„it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful“

Tulips and Chimneys (1923) "in Just-"

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American poet 1894 - 1962

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„Ah, how wonderful is the advent of spring!“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882

Source: Kavanagh: A Tale (1849), Chapter 13.
Context: Ah, how wonderful is the advent of spring! — the great annual miracle of the blossoming of Aaron's rod, repeated on myriads and myriads of branches! — the gentle progression and growth of herbs, flowers, trees, — gentle and yet irrepressible, — which no force can stay, no violence restrain, like love, that wins its way and cannot be withstood by any human power, because itself is divine power. If spring came but once in a century, instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake, and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change! But now the silent succession suggests nothing but necessity. To most men only the cessation of the miracle would be miraculous and the perpetual exercise of God's power seems less wonderful than its withdrawal would be.

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„Those incantations of the Spring
That made the heart a centre of miracles
Grow formal, and the wonder-working bours
Arise no more — no more.“

—  William Ernest Henley English poet, critic and editor 1849 - 1903

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Poems (1898), Rhymes And Rhythms
Context: p>Those incantations of the Spring
That made the heart a centre of miracles
Grow formal, and the wonder-working bours
Arise no more — no more.Something is dead...
'Tis time to creep in close about the fire
And tell grey tales of what we were, and dream
Old dreams and faded, and as we may rejoice
In the young life that round us leaps and laughs,
A fountain in the sunshine, in the pride
Of God's best gift that to us twain returns,
Dear Heart, no more — no more.</p

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„Most of us don't collapse into puddles of stress-related disease.“

—  Robert M. Sapolsky American endocrinologist 1957

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„The East and the West in the spring of the world shall blend
As a man and a woman that plight
Their troth in the warm spring night.“

—  Richard Hovey American writer 1864 - 1900

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„Spring in the world!
And all things are made new!“

—  Richard Hovey American writer 1864 - 1900

"Spring", p. 58.
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„When you wonder about the mystery of yourself, look to Christ who gives you the meaning of life. When you wonder what it means to be a mature person, look to Christ who is the fullness of humanity. And when you wonder about your role in the future of the world and of the United States, look to Christ.“

—  Pope John Paul II 264th Pope of the Catholic Church, saint 1920 - 2005

Address to High School Students
Source: Libreria Editrice Vaticana http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/1979/october/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_19791003_ny-madison-square-garden_en.html

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„When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonders of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.“

—  Maya Angelou, book A Brave and Startling Truth

A Brave and Startling Truth (1995)
Context: p>When we come to it
We, this people, on this wayward, floating body
Created on this earth, of this earth
Have the power to fashion for this earth
A climate where every man and every woman
Can live freely without sanctimonious piety
And without crippling fear When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonders of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.</p

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„When Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.“

—  Reginald Heber English clergyman 1783 - 1826

Hymn for Seventh Sunday after Trinity; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 746.

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„Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.“

—  Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960

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„When one flower blooms spring awakens everywhere“

—  John O'Donohue Irish writer, priest and philosopher 1956 - 2008

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„Numberless are the world's wonders, but none
More wonderful than man.“

—  Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian -496 - -406 BC

Variant translation: There are many wonderful things, and nothing is more wonderful than man.
Original: (el) πολλὰ τὰ δεινὰ κοὐδὲν ἀνθρώπου δεινότερον πέλει
Source: Antigone, Line 333 (Ode I)

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