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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

101 INSPIRING CHRISTMAS QUOTES



It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit || Isabel Currier

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? || Bob Hope

Of course, this is the season to be jolly, but it is also a good time to be thinking about those who aren't || Helen Valentine

This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ || Frank McKibben

To celebrate the heart of Christmas is to forget ourselves in the service of others || Henry C. Link

Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display--so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow. It isn't the tree not the firelight's glow. It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again || Unknown

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall || Larry Wilde

Christmas in Bethlehem! The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love || Lucinda Franks

What's going on here is a redefinition of Christmas as a time of family celebration rather than as a time of the community faithful celebrating the birth of the savior...There is a risk that we will lose one more of our Christian rituals, one that's at the heart of our faith || Robert Johnston

The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting || Louisa May Alcott

The earth has grown old with its burden of care. But at Christmas it always is young. The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair. And its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung || Phillips Brooks

Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare an experience || Handel H.Brown

And so, this Christmas season may our heart with gladness glow, as we read the blessed story that took place son long ago || Alpha L.Buntain

For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all;
No palace too great, no cottage too small || Phillips Brooks

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles || Unknown

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace || Agnes M. Pharo

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home || Charles Dickens

I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday - the longer, the better - from the great boarding school where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest || Charles Dickens

It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart || Marjorie Holmes

Heap on the wood! -the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still || Sir Walter Scott

Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God || George F. McDougall

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday || Gladys Tabor

Christmas is a time to expand our giving encompassing the friendless and needy...near and far. Christmas is sharing || Patricia Clafford

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

Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives || William Parks

Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child || William Saroyan

Christmas is the time for looking ahead courageously through the gates of the swiftly approaching new year...of resolving that the coming months will reflect a kinder, more forgiving and less heedless person than mirrored in the past || Ellen V. Morgan

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved || Augusta E. Rundel

Christmas will always be in the hearts of God's children everywhere as they extend a helping hand to a friend in need... as they go about reflecting God's goodness in the little quiet and unheralded expressions of a loving heart... as they share the light of the world with those who live in darkness || Jane Hillsmen

Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months || Oren Arnold

The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung || Phillips Brooks

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home || W.J. Tucker

There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions || Bill McKibben

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful || Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart... filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever || Bess Streeter Aldrich

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month || Harlan Miller (Better Homes and Gardens)

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small || Eva K. Logue

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most || Ruth Carter Stapleton

Christmas, my child, is love in action. ... Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas || Dale Evans Rogers

Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes || Joan Winmill Brown

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing 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

It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you…yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open-heart that thinks of others first || George Matthew Adams

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind || Mary Ellen Chase

Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups 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 Weber

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas || Calvin Coolidge

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

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air || W.T. Ellis

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever || Bess Alrich

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart || Washington Irving

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

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame,
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart || Hannah Senesh (Hannukah)

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle || Walt Whitman

When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance || Joel Osteen

He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree || Charlotte Carpenter

A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near,
A little gift from one held dear,
Best wishes for the coming year…
These make a Merry Christmas || John Whittier

The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart || Helen Keller

Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’ || Bing Crosby

Christmas is, of course, the time to be home – in heart as well as body || Garry Moore

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly || Andy Rooney

When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true || Pinocchio, Disney

Christmas is what you make it || Unknown

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles || Unknown

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness || Joan Rivers

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all. But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small || Eva Logue

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone || Charles Schulz

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together || Garrison Keillor

We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience || Handel H. Brown

The magi, as you know, were wise men – wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents || O. Henry

The merry family gatherings – the old, the very young; the strangely lovely way they harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time – traditions that recall the precious memories down the years, the sameness of them all || Helen Lowrie Marshall

The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world || Unknown

From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another, the warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other || Emily Matthews

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas || Peg Bracken

I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth, goodwill to men || Henry Longfellow

Love came down at Christmas; Love all lovely, love divine: Love was born at Christmas, Stars and angels gave the sign || Christina Rosetti

Two things upon this changing earth can neither change nor end; the splendor of Christ’s humble birth, the love of friend for friend || Unknown

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? || GK Chesterton

The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting || Louisa May Alcott

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other || Burton Hillis

A good conscience is a continual Christmas || Ben Franklin

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind;
Teach us to be patient and always to be kind || Helen Steiner Rice

Christmas is a race to see which gives out first – your money or your feet || Unknown

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts || Janice Maeditere

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves || Eric Sevareid

No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given – when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes || Joan Winmill Brown

Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen || Unknown

Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought that the first one was || Art Fettig

Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts || Unknown

If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away || Unknown

Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man || Unknown

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day || Helen Rice

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year || Charles Dickens


Christmas is a time for celebration, for giving, and trying to be just a little nice to your fellow man || Kevin Cuddihy

Christmas is a Son away from home || Norma Alloway

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better that at Christmas, when its might Founder was a child Himself || Charles Dickens

Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts: the gift of God to man- His Son;and the gift of man to God when...we first give ourselves to God || Vance Havener

I wish we could put some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month || Harlan Miller

Somehow, not only for Christmas, But all the long year through, The joy that you give to others, Is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing, The poor and lonely and sad, The more of your heart's possessing, Returns to you glad || John Greenleaf Whittier

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


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