81+ Best May Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational may quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Most Famous May Quotes

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

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

You are as welcome as the flowers in May. Charles Macklin

Horticulturally, the month of May is opening night, homecoming and graduation day all rolled into one. Tam Mossman

Among the changing months, May stands confest the sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed. James Thomson

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

When April steps aside for May, like diamonds, all the raindrops glisten, fresh violets open every day to some new bird, each hour we listen. Lucy Larcom

With the coming of spring, I am calm again. Gustav Mahler

It was the month of May, the month when the foliage of herbs and trees is most freshly green when buds ripened, and blossoms appear in their fragrance and loveliness. Thomas Malory

And after winter folweth grene May. Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Among the changing months, May stands confessed, The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed! James Thomson

Tis a month before the month of May, and the spring comes slowly up this way. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You are as welcome as the flowers in May. Charles Macklin

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

Another May new buds and flowers shall bring: Ah! Why has happiness no second Spring? Charlotte Smith

In the deepening spring of May, I had no choice but to recognize the trembling of my heart. It usually happened as the sun was going down. Haruki Murakami

May is green and pink and red. Richard L. Ratliff

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

As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer. William Shakespeare

It is now May. It is the month wherein nature hath her fill of mirth and the senses are filled with delights. I conclude it is from the Heavens, a grace, and to Earth, a gladness. Nicholas Breton

I cannot tell you how it was, But this I know: it came to pass Upon a bright and sunny day When May was young; ah, pleasant May! Christina Georgina Rossetti

Along with the greening of May came the rain. Then the clouds disappeared, and a soft pale lightness fell over the city as if Kyoto had broken free of its tethers and lifted up toward the sun. Victoria Abbott Riccardi

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

Another May, new buds and flowers shall bring. Ah! Why has happiness no second spring? Charlotte Smith

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

We roamed the fields and riversides when we were young and gay. We chased the bees and plucked the flowers in the merry, merry month of May. Stephen Foster

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

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

It’s May, the lusty month of May, That darling month when everyone throws self control away. Alan Jay Lerner

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

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

Make hay in May, for you may never know what June is coming with, and you may never know what July will present! When you see May, make hay! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

She loves me, And once again it’s Paris, Paris on a Sunday, And the month is May. Robert Wells & Jack Segal

Mornings in May, echoed with the call of cuckoos, sunlight glowed through fresh green canopies of trees. Meeta Ahluwalia

Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. Joe Baca

As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in midsummer. William Shakespeare

Honor to the soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause. Abraham Lincoln

The month of May is a 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

The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman. Willa Cather.

May, it’s full of all the things that make spring and the brighter part of the year so special. Flowers bud, the sun shines, and new seeds are sewn into the fabric of our lives. May is awesome. Jenna Danchuk

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. Emiliano Zapata

You have to remember to be thankful. But in May, one simply can’t help being thankful that they are alive, if for nothing else. Lucy Maud Montgomery

When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. Charley Benetto

Let all thy joys be as the month of May, and all thy days be as a marriage day. Francis Quarles

Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together. Susan Gale

When the sun is out, and the wind is still, you’re one month on in the middle of May. Robert Frost

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. William Makepeace Thackeray

May is the most beautiful month of the year, a month alive with warm color. The flowers and trees are in full bloom, and even the sun joins this rhapsody be emitting warmer rays. Lillian Berliner

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood. Elder M. Russell Ballard

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

Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.

The month of May has come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit. Thomas Malory

My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was. Lisa Leslie

Bright May afternoons, mango trees in the garden echoed with cuckoo calls. Meeta Ahluwalia

A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. Princess Diana

I thought that spring must last forevermore. For I was young and loved, and it was May. Vera Brittain

There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss. Saleem Sharma

By May, most of the harshness of winter has passed. The sky is bright, and warm sunshine filters through the new leaves on the trees. Ellen Jackson

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. George Eliot

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. H. Peter Loewer

All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln

It was outdoor detail, and May is one fine month to be working outdoors. Stephen King

A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place. Amy Tan

The month of May comes differently in cities. Not for us, white blossom on the hedgerows, bluebells in the woods. Instead, the sun’s rays burnish bricks and mellow pavements. Seeds burst into flowers in the cracks between the stones. Speedwell and bindweed bloom among the rubble. Heidi Thomas

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. Erich Fromm

Ah, in those earliest days of love, how naturally the kisses spring into life! So closely, in their profusion, do they crowd together that lovers would find it as hard to count the kisses exchanged in an hour as to count the flowers in a meadow in May. Marcel Proust

The mother’s heart is the child’s school room. Henry Ward Beecher

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

To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language. Arlene Benedict

May! Queen of blossoms, and fulfilling flowers, with what pretty music shall we charm the hours? Baron Thurlow

Success is a journey not a destination. Ben Sweetland

What is so sweet and dear as a prosperous morn in May, the confident prime of the day. William Watson

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar

The flowery May, who from her green lap, throws the yellow cowslip and the pale primrose. Hail bounteous May that dost inspire mirth and youth and warm desire. Woods and groves are of thy dressing. Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing. John Milton

It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela

May is green, pink and red. Richard L. Ratliff

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. W. Clement Stone

When purple finches sing and soar with vernal gladness running o’er. When joys like these salute the sense, then waiting long hath recompense, and all the world is glad with May. John Burroughs

Success only comes to those who dare to attempt. Mallika Tripathi

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