QUOTES: A Collection of Wise and Eloquent Words About Christmas

See an expanded and revised version (December 24, 2013) of the collection at https://whatwillmatter.com/2013/12/the-best-ever-quotes-about-christmas-and-the-christmas-spirit-compiled-by-michael-josephson/

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

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  – Hamilton Wright Mabie

Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. – Dale Evans Rogers

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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

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other’s burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.  – W.C. Jones

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,/ for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away /like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf./ The good you do for others is good you do yourself.  – Norman Wesley Brooks,

As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.  – Eric Sevareid

At Christmas: A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;/He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season’s here;/then he’s thinking more of others than he’s thought the months before, / And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for. /He is less a selfish creature than at any other time; /When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime.  – Edgar Guest

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, /The gladness of Christmas give you hope,/ The warmth of Christmas grant you love. ~Author Unknown

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