May Quotes will help you get in the mood for all of that possibilities by sharing quotes about May that will inspire you to take on your next big adventure.
May is the month of new beginnings, and there’s nothing like starting something new to make you feel alive. The days are longer, the air is warmer, and it seems like everything is possible.
This compilation has some interesting quotes about May. You’re going to love it! Read on.
Best May Quotes
1.) May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.
2.) The last days of May are among the longest of the year.
3.) Among the changing months, May stands confest the sweetest and in fairest colors dressed.
4.) 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
5.) May means long walks in the evenings, eating outside in the garden whenever possible, and lots of healthy, fresh salads to use up all the lovely summer veg that’s available.
6.) Fair flowers are springing beneath thy genial ray, and thousand happy birds are singing; all welcome to thee, May!
Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
7.) 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.
8.) Mornings in May, echoed with the call of cuckoos, and sunlight glowed through fresh green canopies of trees.
9.) May has come in, young May the beautiful, weaving the sweetest chaplet of the year. Along the eastern corridors, she walks. What time the clover rocks the earliest bee? Her feet a flush with sunrise, and her veil floating in breezy odors o’er her hair.
Thomas Buchanan Read
Funny May Quotations
10.) 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
11.) Oh, it was sweet to think that May should be ours again, hoping it not, I shrink out of the sight of men.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
12.) 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
13.) May, the month of maybes.
14.) May can be a month of sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses.
15.) O, the month of May, the merry month of May. So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green!
Short May Quotes
16.) May is green and pink and red.
Richard L. Ratliff
17.) Hello, May! Surprise me.
18.) And after winter folweth grene May.
19.) May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.
20.) What potent blood hath modest May.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
21.) You are as welcome as the flowers in May.
22.) Happy May: May you see flowers all around you
23.) A little Madness in the Spring is wholesome even for the King.
24.) I’m only wishing to go a-fishing. For this, the month of May was made.
Henry van Dyke
25.) Sweet May hath come to love us. Flowers, trees, their blossoms don.
26.) All things seem possible in May.
Edwin Way Teale
Inspirational Sayings About May
27.) Goodbye April, Hello May.
28.) It is the month, the jolly month. It is the jolly month of May.
29.) Then 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.
30.) I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.
31.) 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
32.) Warm, wild, rainy wind, blowing fitfully, stirring dreamy breakers on the slumberous May sea. What shall fail to answer thee? What thing shall withstand the spell of thine enchantment, flowing over sea and land?
33.) 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
34.) Maybe life isn’t going upward
As you wish, but if you can learn from
Yesterday, you can win tomorrow.
Insights on the Month of May
35.) In the suburbs of Delaware, spring meant not young love and damp flowers but an ugly divorce from winter and a second marriage to buxom summer.
Andrew Sean Greer
36.) Oh! Gladly do we welcome thee, fair pleasant month of May. The month which we’ve eagerly longed to see through many a wintry day.
Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
37.) Cloud-piercing peak, and trackless heath, instinctive homage pay. Nor wants the dim-lit cave a wreath to honor thee, sweet May!
38.) I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
A Lovely Day in May
39.) May had now set in, but up here among the hills, she was May by curtesy only; or if she was May, she would never be might. She was, indeed, only April with her showers and sunshine, her tearful, childish laughter, and again the frown and the dispair irremediable.
Nay, as if she still kept up a secret correspondence with her cousin March, banished for his rudeness, she would not very seldom shake from her skirts a snowstorm and oftener the dancing hail. Then out would come the sun behind her, and laugh, and say– “I could not help THAT; but here I am all the same, coming to you as fast as I can!”
40.) 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.
Bright May Afternoons
41.) Bright May afternoons, mango trees in the garden echoed with cuckoo calls.
42.) Lines of baled hay, Yellowing in the sunshine, Dry May day.
43.) But he calls down a blessing on the blossom of the May, Because it comes in beauty, and in beauty blows away.
44.) But why should the daffodils and tulips
Get all the praise and blessings?
My rebirth goes unnoticed- I am worthy
Of smiles and dazzled cries of worship.
Good May Takes
45.) There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
Zora Neale Hurston
46.) 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.
47.) I thought that spring must last forevermore. For I was young and loved, and it was May.
48.) And a bird overhead sang follow, and a bird to the right sang here. And the arch of the leaves was hollow, and the meaning of May was clear.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
49.) 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.
50.) Sometimes growth requires new company, new locations, and new mindsets.
51.) May day is a great time to plan or put on a Spring Festival for parents. Students can sing their favorite songs, recite poems, and perform the Maypole dance.
Elizabeth Cole Midgley
52.) What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
53.) 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
54.) You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Famous May Quotes
55.) Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
56.) We know what we are but know not what we may be.
57.) What potent blood hath modest May.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
58.) Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
59.) It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
60.) I curled closer to May, comforted by her warmth.
61.) Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.
May Quotes About Happiness
62.) If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.
63.) Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.
Roy T. Bennett
64.) May, queen of blossoms, And fulfilling flowers, With what pretty music Shall we charm the hours?
65.) Another May, new buds and flowers shall bring. Ah! Why has happiness no second spring?
66.) 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.
67.) 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.
68.) Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.
69.) Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
The Beautiful Month
70.) A failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
B. F. Skinner
71.) The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
72.) It’s the small habits. How you spend your mornings. How you talk to yourself. What you read and what you watch. Who you share your energy with? Who has access to you. That will change your life.
73.) The world’s favorite season is spring. All things seem possible in May.
Edwin Way Teale
74.) The month of May has come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom and to bring forth fruit.
75.) There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
76.) No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
77.) Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.
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78.) New month, a new beginning, new mindset, new focus, new start, new intentions, new results.
79.) May then is the month, if not of fulfillment, at least of promise.
John Henry Newman
80.) The comeback is always stronger than the setback.
Dr. Jill Murray
81.) Hello, flowers. Hello, sun. And hello, May!
82.) Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Thich Nhat Hanh
83.) Oh, it was a merry, gladsome day when the April Fool met the Queen of May. She had roguish eyes and golden hair, and they were a mischief-making pair.
84.) Do one thing every day that scares you.
85.) They may forget what you said – but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Buehner
86.) Being negative only makes a journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.
87.) Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see a shadow.
April Showers Bring May Flowers
88.)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.
89.)March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.
90.) When the sun is out and the wind is still, you’re one month on in the middle of May.
91.) 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.
92.) Another May, new buds and flowers shall bring: Ah! Why has happiness no second Spring?
93.) As full of spirit as the month of May and as gorgeous as the sun in midsummer.
94.) Beneath the apple blossoms, I go a wintry way, for love that smiled in April is false to me in May.
The Joys of May
95.) Let all thy joys be as the month of May, and all thy days be as a marriage day.
96.) 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.
97.) As it fell upon a day in the merry month of May, sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made.
98.) 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.
99.) It’s May, the lusty month of May, that darling month when everyone throws self-control away.
Alan Jay Lerner
100.) Sweet May hath come to love us, flowers, trees, their blossoms don. And through the blue heavens above us, the very clouds move on.
101.) What is so sweet and dear as a prosperous morn in May, the confident prime of the day.
102.) I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers. Of April, May, or June, and July flowers.
Spring Has Arrived May Quotes
103.) Tis a month before the month of May, and the spring comes slowly up this way.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
104.) Horticulturally, the month of May is opening night, homecoming, and graduation day all rolled into one.
105.) Prose and drama are well enough for winter, but when nature swells the darling buds of May, my spirit craves three things: poetry, painting, and love.
106.) Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, and summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
107.) It was outdoor detail, and May is one fine month to be working outdoors.
Stephen King, Shawshank Redemption
Remember, the second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day. Celebrate your own mother and moms in your life.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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