(John McKinney, 1962, Progressive Farmer Archives)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

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

Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder -- no matter how old you became and how much you'd seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.
Candace Bushnell

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.
Deborah Kerr

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Percy Bysshe Shelley

You can't get too much winter in the winter.
Robert Frost

Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude.
William Shakespeare

The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter.
Dave Barry

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
John Steinbeck

I love the scents of winter! For me, it's all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.
Taylor Swift

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.
Sara Raasch

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky -- unbidden -- and seems like a thing of wonder.
Susan Orlean

The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Wisdom comes with winters.
Oscar Wilde

Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
Job 37:9,10 (KJV)

In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Henry Rollins


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