The highest virtue found in the tropics is chastity, and in the colder regions, temperance.
— Christian Nevell Bovee

We had always dwelled together, beneath a tropical sun, in the Valley of the Many Colored Grass.
Edgar Allan Poe tropical quote

Consider: if you incorporate those tropical countries with the Republic of the United States, you will have to incorporate their people too.
— Carl Schurz

What economy of colors there, compared to a tropical fish or a sunrise or even a pigeon's neck -- dull red, indistinct gray buff, some splotches of green. But what opulence of forms -- serpents, goblets, tapestries, coils, pouches, conch shells, washboards, sheets, waves, curls, fountains of translucent tissue.
— Charles LeBaron

Coal is a portable climate. It carries the heat of the tropics to Labrador and the polar circle; and it is the means of transporting itself whithersoever it is wanted. Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comfort brings its industrial power.
— tropical quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson