Frost Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old frost quotes, frost sayings, and frost proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The frost which kills the harvest of a year saves the harvest of a century, by destroying the weevil or the locust. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anger is like ice, and also quick to melt. Maxim Gorky
As frost to the bud, and blight to the blossom, even such is self-interest to friendship; for confidence cannot dwell where selfishness is porter at the gate. Martin Farquhar Tupper
Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs. Georg Trakl
It gets cold in the desert at night, particularly up in the mountains; the stars hammer on the rock and strike frost. Tanith Lee
The winter's frost must rend the burr of the nut before the fruit is seen. So adversity tempers the human heart, to discover its real worth. Honoré de Balzac
The desert is cold early in the morning. Laying down on that sand is like laying on a block of ice. Steven Michael Quezada
But frost, like the crystallized dreams of autumn, began to coat the clearing with its sugar glaze. Victoria Steele Logue
As frost, raised to its utmost intensity, produces the sensation of fire, so any good quality, overwrought and pushed to excess, turns into its own contrary. William Matthews
Mirrors are ice which do not melt: what melts are those who admire themselves in them. Paul Morand
Ice burns, and it is hard to the warm-skinned to distinguish one sensation, fire, from the other, frost. A. S. Byatt
Cold indeed, and labor lost: Then farewell heat, and welcome frost! William Shakespeare
Thus we build on the ice, thus we write on the waves of the sea; the waves roaring pass away, the ice melts, and away goes our palace, like our thoughts. Johann Gottfried Herder
The ice was not only broken; it was shivered into a million fragments. P G Wodehouse
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear. Josh Billings
First frost meant letting go, so it was always reason to celebrate. Sarah Addison Allen
The frost makes a flower, the dew makes a star. Sylvia Plath
Like ice beneath the sun's rays to such poverty did he fall...his fortune melted to water. Ihara Saikaku
When a man dies, his secrets bond like crystals, like frost on a window. His last breath obscures the glass. Anne Michaels
Autumn can be glorious but menacing too - the long shadows, brisk winds, scurrying leaves, impending frost. A.S.A. Harrison
Behold the groves that shine with silver frost, their beauty withered, and their verdure lost! Alexander Pope
The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character. Charles Alexander Eastman
I like this day; I like that sky of steel; I like the sternness and stillness of the world under this frost. Charlotte Bronte
The first and last frosts are the worst. George Herbert
The evening praises the day, and the morning a frost. George Herbert
He that is surprised with the first frost feels it all the winter after. George Herbert
All true friendliness begins with fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost. Gilbert K. Chesterton
God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts. Henry Ward Beecher
February dawn frost on the path Where I paced all winter. Jack Kerouac
It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. John Burroughs
What miracle of weird transforming Is this wild work of frost and light, This glimpse of glory infinite? John Greenleaf Whittier
In the days of the frost seek an minor sun. Loren Eiseley
The gods and their tranquil abodes appear, which no winds disturb, nor clouds bedew with showers, nor does the white snow, hardened by frost, annoy them; the heaven, always pure, is without clouds, and smiles with pleasant light diffused. Lucretius
A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way. Mary Carolyn Davies
I love snow, snow, and all the forms of radiant frost. Percy Bysshe Shelley
When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work , but the solidest thing we know. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wine gives a man nothing it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost. Samuel Johnson
Wine gives a man nothing. It neither gives him knowledge nor wit; it only animates a man, and enables him to bring out what a dread of the company has repressed. It only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost. Samuel Johnson
Terror itself, when once grown transcendental, becomes a kind of courage; as frost sufficiently intense, according to the poet Milton, will burn. Thomas Carlyle
Day after day, throughout the winter, We hardened ourselves to live by bluest reason In a world of wind and frost. Wallace Stevens
One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow Wallace Stevens
It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tendered kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet. Washington Irving
Against love's fire fear`s frost hath dissolution William Shakespeare