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Rainbow Quotes Celebrating Hope After a Storm

A clear symbol of hope, let these beautiful rainbow quotes brighten your darkest days.

No matter who you are, you must admit that rainbows are a thing of beauty, which these rainbow quotes portray.

After a storm passes, we see them as symbols of better things and they often lift our spirits high.

Seeing the rainbow is always a wonderful thing.

The rainbow is a symbol of hope, inspiration, promise, good fortune, and wishes coming true.

If you’re in the middle of a storm in your life waiting for the rainbow, remember that anything magnificent often requires a battle, struggle, and patience.

Weathering the storm is a part of life.

Understand why you’re enduring the rain and never stop to learn along the way.

The delays you experience while fighting your challenges are valuable.

So instead of wasting your time whining, use it to assess what knowledge and additional skills you can gain.

And when your rainbow finally arrives, don’t forget all the energy, time, and sacrifices you had to make to reach your goals and dreams.

To help you celebrate the end of the storm, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and thoughtful rainbow quotes, rainbow sayings, and rainbow proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Also, check out our hand-picked selection of quotes about sunshine that will bring positive energy to your day.

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Rainbow quotes celebrating hope after a storm

1. “And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Rainbow quotes on looking up

2. “The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.” – Anonymous

Rainbow quotes about storms

3. “I like to look put together without trying too hard. I don’t want to look as if God’s made another rainbow – I prefer muted, autumnal colours, like most fading redheads.” – Anne Robinson

Rainbow quotes about colors

4. “Don’t seek to be happy; let everyone else chase after that rainbow. Seek to be kind, and you’ll find the rainbow follows you.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Rainbow quotes about happiness

5. “Rainbows introduce us to reflections of different beautiful possibilities so we never forget that pain and grief are not the final options in life.” – Aberjhani

Rainbow quotes about possibilities

6. “Happiness doesn’t always come in pink. Learn to appreciate the rainbow.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Rainbow quotes about appreciation

7. “Gratitude is the real treasure God wants us to find, because it isn’t the pot of gold but the rainbow that colors our world.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Rainbow quotes about gratitude

8. “Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come shining through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Rainbow quotes about dreams

9. “In life, you either choose to sing a rainbow, or you don’t. Keep singing.” – Kathleen Long

beautiful Rainbow quotes

10. “Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” – E.Y. Harburg

Rainbow quotes to inspire you

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Rainbow quotes to help you weather the storm

11. “I’m continually inspired by nature, and the rainbow is one of nature’s greatest optical phenomenon. The sighting of a rainbow never fails to bring a smile to people’s faces. They signify optimism and positivity: with them comes the sunshine after the rain.”- Matthew Williamson

Rainbow quotes on positivity

12. “When I see a rainbow, I know that someone, somewhere loves me.” – Anthony T. Hincks

Rainbow quotes about love

13. “Don’t turn around. Don’t look back. Keep moving forward. Keep pushing. The pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow, not the beginning.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

Rainbow quotes on moving forward

14. “Shine your soul with the same egoless humility as the rainbow and no matter where you go in this world or the next, love will find you, attend you, and bless you.” – Aberjhani

Rainbow quotes on humility

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15. “God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.” – Maya Angelou

Rainbow quotes on possibilities

16. “If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.” – Warren Wendel Wiersbe

Rainbow quotes on endurance

17. “There comes a point in your life when you realize your hardest times are your best times, too—you will see the rainbow of your life.”  – Roy Bennett

motivational Rainbow quotes

18. “Only rainbows after rain the sun will always come again.” – Tahlia Chi

Rainbow quotes to make your day

19. “Rainbows reminds us that even after the darkest clouds and the fiercest winds there is still beauty.” – Katrina Mayer

Rainbow quotes about clouds

20. “Teach them that rainbows appear after a storm to remind them that light begins and ends with all colors.” – Frederic M. Perrin

Rainbow quotes to inspire and teach

Also, reading these inspirational rain quotes will help wash away the stress and bring you the happiness you deserve!

Rainbow quotes to give you hope and courage

21. “Know that rainbows and butterflies are God’s gift to your joy.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rainbow quotes about butterflies

22. “Oftentimes, the brightest rainbows follow the darkest rainstorms.”  – Unknown

Rainbow quotes about rainstorms

23. “Life throws challenges, and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.” – Amit Ray

Rainbow quotes about life

24. “Never scared of challenges that comes into our life like the cloud and rain, because the rainbows will come to surpass them; and teach ourselves to be a RAINBOW in other people’s cloud, to make them happy.” – Ejump

Rainbow quotes about work

25. “To catch the butterflies and the rainbows of your dream, walk alone, keep faith in yourself, focus your energy and start the adventure.” – Amit Ray

Rainbow quotes about adventure

26. “Rainbows are made of small raindrops. Happy lives are made from acts of kindness.” – Amit Ray

happy Rainbow quotes

27. “All the best things in life are free: love, smiles, friends, family, pets & companions, thoughts, sunsets & sunrises and especially rainbows.” – Anthony T. Hincks

Rainbow quotes about sunrise

28. “It’s when you follow the rain clouds that you find out where the rainbows are hiding.”  – Anthony T. Hincks

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Rainbow quotes about friends

29. “When beauty is seen through the windows of the soul – rainbows appear and everything is magical. It feels simply divine.”  – Angie Karan

Rainbow quotes for family

30. “When thunderstorms roll in, you make a choice to either succumb with tears to the gloomy downpour, or smile and look for rainbows.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Rainbow quotes about thunderstorms

Rainbow quotes to help you grow and move forward

31. “We will continue to chase rainbows unless we recognize that they are rainbows and there is no pot of gold at the end of them.” – Diane Ravitch

32. “Be proud of the incredible person that you are… and become a rainbow in someone’s cloudy day.”  – Nyki Mack

33. “Like the rainbow after the rain, joy will reveal itself after sorrow.” – Rupi Kaur

34. “Let’s start a new slate, let’s look for the rainbow in every cloud and let’s be more humane and selfless, let us become more philanthropic- that’s my wish for the New Year.” – Charmaine J Forde

35. “It’s when a rainbow smiles that sadness is banished from the land.”  – Anthony T. Hincks

Rainbow quotes to help you grow and move forward

36. “If you want to be a rainbow, all you have to do is just believe.” – Anthony T. Hincks

37. “Love from novels isn’t true love: it ends where it should begin. True love, deep love, grows up with time, throughout days of dullness and days of storms. It leaves in one’s heart a rainbow of tenderness and forgiveness which illuminates forever the beloved one.”  – Gabrielle Dubois

38. “My eyes constantly seek the rainbow of my dreams and I sometimes fail to be grateful for raindrops that keeps my hope alive.” – Vijaya Gowrisankar

39. “If you don’t have a rainbow to give. Give a smile. It works just the same.”  – Anthony T. Hincks

40. “Stay strong, there’s a rainbow after every storm.” – Anonymous

Inspirational rainbow quotes

41. “A person may only touch one person’s heart. A rainbow touches many.”  – Anthony T Hincks

42. “To find the rainbow and life’s incredible beauties, learn to play with adversity.”  – Debasish Mridha

43. “If you’re going on a journey, take a rainbow with you because you never know who you are going to meet.”  – Anthony T. Hincks

44. “To be a rainbow in someone’s cloud is commendable, but I prefer to be the rain because it dampens cheeks and washes away tears.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

45. “You’re nobody’s rainbow. You’re nobody’s princess. You’re nobody’s doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.”  – Seanan McGuire

46. “Every sacrifice is another colour of your Rainbow!”  – Cass van Krah

inspirational rainbow quotes

47. “Those who have darkness in their minds turn their bodies into darkness as well! Life is colourful; be like a rainbow, use every colour! Don’t get stuck in one colour, be colourful! Black, red, yellow, green, let all the colours be your colours! Those who have colourful minds will have colourful bodies as well!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

48. “Sometimes the greatest storms bring out the greatest beauty… Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold.”  – Steve Maraboli

49. “A friend of mine gave me a rainbow and it made me happy. So, I in turn, gave it to a complete stranger and then it made both of us smile.” – Anthony T. Hincks

50. “An optimist sees rainbows when there is rain.”  – Debasish Mridha

Rainbow quotes that will make you strong

51. “Become a rainbow in someone’s life today.”― Anthony T. Hincks

52. “I adore the sky wearing a rainbow shawl of love for the birds so that they could fly free in warmth after the storm.”― Munia Khan

53. “I was afraid that I’d forgotten all the colors of the rainbow, but I know just where I can find them again.”― Megan Shepherd

54. “With all colors combined the world shines.”― Arefin Bashar Arif

55. “The diversity of different colours is displayed in a rainbow.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

56. “Give freedom to colours and then you shall meet the rainbow everywhere!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

57. “Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter sliding down a rainbow.”― Terri Guillemets

58. “We colour the world,
Not with the darkness of our pasts,
But with the rainbow of our hope.”― Jenim Dibie

59. “Rainbow of happiness is the byproduct of your inner sunshine, after the rain of sorrows.”― Vikrmn

60. “You are the rainbow that adds color to my gray skies.”― Avijeet Das

61. “Draw a curve with your each smile & let your happiness be known to the world like a stunning rainbow!”― Somya Kedia

62. “I’d rather see the world as a rainbow than endless shade of gray.”― Amani Abbas

63. “If it rains during sunshine, don’t worry; you’ll see your rainbow.”― Vikrmn

64. “Just look at the sky when the rainbow appears and all the richness of
colors will fascinate you completely.”― Eraldo Banovac

65. “And sometimes you realize the value of the rain by knowing how unreliable and vanishing the rainbow is.”― Nur Bedeir

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Rainbow quotes to elevate your perspective

66. “I kind of view everybody like a rainbow. Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside.” ― Alexia Fast

67. “It’s greener on the other side, but it’s rainbows and gold on mine.” -.
Kailin Gow

68. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” ― Charlie Chaplin

69. “If you have ever followed a rainbow to its end, it leads you to the ground on which you are standing.” – Alan Cohen

70. “If a rainbow makes a sound, or a flower as it grows, that was the sound of her laughter.” ― William P. Young

71. “When it looked like the sun wasn’t going to shine any more, there’s a rainbow in the clouds.” – Maya Angelou

72. “There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.” ― John H. Vincent

73. “Each of us has the power and responsibility to become a rainbow in the clouds.” – Maya Angelou

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74. “It takes both rain and sunshine to make a Rainbow.” ― Proverb

75. “Rainbows have a way of making the world seem right.” – Anthony T. Hincks

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Beautiful rainbow quotes

76. “Have you ever seen the world upside down the rainbows seem to smile.” ― Kamu Auroville

77. “Moment the sky embraces the earth is called a rainbow.” –
Corina Abdulahm Negura

78. “After a debauch of thunder shower, the weather takes the pledge and signs it with a rainbow.” ― Thomas Bailey Aldrich

79. “Why chase rainbows when you’ve already caught one?.” – Anthony T. Hincks

80. “If you disturb the colors of the rainbow, the rainbow is no longer beautiful.” ― Denis Diderot

81. “When there is love in the heart, there are rainbows in the eyes, which cover every black cloud with gorgeous hues.” – Henry Ward Beecher

82. “If you want to see a rainbow, you have to learn to see the rain.” ― Paulo Coelho

83. “Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.” – Paulo Coelho

84. “Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.” ― Lord Byron

85. “Why would I spend my life chasing rainbows when I can be still and see them in their full beauty.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

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Rainbow quotes to inspire you

86. “We are all part of the same rainbow. We are all reflections of each other. As unique and diverse as we are in character and skills, the source of all creation is as multidimensional as we are.”― Suzy Kassem

87. “My dream is to fly. Oh, my rainbow it is too high.” – Ruslana Korshunova

88. “Today’s teardrops are tomorrow’s rainbows.” – Ricky Nelson

89. “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?” – Yip Harburg

90. “True love will never fade like a rainbow.” – Jon Jones

91. “There’s a rainbow in the sky, all the time, don’t be blind.” – Ziggy Marley

92. “I’d rather see the world as a rainbow than endless shade of gray.” –Amani

93. “One can enjoy a rainbow without necessarily forgetting the forces that made it.” – Mark Twain

94. “When the morning gathers the rainbow, want you to know I’m a rainbow too.” – Bob Marley

95. “At the end of the dream, on the other side of the rainbow, there’s only light.” – Frederick Lenz

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More rainbow quotes and sayings

96. “We are rainbows, me and you. Every color, every hue.” – Miley Cyrus

97. “Don’t miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.” – Unknown

98. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

99. “Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.” – Alyssa Knight

100. “Your true colors are beautiful like a rainbow.” – Cyndi Lauper

101. “Before you see the rainbow, you see the rain. If you want to reach your goals, you have to be able to put up with the pain.” — Unknown

102. “Focus on your rainbow and not your rain.” – Unknown

103. “The soul would have no rainbow… had the eyes no tears.” — John Vance Cheney

104. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

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105. “It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.” — Roy T. Bennett

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Hopeful rainbow quotes about life

106. “There’s always been a rainbow hanging over your head.” — Kacey Musgraves

107. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” — Aberjhani

108. “Where does the rainbow end, in your soul or on the horizon?” Pablo Neruda

109. “If your dream is at the end of a rainbow, you’ll never reach it.” — Richie Norton

110. “Rainbows apologize for angry skies.” — Sylvia A. Voirol

111. “In a perfect world, human beings would co-exist harmoniously, like a rainbow. A multitude of colors, each layer vibrant and clear by itself, but in unison, boundless, breathtaking, celestial.” — Mariah Carey

112. “Every time you see a rainbow, every time you watch the sunset, and every time you remember a dream—they’re all little glimpses into what’s beyond our world.” — Kevin A. Kuhn

113. “In our world, I rank music somewhere between hair ribbons and rainbows in terms of usefulness.” — Suzanne Collins

114. “There will always be darkness. There will always be more rain after the storm has ceased. But we need to search for the rainbow between those moments.” — K. Weikel

115. “You may complain that rain has stained your plans, but you cannot restrain the rain; rain is water and water is life. None appreciates rainbow and sunshine better than he on whose parade it has rained.” — Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

Rainbow quotes for everyday motivation

116. “You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter.” – C. Joybell C.

117. “There’s always a rainbow after the rain.” – South Border

118. “Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.” – Nora Roberts

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119. “When you look at the world, the world isn’t just one palette. It’s a beautiful rainbow, and why not have someone to represent that rainbow?” – Joan Smalls

120. “Look at the rainbow, it is made up of different colors, yet they do not split, because they know how beautiful they are when they stick together.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

121. “I’ll paint rainbows all over your blues.” – Jonathan Sebastian

122. “She comes in colors everywhere / She combs her hair / She’s like a rainbow.” – The Rolling Stones

123. “You’re a rainbow in a sometimes dark world.” – Tamara Bundy

124. “We color the world / Not with the darkness of our pasts / But with the rainbow of our hope.” – Jenim Dibie

125. “The presence of rainbow is a proof that everything will be okay after the storm.” – Unknown

Rainbow quotes to bring hope in trials

126. “It was the rainbow gave thee birth, and left thee all her lovely hues.”  –W.H. Davies

127. “If the world’s a veil of tears, smile ‘til rainbows span it.” -Lucy Larcom

128. “I’ve always said, ‘Before you see the rainbow, it has to storm.’” –Marcus Smart

129. “Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.” –James M. Barrie

130. “Rainbows always stand for hope.” –Rick Riordan

131. “May your journey through life be vibrant and full of colorful rainbows.”  -Harley King

132. “The rainbow is a promise.” –Mary Clark Dalton

133. “We make our own rainbows while smiling through our tears.”  –Peggy Toney Horton

134. “Teach me, O Lord, to glory in my cross. Teach me the value of my thorns. Show me how I have climbed to You through my path of pain. Show me that it is through my tears that I have seen rainbows.”  –George Matteson 

135. “‘When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.’” –Genesis 9:16, The Bible

Rainbow quotes to color your gloomy day

136. “Climb every mountain , Ford Every stream
Follow every rainbow ,’Till you find your dream”
― Stephanie Laurens

137. “Hope is a rainbow of thought.” ― Harley King

138. “A heart of gold is where the rainbow begins.” ― Tammy L. Kubasko

139. “If they could, women would put make-up on the rainbow.” ― Ljupka Cvetanova

140. “Every vision has its own rainbow.” ― Vikrmn

141. “There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And no fear either. Because each one exists to make the others’ love more beautiful.” ― Aberjhani

142. “Storm? Shine your light and make a rainbow.” ― Richie Norton

143. “There is no such thing as good or bad. There’s no black and white. There’s black, white, and every color in between. You’re like a rainbow …and some people are just colorblind.”
― Reem Aquil

144. “May I create plain fields by collecting clouds and bedeck them with arching rainbows.” ― Suman Pokhrel

145. “Taste the rainbow.” ― John Bowen

Rainbow quotes to withstand the storms

146. “Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.” -Mattie Stepanek

147. “The rainbow is a part of nature, and you have to be in the right place to see it. It’s beautiful, all of the colors, even the colors you can’t see.” -Gilbert Baker

148. “And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.” -Black Elk

149. “I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.” -Robert Bridges

150. “To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain.” -Paulo Coelho

151. “My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky.” -Author Unknown

152. “When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.” -Oscar Wilde

153. “Don’t fear the storm, for the rainbow’s never far behind.” -Jamie Worthington 

154. “Rainbows: The gift of Heaven to us all.” -Anthony T. Hincks

155. “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.” -John Vance Cheney

Rainbow Quotes For Its Beautiful Magical Colors

155. “Of all of the results of the weather, rainbows are perhaps the most beautiful.” ― Robynne Eagan

156. “A rainbow is a promise made before time grows old. It’s a mysterious magic place hiding a pot of gold.” ― Moira Andrew

157. “Sooner or later, however, the storm ends, the sun appears, and perhaps there is even a rainbow to brighten the day.” ― John Shuman

158. “In pursuit of good fortune, I follow the rainbow and draw closer to the place where it touches the earth.” ― Paul Zolbrod

159. “Seeing rainbows brings you happiness and good fortune.” ― Linda J T

160. “Rainbows Beautiful and inspiring, rainbows never fail to take my breath away.” ― Theresa Cheung

161. “Rainbows are beautiful and so is our nation.” ― Martha Cooper

162. “There is no fear in understanding others for in that understanding you will only find Love on the other side of the Rainbow.” ― Sharon Kay Robinson

163. “Like the colors of the rainbow, when the people come together they look even more beautiful.” ― Stephanie Feeney

164. “Keep your head up and stand tall If you feel like your hurt will never end. Just know that in a storm- there’s always a rainbow around the bend!” ― Naomi Kingery

Which of these rainbow quotes was your favorite?

The sight of the rainbow is beautiful and powerful.

It is a reminder that there’s an end to the storm.

The rainbow is a sign of hope and new beginnings.

It reminds us that things will soon be better and brighter.

Hopefully, the above quotes will help you see the bright side so you can grow and move forward.

Did you enjoy these rainbow quotes?

Which of the quotes was your favorite?

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