THIS IS THE THIRD INSTALLMENT IN OUR TWELVE-PART A YEAR OUTSTANDING SERIES, WHERE WE SHARE QUOTES, AFFIRMATIONS, AND INTERESTING FACTS TO INSPIRE YOUR OUTSTANDING INNER SELF EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR.
March is a month of transition. Winter gloom gives way to springtime bloom not only in nature, but in ourselves. It’s the time when we begin to emerge from our collective hibernation and renew our appreciation for the beauty all around us, including in other people.
This past year has been a difficult one for many of us, and even as the future begins to look more promising, there remains a much uncertainty about what is to come.
To that end, we’ve collected 50 March quotes to welcome the new season and bring and inspire your continued happiness.
March Quotes to Welcome Spring
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s all too appropriate that cheerful yellow flowers represent the first month of spring.― FTD
The seventeenth of March. In other words, spring. . . I mean those in the height of fashion, women or men – can they afford to wait any longer before buying their spring wardrobes?” ― Colette
By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again. ― Neil Gaiman
The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing. – S. Brown
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming. ― Pablo Neruda
You are reborn with the roses, in every spring. ― Juan Ramón Jiménez
A perfect spring day! Enjoy it while it lasts because you don’t know what’s coming. ― Marty Rubin
A wet March, a wet Spring. ― Unknown
A light exists in Spring, not present in the year at any other period when March is scarcely here. ― Emily Dickinson
To welcome her the Spring breath’s forth Elysian sweets; March strews the earth with violets and posies. ― Edmund Waller
Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of his instruments, not the composer. ― Geoffrey Charlesworth
Funny March Quotes
March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like. ― Garrison Keillor
Poor March. It is the homeliest month of the year. Most of it is mud, every imaginable form of mud, and what isn’t mud in March is ugly late-season snow falling onto the ground in filthy muddy heaps that look like piles of dirty laundry. ― Vivian Swift
February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March. — J.R. Stockton
April Fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly. — Ambrose Bierce
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ― Robin Williams
March Quotes About Wind
Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year. ― Ogden Nash
The stormy March has come at last, With winds and clouds and changing skies; I hear the rushing of the blast That through the snowy valley flies. ― William C. Bryant
March brings breezes loud and shrill, stirs the dancing daffodil. ― Sara Coleridge
The March wind roars, Like a lion in the sky, And makes us shiver, As he passes by. ― Unknown
A windy March is lucky. Every pint of March dust brings a peck of September corn, and a pound of October cotton. — Julia Peterkin
Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. — Lewis Grizzard
March bustles in on windy feet, and sweeps my doorstep and my street. ― Susan Reiner
Winds of March, we welcome you, there is work for you to do. Work and play and blow all day, blow the winter wind away. ― Unknown
March Quotes About Rain
In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground. ― John Steinbeck
As it rains in March so it rains in June. ― Unknown
After a certain age, time just drizzles down upon your head like rain in the month of March: you’re always surprised at how much of it can accumulate, and how fast. ― Elizabeth Gilbert
March Quotes About Winter
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ― Charles Dickens
March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong. — Caroline May
So many mists in March, so many frosts in May. ― Unknown
March Quotes About Transition
March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine. ― L.M. Montgomery
March is a month of considerable frustration it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away. — Thalassa Cruso
In March, winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too. — Jean Hersey
Where flowers bloom so does hope. ― Lady Bird Johnson
March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers. ― English Proverb
A dry March and a wet May, fill barns and bays, with corn and hay. ― Unknown
February makes a bridge and March brakes it. — Witts Recreations
I have said that there was great pleasure in watching the ways in which different plants come through the ground, and February and March are the months in which that can best be seen. ― Henry N. Ellacombe
St. Patrick’s Day Quotes
Never iron a four-leaf clover because you don’t want to press your luck. — Unknown
St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate our green heritage. The ancestry of Ireland. It is a day to celebrate what it means to be Irish and of Irish descent. — Anthony T. Hicksx
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. — John Millington Synge
Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be. — St. Patrick
St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time—a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. — Adrienne Cook
Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. — Shane Leslie
Yeah, it’s St. Paddy’s Day. Everyone’s Irish tonight. — Norman Reedus
For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o’ March! — Thomas Augustine Daly
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night. — Irish Blessing
A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have. — Irish Proverb
Lucky is believing you’re lucky. — Tennessee Williams
March Quotes From Poetry
March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice. ― Hal Borland
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch, a wind comes off a frozen peak, and you’re two months back in the middle of March. ― Robert Frost
March is the Month of Expectation.
The things we do not know –
The Persons of prognostication
Are coming now.
― Emily Dickinson
Up from the sea, the wild north wind is blowing
Under the sky’s gray arch;
Smiling, I watch the shaken elm-boughs, knowing
It is the wind of March.
— John Greenleaf Whittier
Saturday morning in late March.
I was alone and took a long walk…
Ice had broken up on the river
and the water rippled smoothly in blue light.
— Edward Hirsch
Earthquakes mean March…
The sun of this month cures all.
Therefore, old women say:
Let the sun of March shine on my daughter,
but let the sun of February shine on my daughter-in-law.
― Anne Sexton
It is the first mild day of March:
Each minute sweeter than before…
There is a blessing in the air,
Which seems a sense of joy to yield
To the bare trees, and mountains bare,
And grass in the green field…
We from to-day, my Friend, will date
The opening of the year.
Love, now an universal birth,
From heart to heart is stealing,
From earth to man, from man to earth:
—It is the hour of feeling.
— William Wordsworth
If you wed when March winds blow,
Joy and sorrow both you’ll know. . .
Married when March winds shrill and roar,
Your home will lie on a distant shore.
― New Zealand Proverb
There’s joy in the mountains;
There’s life in the fountains;
Small clouds are sailing,
Blue sky prevailing;
The rain is over and gone!
― William Wordsworth
The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.
― Robert Frost
Come to the pane, draw the curtain apart,
There she is passing, the girl of my heart…
Tresses all truant-like, curl upon curl,
Wind-blown and rosy, my little March girl.
― Laurence Dunbar
It was the second week in March… The magnolia trees had already bloomed, and tulips, daffodils, and wildflowers were shooting up all around the convent’s gardens. ― Rosanna Chiofalo
March was an unpredictable month, when it was never clear what might happen. Warm days raised hopes until ice and grey skies shut over the town again. ― Tracy Chevalier
My worst job ever, this was when I was a kid, was picking potatoes on the back of a trailer in March. It was freezing, absolutely freezing… Once you do that for a day in March in the north of England, it makes you think there must be better jobs than this! ― Ben Miles
It was March. The days of March creeping gustily on like something that man couldn’t hinder and God wouldn’t hurry. ― Enid Bagnold
Song of Solomon 5:13: Lo, the flowery month is come! March winds and April showers have done their work, and the earth is all bedecked with beauty. ― Charles H. Spurgeon
Only those with tenacity can march forward in March. ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
This is the perfume of March: rain, loam, feathers, mint. ― Lisa Kleypas
Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour. We go forth austere, dedicated, believing in the iron links of Destiny, and will not turn on our heel to save our life: but a book, or a bust, or only the sound of a name, shoots a spark through the nerves, and we suddenly believe in will. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Boredom is… when the same naive flowers blossom again in the month of March. — Iwan Goll
How terrible a time is the beginning of March. In a month there will be daffodils and the sudden blossoming of orchards, but you wouldn’t know it now. You have to take spring on blind faith. ― Beatriz Williams
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. ― English Proverb
Now when the primrose makes a splendid show,
And lilies face the March-winds in full blow,
And humbler growths as moved with one desire;
Put on, to welcome spring, their best attire…
― William Wordsworth
As through the poplar’s gusty spire
The March wind sweeps and sings,
I sit beside the hollow fire,
And dream familiar things;
Old memories wake, faint echoes make
A murmur of dead Springs…
— Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature
December days were brief and chill,
The winds of March were wild and drear,
And, nearing and receding still,
Spring never would, we thought, be here.
— Arthur Hugh Clough
January grey is here,
Like a sexton by her grave;
February bears the bier,
March with grief doth howl and rave…
— Percy Bysshe Shelley
And so by degrees the winter wore away… and the chill, bitter, windy, early spring came round. The comic almanacks give us dreadful pictures of January and February; but, in truth, the months which should be made to look gloomy in England are March and April. Let no man boast himself that he has got through the perils of winter till at least the seventh of May. — Anthony Trollope
I would I had some flowers o’ the spring that might
Become your time of day… daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno’s eyes…
O, these I lack,
To make you garlands of, and my sweet friend,
To strew him o’er and o’er!
— William Shakespeare
These, marching softly, thus in order went,
And after them, the Months all riding came;
First, sturdy March, with Brows full sternly bent,
And armed strongly, rode upon a Ram,
The same which over Hellespontus swam:
Yet in his Hand a Spade he also hent,
And in a Bag all sorts of Seeds ysame,
Which on the Earth he strowed as he went,
And fill’d her Womb with fruitful Hope of Nourishment.
— Edmund Spenser
Interesting Facts About March
In the Northern Hemisphere, March is the first month of Spring, which begins on March 20th.
March and November begin on the same day of the week every year. March and June end on the same day of the week every year.
Statistics show that March is the least productive month of the year for US workers due to the NCAA March Madness tournament. It’s estimated that up to $1.9 billion is lost every year in wages due to working time spent keeping up with the games.
The first ever phone call was placed in March. On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell placed the historic call to his assistant, saying simply, “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”
The Peace Corps was founded by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961.
The daffodil is the birth flower of March.
March is home to two zodiac signs: Pisces (until and including March 19) and Aries (starting March 20).
March also has two birthstones: aquamarine and bloodstone. Both represent bravery.
Julius Caesar was assassinated on the “Ides of March” (March 15). In Roman society, this date was the deadline for settling unpaid debts.
March was the first month of the year in the 10-month Roman calendar.
March is Women’s History Month in the US, UK, and Australia. It is National Nutrition Month in Canada.
March, like our neighbor planet, is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.