White is the color of pure snow or milk. It is the color of light that contains all of the wavelengths of the visible spectrum without absorption. It is the opposite of black.
Culturally, white is associated with holiness, goodness, and purity.
Famous quotes containing the word white:
“We should always be prepared so as never to err to believe that what I see as white is black, if the hierarchic Church defines it thus.”
—Ignatius Of Loyola (14911556)
“... how often the Presidency has simply meant that a man shall be abused, distrusted, and worked to death while he is filling the great office, and that he should drop into unmerited oblivion when he has left the White House ...”
—M. E. W. Sherwood (18261903)
“Tis said as Cupid danced among,
The God he down the nectar flung,
Which on the white rose being shed,
Made it forever after red.”
—Arthur Wimperis (18741953)