100 May Quotes to Cherish the Last Month of Spring

Fill your heart with the warmth of spring with these inspirational May quotes.

May is the last season of spring and the transition period to the summer days. This month is the peak of the colorful flowers and greens of grasses that everyone loves and enjoys.

So, make this month a lively and bright period for outdoor activities under the sun’s warmth! Another way to enjoy this month is to spend it reading these May quotes with your loved ones.

May Quotes to Cherish the Last Month of Spring

Check out our complete collection below and live your life fully for the month of May.

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And don’t miss out these April quotes and June quotes.

Best May Quotes

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

2. “You are as welcome as the flowers in May.” – Charles Macklin

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

4. “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

5. “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

6. “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

7. “‘Tis a month before the month of May, and the spring comes slowly up this way.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

9. “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

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

11. “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

12. “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

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

14. “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

15. “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

Inspirational Quotes to Refresh You for the Month of May

16. “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

17. “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

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

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

20. “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

21. “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

22. “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

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

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

25. “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

26. “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

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

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

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

30. “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

Also read: March Quotes, July Quotes

Beautiful May Quotes That Will Make Your Month More Colorful

31. “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

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

33. “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

34. “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

35. “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

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

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

38. “The flowry 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

39. “May is green and pink and red.” – Richard L. Ratliff

40. “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

41. “It was the month of May, the month when lovers, subject to the same force which reawakens the plants, feel their hearts open again, recall past trusts and past vows, and moments of tenderness, and yearn for a renewal of the magical awareness which is love.” – Thomas Malory

42. “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

43. “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

44. “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

45. “Where shall we keep the holiday and duly greet the entering May?” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Short Quotes About the Month of May

46. “In the month of May, fell many great showers of rain.” – Robin Robbins

47. “The last days of May are among the longest of the year.” – Alice Munro

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

49. “And after winter folweth grene May.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

50. “I curled closer to May, comforted by her warmth.” – Kiera Cass

51. “What potent blood hath modest May.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

52. “Welcome! O May! O joyous month and stainless!” – Alfonso X of Castile

53. “May can be a month of sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses.” – Ellen Jackson

54. “Rose of May, the sun that you are waiting for spring has come!” – Irene Doura-Kavadia

55. “I’m only wishing to go a-fishing. For this, the month of May was made.” – Henry van Dyke

Quotes to Further Enjoy the Month of May

56. “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

57. “It is the month, the jolly month. It is the jolly month of May.” – Francis Thompson

58. “I cannot tell you what it was, but this I know, it did but pass. It passed away with sunny May, like all sweet things it passed away, and left me old, and cold, and gray.” – Christina Georgina Rossetti

59. “And the May month flaps its glad green leaves like wings, delicate-filmed as new-spun silk.” – Thomas Hardy

60. “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.” – Smokey Robinson

61. “Fair flowers are springing beneath thy genial ray, and thousand happy birds are singing, all welcome to thee, May!” – Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

62. “May then is the month, if not of fulfilment, at least of promise.” – John Henry Newman

63. “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

64. “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

65. “Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course, nor June.” – Karen Joy Fowler

Poetic May Quotes

66. “Hebe’s here, May is here! The air is fresh and sunny, and the miser-bees are busy hoarding golden honey.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

67. “Yet though it be the chilliest May with least of sun and most of showers, its wind and dew, its night and day, bring up the flowers.” – Christina Georgina Rossetti

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

69. “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 MacCarthy

70. “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

71. “Oh! Gladly do we welcome thee, fair pleasant month of May. The month which we’ve eager longed to see through many a wintry day.” – Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

72. “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

73. “Golden haze, another morning feels like yesterday. End of May and now you’re gone, and there’s still bills to pay.” – Timothy Paul Seely 

74. “Was in the merry month of May when flowers were a bloomin’, sweet William on his death bed lay for the love of Barbara Allen.” – Old English Ballad

75. “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.” – George MacDonald

Quotes About the Happy Days of May That’ll Make Your Day Brighter

76. “This sweet and merry month of May, while nature wantons in her prime, and birds do sing, and beasts do play for the pleasure of the joyful time.” – William Byrd

77. “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 Wells

78. “I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers. Of April, May, or June, and July flowers.” – Robert Herrick

79. “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

80. “Month of May, everybody’s in love, and the city was sent from above, and just when I knew what I wanted to say, the violent wind blew the wires away.” – Win Butler

81. “While from the purpling east departs. The star that led the dawn, blithe flora from her couch upstarts, for May is on the lawn.” – William Wordsworth

82. “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

83. “First night of May and the soft-silvered moon frightens her semicircle in the blue.” – David Gray

84. “Yes, it is May! Though not that the young leaf pushes its velvet out of the sheath, that the stubbornest sprays are beginning to bourgeon, larks responding aloft to the mellow flute of the bluebird, nor that song and sunshine and odors of life immingled even as wines in a cup.” – Bayard Taylor

85. “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

86. “It’s May, the lusty month of May, that darling month when everyone throws self-control away.” – Alan Jay Lerner

87. “O, the month of May, the merry month of May. So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green!” – Thomas Dekker

88. “Therefore all ye that be lovers call unto your remembrance the month of May.” – Le Morte d’Arthur

89. “Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day. Married when bees o’er May blossoms flit, strangers around your board will sit.” – New Zealand Proverb

Quotes That Will Fill Your May With Wonder

90. “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

91. “Yes, May is come, and its sweet breath shall well-nigh make you weep today, and pensive with swift-coming death, shall ye be satiate of the May.” – William Morris

92. “Oh! Fragrant is the breath of May in tranquil garden closes, and soft yet regal is her sway among the springtide roses.” – William Hamilton Hayne

93. “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

94. “Cloud-piercing peak, and trackless heath, instinctive homage pay. Nor wants the dim-lit cave a wreath to honor thee, sweet May!” – William Wordsworth

More Quotes on the Events Celebrated in May

95. “May, on the contrary, belongs to the Easter season, which lasts 50 days, and in that season, the whole of May commonly falls, and the first half always.” – John Henry Newman

96. “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

97. “On the second Sunday of May, we honor those women who are our mothers. Whether we shower her with gifts, take her to a fancy dinner, or make her a homemade card, what moms want most is to be surrounded by the love of their family.” – American National Day Calendar

98. “May has decked the world, that we may bring the brave on land, or sea Earth’s glory on Memorial Day, the lovely meadow gifts of May.” – Annette Wynne

99. “Cinco de Mayo, May fifth, is a time of song, dance, partying, and in general, a time to be proud to be of Hispanic descent.” – Holiday Insights

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

Did These May Quotes Make You Appreciate the Beauty of Nature?

May is a period when flowers are in bloom, and just looking out your window can energize you for the day. The month reminds us to breathe and take breaks for a more productive week of work and power. 

Every month can be a struggle to keep reaching your goals and working hard in life. Luckily, May provides us with exactly what we need to relax our eyes, body, and mind. Summer is coming near, but it is also essential to take care of yourself in the last month of spring.

We hope that these May quotes were able to help you ease your worries and showed you what to look forward to in the days ahead. Remember to give yourself some time to rest and have hope for the future to come. 

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