Winter Wisdom
 Day
Theme Quote of the Day
1
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
--Pietro Aretino
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
The English winter -- ending in July,
To recommence in August.
--George Gordon Byron
6
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
--Albert Camus
7
winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
--Willa Cather
8
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
--Anton Chekhov
9
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
10
There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of Cathedral tunes.
--Emily Dickinson
11
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
12
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
-- Heraclitus of Ephesus
13
winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
--Stanley Horowitz
14
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
--Victor Hugo
15
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
16
No one thinks of winter when the grass is green.
--Rudyard Kipling
17
Winter is not a season; it's an occupation.
--Sinclair Lewis
18
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
19
The balance of nature is reached when heating the house costs as much as going south for the winter.
--James H. McGavran
20
Grace groweth best in winter.
--Samuel Rutherford
21
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
22
My age is as a lusty winter,
Frosty but kindly.
--William Shakespeare
23
Be like the sun and meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.
--George Bernard Shaw
24
O, Wind,
If winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
--Percy Bysshe Shelley
25
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
26
What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter's day?
--Henry David Thoreau
27
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
28
When one has faith that the spring thaw will arrive, the winter winds seem to lose some of their punch.
--Robert L. Veninga
29
Laziness has many disguises. Soon "winter doldrums" will become "spring fever."
--Bern Williams
30
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
31
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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