It’s good to watch the rain from a dry standpoint.
It is best to read the weather forecast before praying for rain.
—Mark Twain (1835–1910) American Humorist
The heaviest rains fall on the house that leaks most.
Don’t be so much in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining.
The rain follows after the forest.
If it rained macaroni, what a fine time for gluttons!
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
—Anatole France (1844–1924) French Novelist
If I peddle salt, it rains; if I peddle flour, the wind blows.
A deaf man may not have heard the thunder but he surely will see the rain.
A banker is a man who lends you an umbrella when the weather is fair, and takes it away from you when it rains.
Women are like raindrops: some fall on palaces, others on rice fields.
Save something for a rainy day.
May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
—Pablo Neruda (1904–73) Chilean Poet, Diplomat, Political leader
Evening red and morning gray help the traveler on his way; evening gray and morning red bring down rain upon his head
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
—Hosea Ballou (1771–1852) American Theologian
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
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
He fled from the rain and sat down under the waterspout.
The farmer hopes for rain, the walker hopes for sunshine, and the gods hesitate.
The rain is playing its soft pleasant tune fitfully on the skylight, and the shade of the fast-flying clouds passes with delicate change across my book.
—Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–67) American Poet, Playwright, Essayist
The rain wets the leopard’s spots but does not wash them off.
How lovely is the sun after rain, and how lovely is laughter after sorrow.
May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.
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 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
Rain does not stay in the sky.
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
After the rain the grass will grow; after wine, conversation.
It rains sorrow on him who is already wet.
Money is only good for a weekday, a holiday, and a rainy day.
The daily showers rejoice the thirsty earth, and bless the flowery buds.
—Matthew Prior (1664–1721) English Poet, Diplomat
A visit is like rainwater; you pray for it when it stays away and its a problem when it rains too much.
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
An old friend met in a far country is like rain after drought.
Sun is for cucumbers, rain for rice.
Trouble will rain on those who are already wet.
Two lovers in the rain have no need of an umbrella.
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
—Dolly Parton (b.1946) American Musician, Actress
If rain bothers you, you can always jump into the sea.
Whoever has only one garment does not wash it when it rains.
The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
—Colin Wilson (b.1931) British Philosopher, Novelist
Sunshine without rain makes a desert.
The plant God favors will grow even without rain.
It never rains on your neighbors without you getting your feet wet.
A curious woman is capable of turning around the rainbow just to see what is on the other side.
If I were running the world I would have it rain only between 2 and 5 a.m. Anyone who was out then ought to get wet.
—William Lyon Phelps (1865–1943) American Author, Critic, Scholar
How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat, in the broad and fiery street, and in the narrow lane; how beautiful is the rain!
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82) American Poet, Educator, Academic
A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.
It rained on the mountaintop, but it was the valley below that got flooded.