50 May Quotes For A Beautiful Month

May Quotes

Inspirational Quotes For The Month Of May

May quotes are the perfect way to inspire and uplift your spirits, to ensure you appreciate everything there is to love about the month ahead!

The heart of spring is the perfect time to reflect, recharge and embrace everything that this year still has to offer you.

The May quotes below originate from some of the finest thinkers, speakers and actors to have ever lived…

10 May Quotes For A Happy Month

“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.” 

— William Shakespeare

“Among the changing months, May stands the sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.”

— James Thomson

“Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness.”

Karen Joy Fowler

“I thought that spring must last forevermore; For I was young and loved, and it was May.”

— Vera Brittain

“As it fell upon a day, In the merry month of May, Sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made.”

— Richard Barnfield

May Quotes
May Quotes

“I’m only wishing to go a-fishing;For this the month of May was made.”

— Henry Van Dyke

Let all thy joys be as the month of May, And all thy days be as a marriage day.”

Francis Quarles

“Queer things happen in the garden in May. Little faces forgotten appear, and plants thought to be dead suddenly wave a green hand to confound you.” 

— W. E. Johns

“When April steps aside for May, like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten; fresh violets open every day; to some new bird each hour we listen.” 

― Lucy Larcom

“May! Queen of blossoms, / And fulfilling flowers, / With what pretty music / Shall we charm the hours?”

― Lord Edward Thurlow

8 May Quotes For A New Month

“The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer.” 

― Lady Gregory

“It was the month of May, the month when . . . lovers, subject to the same force which reawakens the plants, feel their hearts open again, recall past trusts and past vows, and moments of tenderness, and yearn for a renewal of the magical awareness which is love.” 

— Sir Thomas Malory

“And after winter folweth grene May.” 

― Geoffrey Chaucer

May Quotes
May Quotes

“Another May new buds and flowers shall bring: Ah! why has happiness no second Spring?”

― Charlotte Smith

“Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) . . . is a time of song, dance, partying, and in general a time to be proud to be of Hispanic descent.” 

― Holiday Insights

“Tis a month before the month of May, And the spring comes slowly up this way.”

― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Tis a month before the month of May, And the spring comes slowly up this way.”

“Ah! my heart is weary waiting, Waiting for the May: Waiting for the pleasant rambles Where the fragrant hawthorn brambles, Where the woodbine alternating, Scent the dewy way; Ah! my heart is weary, waiting, Waiting for the May.”

― Charlotte Smith

“The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit.”

Thomas Malory

14 Inspirational Quotes For May

“In the marvelous month of May when all the buds were bursting, then in my heart did love arise. In the marvelous month of May when all the birds were singing, then did I reveal to her my yearning and longing.”

Heinrich Heine

May and June. Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it’s time for work to begin.”

— Peter Loewer

Sweet May hath come to love us, / Flowers, trees, their blossoms don; / And through the blue heavens above us / The very clouds move on.”

— Heinrich Heine

“At last came the golden month of the wild folk—honey-sweet May, when the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.” 

― Samuel Scoville Jr.

May Quotes
May Quotes

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”

― Dr. Seuss

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” 

Winston Churchill

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” 

― Helen Keller

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” 

― Carol Burnett

“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” 

― Demi Lovato

May Quotes
May Quotes

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” 

― C.S. Lewis

“Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.”

Roy T. Bennet

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

Zig Ziglar

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

Pablo Picasso

“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”

Steve Maraboli

11 Motivational May Quotes

A great difference between May and Day is the M and D! Be a good Managing Director of your life each day in May.”

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”

Edwin Way Teale

May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.”

Fennel Hudson

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

— Zora Neale Hurston

May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.”

Marty Rubin

“When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May.”

Robert Frost

“Step aside to a brand new day, in the month of May I feel, I can start again. Life is feeling new, This is hope, this is love, this is where we all won, if you call, I will hear, I will listen for you.”

Mychal Simka

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

Roy T. Bennett

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill

7 May Quotes To Make You Think

“What potent blood hath modest May.” 

— Ralph W. Emerson

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, and summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

— William Shakespeare

“Beneath the apple blossoms/ I go a wintry way, / For love that smiled in April / Is false to me in May.”

— Sara Teasdale

“Winds of May, that dance on the sea, / Dancing a ring-around in glee / From furrow to furrow, while overhead The foam flies up to be garlanded.”

— James Joyce

“It’s great that you have those happy memories in the month of May. Remembering loving, caring parents is a solace in tough times.”

— Dora Weithers 

“I think we could all use some merriment right about now, so bring on May!!!!! Best wishes, my friend. Stay safe!”

— Eric Dierker

“I curled closer to May, comforted by her warmth.”

— Kiera Cass