Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world – stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.
— Henry Van Dyke
As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.
— Donald E. Westlake
At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.
— Thomas Tusser
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
— Hamilton Wright Mabie
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
— Oren Arnold
Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
— Lenora Mattingly Weber
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
— Calvin Coolidge
Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you…Thinking of you this holiday season!
— T.A. Barron
Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.
– Martin Luther
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
— Harlan Miller
If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
— Bertrand Russell
Love the giver more than the gift.
— Brigham Young
May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility
— Mary Anne Radmacher
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
— Laura Ingalls Wilder
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.
— Helen Keller
The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;–
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that our of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.
— W. C. Jones
There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
— Bill McKibben
This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!
— D.M. Dellinger
Time for work- yet take much holiday for art’s and friendship’s sake.
— George James De Wilde