50 Inspiring Quotes For The Month Of May

"You are enough just as you are."

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Read these inspiring quotes for May for a fresh perspective on life. Whether you're looking for a bit of encouragement as the seasons change or a classic reminder that everything will be okay, these positive quotes will surely lift your spirits and fill your heart. Write them in a notecard or set them as the screensaver on your phone for an everyday prompt. Phrases from celebrities, authors, and famous, notable individuals make us reflect on our lives with a new perspective. With 50 choices, there is an inspiring May quote for everyone.

01 of 06

Quotes About Hope

CS Lewis Quote
Southern Living
  • "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis
  • "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." – Aristotle Onassis
  • "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." - Zig Ziglar
  • "No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel." - Demi Lovato
  • "There is nothing impossible to him who will try." - Alexander the Great
  • "Don't wait. The time will never be just right." - Napoleon Hill
  • "You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens." - Mandy Hale
02 of 06

Quotes About Perseverance

Serena Williams May Quote
Southern Living
  • "A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall." - Serena Williams
  • "Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." - Helen Keller
  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
  • "When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." - Carol Burnett
  • "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein
  • "It isn't where you came from. It's where you're going that counts." - Ella Fitzgerald
  • "Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it." - Lindsey Vonn
  • "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Altshuler
  • "Life has got all those twists and turns. You've got to hold on tight and off you go." - Nicole Kidman
03 of 06

Quotes About Happiness

Jim Rohn May Quote
Southern Living
  • "Happiness is not by chance, but by choice." - Jim Rohn
  • "You do not find the happy life. You make it." - Camilla Eyring Kimball
  • "The most wasted of days is one without laughter." - E. E. Cummings
  • "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." - Helen Keller
  • "Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive." – Hafez
  • "Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." - John Barrymore
  • "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." - Roald Dahl
  • "Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen." - Deep Roy
04 of 06

Quotes About Inspiration

Malala Yousafzai May Quote
Southern Living
  • "Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality." - Malala Yousafzai
  • "Motivation comes from working on things we care about." - Sheryl Sandberg
  • "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean
  • "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." - William James
  • "Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." - Ella Fitzgerald
  • "We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell
  • "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive." - Maya Angelou
  • "It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot
  • "Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination." - Mae Jemison
  • "Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly." - Quentin Blake
05 of 06

Quotes About Optimism

Rosa Parks May Quote
Southern Living
  • "Each person must live their life as a model for others." - Rosa Parks
  • "With the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything." - Reese Witherspoon
  • "If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." - Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James
  • "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Seuss
  • "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." - Robin Williams
  • "If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more." - Oprah Winfrey
  • "Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful." -Hazrat Inayat Khan
06 of 06

Short Quotes for May

Audrey Hepburn May Quote
Southern Living
  • "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible!'" - Audrey Hepburn
  • "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." - Maya Angelou
  • "Spread love everywhere you go." - Mother Teresa
  • "You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "The power of imagination makes us infinite." - John Muir
  • "You are enough just as you are." - Meghan Markle
  • "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt
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