What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.- John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. - Pietro Aretino

The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination. - Terri Guillemets

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

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

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. - Anton Chekhov


If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. - Nadine Stair

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. - Buddha 

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. - William Shakespeare

A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
 - Emily Dickinson

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. - Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke


Summer afternoon; summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. - Henry James

Summertime is always the best of what might be. - Charles Bowden
Summer's lease hath all too short a date. - William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets

In summer, the song sings itself. - William Carlos Williams

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. - Sam Keen

A life without love is like a year without summer. A Swedish proverb


By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
With summer's best of weather
And autumn's best of cheer. 
- Helen Hunt Jackson

Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
- Emily Dickinson

Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings. - Terri Guillemets

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. - Elizabeth Lawrence

October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. - Nova Bair