Friday, May 06, 2005

Christmas Quotes

  ~Washington Irving Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~Hamilton Wright Mabie Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold! ~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day.  We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year.  As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.  And thus I drift along into the holidays - let them overtake me unexpectedly - waking up some find morning and suddenly saying to myself:  "Why, this is Christmas Day!"  ~David Grayson Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.  ~Author Unknown I have always thought of Christmas time as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.  ~Charles Dickens Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth, And there He lives and dies. ~Alfred Noyes For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.  ~Loring A. Schuler There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime.  Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.  ~P.J. O'Rourke Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making.  ~Leigh Hunt Great little One! whose all-embracing birth Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth. ~Richard Crashaw 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 The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C.  This wasn't for any religious reasons.  They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.  ~Jay Leno The earth has grown old with its burden of care, But at Christmas it always is young. ~Phillips Brooks Christmas begins about th

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