Top 33 Cactus Quotes

Cactus symbolizes a lot of things such as power, pain, difficulty, threat, care, warmth, protection, and chastity. These are represented by quotations that deliver a message in a creative way where you can get learnings that you can apply in your daily living. Here is a list of cactus quotes that are famous this year, 2020.

During your struggle society is not a bunch of flowers, it is a bunch of cactus.

Amit Kalantri

There are two sides of life, the one full of happiness and colors, and the one where there are full of struggles. Cactus represents the struggles and pain that life brings.

Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.

Joyce Meyer

Hardships and difficulties are a part of life. You don’t have to dwell on these hardships, face it with optimism and for sure you will surpass it.

I’m like the trunk of a cactus… I take in a dose of culture and time with friends, then I retreat and go live on it for a while until I get thirsty again.

Nancy Horan

There are two aspects of life that you need to balance, socialization and having time for yourself. For you to be able to grow, you need help from other people, and you need to discover things by yourself as well.

Rearing three children is like growing a cactus, a gardenia, and a tubful of impatiens. Each needs varying amounts of water, sunlight, and pruning. Were I to be absolutely fair, I would have to treat each child as if he or she were absolutely identical to the other siblings, and there would be no profit for anyone in that.

Phyllis Grissim-Theroux

Having children is comparable to growing different kinds of cactus wherein there is specific care that you need to give for you to cater to their uniqueness.

Be sharp like a cactus, people are afraid to touch and not a sort of rubbish.


There are moments in life wherein you need to be tough in certain situations wherein you need to protect yourself from those who would take advantage.

Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus.

Susan Longacre

Even though you are faced with life’s difficulties, you must use this as your motivation to strive harder to succeed.

People trample over flowers, yet only to embrace a cactus.

Jerry Spinelli

There are some who waste their blessings just for nothing.

Take the rose—most people think it is very beautiful: I don’t care for it at all. I prefer the cactus, for the simple reason that it has a more interesting personality. It has wonderfully adapted itself to its surroundings! It is the best illustration of the theory of evolution in plant life.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz

You won’t see the goodness of a person merely on their physical appearance. You need to know a person deeper for you to see their real beauty.

Loving someone who doesn’t love you back is like hugging a cactus. The tighter you hold on, the more it’s going to hurt.

Demetri Martin

Loving a person who doesn’t reciprocate what you can offer them is painful. The more you stay, the more damage it can cause you.

Balloon escaped into the air scared of hedge’s pricks might hurt her. Hedges followed the balloon and accidentally saw a cactus. And he found his love there in the desert. Fathima Shamla

Love is crazy stuff. Sometimes, you fall for those whom you least expected, that is why it is always better not to expect anything.

In the desert of my heart, you don’t need to blossom like cactus


Desert of my heart means the lack of knowledge of what love really is. You don’t need to rush things, especially in terms of love and relationship.

Cactus accords what is manifest, and roses commit treason by befriending.


Be the cactus that belongs only to me rather than a bunch of roses that belongs to everyone

Sadigua Fathima

Choose for the one who can be loyal rather than the one who entertains others just to satisfy their need for socialization.

They took her for a thorn but she turned out to be a whole cactus thriving on her own.

Miss Lenneshous

Nobody’s perfect, but you need to start from your incapabilities to strive for the betterment of your life.

You left a note for me, cacti alongside, May our love live forever. I smiled, if only you knew with his one-touch, even roses will never die.

word struck

Betrayal is one of the sins that is being committed by humankind. Always practice the value of truthfulness.

Even cactus bears flowers, it won’t prick you unless you touch it. So does life. Don’t poke it, it won’t poke you back.

Window Panes

In life, you only need to do what you want; life may bring you back. Avoid negativity by attracting positive thoughts only.

Though my flowers take so much time to bloom it’s worth the wait, bringing you out of the gloom.


It takes patience for you to be able to see success and the goodness of life.

Life is like a cactus, full of pricks but also very beautiful.


Life may be full of negativities, such as struggles and hardships. It is still abundant in the beautiful things that you have to discover.

We all have thorns in some way or another not to be mean, but to protect ourselves rather.


People have a set of traits, may it be positive or negative. The negative traits are often than not use a survival skill to protect one’s self.

Its a cactus state of flowers in bloom, a shifting of sands that flowers groom. Delights the beauty forevermore and dresses the desert’s forest floor.

Mae Stein

Cactus may be perceived as a not so attractive living creature. It still shines in its own way. As humans, you may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for sure, there is a trait that you have that stands out.

She was a cactus. Everyone thought you needed to care until it withered.


You may have a strong personality, but there is still one aspect that will make you weak.

Some people are like the cactus, they’ve become harsh outside to survive the conditions they’ve lived in, but once you can see past it, you’ll find tenderness and life.


Some people show their toughness to other people as a way to protect themselves. Some show that they have a strong personality to hide the true feelings that they have so that other people won’t make fun of them or so they won’t take advantage.

This world is like a cactus full of thorns, it’s on our point of view to make it painful or useful.

Vignesh Gaul

The negative experiences in life will either make or break a person. That is why it’s up to you how you would perceive these experiences.

Even in the middle of a desert, under the hot sky, with the blow of the dust and wind, you can rise like a desert cactus.


You can stand out and be successful, no matter how hard you strive in life. You may encounter struggles along the way. It won’t affect you as long as you have the right attitude towards it.

You are not a mere flower that someone plucks you and rejoices. You are a freaking cactus and the one who messes with you will get your thorns too.


No matter how kind you are to other people, if someone or something provokes you, it can’t be avoided to fight back.

Toxic people are like cactus. On seeing them, you won’t realize how much they can hurt you but after touching, they can possibly bring you to a miserable state.

Rabia Mohammad

Those you meet and interact with on a daily basis plays an important role in your life, and some may motivate you and uplift your spirit while there are also who would try to bring you down that is why you need to be keen in choosing for those you want to be part of your life.

Always carry some kindness in your heart. Remember, even the cactus carries a flower. Pawan Rawal

Always see the brighter side of life even though it seems like the world is so harsh on you.

Rose and cactus, both have thorns. They are guardians of different subjects from different causes. Both objectives and purposes are the same. Philosophy is a bit different. But situations are totally different.

Kaushik Sinha

Everyone has their similarities, but each one has its own unique purpose. You may be doing the same thing, but you are still living in two different dimensions.

Lesson from the cactus: Adapt yourself so that you can thrive even in the worst.

Nikitha Mallavolu

The more experiences that you have, the more equipped you will be in terms of facing life’s challenges.

We all are seeds, some transforms themselves into cactus and some into flowering plants.


You are the driver of your own self. It’s up to you whichever path you would take in life.

Catus and us, there is no much difference. Thorns for it, words for us.

Yatish Jottings

Always think first before uttering a word to other people because you may not be aware, there is a possibility that a single word you tell to others can change their life or how they perceive things.

The cactus is blooming the flowers new. God gave us this picture of nature true. He painted the bright colors all that we see. Filling our heart with his glory to be

Mae Stein

There is a higher being that created all the beautiful things in this world. You’ll just have to have faith to see it.

The desert works constantly to forbid it, and still the cactus blooms.


If you are full of motivation and passion for succeeding in life, no matter how gloomy the path you are taking in, you will surely survive and be the best among the rest.

Final Thoughts

Cactus quotes aim to inspire, teach, and motivate. Some are already a cliche, but it still makes sense. It’s up to you how you would interpret each and every quotation.

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