Quotations About / On:
As clear as is the summer's sun.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Archbishop of Canterbury, in Henry V, act 1, sc. 2, l. 86.)
I did not read books the first summer; I hoed beans.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 123, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Summer has set in with its usual severity.
(Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Letter, May 9, 1826, by essayist Charles Lamb. Quoted in Letters of Charles Lamb, vol. 2, ed. Alfed Ainger (1888).)
Remaining summer days are few. Enjoy each sunny day and be thankful for the rainfall too.
(enjoying the great summer)
Cold winter and hot summer! Being part of nature.
Fact: Girls who are having a good sex thing stay in New York. The rest want to spend their summer vacations in Europe.
(Gail Parent (b. 1941), U.S. author. "Europe," Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1972).)
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
(Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Nichomachean Ethics I.7: 1098a18-19, Complete Works of Aristotle, trans. by W.D. Ross, ed. Jonathan Barnes, Princeton University Press (1984).
An important qualification of Aristotle's definition of happiness.)
France has neither winter nor summer nor moralsapart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Mark Twain's Notebooks and Journals, entry in notebook 18, vol. 2, ed. Frederick Anderson (1975).)
I hope we shall give them a thorough drubbing this summer, and then change our tomahawk into a golden chain of friendship.
(Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, April 15, 1791, to Charles Carroll. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 20, p. 214, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).)
Our [British] summers are often, though beautiful for verdure, so cold, that they are rather cold winters.
(Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 52, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).
Originally written in 1787.)