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  1. "I have often thought, says Sir Roger, it happens very well that Christmas should fall out in the middle of Winter."
    -- Joseph Addison

  2. "Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius."
    -- Pietro Aretino

  3. "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

  4. "I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer."
    -- Brendan Behan

  5. "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."
    -- Josh Billings

  6. "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn."
    -- Hal Borland

  7. "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

  8. "Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day."
    -- Elizabeth Bowen

  9. "And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms."
    -- William Bradford

  10. "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

  11. "The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood."
    -- John Burroughs

  12. "Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still."
    -- Leo Buscaglia

  13. "The English winter -- ending in July, To recommence in August."
    -- George Gordon Byron

  14. "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
    -- Albert Camus

  15. "Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen."
    -- Willa Cather

  16. "People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy."
    -- Anton Chekhov

  17. "There are two seasons in Scotland - Winter and July."
    -- Billy Connelly

  18. "O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know."
    -- William Cowper

  19. "Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do - or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so."
    -- Stanley Crawford

  20. "What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
    -- Crowfoot

  21. "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 epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way."
    -- Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)

  22. "There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons-- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes-"
    -- Emily Dickinson

  23. "The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship."
    -- Norman Douglas

  24. "Fowls, by winter forced, forsake the floods, and wing their hasty flight to happier lands."
    -- John Dryden

  25. "The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  26. "Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  27. "An old man loved is winter with flowers."
    -- German Proverb

  28. "Often in winter the end of the day is like the final metaphor in a poem celebrating death: there is no way out."
    -- Agustin Gomez-Arcos

  29. "Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught."
    -- Sydney Harris

  30. "God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger."
    -- Heraclitus of Ephesus

  31. "Every mile is two in winter."
    -- George Herbert

  32. "It's so bad being homeless in winter. They should buy a plane ticket and go somewhere hot like the Caribbean where they can eat free fish all day."
    -- Lady Victoria Hervey

  33. "Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
    -- Stanley Horowitz

  34. "Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."
    -- Victor Hugo

  35. "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."
    -- Victor Hugo

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  36. "One kind word can warm three winter months."
    -- Japanese Proverb

  37. "Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses."
    -- Charles Kingsley

  38. "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

  39. "No one thinks of winter when the grass is green."
    -- Rudyard Kipling

  40. "Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive."
    -- Stephen Butler Leacock

  41. "Winter is not a season, it's an occupation."
    -- Sinclair Lewis

  42. "Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me."
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  43. "Rarity gives a charm; so early fruits and winter roses are the most prized; and coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while the door always open tempts no suitor."
    -- Marcus Valerius Martial

  44. "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

  45. "The balance of nature is reached when heating the house costs as much as going south for the winter."
    -- James H. McGavran

  46. "From winter, plague and pestilence, good lord, deliver us!"
    -- Thomas Nashe (Summer's Last Will and Testament 1600)

  47. "In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature."
    -- Edna O.Brien

  48. "When you live in Texas, every single time you see snow it's magical."
    -- Pamela Ribon

  49. "As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity."
    -- Jean Paul Richter

  50. "In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago."
    -- Christina Rossetti

  51. "Grace groweth best in winter."
    -- Samuel Rutherford

  52. "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

  53. "My age is as a lusty winter, Frosty but kindly."
    -- William Shakespeare

  54. "Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude."
    -- William Shakespeare

  55. "Now is the winter of our discontent; Made glorious summer by this sun of York."
    -- William Shakespeare

  56. "Be like the sun and meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter."
    -- George Bernard Shaw

  57. "If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"
    -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

  58. "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

  59. "What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter's day?"
    -- Henry David Thoreau

  60. "France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country."
    -- Mark Twain

  61. "We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away."
    -- Chuang Tzu

  62. "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

  63. "When one has faith that the spring thaw will arrive, the winter winds seem to lose some of their punch."
    -- Robert L. Veninga

  64. "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

  65. "Laziness has many disguises. Soon "winter doldrums" will become "spring fever.""
    -- Bern Williams

  66. "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

  67. "O Time and change! -- with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!"
    -- John Greenleaf Whittier

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