It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
—Charles Dickens (1812–1870)
Christ did not come to do away with suffering; He did not come to explain it; He came to fill it with His presence.
—Paul Claudel (1868–1955)
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
The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.
—W. S. Sacman, 19th-century clergyman
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
—Ruth Carter Stapleton (1929–1983)
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
—Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846–1916)
Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.
—Mary Ellen Chase (1887–1973)
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 (1903–2003)
Christmas living is the best kind of Christmas giving.
—Richard Van Dyke (b. 1925)
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
—W. T. Ellis (1845–1925)
The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
—Helen Keller (1880–1968)
Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day.
—Helen Steiner Rice (1900–1981)
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
—Norman Vincent Peale (1898–1993)
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
—Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985)
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