Opportunistic relationships can hardly be kept constant. The acquaintance of honorable people, even at a distance, does not add flowers in times of warmth and does not change its leaves in times of cold: it continues unfading through the four seasons, becomes increasingly stable as it passes through ease and danger.— Zhuge Liang
Instructive Four Seasons quotations
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
In Moscow I feel most comfortable. I'm used to four different seasons; it's difficult for people in London to understand. People brought up in Russia like my kids want to play in the snow.
I like roses best. But they bloom in all four seasons. I wonder if people who like roses best have to die four times over again.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room.
True men" ... are strong willed, have dignity in their demeanor, serenity in their expression. They are cool like autumn, warm like spring. Their passions arise like the four seasons, in harmony with the ten thousand creatures, and no one knows their limits.
I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.
Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a wornout coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another.
The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other.
Four seasons fill the measure of the year; there are four seasons in the minds of men.
Friends are like four-leaf- clovers, hard to find, but lucky to have
I came from Mechanicsville, Virginia, where you have four seasons.
Reservations and cloth napkins are really minor pinnacles in the high sierra of the New York lunch. The zenith, the Mount Whitney of lunches, the noon meal at which all local lines of force converge [is] the Bar Room of the Four Seasons.
Other than motherhood, the eight years that I spent at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I have incredibly fond memories of. It's a beautiful place, with four seasons up in Wisconsin. And really wonderful people.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it. And if I was a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Future's the only flower worth tending in this earth, where I sow my words daily: and you know, these good trees bear fruit round the year, discreetly, moving along the waterways and four seasons of the faithful sun.
I look upon the judgment of right and wrong as the serpentine dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces left by the four seasons.
To be honest, I'm a bit of a snob now;
give me a Four Seasons anywhere in the world and I'm happy. Also, they've just opened a Ritz-Carlton in County Wicklow, Ireland, which is stunning and has great views.
Love is like roses. It blooms one season and dies next.
... the spring, the summer, The chilling autumn, angry winter, change Their wonted liveries; and the mazed world By their increase, now knows not which is which.
In all fighting, the direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to secure victory.
I intended to portray the joy, anger, sorrow and pleasure of our lives through four seasons and through the life of a monk who lives in a temple on Jusan Pond surrounded only by nature.
Seasons change, but people don't
Normally our season is seven weeks in the Drama Theatre and four weeks in the Opera Theater.
I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.
I watch mediocre shows that have been on for three or four seasons, and feel angry at them.
Like the sun and moon, they end but to begin anew;
like the four seasons, they pass away to return once more.
I was number one in the ratings four times last year and twice this season.
What could be more damn equal than that? If they get any more equal, I don't want it.
I work out four days a week in the off-season, and in the warm, running weather months, I do five days. A push/pull regime of weightlifting, cycling, and the occasional Saturday or Sunday run with my oldest son, even if it's cold out.
This play John Drinkwater's Abraham Lincoln holds the season's record, thus far, with a run of four evening performances and one matinee. By an odd coincidence, it ran just five performances too many.
So, if you look at what's common among some of the companies I have, including the Four Seasons, NewsCorp, George V, the Plaza, these are all irreplaceable brands in their own fields.
Does Heaven ever speak? The four seasons come and go, and all creatures thrive and grow. Does Heaven ever speak!
For four years, we didn't do any 'Halloweens,' .
.. But I believed in it. It's not a genius creation or anything. But whenever Halloween season comes around audiences want something like this.
There are one-hundred fifty-four games in a season and you can find one-hundred fifty-four reasons why your team should have won every one of them.
Twenty-four years ago I was strangely handsome;
in San Francisco in the rainy season I was often mistaken for fair weather.
The first thing people look at with Four Seasons records is the vocals.
But for me, the drum fills and rhythms are as much a part of it as anything. They're the base on which the harmonies were built.
You have to think like a designer. You have to establish the trend four seasons before it becomes popular.
Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are then most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise. Protection from casual embarrassments, however, may sometimes be seasonably interposed.
I think that in itself is kind of an amazing achievement to be able to say that your full-time career is in any creative arts, let alone a show that has kept people interested for coming on four seasons and hopefully more.
Some of the fans here were not too sure about their club signing a player from their biggest rivals. Fortunately, we had a great season and won the League title for the first time in four years. Now, I think, everyone can say it was good business.