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Ralph W. Sockman:
Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been calledour most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.
'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, Could we bestow the gifts we get, And keep the ones we giveaway, How happy were our Christmas day!
Pope Paul VI:
We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, thedecisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let himrejoice.
Christmas... is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries inone's heart.
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
That's the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me.
The spirit of Christmas is-and hopefully always will be-about goodwill and generosity toothers and peace on earth.
Norman Vincent Peale:
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and morebeautiful.
Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body.
There are some people who want to throw their arms round you just because it's Christmas,there are other people who want to strangle you just because its Christmas.
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits arewhen adults tell the government what they want - and their kids pay for it.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all gothrough it together.
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As wegot farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of amarble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame ofcharity in the heart.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
The endangered species list has grown this year to include both religious and secular symbols cherished by Americans
including the nativity, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, candy canes, and Christmas carols.
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!
According to an ancient Sardinian legend, the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time.
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.
Gilbert K. Chesterton:
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?
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.