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20 Winter Quotes to Inspire Personal Growth

February 15, 2016

Don’t let plummeting temperatures get you down, darling; there are magic things in frigid months, too. Warm your heart and bones with these winter quotes.

Before you resign yourself to spending winter in a state of near-hibernation, here is something to consider. While winter is certainly cold, it is also a season of warm, human interaction, hope, and inspiration. Don’t let winter get you down, instead, embrace the cold and use a few of these inspirational quotes to inspire you to spend the season growing and improving.

20 Winter Quotes to Inspire Personal Growth

1. “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
 —Anne Bradstreet

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

3. “Winter forms our character and brings out our best.”
 —Tom Allen

4. “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”
 —William Blake

5. “The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” —Gary Zukav

6. “Whenever I am not traveling during the winter, I am pushing hard in the gym. Even when I am traveling, I try to fit a workout in at the hotel. And if the hotel doesn’t have a gym? You can get a good workout in your room with an exercise band and some imagination.” —Charlie Kimball

7. “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” —Edith Sitwell

8. “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” —Yoko Ono

9. “Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.” —Alexandra Guarnaschelli

10. “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

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Kerry Creaswood is a contributor with MeetMindful. She is a blogger from Savannah, GA. She is fond of various forms of art and thinks that everything we can imagine is real.