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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.
Fennel Hudson

2.) The last days of May are among the longest of the year.
Alice Munro

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

Best May Quotes.

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.
Sophie Morris

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.
James Joyce

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

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.
Ellen Jackson

15.) O, the month of May, the merry month of May. So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green!
Thomas Dekker

Good May sayings.

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.
Geoffrey Chaucer

19.) May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.
Marty Rubin

20.) What potent blood hath modest May.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

22.) Happy May: May you see flowers all around you

23.) A little Madness in the Spring is wholesome even for the King.
Emily Dickinson

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.
Heinrich Heine

26.) All things seem possible in May.
Edwin Way Teale

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Inspirational Sayings About May

27.) Goodbye April, Hello May.

28.) It is the month, the jolly month. It is the jolly month of May.
Francis Thompson

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.
L.M. Montgomery

30.) I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.
Smokey Robinson

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?
Celia Thaxter

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.

Another May, new buds and flowers shall bring.

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!
William Wordsworth

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.
Diane Ackerman

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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!”
George MacDonald

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.
Lucy Larcom

Bright May Afternoons

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

42.) Lines of baled hay, Yellowing in the sunshine, Dry May day.
Mike Garofalo

43.) But he calls down a blessing on the blossom of the May, Because it comes in beauty, and in beauty blows away.
W.B. Yeats

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.
Lea Malot

Shakespeare quote on the month of May.

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.
Lillian Berliner

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

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.
Lady Gregory

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.
Zig Ziglar

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.
C.S. Lewis

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.
William Shakespeare

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.
Mark Twain

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.
Kiera Cass

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.
Marie Curie

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.
Roald Dahl

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?
Edward Thurlow

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

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.
Nicholas Breton

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.
Steve Maraboli

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.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May.

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.
Michael Tonge

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.
Thomas Malory

75.) There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
Leonard Cohen

76.) No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
Demi Lovato

77.) Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

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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.
Carolyn Wells

84.) Do one thing every day that scares you.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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.
Joyce Meyer

87.) Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see a shadow.
Helen Keller

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.
Stephen Foster

89.)March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.
English proverb

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

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.
Lillian Berliner

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

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

94.) Beneath the apple blossoms, I go a wintry way, for love that smiled in April is false to me in May.
Sara Teasdale

The Joys of May

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

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.
Marcel Proust

97.) 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

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.
Heinrich Heine

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.
Heinrich Heine

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

102.) I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers. Of April, May, or June, and July flowers.
Robert Herrick

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.
Tam Mossman

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.
Joan Smith

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

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

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By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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