Spring Quotes

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
Paul Valery
The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.
The Buddha

Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
She is not fair to outward view As many maidens be Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me Oh then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light.
Hartley Coleridge
He who neglects to drink from the spring of experience is likely to die of thirst in the desert of ignorance.
Ling Po, (Chinese, 701 - 762)
Georg christoph lichtenberg - with most men, unbelief in one thing springs from...

The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Dr. anthony daniels, the observer (1998) - cruelty is like hope: it springs eternal....
Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.
Kahlil Gibran
There is no such thing as chance and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
Johann Christian Friedrich von Schille
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
David Hume
Spring is a true reconstructionist.
Henry Timrod
All cruelty springs from weakness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
G. M. Trevelyan
Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding - Garlands to decay - - Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
Charles Kingsley
Zen prove - sit quiety, doing nothing, spring comes, and the...
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
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several - - From foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.
Jean de la Bruyere
The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness... This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs when he first appears he is a protector.
Plato
There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
Thomas Alva Edison
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
There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.
Franz Kafka
In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee.
Lord Byron, Stanzas to Augusta
Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.
A. Whitney Griswold
If there comes a little thaw, Still the air is chill and raw, Here and there a patch of snow, Dirtier than the ground below, Dribbles down a marshy flood; Ankle - Deep you stick in mud In the meadows while you sing, This is Spring.
Christopher Pearce Cranch, A Spring Growl
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Joseph P. Thompson
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
George Santayana
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Plutarch, Morals
Keep your faith in all beautiful things in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone.
Roy R. Gilson
My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often - - In fact, mostly - - At the expense of everything else in my life.
Stan Getz
We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.
Bertrand Russell
Beauty is a form of genius - - Is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
Oscar Wilde
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
Scott Adams
O, how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day!
William Shakespeare, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", Act 1 scene 3
The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
Samuel Johnson
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Johann von Goethe
A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.
Emily Dickinson, No. 1333
At least two - Thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.
Aldous Huxley
A kind word is like a spring day.
Russian Prove