Winter Wisdom
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Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
--Pietro Aretino
As the end of the century approaches, all our culture is like flies at the beginning of winter. Having lost their agility, dreamy and demented, they turn slowly about the window in the first icy mists of morning, . . . [then] they fall down the curtains.
--Charles Baudelaire
Memory is the best of all gardens. Therein, winter and summer, the seeds of their past lie dormant, ready to spring into instant bloom at any moment the mind wishes to bring them to life.
--Hal Boyle
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
The English winter -- ending in July,
To recommence in August.
--George Gordon Byron
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
--Albert Camus
winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
--Willa Cather
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
--Anton Chekhov
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . . in short, the period was so far like the present period . . . .
--Charles Dickens
There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of Cathedral tunes.
--Emily Dickinson
Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
-- Heraclitus of Ephesus
winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
--Stanley Horowitz
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
--Victor Hugo
Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
--Soren Kierkegaard
No one thinks of winter when the grass is green.
--Rudyard Kipling
Winter is not a season; it's an occupation.
--Sinclair Lewis
There are many in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed for example that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summertime and the poor get it in the winter.
--Bat Masterson
The balance of nature is reached when heating the house costs as much as going south for the winter.
--James H. McGavran
Grace groweth best in winter.
--Samuel Rutherford
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
--Robert Schuller
My age is as a lusty winter,
Frosty but kindly.
--William Shakespeare
Be like the sun and meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.
--George Bernard Shaw
O, Wind,
If winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
--Percy Bysshe Shelley
Many of the phenomena of winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy. We are accustomed to hear this king described as a rude and boisterous tyrant; but with the gentleness of a lover he adorns the tresses of Summer.
--Henry David Thoreau
What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter's day?
--Henry David Thoreau
Four dry logs have in them all the circumstances necessary to a conversation for 4 or 5 hours. Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
-- Unknown
When one has faith that the spring thaw will arrive, the winter winds seem to lose some of their punch.
--Robert L. Veninga
Laziness has many disguises. Soon "winter doldrums" will become "spring fever."
--Bern Williams
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them.
--Woodrow Wilson
In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature. 
--Edna O.Brien

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