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37 August Quotes About The Waning Warmth Of The Season

Hello August! With its waning summer days and whispers of autumn, the eighth month steals our hearts. And what better way to celebrate it than with August Quotes? With its nuggets of wisdom and feelings of nostalgia, the month reminds us to make the most of every moment.

The Roman Senate named the month of August in honor of Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor. Initially, people referred to this month as "Sextilis" because the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar started in March.

Eventually, the Senate renamed it after Augustus, who had several significant victories during this month. Because of his influential contributions, the month now carries his name as a perpetual honor.

Now that this month's history is out of the way, let's immerse in the essence of the eight-month through the following August quotes.

Related: Check out our summer quotes for more from the season.

Welcome August Quotes To Brighten Your Month

As the sultry heat of summer begins to wane, we find ourselves stepping into August. Transitioning from the vibrancy of summer into the more subdued hues of autumn, the eighth month is a symbolic portal. It bridges the joy of sunny days and the anticipation of autumn's mellow charm. This month is also a time to reflect on the past months and appreciate the  adventure they brought

Interestingly, Chinese culture refers to August as the "Ghost Month" because they believe that spirits communicate with the living during this time. However, this period essentially calls for honoring our ancestors. So rather than give in to superstition, leverage the opportunity to reflect and celebrate the vitality surrounding us. 

Let's warmly welcome this month's transitional beauty through the August quotes below.

"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." -Ralph Waldo Emerson #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #wild
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"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied." -Joseph Wood Krutch #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #changetheworld
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"August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied."

- Joseph Wood Krutch

"August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripened peaches, of hot buttered sweet corn on the cob. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple." -Jean Hersey #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialimpact
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"August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripened peaches, of hot buttered sweet corn on the cob. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple."

- Jean Hersey

"In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs." -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #takeaction #thinkgreen #wild #bright #flower
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"In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs."

- Henry David Thoreau

"It was August, and the fields were high with corn." -Melanie Gideon #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange
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"It was August, and the fields were high with corn."

- Melanie Gideon

"August was nearly over — the month of apples and falling stars, the last care-free month for the school children. The days were not hot, but sunny and limpidly clear — the first sign of advancing autumn." -Viktor Někrasov #trvst #quotes #gogreen #takeaction
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"August was nearly over — the month of apples and falling stars, the last care-free month for the school children. The days were not hot, but sunny and limpidly clear — the first sign of advancing autumn."

- Viktor Někrasov

No one can believe that God is not good when the August gardens are in their heyday.

~ Gladys Taber

August Quotes To Reflect On The End Of Summer

According to NOAA's 2022 reports, the average temperature across the contiguous United States in July is a warm 74.6°F. This is 2.5°F above the 20th-century average, making it the eighth warmest in the past 128 years. 

As August heralds the end of summer, it also presents a final chance to enjoy the season's charms. With days still sunny, we can host a late summer barbecue, go on invigorating nature hikes, or lose ourselves in a good book under a tree's shade. Each activity allows us to savor the final stretch of summer with joy and eagerness, making the most of August's transitioning warmth.

After reading the August quotes below, check out our other tips on how to make summer eco-friendly.

Related: August - Awareness Months, Days & Observances.

"If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end." -Sarah Dessen #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #summer
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"If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end."

- Sarah Dessen

"This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August: the summer's last stand." -Sara Baume #trvst #quotes #takeaction #changetheworld #sun
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"This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August: the summer's last stand."

- Sara Baume

"Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar." -William Faulkner #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange
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"Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar."

- William Faulkner

"August used to be a sad month for me. As the days went on, the thought of school starting weighed heavily upon my young frame." -Henry Rollins #trvst #quotes #socialchange #dogood #young
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"August used to be a sad month for me. As the days went on, the thought of school starting weighed heavily upon my young frame."

- Henry Rollins

"Caught in the doldrums of August we may have regretted the departing summer, having sighed over the vanished strawberries and all that they signified." -Denis Mackail #trvst #quotes #gogreen #socialimpact #summer
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"Caught in the doldrums of August we may have regretted the departing summer, having sighed over the vanished strawberries and all that they signified."

- Denis Mackail

"Today is the first day of August; it is no longer July. Summer passes, and Summer friends will melt away like snow in spring." -Rolf van der Wind #trvst #quotes #dogood #impact #friends
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"Today is the first day of August; it is no longer July. Summer passes, and Summer friends will melt away like snow in spring."

- Rolf van der Wind

"The calm of a thousand summers, And dreams of countless Junes, Return when the lake-wind murmurs through golden August noons." -William Braithwaite #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #beinspired
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"The calm of a thousand summers, And dreams of countless Junes, Return when the lake-wind murmurs through golden August noons."

- William Braithwaite

August breeze— perched on the flame tree, a red-vented Bulbul.

~ Meeta Ahluwalia

Those late August mornings smelt of autumn from day-break till the hour when the sun-baked earth allowed the cool sea breezes to drive back the then less heavy aroma of threshed wheat, open furrows, and reeking manure.

~ Colette

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.

~ Donald G. Mitchell

August of another summer, and once again I am drinking the sun and the lilies again are spread across the water.

~ Mary Oliver

Noteworthy Inspirational August Quotes From Authors And Poets

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated sky events, famously graces our skies in August. Stemming from the Swift-Tuttle comet, these meteors light up the night sky. At its peak, we can witness around 60-100 meteors per hour, making it one of the most prolific meteor showers. Astronomy enthusiasts and casual observers can see an extraordinary celestial marvel under the warm, clear August night skies.

The spectacle of the Perseid meteor shower also mirrors the awe that beautiful August quotes inspire in us. Much like the shower's striking meteors, the eloquent words below from poets and authors illuminate our appreciation for this special month, blending celestial and literary beauty.

After reflecting on the August quotes below, check out other sky events in our rain quotes and sayings about the sky.

"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time." -Sylvia Plath #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #summer
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"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time."

- Sylvia Plath

"Less than a month ago, all of August still stretched before us – long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep." -Lauren Oliver #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #gogreen #sleep
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"Less than a month ago, all of August still stretched before us – long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep."

- Lauren Oliver

"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun." -Kent Nerburn #trvst #quotes #impact #bethechange #sun
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"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun."

- Kent Nerburn

"It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation… for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy." -Max Heindel #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #thinkgreen #life #energy
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"It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation… for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy."

- Max Heindel

"One day you discover you are alive… but, not long after, the sun goes out. Snow falls, but no one sees it, on an August noon." -Ray Bradbury #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #sun
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"One day you discover you are alive… but, not long after, the sun goes out. Snow falls, but no one sees it, on an August noon."

- Ray Bradbury

"The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, ... The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color." -Natalie Babbitt #trvst #quotes #takeaction #collectiveaction #silent #summer
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"The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, ... The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color."

- Natalie Babbitt

The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.

~ Garth Brooks

August is the slow, gentle month that stretches out the longest across the span of a year. It yawns and lingers on with the light in its palms.

~ Victoria Erickson

It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine, with the wind blowing down on them out of the pine woods.

~ L.M. Montgomery

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.

~ Natalie Babbitt

A golden afternoon of August: every breath from the hills so full of life that it seemed whoever respired it, though dying, might revive.

~ Emily Brontë

Other August Quotes To Post On Social Media

August is brimming with memorable and meaningful milestones. As students across the globe ready themselves on August's second half to return to school, we embrace new beginnings and the joy of learning. 

On Purple Heart Day, August 7, we honor the courageous military personnel injured or lost their lives while serving their country. Women's Equality Day, falling on August 26, isn't just a nod to when women in the US got the constitutional right to vote. We also use this day to recommit to expanding women's rights globally. 

After using the August captions below for your social media posts, visit our August Awareness Months, Days, & Observances.

"August slipped away into a moment in time, 'cause it was never mine." -Taylor Swift #trvst #quotes #socialchange #dogood
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"August slipped away into a moment in time, 'cause it was never mine."

- Taylor Swift

"Summer brings sunshine, warm and flowering." -Lailah Gifty Akita #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #bethechange
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"Summer brings sunshine, warm and flowering."

- Lailah Gifty Akita

"That August time it was delight. To watch the red moons wane to white." -Algernon Charles Swinburne #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #socialimpact
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"That August time it was delight. To watch the red moons wane to white."

- Algernon Charles Swinburne

"The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled." -Sue Monk Kidd #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #planetearthfirst
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"The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled."

- Sue Monk Kidd

"August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I've been listening to in the late spring and summer." -Henry Rollins #trvst #quotes #gogreen #bethechange #summer
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"August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I've been listening to in the late spring and summer."

- Henry Rollins

Summer's lease hath all too short a date.

~ William Shakespeare

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.

~ Celia Thaxter

In summer, the song sings itself.

~ William Carlos Williams

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Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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