26 November 2023


If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.  Anne Bradstreet

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus

Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.  Charles Kingsley

In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.  Christina Rossetti

Every mile is two in winter.  George Herbert

One kind word can warm three winter months. Japanese proverb

When there's snow on the ground, I like to pretend I'm walking on clouds.  Takayuki Ikkaku

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.  Victor Hugo

Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As man's ingratitude.
William Shakespeare

Winter, which, being full of care, makes summer's welcome thrice more wish'd, more rare. William Shakespeare

And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.  Roy Bean

Cruel and cold is the judgment of man, Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow; But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged by the motive that lieth below.  Lewis J. Bates

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?  Percy Bysshe Shelley

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.  William Blake

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.  Victor Hugo

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it. Richard Adams

There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter. Billy Connolly

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.  Zhuangzi

While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.  Tom Allen

Winter is nature's way of saying, Up yours. Robert Byrne