In many places of the world, the year is divided in summer, autumn (or fall), winter and spring. Each season has its typical weather conditions. This is a collection of proverbs and quotes about summer.

Summer with Sunflowers


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"Had a good summer so far?"
"No, it's been lousy," said Harry.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling

A swallow does not make the summer.

One good event does not mean that everything is going to be fine.

Do what we can, summer will have its flies.

February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.

Shirley Jackson

He flies into the flame, the summer insect.


He was as noble and fair in face as an elf-lord, as strong as a warrior, as wise as a wizard, as venerable as a king of dwarves, and as kind as summer.

The Hobbit - Chapter 3 - A Short Rest
J.R.R. Tolkien
About Elrond.

If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.


It is not summer until the crickets sing.


It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens

No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one Autumnal face.

John Donne

One swallow doesn't make a summer.

Summer will not last for ever.

Latin proverb

The bee works all summer and eats honey all winter.

The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter.

Belgium proverb

The grasshoppers sang all the summer, and starved all the winter.

Life of Charlotte Brontë
Elizabeth Gaskell

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.

Henry Beston

The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree.

Edgar Allan Poe

The summer insect cannot talk of ice; the frog in the well cannot talk of heaven.


The summer insect knows not ice.


Until the crickets sing it is not summer.


What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

John Steinbeck

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.

Stanley Horowitz

Youth has its romance, and maturity its wisdom, as morning and spring have their freshness, noon and summer their power, night and winter their repose.

The Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 2
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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