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Quotations About / On: SPRING

  • 11.
    The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.
    (Robertson Davies (b. 1913), Canadian novelist, journalist. repr. In The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies (1979). "Shakespeare over the Port," Stratford Papers on Shakespeare (1960).)
  • 12.
    It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
    (Agnes Repplier (1858-1950), U.S. author, social critic. To Think of Tea! Ch. 2 (1932).)
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  • 13.
    No European spring had shown him the same intermixture of delicate grace and passionate depravity that marked the Maryland May.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 965, Library of America (1983).)
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  • 14.
    Arrogance rides triumphantly through the gates, barely glancing at the old woman about to cut the rope and spring shut the trap.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 15.
    I was struck by this universal spring upward of the forest evergreens.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 121, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 16.
    The Spring I seek is in a new face only.
    (Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "These Deathy Leaves.")
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  • 17.
    The young pines springing up in the corn-fields from year to year are to me a refreshing fact.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 55, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 18.
    If you would get exercise, go in search of the springs of life.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 209, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 19.
    We loiter in winter while it is already spring.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 346, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 20.
    I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb. 22, 1861. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 4, p. 240, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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