Quotes of the Day for 2 February 2001 – Enduring
Today is Candlemas, the medieval English day on which the weather was said to forecast the end of Winter. "If Candlemas Day be fair and bright; Come Winter, have another flight. If Candlemas brings clouds and rain; go wit and come not again." Watching groundhogs, prairie dogs, badgers, or bears for their shadows is a more recent trend. Whether Winter will soon be over or wait until the Equinox in March, here are some thoughts on Enduring it.
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus
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.
Rarity gives a charm; so early fruits and winter roses are the most prized; and coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while the door always open tempts no suitor.
- Marcus Valerius Martial
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
- Thomas Carlyle, 1795 - 1881
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
- Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885
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