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Magnificent March Quotes to Welcome in Spring

These March quotes and sayings will remind you of what’s so special about this month.

March is the third month of the year, and the first month of Spring. It has a few popular sayings associated with it. March is named after Mars, but this seems strange, as I wouldn’t associate March with conflict. Although I will admit sometimes the seasons appear to be at odds with one another…

How would you describe the month of March?

Is it springy and peaceful, or are you stressing over your bracket? 

Don’t go to war with your friends over basketball, and instead check out these March quotes and sayings! Scan your stats, and read through these quotes while you wait for the play by play-by-play! 

March quotes about winter

1. “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

2. “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

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

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

5. “My father was often impatient during March, waiting for winter to end, the cold to ease, the sun to reappear. 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

6. “Despite March’s windy reputation, winter isn’t really blown away; it is washed away. It flows down all the hills, goes swirling down the valleys and spills out to sea. Like so many of this earth’s elements, winter itself is soluble in water… It is a wet world, winter’s harsh grip beginning to relax… An outcropping ledge on the hillside sheds its beard of icicles and becomes a seep spring that drips into a shallow pool that feeds a growing runlet.” ― The New York Times

7. “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

Did you see these February quotes and sayings?

March quotes about the weather elements

8. “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

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

10. “As it rains in March so it rains in June.” ― Unknown

11. “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

12. “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

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

14. “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

15. “So many mists in March, so many frosts in May.” ― Unknown

16. “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

17. “The March wind roars, Like a lion in the sky, And makes us shiver, As he passes by.” ― Unknown

18. “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

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

20. “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

21. “When March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb.” ― Unknown 

22. “A dry March and a wet May, fill barns and bays, with corn and hay.” ― Unknown

23. “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.” ― English Proverb

Also read these April quotes to keep you pushing forward with positivity.

Interesting March quotes

24. “March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.” ―  Garrison Keillor

25. “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

26. “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

27. “March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a ‘gentleman gambler’ when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely… There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters.” ―  Hunter S. Thompson

28. “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

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

Springy March quotes

30. “Only those with tenacity can march forward in March.” ―  Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

31. “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

32. “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” ―  Lewis Grizzard

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

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

35. “A light exists in Spring, not present in the year at any other period when March is scarcely here.” ― Emily Dickinson 

36. “March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s all too appropriate that cheerful yellow flowers represent the first month of spring.” ­―FTD
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37. “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

38. “Where did Gabriel get a lily, in the month of March, when the green is hardly seen on the early larch?”  ― Grace James

39. “A wet March, a wet Spring.” ― Unknown

40. “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” ― Lady Bird Johnson 

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Sporty March quotes

41. “I like college football, but I’m a huge college basketball fan. I could sit and watch every game of March Madness and be happy. That could be a vacation.” ―  Lewis Black

42. “If we want football to be a sport that is no longer a sport, then use VAR on every incident. However, if we get to March, where every point becomes decisive, then games can last three or four hours.” ― Massimiliano Allegri

43. “March is here. It reminds me of sports day at school, 3rd March, full day on the field. “ ― Faraz

44. “For sports fans, watching events like this weekend’s Super Bowl or the upcoming March Madness tournament in crystal clear HD is the next best thing to being in the front row.” ― Dave Watson

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45. “I hope your decisions in life aren’t as ill-conceived as your March Madness bracket.” ― Unknown

46. “March Madness brings April Sadness.” ― Unknown

47. “March Madness (n.).” “What your wife gets when you pay more attention to ESPN and your brackets than her.” ― Unknown

48. “Filling out the NCAA bracket for my office pool is the most work I’ve done since last March.” ― Unknown

49. “I like college football, but I’m a huge college basketball fan. I could sit and watch every game of March Madness and be happy. That could be a vacation.” ―  Lewis Black

50. “March Madness is an incredible three weeks. I firmly believe it’s the greatest three weeks in sports. You have the Super Bowl; you have the World Series.” ―  Dick Vitale

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Insightful March quotes and sayings

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

52. “Match the right things in March.”― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

53. “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” ―English Proverb

54. “A perfect spring day! Enjoy it while it lasts because you don’t know what’s coming.” ― Marty Rubin

55. “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

56. “You are reborn with the roses, in every spring.” ― Juan Ramón Jiménez

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

58. “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ― Pablo Neruda

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

60. “The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.” – S. Brown

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Other motivational March quotes

61. “Flowers and colours everywhere, I am so glad that March is here.” – Anamika Mishra

62. “March is an example of how beautiful new beginnings can be.” – Anamika Mishra

63. “Every cold and dark phase ends and hence begins a beautiful phase of warmth and vibrance. Don’t believe? Just notice March.” – Anamika Mishra

64. “Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” – John Muir

65. “Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. – Virgil A. Kraft

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66. “Well, hello there March.” — Unknown

67. “Hello, March! Surprise me.” — Unknown

68. “Hello March! Be good to me!” — Unknown

69. “Goodbye February, Hello March.” — Unknown

70. “Hello March. Please Be Awesome!” — Unknown

71. “Welcome March, one day at a time.” — Unknown

72. “Hello, flowers. Hello, sun. Hello, March” — Unknown

73. “Hello March! Bring love & happiness in our lives.” — Unknown

74. “Bye February, thanks for the memories. Hi March, I look forward to making new ones.” — Unknown

75. “New month, a new beginning, new mindset, new focus, new start, new intentions, new results.” — Unknown

March quotes to help transition in to Spring

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

 –William Shakespeare

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

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

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

80. “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

81. “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

82. “Dear March, come in! / How glad I am! / I looked for you before. / Put down your hat — / You must have walked — / How out of breath you are! / 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

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83. “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

84. ““They captured in their ramble all the mysteries and magics of a March evening.” –L.M. Montgomery


85. “March is such a fickle month. It is the seam between winter and spring—though seam suggests an even hem, and March is more like a rough line of stitches sewn by an unsteady hand, swinging wildly between January gusts and June greens. You don’t know what you’ll find, until you step outside.” –V.E. Schwab

Moody March quotes

86. “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

87. “Today is the day when bold kites fly, When cumulus clouds roar across the sky. When robins return, when children cheer, When light rain beckons spring to appear.” ― Robert McCracken

88. “In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish’d dove; In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

89. “Boredom is when the same naive flowers blossom again in the month of March” -Iwan Goll

90. “March with grief doth howl and rave…” -Percy Bysshe Shelley

91. “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 

92. “The day before April / Alone, alone, I walked in the woods / And I sat on a stone. I sat on a broad stone / And sang to the birds. The tune was God’s making / But I made the words.”-Mary Carolyn Davies

93. “March so fickle, March so fair, Pouting, shy, with wind-blown hair, Nut-brown shawl and crocus cup, Smile that lights the whole world up.” -Sara L. Vickers Oberholtzer

94. “February makes a bridge and March breakes it.” -Witts Recreations

95. “March is blustery and boisterous, Never quiet nor inert, Swaggers in and out with gusto—      March is just an extravert.” -Thelma Ireland

March Quotes that Celebrate the Uniqueness of March

96. “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

97. “Believe in yourself because every February gust is followed by a March spring.” – Unknown

98. “March gives a perfect message to hold on and never give up because spring will come and life will get warmer.” – Unknown

99. “March is a month of expectation.” – Emily Dickinson

100. “It is a beautiful March morning. […] Eternally fresh, eternally hopeful, always ingenuous.” ― Kate Morton, ‘The House at Riverton’

101. “Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” ― Elizabeth Bowen

102. “March is a celebration of the dead season ending and life beginning!” – Unknown

103. “I love the mildness of March that gives me the perfect time to feel cool than cold and warm than hot.” – Unknown

104. “March is that month where you need your full wardrobe as day to day you don’t know if you need your winter hat or your shorts…” – Unknown

105. “ If you want to see a fistfight between Winter and Spring then take a look at March!” – Unknown

Which of these March quotes is your favorite?

Maybe you have been anticipating this time of year during the hard winter? Have you been asking yourself what’s so special about March (it can’t be all about basketball)? 

Look on the bright side, no really, March is optimism month! It is also Women’s History Month. In case you need something other than basketball to occupy your time, you can pick up a craft activity for National Craft Month! 

Please share your favorite thing about March in the comment section! Do you have any other March quotes and sayings to add? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor
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