Quotations About / On: WINTER

  • 1.
    In the winter, warmth stands for all virtue.
    (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).)
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  • 2.
    Being in the perfect peace of God is like being wrapped in a warm comforter on a cold winter night.

    -Phyllis Strong
    (Peace)
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  • 3.
    Often in winter the end of the day is like the final metaphor in a poem celebrating death: there is no way out.
    (Agustin Gomez-Arcos (b. 1939), Spanish author. A Bird Burned Alive, ch. 1 (1988).)
  • 4.
    The winter is to a woman of fashion what, of yore, a campaign was to the soldiers of the Empire.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. In The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. IV, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971). Narrator, in The Imaginary Mistress, original title La fausse maötresse, in Le Siècle (December, 1831).)
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  • 5.
    France has neither winter nor summer nor morals—apart 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).)
  • 6.
    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.)
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  • 7.
    You may tell by looking at any twig of the forest, ay, at your very wood-pile, whether its winter is past or not.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 345, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 8.
    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).)
  • 9.
    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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  • 10.
    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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