ones like sheet music, now and then blows a stage-coach over and spills the passengers; and tradition says the reason there are so many bald people there, is, that the wind blows the hair off their heads while they are looking skyward after their hats. Mark Twain
Wind over lake: the image of Inner Truth. I Ching
Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind. Bible (The Acts of the Apostles 2:2)
Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation: not because any man’s troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive what ills you are free from yourself is pleasant. Titus Lucretius Carus
An ill wind that bloweth no man to good. John Heywood
An ill wind that bloweth no man to good. John Heywood
The breeze flowed down on me, passing like light hand. Louise Erdrich
Slight breeze came and started to stir the trees, just a little, like a whisper. It was peaceful as a lullaby. Edward Rutherfurd
O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being, / Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead / Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing, / Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, / Pestilence-stricken multitudes. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sweet and low, sweet and low, / Wind of the western sea. Alfred Lord Tennyson
Welcome, wild North-easter! / Shame it is to see / Odes to every zephyr; / Ne’er a verse to thee. Charles Kingsley
Blow, blow, thou winter wind, / Thou art not so unkind / As man’s ingratitude. William Shakespeare (As You Like It)
The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children. John Keats
The moaning wind went wandering round / The weeping prison-wall: / Till like a wheel of turning steel / We felt the minutes crawl: / O moaning wind! what had we done / To have such a seneschal? Oscar Wilde
The wind blows to the south, and goes round to the north; round and round goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. Bible (Ecclesiastes 1:4-9)
For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. Bible (Hosea 8:7)
How much do you go to be gone? / You are any way the wind blows / Any way the wind blows in J.D. Hooven; M.K. Hooven; W.D. Dunham
Four strong winds that blow lonely, seven seas that run high / All those things that don't change come what may / Now our good times are all gone, and I'm bound for moving on / I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way. Ian Tyson
The winds are blowing / The choice is all up to you / We're caught in the trade winds / The trade winds of our time Charles Tobias; Cliff Friend
Laughing, dancing, sunny wind, / Whistling, howling, rainy wind, / North, South, East and West, / Each is the wind I like the best. Amy Lowell
I saw you toss the kites on high / And blow the birds about the sky; / And all around I heard you pass, / Like ladies' skirts across the grass-- / O wind, a-blowing all day long, / O wind, that sings so loud a song! Robert Louis Stevenson
Oh! say, wild wind o' the Autumn, may I dance this dance with you / Decked out in your gown of moonmist and jewelled with drops of dew? / For I know no waiting lover with arms that so softly twine, / And I know no dancing partner whose step is so made for mine! William Henry Ogilvie
I love you, wind o' the Autumn, that came from I know not where, / To lead me out of the toiling world to a ballroom fresh and fair, / Where the poplars tall and golden and the beeches rosy and red / Are setting to woodland partners and dancing the stars to bed! William Henry Ogilvie