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Quotes of the Day for 21 June 2004 – Seasons

With impressive regularity, the seasons roll along. At 00:57 UTC (GMT to old-timers) today the earth marked the solstice, the start of Summer in the northern hemisphere, the start of Winter in the southern. Here are some thoughts on Seasons.

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The quotes:

The events of childhood do not pass but repeat themselves like seasons of the year.
     - Eleanor Farjeon

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
     - George Santayana, 1863 - 1921

What we are is seldom what we want to be, while what we want to be is either denied us or changes with the seasons.
     - Gore Vidal

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
     - Henry James, 1843 - 1916

Everything harmonizes with me, which is harmonious to thee, O Universe. Nothing for me is too early nor too late, which is in due time for thee. Everything is fruit to me which thy seasons bring, O Nature: from thee are all things, in thee are all things, to thee all things return.
     - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
     - Sir John Lubbock, 1834 - 1913


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