Quotations About / On: WINTER

  • 21.
    A healthy man, indeed, is the complement of the seasons, and in winter, summer is in his heart.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Winter Walk" (1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 168, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 22.
    Winter is the time for study, you know, and the colder it is the more studious we are.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, October 24, 1847, to Sophia Thoreau, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 134, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 23.
    We are reformers in spring and summer; in autumn and winter, we stand by the old; reformers in the morning, conservers at night.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, December 9, 1841, at the Masonic Temple, Boston, Massachusetts. "The Conservative," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).)
  • 24.
    We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there's no laboring i' the winter.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fool, in King Lear, act 2, sc. 4, l. 67-8. Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 30:25.)
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  • 25.
    Snake and Ladder game appears to me, in a sense, an oversimplification of life. Life is much more complex than either climbing heights or being python swallowed. For many, living has been a long summer of grazing in a deficient pasture or a cruel winter of gazing at the stars, without ever a lift or even a slide.
    (Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . A former civil servant, he is a columnist and a social activist. Does not like to call a spade by any other name.)
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  • 26.
    ‘Decide on a course of action, be prepared and stay on it through winter and summer. That way, success is certain to come, ' N Nkuna,22 March 2013
    (Be aware that there are ups and downs in life)
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  • 27.
    It's a family joke that when I was a tiny child I turned from the window out of which I was watching a snowstorm, and hopefully asked, 'Momma, do we believe in winter?'
    (Philip Roth (20th century), U.S. writer. Portnoy's Complaint (1967).)
  • 28.
    On a late-winter evening in 1983, while driving through fog along the Maine coast, recollections of old campfires began to drift into the March mist, and I thought of the Abnaki Indians of the Algonquin tribe who dwelt near Bangor a thousand years ago.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Harry Hubbard, in Harlot's Ghost, Omega 1, Random House (1991). Opening sentence.)
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  • 29.
    The body in the grave is like the tree in winter; they conceal their greenness under a show of dryness.... We too must wait for the springtime of the body.
    (Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cent. A.D.), Roman Christian apologist. Octavius, 34. 11, trans. by G.H. Rendell.)
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  • 30.
    Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 3, sc. 1, l. 59-64. His famous defence of the shared humanity of Jews.)
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