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Quotes of the Day for 19 December 2002 – Winter

Winter doesn't officially arrive for a couple of days, but since it was on this day in 1777 that George Washington encamped at Valley Forge I decided to bring you a few quotes on Winter.

I would like to thank all of you who sent your concerns, prayers, and support this week. My spirits have been lifted by those that I've read as well as the sheer number of them. (I intend to read and reply to every one of you this weekend.) I'd say it's working, I have already experienced noticeable improvements in my condition. Rest assured that I am following the doctor's prescriptions in hopes of avoiding a repeat.

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The quotes:

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
     - Albert Camus, 1913 - 1960

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
     - Hal Borland

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

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, 1749 - 1832

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

How like a winter hath my absence been From thee,
the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt,
what dark days seen,
What old December's bareness everywhere!
     - William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616

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