One kind word can warm three winter months. — Japanese proverb

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

“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.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.

Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.

Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.

Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” — Yoko Ono

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

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

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 


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