“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

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
– Charles Dickens

“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

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.”
 – Sunshine Magazine

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring—not even a mouse:
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.”
– Clement C. Moore

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
 – Kahlil Gibran
mystic, poet and artist

“To believe in making wishes and have faith they can come true,
To believe that you can find some joy in everything you do,
To believe in giving gladly for no reason, just because,
To believe in love… that’s what it means to believe in Santa Claus.”
– from greeting card

“I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white man would be coming into my neighborhood after dark.”
 – Dick Gregory

“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”
 – Helen Steiner Rice

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

“May the Leprechauns be near you
To spread Luck along your way.
And may all the Irish Angels,
Smile on you St. Patrick’s Day.”
– unknown

“St. Patrick was a gentleman
Who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good St. Patrick
And see all those snakes again.”
 – unknown