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Best Calendar Quotes to Inspire Your Next Business Calendar

Calendars are a popular way for businesses to promote their brand, keeping it close to their customers every day for a whole year. But creating the perfect calendar isn’t as easy as putting some pictures next to a grid of each month. Great promotional calendars will often have monthly or even weekly quotes to help keep customers engaged. Want to find the best calendar quotes for your lineup? We have a few to help get you started. 

How to Use the Best Calendar Quotes

Ready to create your own calendar of quotes for your business? Don’t just pick the ones that sound profound and throw them into your lineup. Here are a few rules that will help you find the right quotes and use them effectively. 

  • The quote should say it all: A good calendar quote should be short, powerful, and make the reader think or feel something intentional. Quotes that are too vague or take too long to say something just aren’t going to bring the best out of your calendar.
  • Attribute the right person: With the internet becoming more and more unreliable, it’s important to make sure you’re attributing the right person to each quote. Take the time to thoroughly research each quote, especially those attributed to major historical figures. Pro tip: Aristotle didn’t say most of what the internet seems to think he did.
  • Find a cohesive theme: What is your calendar focused around? Nature, daily inspiration, cute animals, quotes from people named John? Make sure your choice of quotes is relevant to a cohesive theme so each one hits your audience correctly.
  • Match your pictures: If you have a quote about true love, and your photo for that month is a dog, that quote is going to fall flat. Make sure your chosen pictures and quotes complement each other so customers can fully appreciate the message you’re trying to send.

20 Calendar Quotes to Match the Seasons

Want quotes that match the time of year? Here are some beautiful quotes for any season, perfect for nature-based or scenic calendars. 

Top 5 Calendar Quotes for Winter

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December” 

– JM Barry

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” 

– Anne Bradstreet

“Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless. ” 

– Terri Guillemets

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” 

– Edith Sitwell

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” 

– John Boswell

Top 5 Calendar Quotes for Spring

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” 

– Edwin Curran

“Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.” 

– Edgar Guest

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” 

– Oscar Wilde

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.”   

– Ruth Stout

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” 

– William Shakespeare

Top 5 Calendar Quotes for Summer

“Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” 

– Oprah Winfrey

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” 

– Audrey Hepburn

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” 

– John Lubbock

“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different.” 

– John Steinbeck

“Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” 

– Debasish Mridha

Top 5 Calendar Quotes for Fall

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 

– Lauren DeStefano

“The season for enjoying the fullness of life – partaking of the harvest sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season of growth.” 

– Denis Waitley

“The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings; now for October eves!” 

– Humbert Wolfe

“There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees–as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again.” 

– Ruth Ahmed

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” 

– Victoria Erickson

Top 5 Inspiration Quotes for a Calendar

Looking for a little inspiration to liven up your year? Inspirational quotes are among the most popular quotes used for calendars, so embrace the cliché and find the quotes that speak to you! 

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

– Albert Einstein

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

– Albert Camus

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.”

– Helen Keller

“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.”

– Ellen DeGeneres

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Top 5 Funny Calendar Quotes

A little humor goes a long way, so imagine what a lot of humor will do! Here are some fun and funny calendar quotes everyone can love. 

“People say ‘nothing is impossible’, but I do nothing every day.” 

– Pooh, Winnie The Pooh

“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.”  

– Jim Carey

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” 

– Jack Handey

“There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you’re interrupting.“ 

– Mark Twain

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” 

– Oscar Wilde

5 Funnier Quotes by Betty White

When you’re looking for funny quotes, you really can’t beat Betty White. Whether you’re planning a celebrity-specific calendar theme or are just looking for some seriously quotes to inspire your calendar selection, here is some peak humor from everyone’s favorite late actress, Betty White. 

“All creatures must learn to coexist. That’s why the brown bear and the field mouse can share their lives in harmony. Of course, they can’t mate or the mice would explode.” 

“People say, ‘But Betty, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends.’ Well, at my age, if I want to connect with old friends, I need a Ouija board.”   

“I have a two-story house and a bad memory, so all those trips up and down the stairs take care of my exercise.” 

“About being called a ‘legend,’ I just laugh. Have I got them fooled.” 

“Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep, nine if you’re ugly.” 

Don’t want to make your own calendar? Find all sorts of calendars that are pre-made and ready for your brand on our calendars & planners page! Updated seasonally for each coming year. 

Katie Yelisetti

From marketing tips to product recommendations, I’m here to help small businesses be their best.

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