Winter (/ˈwɪntər/ WIN-tər) is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.

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Famous quotes containing the word winter:

    And in spite of all the dishonour,
    The broken standards, the broken lives,
    The broken faith in one place or another,
    here was something left that was more than the tales
    Of old men on winter evenings.
    Only the faith could have done what was good of it....
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Within the circuit of this plodding life
    There enter moments of an azure hue,
    Untarnished fair as is the violet
    Or anemone, when the spring strews them
    By some meandering rivulet, which make
    The best philosophy untrue that aims
    But to console man for his grievances.
    I have remembered when the winter came,
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    all ignorance toboggans into know
    and trudges up to ignorance again:
    but winter’s not forever, even snow
    melts; and if spring should spoil the game, what then?

    all history’s a winter sport or three:
    —E.E. (Edward Estlin)