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80 May Quotes to Make Your Month More Exciting

By Elisha Baba


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May quotes are fun sayings and passages from famous writers that can be used to spruce up your everyday life. You can scribble them in a card or use them as social media captions that you post during the month. No matter what your use for them, May quotes are beneficial to have on hand.

80 May Quotes

Holidays and Special Occasions in May

  • May Day (May 1)
  • Mother’s Day (Second Sunday in May)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Cinco De Mayo (May 5th)
  • Ascension Day (Changes Based on Easter)
  • Whitsunday (Changes Based on Easter)

Benefits of May Quotes

Having a few May quotes can have several benefits in both your work and personal life. The exact benefits you will reap depend on where you work and which holidays you choose to celebrate.

  • May quotes make it easy to sign cards for people with May birthdays.
  • Thinking of funny quotes for the month of May can cheer you up if you have a rough day.
  • May quotes can make your email signature fun for others to read.
  • You will never be stuck without something to say on your social media about the month of May.
  • Some May quotes remind you of holidays that happen during the month as well as special events.

100 May Quotes to Remember All Month Long

Motivational May Quotes

  1. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle
  2. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
  3. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  4. “Maybe life isn’t going upward
    As you wish, but if you can learn from
    Yesterday, you can win tomorrow.”—OurMindfulLife
  5. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez
  6. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  7. “Let all thy joys be as the month of May, And all thy days be as a marriage day.”—Francis Quarles
  8. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale
  9. “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
  10. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  11. “There is but one May in the year, / And sometimes May is wet and cold; / There is but one May in the year / Before the year grows old.”—Christina Georgina Rossetti
  12. “Motivation comes from working on things we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  13. “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
  14. “Therefore all ye that be lovers call unto your remembrance the month of May, like as did Queen Guenevere, for whom I make here a little mention, that while she lived she was a true lover, and therefore she had a good end.”—Le Morte D’Arthur

Quotes About May

  1. “Another May new buds and flowers shall bring: Ah! why has happiness no second Spring?”—Charlotte Smith
  2. “May is the most beautiful month of the year, a month alive with warmth color. The flowers and trees are in full bloom and even the sun joins this rhapsody be emitting warmer rays.”—Lillian Berliner
  3. “Bright May afternoons
    mango trees in the garden
    echoed with cuckoo calls.” – Meeta Ahluwalia
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “All things seem possible in May.” – Edwin Way Teale
  7. “The flowers that should bloom in the month of May / Every one of them came on an April day! / And they looked for April showers in vain, / But all through May it did nothing but rain!”—Carolyn Well
  8. “May, queen of blossoms, And fulfilling flowers, With what pretty music Shall we charm the hours?”– Edward Thurlow
  9. “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.
  10. “Tis a month before the month of May, And the spring comes slowly up this way.”—Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  11. “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
  12. “I thought that spring must last forevermore; For I was young and loved, and it was May.”—Vera Brittain
  13. “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
  14. “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.”—Pete Leower
  15. “What is so sweet and dear / As a prosperous morn in May, / The confident prime of the day”—William Watson
  16. “May! Queen of blossoms, / And fulfilling flowers, / With what pretty music / Shall we charm the hours?”—Lord Edward Thurlow
  17. “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
  18. “By May, most of the harsness of winter has passed. The sky is bright, and warm sunshine filters through the new leaves on the trees.”—Ellen Jackson
  19. “May on the contrary belongs to the Easter season, which lasts fifty days, and in that season the whole of May commonly falls, and the first half always.”—Cardinal John Henry Newman

Hello May Quotes

Hello May Quotes

  1. “Sweet May hath come to love us. Flowers, trees, their blossoms don.” – Heinrich Heine
  2. “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
  3. “I’m only wishing to go a-fishing; For this the month of May was made.”—Henry Van Dyke
  4. “You are as welcome as the flowers in May.”—Charles Macklin
  5. “The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit.”—Thomas Malory
  6. “Beneath the apple blossoms/ I go a wintry way, / For love that smiled in April / Is false to me in May.”—Sara Teasdale
  7. “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 flower in the cracks between the stones; speedwell and bindweed bloom among the rubble.”—Heidi Thomas
  8. “O The month of May, the merry month of May, / So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green! / O, and then did I unto my true love say, / Sweet Peg, thou shalt be my Summer’s Queen”—Thomas Dekker
  9. “Nor yet because fair flowers are springing / Beneath thy genial ray; / And thousand happy birds are singing / All welcome to thee, May!”—Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

Funny May Quotes

  1. “The last days of May are among the longest of the year.” – Alice Munro
  2. “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
  3. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore
  4. “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
  5. “May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.”—Fennerl Hudson
  6. “It’s May, the lusty month of May / That darling month when everyone throws self-control away.”—Alan Jay Lerner
  7. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  8. “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
  9. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
  10. “When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May.”—Robert Frost
  11. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  12. “I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers: / Of April, May, or June, and July flowers. / I sing of Maypoles, Hock-carts, wassails, wakes, / Of bridegrooms, brides, and of the bridal cakes.”—Robert Herrick
  13. “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 Well

Short May Quotes

  1. “May, the month of maybes.”—Unknown
  2. “May can be a month of sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses.”—Ellen Jackson
  3. “May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.”—Marty Rubin
  4. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill
  5. “And after winter folweth grene May.”—Geoffrey Chauncer
  6. “It is the month, the jolly month, / It is the jolly month of May.”—Francis Thompson
  7. “I curled closer to May, comforted by her warmth.”—Kiera Cass
  8. “Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn
  9. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn
  10. “In the month of May fell many great showers of rain.”—Robin Robbins
  11. “It was outdoor detail – and May is one fine month to be working outdoors.”—Stephen King
  12. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir
  13. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Maya Angelou
  14. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  15. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

Positive May Quotes

  1. “As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.”—William Shakespeare
  2. “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
  3. “Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy
  4. “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” – Alexander the Great
  5. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald
  6. “Oh! gladly do we welcome thee, / Fair pleasant month of May; / Month which we’ve eager longed to see, / Through many a wintry day.”—Rosana Eleanor Leprohon
  7. “Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.” – Nicole Kidman
  8. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai
  9. “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
  10. “That I may reach that happy time / The kindly gods I pray, / For are not ducks and pease in prime / Upon the last of May?”—William Makepeace Thackeray

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