50 Rhyming Quotes for the Poet In You

If you enjoy rhymes, then check out these rhyming quotes!

According to dictionary.cambridge.com, a rhyme is “words that have the same last sound.”

Examples of rhymes are:

  • Block and crock
  • Red and dead
  • Hard and lard
  • Sunny and funny
  • Cold and old
  • Car and jar

Rhymes are used in stories, poems, and songs and can be simple and fun or have a deeper meaning.

Rhyming has been around for a long time, with the first evidence of rhyming occurring in the Chinese Shi Jing in the 10th century BC.

In the 4th century, rhymes became a permanent part of the Hebrew language.

In the 6th century, rhymes became important to Arabic poetry.

Take a look at these rhyming quotes to see some popular rhymes!

Rhyming Quotes From Nursery Rhymes

Check out these rhyming quotes from nursery rhymes.

1. “Hickory Dickory Dock/The mouse ran up the clock.” — Mother Goose

2. “Twinkle, twinkle, little star/How I wonder what you are!” — Jane Taylor

3. “Now I know my ABCs/Next time won’t you sing with me.” — Charles Bradlee

4. “Jack and Jill went up the hill/To fetch a pail of water.” — Mother Goose

5. “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall/Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.” — Mother Goose

6. “Baa, baa black sheep/Have you any wool/Yes sir, yes sir/Three bags full.” Rudyard Kipling

7. “I’m a little teapot/Short and stout/Here is my handle/Here is my spout.” — George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley

8. “Row, row, row your boat/Gently down the stream/Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily/Life is but a dream.” — Eliphalet Oram Lyte

9. “If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it./If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.” — Joe Raposo

10. “Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece was white as snow./And everywhere that Mary went,/the lamb was sure to go.” — Sara Josepha Hale

Rhyming Quotes From Dr. Seuss

Take a look at these rhyming quotes from the author Dr. Seuss.

11. “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!” — Dr. Seuss

12. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” — Dr. Seuss

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13. “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before its afternoon.” — Dr. Seuss

14. “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.” — Dr. Seuss

15. “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” — Dr. Seuss

16. “Simple it’s not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.” — Dr. Seuss

17. “They say I’m old-fashioned and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” — Dr. Seuss

18. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” — Dr. Seuss

19. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

20. “The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.” — Dr. Seuss

Rhyming Quotes From Poems

Here are some rhyming quotes from poems.

21. “In your troubles and despair,/Blessed Jesus is even there.” — J.J. Throne, Trust In Jesus

22. “Our kittens have the softest fur,/And the sweetest little purr,/” — Evaleen Stein, Our Kittens

23. “I am but a tiny speck, a particle of dust;/I have no power of my own, it’s in my God I trust.” — Greta Zwaan, Dust and Gold

24. “Beside the lake, beneath the trees,/Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” — William Woodsworth. I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

25. “In the bleak midwinter/Frosty wind made moan/Earth stood hard as iron/Water like a stone.” — Christina Rossetti, In The Bleak Midwinter

26. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—/I took the one less traveled by,/And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

27. “Goodbye, goodbye to Summer!/For Summer’s nearly done;/The garden smiling faintly,/Cool breezes in the sun;” — William Allingham, Robin Redbreast

28. “Then hope is the only solution, God’s promise that all this will end;/Perseverance in trials through strength that He will extend.” — Greta Zwaan, If… Then

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29. “Am I a stone and not a sheep/That I can stand, O Christ, beneath thy cross,/To number drop by drop Thy blood’s slow loss,/And yet not weep?” — Christina Rossetti, Good Friday

30. “Once in a dream (for once I dreamed of you)/We stood together in an open field;/ Above our heads two swift-winged pigeons wheeled,/Sporting at ease and courting full in view.” — Christina Rossetti, A Dream

Rhyming Quotes From Christian Songs

Songs often use rhymes, and here are some rhyming quotes from Christian songs.

31. “All my words fall short/I got nothing new/How could I express/All my gratitude?” — Brandon Lake, Gratitude

32. “Water You turned into wine/Opened the eyes of the blind/There’s no one like you/None like you.” — Chris Tomlin, Our God

33. “Age to age He stands/And time is in His hands/Beginning and the end/Beginning and the end.” — Chris Tomlin, How Great Is Our God

34. “You laid down Your life/That I would be set free/Oh, Jesus, I sing for/All that You’ve done for me.” — Phil Wickham, This Is Amazing Grace

35. “Will I stand in Your presence/Or to my knees, will I fall?/Will I sing hallelujah?/Will I be able to speak at all?” — MercyMe, I Can Only Imagine

36. “Amazing grace how sweet the sound/That saved a wretch like me/I once was lost, but now I’m found/Was blind but now I see.” — John Newton, Amazing Grace

37. “I’m calling on the God of David/ Who made a shepherd boy courageous/ I may not face Goliath/ But I’ve got my own giants.” — Elevation Worship, Same God

38. “Oh, and I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide/But I know we’re all searching for answers only You provide.” — Chris Tomlin, Good Good Father

39. “God of mercy, sweet love of mine/ I have surrendered to Your design/ May this offering stretch across the skies/ These hallelujahs be multiplied.” — NEEDTOBREATHE, Multiplied

40. “Almighty fortress, You go before us/Nothing can stand against the power of our God/You shine in the shadow, You win every battle/Nothing can stand against the power of our God.” — Phil Wickham, Battle Belongs

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Rhyming Quotes About Rhymes

Enjoy this list of rhyming quotes about rhymes.

41. “At an early age, I understood music… the rhyme schemes, melodies, and harmonies.” — Philip Bailey

42. “I’ve been writing since I was five years old. I used to write poetry, and I loved to rhyme.” — Gabriella Wilson

43. “Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.” — Joanna Newsom

44. “I like rhyme because it is memorable, I like form because having to work to a pattern gives me original ideas.” — Anna Stevenson

45. “Children seem naturally drawn to poetry – it’s some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.” — Jack Prelutsky

46. “I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial, that they’re not imposed, somehow, on the language.” — Paul Muldoon

47. “My favorite rhymes are sort of half-rhymes where you might just get the vowel sound the same, but it’s not really a true rhyme.” — Conor Oberst

48. “The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.” — Stephen Mallarme

49. “There’s something so wonderful about writing in rhyme where it isn’t just the meaning of the words, it’s the music to the words and the shape and the sound.” — Gary Ross

50. “If you want to be a poet, you can just write it on a napkin, and it’s the length of the napkin, I guess. But usually, you decide you’ll rhyme it, or you’ll have a formula.” — Robert Krulwich

Are There Different Types of Rhymes?

There are many different types of rhymes:

  • Perfect rhymes – classified by the location of the last stressed syllable
  • General rhymes – phonetic similarities between words
  • Identical rhymes – uses the same word, twice in rhyming positions
  • Eye rhymes – similar in spelling but not in sound
  • Mind rhymes – substitution rhyming

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