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66 Inspirational Quotes for the Month of February

A couple walking hand in hand down a park path at dusk in February, with trees adorned with twinkling lights.

February is here — ushering in a season of heartfelt connections and introspective energy that encourages us to cherish every moment of this short month! 

It’s a time for honoring histories, celebrating love in all its forms, and embracing the power of kindness and justice.

To help you capture the essence of February, we’ve curated a selection of moving and inspirational quotes (and poems) about the second month of the year.

And because we’re Good Good Good — we’ve also shone a light on the best quotes around February’s awareness holidays and national days — like Black History Month, National Cancer Prevention Month, Valentine’s Day, Random Act of Kindness Day, and World Day of Social Justice. 

Plus, quotes from influential celebrities and leaders who celebrate their birthdays in the month of love and awareness.

Whether you’re recognizing important historical contributions, celebrating a February birthday, or just seeking a sprinkle of positivity and love to brighten your month, these quotes are for you. Scroll all the way through to find some heartfelt gems.

Here’s to making the most of February!

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The Best February Quotes

Famous Quotes About February

“If January is the month of change, February is the month of lasting change. January is for dreamers… February is for doers.”
— Marc Parent

“If January is the month of change, February is the month of lasting change. January is for dreamers… February is for doers.” — Marc Parent

“While it is February, one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch.”
— Patience Strong

“While it is February, one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch.” — Patience Strong

“Late February days; and now, at last, might you have thought that winter’s woe was past; so fair the sky was and so soft the air.”
— William Morris

“Late February days; and now, at last, might you have thought that winter’s woe was past; so fair the sky was and so soft the air.”— William Morris‍

“February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of those resolutions are broken.”
— Sendhil Mullainathan

“February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of those resolutions are broken.” — Sendhil Mullainathan

“February is the uncertain month, neither black nor white, but all shades between by turns. Nothing is sure.”
— Gladys Hasty Carroll

“February is the uncertain month, neither black nor white, but all shades between by turns. Nothing is sure.” — Gladys Hasty Carroll

Love Quotes 

“Though, February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises”
— Charmaine J Forde

“Though, February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises” — Charmaine J Forde

“In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.”
— Linda Ellerbee

“February days are a marketing gimmick; love happens every day.”
— Randeep Hooda

“In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your partner with attention, or move your relationship to the next level.”
— Pepper Schwartz

“In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your partner with attention, or move your relationship to the next level.” — Pepper Schwartz

Quotes for Awareness Holidays in February

A collection of quotes to celebrate February’s awareness months and national days. 

Explore more of this month’s awareness days in our February calendar

Black History Month

February 1 - February 29

“We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation’s greatness.”
— Yvette Clarke

“For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”
Maya Angelou

“While history is what happened, it is also, just as important, how we think about what happened and what we unearth and choose to remember about what happened.”
— Nikole Hannah-Jones

Read about how to celebrate Black History Month

→ Explore more Black History Month quotes

National Cancer Prevention Month

February 1 - February 29

“We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.”
— Lance Armstrong

“I can’t stress enough how important it is to get screened and checked for all cancers — and to do self breast-exams.”
— Robin Roberts

“But it is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue. You can seek advice, learn about the options, and make choices that are right for you. Knowledge is power.”
— Angelina Jolie

Valentine’s Day

February 14

“To me, Valentine’s Day is not merely limited to a lover but speaks of universal love.”
— Dimple Kapadia

“I’ve realized that although Valentine’s Day can be a cheesy money-making stint to most people, it’s a day of expressing love across the world. It doesn’t have to only be between lovers, but by telling a friend that you care, or even an old person that they are still appreciated.”
— Reeva Steenkamp

“I just think Valentine’s Day is a day to really appreciate the person you love, no matter who it is, and to spend time with them. I don’t think it's all about fancy presents or whatever. I think it’s about spending that quality time with that special person.”
— Prince Royce

Read about sustainable ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Explore some sustainable Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17

“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.”
— Morgan Freeman

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
— Princess Diana

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.”
— Helen James

→ Read about how to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

→ Explore more quotes about kindness

Explore ideas for random acts of kindness 

World Day of Social Justice

February 20

“Without justice there can be no love.”
— bell hooks

“Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.”
Coretta Scott King

“Don’t sit around and wait for the perfect opportunity to come along — find something and make it an opportunity.”
— Cecile Richards, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

→ Explore more quotes about social justice

Quotes from Inspiring People with February Birthdays

Frederick Douglass

c. February

“I would unite with anybody to do right, and with nobody to do wrong.”
— Frederick Douglass

“The soul that is within me no man can degrade.”
— Frederick Douglass

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

Langston Hughes

February 1

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
— Langston Hughes

“An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.”
— Langston Hughes

“Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeling the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.”
— Langston Hughes

Harry Styles

February 1

“Be a lover. Give love. Choose love. Love everyone, always.”
— Harry Styles

“I’ll keep my eyes wide open. I’ll keep my arms wide open.”
— Harry Styles

“A dream is only a dream… until you decide to make it real.”
— Harry Styles

Rosa Parks

February 4

“We still, today, have a long way to go and we have to continue our work.”
Rosa Parks

“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.”
Rosa Parks

“Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way.”
Rosa Parks

→ Explore more Rosa Parks quotes

Audre Lorde

February 18

“Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.”
Audre Lorde

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
Audre Lorde

“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.”
Audre Lorde

→ Explore more Audre Lorde quotes

John Lewis

February 21

“When you see something that is not the way it should be, don’t be afraid. Speak up, speak out, be courageous.”
John Lewis

“It is only through examining history that you become aware of where you stand within the continuum of change.”
John Lewis

“I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-setimitic, or hateful.”
John Lewis

→ Explore more John Lewis quotes 

Funny February Quotes 

“February is the shortest month, so if you’re having a miserable month, try to schedule it for February.”
— Lemony Snicket

“February is the shortest month, so if you’re having a miserable month, try to schedule it for February.” — Lemony Snicket

“January cold and desolate; February dripping wet.”
— Christina Giorgina Rossetti

“February is just plain malicious. It knows your defenses are down.”
— Katherine Paterson

“While reflecting on past relationships and learning from them can be helpful, February isn’t the best time to try and gain insight.”
— Amy Morin

“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be well, January.”
— Jim Gaffigan

“Do not rely on February… The sun in this month begets a headache like an angel slapping you in the face.”
— Anne Sexton

February Poems

“February brings the rain
thaws the frozen lake again.”

— Sara Coleridge

“February brings the rainthaws the frozen lake again.” — Sara Coleridge

“February, a form pale-vestured, wildly fair.
One of the North Wind’s daughters
with icicles in her hair.”

— Edgar Fawcett

“Lost in a February song
Tell him it won’t be long
‘Til he opens his eyes
Opens his eyes
Where is that simple day.”

— Josh Groban

“A small bird twitters on a leafless spray, across the snow-waste, breaks a gleam of gold. What token can I give my friend today? But February blossoms, pure and cold? Frail gifts from Nature’s half-reluctant hand. I see the signs of spring about the land. These chill snowdrops, fresh from wintry bowers are the forerunners of a world of flowers.”
— Sarah Doudney

“February dawn
frost on the path
where I paced all winter.”

— Jack Kerouac

“February, fill the dyke
With that thou dost like.”

— Thomas Tusser

“Late February days; and now, at last
might you have thought that winter’s woe was past;
so fair the sky was and so soft the air.”

— William Morris

Short February Quotes 

“In February, there is everything to hope and nothing to regret.”
— Patience Strong

“In February, there is everything to hope and nothing to regret.”— Patience Strong

“In February’s dark, we watched the stars explode until daybreak.”
— Laura Veirs

“There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming, summer.”
— Gertrude Jekyll

“The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.”
— William C. Bryant

“February is the border between winter and spring.”

― Terri Guillemets

“February makes a bridge and March breaks it.”
— George Hebert

“February makes a bridge and March breaks it.”— George Hebert

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More February Quotes 

“Late February, and the air’s so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming.”
— Gail Mazur

“Late February, and the air’s so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming.”— Gail Mazur

“Thick February mists cling heavily to the dead earth and to each leafless tree.”
— Emma Lazarus

“February, when the days of winter seem endless, and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.”
— Shirley Jackson

“The day and time itself. Late afternoon in early February, was there a moment of the year better suited for despair?”
— Alice McDermott

“Even winter — the hardest season, the most implacable — dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself.”
— Clive Barker

“Even winter — the hardest season, the most implacable — dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself.” — Clive Barker

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