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71 Inspirational Quotes for the Month of March

Quote Graphic: 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

March is here — signaling the awakening of spring and bringing a revitalizing energy that inspires us to appreciate every blooming flower and lengthening day! It’s a time for renewal, growth, and the anticipation of vibrant days ahead.

To help you savor the beauty of March, we’ve curated a selection of uplifting and inspiring quotes (and poems) about the third month of the year.

And because we’re Good Good Good — we’ve also highlighted the best quotes around March’s awareness themes and significant days — like Women’s History Month, World Water Day, and World Wildlife Day

Plus, quotes from trailblazing celebrities and leaders who celebrate their birthdays in March.

Whether you’re embracing the arrival of spring, celebrating a March birthday, or just looking to inject a dose of positivity and inspiration into your month, these quotes are for you. Scroll all the way through to find some hidden treasures.

Here’s to making the most of March!

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The Best March Quotes

Famous Quotes About March

“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, Great Expectations

“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, Great Expectations

“In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.”
— Jean Hersey

“In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.” — Jean Hersey

“Daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.”

— William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale

“Daffodils,That come before the swallow dares, and takeThe winds of March with beauty.” — William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale

“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

“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

“In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground.”
— John Steinbeck

“In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground.” — John Steinbeck

“To welcome her the Spring breath’s forth Elysian sweets; March strews the Earth With violets and posies.”
— Edmund Waller

“To welcome her the Spring breath’s forth Elysian sweets; March strews the Earth With violets and posies.” — Edmund Waller

“March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong.”
— Caroline May

“March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong.” — Caroline May‍

“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.”
— Aldo Leopold

“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.” — Aldo Leopold

Quotes for Awareness Holidays in March

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

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

Women’s History Month

March 1 - March 31

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
— Virginia Woolf

“Women’s History Month pays homage to the trailblazers before us, builds hope and inspiration to us and offers an example of pride and excellence for younger generations.”
— Kron Moore, in an interview

“I want all the girls without an exception to have that space for themselves where they have opportunities to be the women they wish to be.”
— Priyanka Chopra

→ Read about how to celebrate Women’s History Month

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World Wildlife Day

March 3

“One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.”
— Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

An estimated one million of the nearly eight million species on our planet face extinction due to what we do, our human activity. As we step up action to tackle the biodiversity crisis, partnerships for wildlife conservation — indeed the theme of World Wildlife Day — will be critical.”
— Inger Andersen, in a message

“If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.”
— Steve Irwin

→ Read about how to celebrate World Wildlife Day

→ Explore more quotes about animal rights

World Water Day

March 22

“Water connects us all, and with all that lives. It brings us together, inspires us and helps us to work together for a better future.”
— Alexander Otte, in an article

“The theme of World Water Day 2023, ‘Accelerating change’ is a wake-up call to do even more to solve water and sanitation crises. We need collective and urgent action by governments, regional associations, and global development partners. We must also consider the complex interplay between water and energy supply and demand, food ecosystems and the impacts of climate change to address the diverse needs and use of water, develop innovative ideas, and optimize finance in the water sector.”
— Beth Dunford, in a statement

“Water is the driving force of all nature. Preserve water.”
— Leonardo da Vinci

→ Read good news about World Water Day

Quotes from Inspiring People with March Birthdays

Albert Einstein

March 14

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
Albert Einstein

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”
Albert Einstein

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
Albert Einstein

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

March 15

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Fred Rogers

March 20

“Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All parenting. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it.”
Fred Rogers

“You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There’s only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.”
Fred Rogers

“Being kind means responding to the needs of others — and people can be kind, no matter how old or young we are.”
Fred Rogers

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Aretha Franklin

March 25

“I think it would be a far greater world if people were kinder and more respectful to each other.”
— Aretha Franklin

“You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can't just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn't come off the way you thought it should come off.”
— Aretha Franklin

“People really don’t have to give you anything, so appreciate what people give you.”
— Aretha Franklin

Gloria Steinem

March 25

“Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.”
Gloria Steinem

“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.”
Gloria Steinem

“Also, one of the simplest paths to deep change is for the less powerful to speak as much as they listen, and for the more powerful to listen as much as they speak.”
Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road

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Elton John

March 25

“There’s really no point in asking what if? The only question worth asking is: what’s next?”
— Elton John, Me

“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.”
— Elton John

“You should never take more than you give.”
— Elton John

Bernice King

March 28

“Love is not passive.
It is active, transformative, and just.”

Bernice King

“Nonviolence pursues heart change, cultural change, AND systemic change. It is not a ‘Why can’t we all just get along?’ ideology. It is a philosophy and strategy for true peace, which includes justice.”
Bernice King

“Continue to speak out against all forms of injustice to yourselves and others, and you will set a mighty example for your children and for future generations.”
Bernice King

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Cesar Chavez

March 31

“We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.”
— Cesar Chavez

“If you’re not frightened that you might fail, you’ll never do the job. If you’re frightened, you’ll work like crazy.”
— Cesar Chavez

“The people united will never be defeated.”
— Cesar Chavez

Funny March Quotes

“Boredom is when the same naïve flowers blossom again in the month of March.”
— Iwan Goll

“Boredom is when the same naïve flowers blossom again in the month of March.” — Iwan Goll

“March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes, and a laugh in her voice.”
— Hal Borland

“March bustles in on windy feet, and sweeps my doorstep and my street.”
—Susan Reiner

“March comes in with an adder’s head, and goes out with a peacock’s tail.”
— Richard Lawson Gales

“March 4th, the only day that’s also a sentence.”
John Green

“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

March Poems

“Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!”
— Emily Dickinson

“Dear March, how are you?And the rest?Did you leave Nature well?Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,I have so much to tell!” — Emily Dickinson

“March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms that enkindle the season they smite.”
— Algernon C Swinburne

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.
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

“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

“Poets, writing your odes to spring —
Your poems of stanzas ten —
Haste to finish, for moods of March
Are changeful as moods of men.
I tried it once, but the wind veered north,
And the ink froze on my pen.”

— Ellen P. Allerton

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.
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

“March is the month of expectation,
the things we do not know —
The persons of prognostication
Are coming now —
We try to sham becoming firmness —
But pompous joy
betrays us, as his first betrothal
betrays a boy.”

— Emily Dickinson

“March, March, all the day,
Winds of March, please march away;
March away with noisy drum
For the flowers want to come;
March away through every street,
Noisy tramp of noisy feet,
Noisy music all the way —
March, March, March away!”

— Annette Wynne

“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

“So comes unlovely March, with wind and storm,
To break the spell of winter, and set free
The poisoned brooks and crocus beds oppressed.”

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Short March Quotes

“March: Its motto, ‘courage and strength in times of danger.’”
— William Morris

“March: Its motto, ‘courage and strength in times of danger.’” — William Morris

“It was March. The days of March creeping gustily on like something that man couldn’t hinder and God wouldn’t hurry.”
— Enid Bagnold

“March with grief doth howl and rave…”
— Percy Bysshe Shelley

“This is the perfume of March: rain, loam, feathers, mint.”
— Lisa Kleypas

“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

“A windy March is lucky. Every pint of March dust brings a peck of September corn, and a pound of October cotton.”
— Julia Peterkin

“March brings breezes loud and shrill, stirs the dancing daffodil.”
― Sara Coleridge

“March brings breezes loud and shrill, stirs the dancing daffodil.” ― Sara Coleridge

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More March Quotes

“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

“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

“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

“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

“That’s the trouble with March — the warmth never lasts. There’s that narrow stretch when it parades as spring, just enough for you to thaw if you’re sitting in the sun, but then it’s gone.”
— V. E. Schwab

“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

“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

“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

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