2. More winter wisdom

  • “Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.”

  • “God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.”

  • “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”

  • “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”

  • “Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.”

  • “No one thinks of winter when the grass is green.”

  • “Winter is not a season; it’s an occupation.”

  • “There are many in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed for example that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summertime and the poor get it in the winter.”

  • “The balance of nature is reached when heating the house costs as much as going south for the winter.”

  • “In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature.”