Saturday, October 22, 2011

Quote du jour/Samuel Butler

Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902)


Samuel Butler in spring
and in autumn


10 comments:

  1. "What we lose in flowers, we more than gain in fruits"... what a lovely, lovely thought. This could also apply to aging in general.
    Thank you for this on this beautiful day!

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  2. Oh wait, that was the whole point...too tired from raking leaves today, I guess! :-)

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  3. I so agree.
    And what a lovely spot. Your house, I mean!

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  4. Hello Nan,

    Oh my it has been way too long since my last visit here. Thank you so much for the lovely quotes. I especially love the one of Autumn. Hope you and your family are enjoying a lovely Autumn season.

    Smiles♥

    Beverly

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  5. I wonder if he penned this in his own autumn? Or perhaps he had foresight beyond his years?

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  6. Kay, I really though it was so beautifully expressed.

    Lisa, me too.

    Pamela, thank you.

    Beverly, lovely to 'see' you.

    Librarian, yes.

    Debbie, I wondered that, too, but didn't do much searching to find out. :<)

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  7. I love this quote (autumn is my favorite season).

    It reminds me of the joy of autumn that George Eliot expresses:
    Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

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  8. HKatz, I do so love the Eliot words - especially the last ones which you don't often see.

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