After great droughts come great rains.
A banker is a man who lends you an umbrella when the weather is fair, and takes it away from you when it rains.
Clouds do not always mean rain, but smoke is a sure sign of fire.
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.
A curious woman is capable of turning around the rainbow just to see what is on the other side.
When it rains, it pours.
The heaviest rains fall on the house that leaks most.
Interest on debts grows without rain.
The making of an American begins at that point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.
—James Baldwin (1924–87) American Novelist, Social Critic
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is the rain.
An old friend met in a far country is like rain after drought.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
—John Ruskin (1819–1900) English Writer, Art Critic
The rain wets the leopard’s spots but does not wash them off.
A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.
Don’t be so much in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining.
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
—G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) English Journalist, Novelist, Essayist, Poet
If I peddle salt, it rains; if I peddle flour, the wind blows.
A learned man without work is a cloud without rain.
After the rain the grass will grow; after wine, conversation.
The daily showers rejoice the thirsty earth, and bless the flowery buds.
—Matthew Prior (1664–1721) English Poet, Diplomat
Rain before seven; clear before eleven.
It takes both rain and sunshine to make a Rainbow.
If rain bothers you, you can always jump into the sea.
To watch this crystal globe just sent from heaven to associate with me. While these clouds and this somber drizzling weather shut all in, we two draw nearer and know one another. The gathering in of the clouds with the last rush and dying breath of the wind, and then the regular dripping of twigs and leaves the country over, the impression of inward comfort and Sociableness, the drenched stubble and trees that drop beads on you as you pass, their dim outline seen through the rain on all sides drooping in sympathy with yourself. These are my undisputed territory. This is Nature’s English comfort.
—Henry David Thoreau (1817–62) American Philosopher
If it rained macaroni, what a fine time for gluttons!
There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.
—Casey Stengel (1890–1975) American Sportsperson
There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
—Don DeLillo (b.1936) American Novelist, Short Story Writer
Sunshine without rain makes a desert.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82) American Poet, Educator, Academic