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May is known for being a month with amazing weather and for a variety of celebrations including Mothers’ Day, May Day, Cinco De Mayo and Memorial Day. We gathered all the best May quotes here including hello May quotes, Welcome May quotes, Happy May quotes, inspirational May quotes, May 1st quotes, funny May quotes, month of May quotes, May sayings and May captions.

We have combined some of our favorite sayings for May with our favorite May photos.

So, if you are looking for a great quote to say welcome to the month of May, you will find what you are looking for here.

If you like quotes about different months, check out our lists of January Quotes, February Quotes, March Quotes, April Quotes, June Quotes, July Quotes, August Quotes, September Quotes, October Quotes, November Quotes and December Quotes.

Scroll on through or jump ahead to find your favorite quote for May.

May Quotes

Here are our favorite May quotes.

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

“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

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

Pink flowers and May quotes by Richard L. Ratliff

“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

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

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

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

Lilacs with a May Quote by Marty Rubin

“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

“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

“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

“Lines of baled hay / Yellowing in the sunshine / Dry May day.” – Mike Garofalo

Spring comes: the flowers learn their colored shapes.” – Maria Konopnicka

Pink tulips with spring flower quotes by Konopnicka

“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

“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

“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

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

Yellow Flower and May Day quotes by Deoffrey Chaucer

“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

Hello May Quotes and May Sayings

If you are looking for Hello May quotes and hello May sayings this section is perfect for when you want to greet May.

Goodbye April, Hello May.

Hello, May! Surprise me.

New month, a new beginning, new mindset, new focus, new start, new intentions, new results.

Bye April, thanks for the memories. Hi May, I look forward to making new ones

Hello, flowers. Hello, sun. Hello, May!

Hello May! Be good to me!

Orange flower with Hello May quotes

Well, hello there May

Hello May. Please Be Awesome!

Hello May! Bring love & happiness in our lives.

Hello May to everyone

Keep Calm And Hello May!

Welcome May Quotes

Here are some great welcome to the month of May quotes and sayings.

Welcome May!

Keep calm and welcome May.

Welcoming the month of May

Pink flower and welcome May quotes

Welcoming May one day at a time

Welcome May! Nice to see you!

Welcome May. I’m ready for spring!

Welcome to the first day of May

Welcome May: now go do what you do best

Honey bees and spring flowers please

Yellow flowers with spring flower sayings

Happy to be welcoming May

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

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

“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

Happy May Quotes

For everyone who is happy to see May roll around, these happy May quotes and sayings are for you. If you like happy quotes you should also check out our list of Short Happy Quotes.

Happy May: May you see flowers all around you

Orange flower with Happy May quotes

Happy May! Spring is here!

I love that I live in a world where there are Mays

Happy May!

Happy May! May the warm days ahead fill you with joy!

May you have a magnificent May and stupendous spring!

Everything is springing to life!

Tulips with funny spring Instagram captions

Happy May and hello spring!

Happy May – spring has sprung

Happy May, everyone.

Inspirational May Quotes

If you like these inspirational May quotes check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Morning Quotes, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Funny Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes for Work.

“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

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

“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

“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

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

White flowers with inspirational May quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

Pink flower and motivational may quotes by Lillian Berliner

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

May 1st Quotes

A few May 1st quotes and sayings for the beginning of May.

Happy 1st Day Of May

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

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

“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

Pink flowers and May 1st quotes by Lucy Larcom

“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

“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

Funny May Quotes

These funny May quotes will make you smile. If you like funny quotes and sayings, you should also check out our lists of Short Funny Quotes, Funny Good Morning QuotesFunny Love QuotesFunny Work QuotesFunny Quotes of the DayFunny Quotes About Life and Funny Inspirational Quotes.

“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

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

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

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

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

Red flowers with funny May quotes by Karen Joy Fowler

“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

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

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

May Flowers Quotes

These May flowers quotes show how much May and flowers go hand in hand. You might also like our lists of Short Flower Quotes, Spring Flower Quotes, Wildflower Quotes, Sunflower Quotes, Bloom Quotes, Garden Quotes, Daisy Quotes, Rose Quotes and Cherry Blossom Quotes.

“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

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

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

Purple flower and May Flowers quotes by Charles Macklin

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” – Reginald Heber

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

“Spring buds burst to bloom, and the river carries their song of life.” ― Jayita Bhattacharjee

Pink flowers with May quotes on flowers blooming and spring by Bhattacharjee

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I must have flowers, always and always.” – Claude Monet

“They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?” – Kathleen Kelly

“The earth is gentle. And the earth allows the flowers to bloom.” ― Avijeet Das

“Spring is here and my old joy blooms in the world.” ― Steve Scafidi

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

“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

Positive Quotes for May

If you like these positive quotes for May you might also like our list of Short Positive Quotes.

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

“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

“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

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

Pink flowers and positive quotes for May by Kiera Cass

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

“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

“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

“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

Quotes About May and Spring

May and spring are always linked together. If you like these quotes about May and spring check out our list of Short Spring Quotes and Funny Spring Quotes.

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

“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

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

Blue flowers and quotes about May and spring by Edwin Way Teale

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

“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

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

“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

“Spring is the time of the year, when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens

“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” – W. Earl Hall

“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” – Mark Twain

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

Pink flowers and funny short quotes about spring by Robin Williams

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring  day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” – Henry Van Dyke

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

“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!” – Wallace Stevens

“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” – Anita Krizzan

“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” – Gustav Mahler

Quotes on May and Love

May seems to be the month to fall in love. If you like these quotes on May and love check out our list of Short Love Quotes, I Love You Quotes for Her, I Love You Quotes for Him, Romantic Quotes, True Love Quotes, Love You More Quotes, Love of My Life Quotes, Thinking of You Quotes, Lost Love Quotes, Cute Love Quotes, Funny Love Quotes and Love Yourself Quotes.

“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

Red flower and quotes on May by Mychal Simka

“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

“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

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

“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

White flower iwth short quotes about spring flower by Cummings

“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

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

“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

Month of May Quotes

Here are some great month of May quotes. Pick out your favorite May month quotes now!

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

“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

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

Orange flowers and month of may quotes by Fennel Hudson

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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

Yellow flower with funny quotes about spring by Charles Dickens

“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

“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

“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

Last Quotes About May

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

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

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

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

Red berries and quotes about May

“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

“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

“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

“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

April Quotes

Before May is April and here are a few of our favorites from our full list of Perfect April Quotes.

“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks, “Go!” – Christopher Morley

April Quotes by Christopher Morley

“April weather, rain and sunshine both together.” – English Country Saying

“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.” – Marty Rubin

“There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.” – William Cullen Bryant

“April’s rare capricious loveliness.” –  Julia Dorr

“I shine in tears like the sun in April.” – Cyril Tourneur

Cherry Blossoms with quotes about April by Cyril Tourneur

“April splinters like an ice palace.” – Ruth Stone

“Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!” – W. H. Gibson

“April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

White lilacs with funny April quotes by Edna St. Vincent Millay

“April, April, laugh thy girlish laughter, and the moment after, Weep thy girlish tears, April.” – Angus Wilson

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” William Shakespeare

June Quotes

After we’ve enjoyed a beautiful May, next comes June. Here are are few of our favorites from our full list of Perfect June Quotes.

“And since all this loveliness cannot be Heaven, I know in my heart it is June.” – Abba Woolson

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” – L. M. Montgomery

“Oh, my love’s like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June.” – John Barrowman

“June suns, you cannot store them.” – A.E. Housman

Sunset with Short June Quotes

“It’s beautiful the Summer month of June . . . and the sun shines most of the day brightly.” – Francis Duggan

“It is the month of June, the month of leaves and roses, when pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.” – Nathaniel Parker Willis

“June had drawn out every leaf on the trees.” – Virginia Woolf

“June is the gateway to summer.” – Jean Hersey

River and mountains with quotes about june and summer by Jean Hersey

“Far up in the deep blue sky, Great white clouds are floating by; All the world is dressed in green; Many happy birds are seen, Roses bright and sunshine clear Show that lovely June is here.” — F. G. Sanders

“June is the time for being in the world in new ways, for throwing off the cold and dark spots of life.” – Joan D. Chittister

New Month Quotes

The start of each new month is represents a fresh start. Here are our favorites from our list of New Month Quotes.

“Cheers to a new month and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey

“I wish you a beautiful new month from the first day of this month to the last day.” – J. K. Rowling

Sunrise with new month quotes by J.K. Rowling

“The object of a new month is not that we should have a new month…we should have a new soul.” — G. K. Chesterton

“New month, new intentions, new goals, new love, new light, and new beginnings.” – April Mae Monterrosa

May Captions

Use these May captions for your next May post.

  • Spring has sprung!
  • April showers brought all the May flowers
White flowers and May captions
  • May: Let Spring Begin
  • Hello, May!
  • Please be good to me, May
  • May…Chapter 5
  • Hey May! Show me your colours!

And there you have it! Our list of the best quotes for May and May sayings. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

Now get out and enjoy your May!

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