Quotations About / On: SPRING

  • 11.
    The wealthy man is not he who has money, but he who has the means to live in the luxurious state of early spring.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, April 29, 1892, to L.A. Avilova. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 58, "Nauka" (1976).)
  • 12.
    Tell Greece that her spring has been taken out of her year.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.162.)
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  • 13.
    You must await your thirst and allow it to become complete: otherwise you will never discover your spring, which can never be anyone else's!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 193, selection 5[1], number 54, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
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  • 14.
    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).)
  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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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