Motivational Quotes of the Month for April

Do you ever read something that either fits the situation you’re currently in or helps you envision where you want to be? I love these motivational quotes for the month of April for exactly this reason.

These are some inspirational quotes that have taken my fancy lately along with these spring motivational quotes. I hope all of these thought-provoking quotes will inspire your monthly life goal-setting and living for April!

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Sometimes the simplest phrase makes you think more deeply. Or it can motivate you to keep striving toward your goals, even when it seems like life is just pulling you along in a direction you haven’t chosen. I always need great quotes about fulfillment and happiness… doesn’t everyone?

I’ve heard motivational quotes often get a bad reputation as simply being ‘pretty words’ without actual meaning. But as with anything in life, they are as useful as you make them.

You can read a quote and think, ‘Oh, that’s nice.’ But if you immediately forget what you’ve just read and go about living your life in the opposite direction, then why bother reading anything ‘helpful?’ 

Taking in the words, thinking about them, and putting them to use to improve your life and attitude — well, that’s the greatest compliment you can pay to the person who originated the quote. And it’s the most helpful thing you can do for yourself as well! 🙂 

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“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
— Socrates, 469 BCE.

Apparently the human desire to always have MORE is not a new thing.

This is why I have become fascinated with minimalism. I doubt that I will ever live a purely minimalistic life (nor do I desire something that drastic), but letting go of the extra certainly helps me to appreciate the important. My thoughts are calmer when I am not constantly thinking of new things to acquire.

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“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
— Jane Goodall

What better reason to set good examples for our children — and really everyone with whom we interact?

“But it is a sort of April-weather life that we lead in this world. A little sunshine is generally the prelude to a storm.”
— William Cowper

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“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.”
— Dale Carnegie

I have to remind myself of this every day and reign in my thoughts. Sometimes they can run away with common sense. There are days when it’s easy to be envious of others, when we really just have to be grateful for what we have in our own lives.

“There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.”
— William Cullen Bryant

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”
— Hal Borland

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“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
— Henry Ford

This pretty much applies to everything in life. Our minds are powerful. Use your power for good, and realize you CAN.

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”
— William Shakespeare (Sonnet XCVIII)

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“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.”
— Orison Swett Marden

I really needed to read this quote. Sometimes we get so bogged down by the SAMENESS of everyday life that we lose our ability to see joy in the regular things.

Perhaps make dinner a little more special. Cloth napkins, sitting at the dining room table together, listening to music instead of watching television.

What common occasion will YOU make great this month?

“With the coming of spring, I am calm again.”
— Gustav Mahler

“Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers.”
— Byron Caldwell Smith

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
— Margaret Atwood

“The April winds are magical
And thrill our tuneful frames
The garden-walks are passional
To bachelors and dames.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (April)

“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.”
— Marty Rubin

April does mean the ‘true’ arrival of spring, after all. 😉 Get outside, connect with nature, shake loose those final winter cobwebs from your mind and begin a new adventure.

Now that you’ve read these motivational quotes for the month of April, don’t just forget about them! Add them to strategic pages in your planner or wherever will help you begin — and end — your month with better focus on your intentional living goals.

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6 thoughts on “Motivational Quotes of the Month for April”

  1. Hello Julie, a good collection of quotes. Like you I love quotes and somehow they so often just hit the right spot. I think the last one is speaking the loudest just now. It reminds me that one finds purpose as they go along and should not sit back waiting for purpose to drop into your lap.
    The Blogger’s Pit Stop appreciates inspiring posts.

    Kathleen

  2. I can’t believe Socrates said that! My dad just gave me and my hubby a long speech about not working so hard. Its funny how much more sense it makes when a philosopher says it. 🙂 These are great quotes! My favorite has to be Henry Ford’s.

    1. Your comment made me laugh… Isn’t it always easier to “get” something when it’s in a nice short sentence instead of a long speech from a parent? (I try to remember that when talking to our teenagers… but it doesn’t always work.) Thanks for visiting and I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes!

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