150+ May Quotes – Inspiring Quotes For The Month of May

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

May has excellent weather and several holidays, such as Mother’s Day, May Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day. People look for May quotes to show how beautiful the month is. May is when flowers bloom, the weather gets warmer, and the days get longer. Therefore, you will find what you are looking for here if you want to find inspiration from a great May quote or want to welcome the month of May. These quotes can be about a wide range of things, from nature and beauty to grit and persistence. May quotes help us stay focused on our goals and be inspired to make positive changes in our lives, whether facing problems or enjoying the season’s beauty.

This article will look at some Inspiring Quotes For The Month of May that is meant to give you hope. Here are the best May quotes we could find.

 

Best May Quotes and Sayings

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

 

O May, sweet-voice one, going thus before, Forever June may pour her warm red wine Of life and passions,–sweeter days are thine! –  Helen Hunt Jackson

 

So now we are pushing economic reform, bank reform, and enterprise reform. So we can finish that reform this year, in September or October. Then our economy may be much more, you know, normalized. – Kim Dae Jung

 

I fear you may become a lonely man, even in the company of others. – Christopher Moore

 

Each gig should be unique. You’re always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear. — Brian May

 

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” —Zig Ziglar

 

Brilliant things happen in calm minds. Be calm. You’re brilliant.

 

A smile is like an instant facelift and an instant mood lift. Screen Shot 2016-05-01 at 6.46.36 PM. -Christie Brinkley

 

The ability to speak does not make you intelligent, now get out of here. – Qui-Gon Jinn

 

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

 

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. — Denis Florence McCarthy

 

If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant. – Anne Bradstreet

 

The wind is tossing the lilacs, The new leaves laugh in the sun, And the petals fall on the orchard wall, But for me, the spring is done.

 

When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling-like having your heart carved out.― Sherrilyn Kenyon

 

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. – Stephen Hawking

 

I’m only wishing to go a-fishing; For this, the month of May was made. – Henry Van Dyke

 

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

 

Don’t get too comfortable with who you are at any given time – you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be. – Jon Bon Jovi

 

I leave you free to imagine any dialogue you please. Choose whatever may charm you. Have it, if you like, that they hear the voice of the blood, or that they fall in love at first sight… Conceive the wildest improbabilities. Have it that the depths of their beings are thrilled at accosting each other in slang. Tangle them suddenly in a swift embrace or a brotherly kiss. Do whatever you like. – Jean Genet

 

When I’m gone, people will no doubt remember me for Queen, but I would much rather be remembered for attempting to change the way we treat our fellow creatures. — Brian May

 

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.  —Pablo Picasso

 

To know yourself is to be confident. To be confident is to fearlessly express your potential.

 

Living well is the best revenge. – George Herbert

 

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering. – Yoda

 

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

 

May, queen of blossoms, and fulfilling flowers, With what pretty music Shall we charm the hours? Wilt thou have pipe and reed, Blown in the open mead? Or to the lute give heed In the green bowers. — Lord Edward Thurlow

 

Every flower must grow through dirt. –Laurie Jean Sennott

 

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

 

P.S. May, don’t these strawberry tarts just make you want to cry? ― Kiera Cass

 

I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.- Muriel Strode

 

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

 

In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be. – Ben Jonson

 

By the way, don’t breathe on the upholstery, or I may have to gut you. – Sherrilyn Kenyon

 

The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser, never any Orchestra. There was never any other player except us on the albums. — Brian May

 

A day thinking about what could happen, should happen, or what might have been is a day missed.

 

Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. —Angela Bassett

 

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.  – Albert Camus

 

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe. — Jango Fett

 

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

 

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

 

I hear the sounds of melting snow outside my window every night and with the first faint scent of spring, I remember life exists… – John Geddes

 

A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly.- Rhyme

 

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

 

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. – Winston Churchill

 

This a month before the month of May, And the spring comes slowly up this way.  – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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

 

A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example. – Robert Menzies

 

You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely. And then one day you will pray for his wholeness and give him over to me so that my love will burn from his life every vestige of corruption. – William P. Young

 

Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting to be out there looking at the stars, but I still do. — Brian May

 

Show up, show up, show up, and after a while, the muse shows up, too. —Isabel Allende

 

Creativity is as boundless, spacious and limitless as the sky. We are born with it. It cannot be lost and it cannot be destroyed. It can only be forgotten.

 

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. – Thomas Carlyle

 

Never tell me the odds! — Han Solo

 

Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun. – Kahlil Gibran

 

All furnished, all in arms; All plum’d like estridges that with the wind Bated like eagles having lately bathed; Glittering in golden coats like images; As full of spirit as the month of May And gorgeous as the sun at midsummer; Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls. — William Shakespeare

 

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. – Pablo Neruda

 

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 

 

That we may not fall short of desire, but let us give way to the unspoken passion hidden in the closet of our discretion. ― Erik Pevernagie

 

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy. – Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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

 

Spring is nature‘s way of saying, Let’s party! – Robin Williams

 

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.  – Carl Jung

 

Take that, you scum-sucking snipes. Eat your words and your cruelty. May you drown in it and die. – Sherrilyn Kenyon

 

There is no way that you can ever really repeat something. I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured. — Brian May

 

Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals. ―David Ogilvy

 

Distractions are everywhere. Notice what takes your attention, acknowledge it, and then let it go.

 

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. – Leo Buscaglia

 

Your focus determines your reality. – Qui-Gon Jinn

 

But winter lingering chills the lap of May. – Oliver Goldsmith

 

Hebe’s here, May is here! The air is fresh and sunny, and the miser-bees are busy Hoarding golden honey. — Thomas Bailey Aldrich

 

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

There’s her cousin, she was not possessed with a fury, exceeds her as much in beauty as the first of May doth the last of December. – William Shakespeare

 

This is the way I look at sex scenes: I have basically been doing them for a living for years. Trying to seduce an audience is the basis of rock ‘n roll, and if I may say so, I’m pretty good at it. – Jon Bon Jovi

 

Let not thy divining heart Forethink me any ill; Destiny may take thy part, And may thy fears fulfill. – John Donne

 

I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good. — Brian May

 

I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes. —Barbara Elaine Smith

 

Remember the blue sky. It may at times be obscured by clouds, but it is always there.

 

Love is the beauty of the soul. – Saint Augustine

 

To die for one’s people is a great sacrifice. To live for one’s people, an even greater sacrifice. I choose to live for my people.— Riyo Chuchi

 

Cottonwood fluff stuck to dry weeds silent wind chimes .- Michael Garofalo

 

In the under-wood and the over-wood there is murmur and trill this day, For every bird is in lyric mood, And the wind will have its way. — Clinton Scollard

 

That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs. – L.M. Montgomery

 

What potent blood hath modest May. –  Ralph W. Emerson

 

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

 

No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way. -Robert Baden-Powell

 

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

 

The sun was warm but the wind was chill. – Robert Frost

 

Language most show a man, speak that I may see thee. –  Ben Jonson

 

If it is the case that love does survive death, then you may consider this to be a happy ending. Boy meets girl. Boy gets the girl. Happily ever after or not. – Chuck Palahniuk

 

I’m into paradoxes. I wanted to make an album about them, but the group told me I was a pretentious fart. They were right. — Brian May

 

If you believe something needs to exist, if it’s something you want to use yourself, don’t let anyone ever stop you from doing it. —Tobias Lütke

 

Look up and smile. But only if you feel like it.

 

People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. – John C. Maxwell

 

You can’t stop the change, any more than you can stop the suns from setting. — Shmi Skywalker

 

Every spring is the only spring a perpetual astonishment. – Ellis Peters

 

No doubt they rose up early to observe The rite of May; and, hearing our intent, Came here in grace of our solemnity. — William Shakespeare

 

Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be. – Joel Osteen

 

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, A box where sweets compacted lie. –  George Herbert

 

But the outsider in May, the one from Briery Swamp who had never fit quite right, kept her tucked safely in her nook. ― Jodi Lynn Anderson

 

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. – John Muir

 

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

 

Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire. – Virgil

 

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it! – Freddie Mercury

 

Perceiving the world as well designed and thus the product of a designer, and even seeing divine providence in the daily affairs of life, maybe the product of a brain adapted to finding patterns in nature.  – Michael Shermer

 

The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism. — Brian May

 

First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice. ―Octavia Butler

 

So much time and effort are spent on wanting to change, trying to change, to be somebody different, better, or new. Why not use this time to get comfortable with yourself as you are instead?

 

If you define yourself by your power to take life, your desire to dominate, to possess, then you have nothing. — Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants. – Dorothy Parker

 

Oh! That we two were Maying Down the stream of the soft spring breeze; Like children with violets playing, In the shade of the whispering trees. – Charles Kingsley

 

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes. – Carl Friedrich Gauss

 

Spring rain leaking through the roof dripping from the wasps’ nest.- Matsuo Basho

 

We may claim to believe in God, but we don’t want to believe so much that it makes us different. ― Craig Groeschel

 

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

 

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Isn’t it appropriate that the month of the tax begins with April Fool’s Day and ends with cries of May Day!

 

Tolstoy may not be showing that much of Russia at that time even. It’s hard to tell. You tend to associate the quality of the period with what’s lasted – what’s still good. And that quality becomes the whole period. – Donald Judd

 

He alone may chastise who loves. – Rabindranath Tagore

 

I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement. — Brian May

 

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that’s where it’s at. —Jesse Owens

 

To know one’s own mind is nothing short of life-changing.

 

In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. – Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

For every marriage then is best in tune, When that the wife is May, the husband June. – Rowland Watkyns

 

It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done. –Matthew Arnold

 

Don’t knock the weather: nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while. –  Kin Hubbard

 

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

 

We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

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

 

I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above and that all people may be one people. – Chief Joseph

 

He kissed me for a long moment, holding my shoulders, perhaps to keep me from pressing my whole body against his. Then he tried to lift my bag. “My God,” he said. “What happened?” “I found out one may check out twenty books at a time from the school library. – Laura Whitcomb

 

There’s nothing I’m embarrassed about. — Brian May

 

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. —Frederick Douglass

 

We can’t always change what’s happening around us, but we can change what happens within us.

 

An object cannot make you good or evil. The temptation of power, forbidden knowledge, even the desire to do good can lead some down that path. But only you can change yourself. — Bendu

 

Green is the fresh emblem of well-founded hopes. In blue, the spirit can wander, but in green, it can rest. – Mary Webb

 

Every new beginning comes from another beginning’s end. – Seneca

 

When placing an emergency call, it is important to remember that a corrupt or incompetent cop may be on their way to you. ― Steven Magee

 

By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months.  All is at last in balance and all is serene.  The gardener is usually dead, of course. –  Henry Mitchell

 

A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap. – Abraham Lincoln

 

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

 

I’m very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years’ time. – Freddie Mercury

 

Here you go, she said. I don’t need it anymore. I’m very grateful. I think it may have saved my life, saved some other people’s death. – Neil Gaiman

 

A good video can make all the difference. — Brian May

 

Someone will declare, “I am the leader!” and expect everyone to get in line and follow him or her to the gates of heaven or hell. My experience is that it doesn’t happen that way. Others follow you based on the quality of your actions rather than the magnitude of your declarations. ―Bill Walsh

 

Meditation nourishes the mind in the same way that food nourishes the body.

 

Every time I walked away from something I wanted to forget, I told myself it was for a cause that I believed in. A cause that was worth it. Without that, we’re lost. — Cassian Andor

 

If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. – Audra Foveo

 

Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. –Elizabeth Bowen

 

But you said you love me. You don’t just leave after that. ― Ava Dellaira

 

If it’s the drama that you sigh for, plant a garden and you’ll get it.  You will know the thrill of battle fighting foes that will beset it.  If you long for entertainment and for pageantry most glowing, plant a garden and this summer spend your time with green things growing.-  Edward A. Guest

 

Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself. – Niccolo Machiavelli

 

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

 

Never make a promise – you may have to keep it. – Neil Jordan

 

It may be the coldest day of The year, what does he think of That? I mean, what do I? And if I do, perhaps I am myself again. – Frank O’Hara

 

I’m pretty basic as far as technique is concerned. I don’t use many gadgets, and I like the sound my guitar makes, anyway. — Brian May

 

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use. —Ruth Gordo

 

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. – Anonymous

 

So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause. – Padmé Amidala

 

It’s spring fever… You don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heartache, you want it so! – Mark Twain

 

From the end spring new beginnings. – Pliny the Elder

 

May is a pious fraud of the almanac. – James R. Lowell

 

May is a month full of love, growth, and new opportunities. These quotes about motivation for May were chosen to help you work hard toward your goals and enjoy your life to the fullest. When your attitude or goals get off track, intentional growth quotes can help you remember where you want to go and how you want to live. Think about the quotes from May in this post.

Thanks for reading this. Tell us what your favorite quote is in the comments. May your month be full of love, happiness, and ideas.

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