christmas

A Quote by Roy L. Smith on christmas, tree, heart, and spirit

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

Roy L. Smith

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Victoria Safford on moment, magic, love, holidays, christmas, and light

Now is the moment of magic,

when the whole, round earth turns again toward the sun,

and here's a blessing: the days will be longer and brighter now, even before the winter settles in to chill us.

Now is the moment of magic, when people beaten down and broken, with nothing left but misery and candles and their own clear voices, kindle tiny lights and whisper secret music,

and here's a blessing: the dark universe is suddenly illuminated by the lights of the menorah, suddenly ablaze with the lights of the kinara, and the whole world is glad and loud with winter singing.

Now is the moment of magic, when an eastern star beckons the ignorant toward an unknown goal,

and here's a blessing: they find nothing in the end but an ordinary baby, born at midnight, born in poverty, and the baby's cry, like bells ringing, makes people wonder as they wander through their lives, what human love might really look like, sound like, feel like.

Now is the moment of magic,

and here's a blessing: we already possess all the gifts we need; we've already received our presents: ears to hear music, eyes to behold lights, hands to build true peace on earth and to hold each other tight in love.

Victoria Safford

Source: Unitarian Universalist Mediations

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on christmas, fear, and weather

Christmas is here: Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill. Little care we; Little we fear Weather without, Sheltered about The Mahogany Tree.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The Mahogany Tree.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on christmas, desires, seasons, and wishes

At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Love's Labours Lost, Act 1, scene 1.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on birds, birth, charm, christmas, power, seasons, spirit, and time

Cock-crow at Christmas Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Wilbur Wright on christmas, home, power, and success

Success. Four flights Thursday morning. All against twenty-one-mile wind. Started from level with engine power alone. Average speed through air thirty-one miles. Longest fifty-nine seconds. Inform press. Home Christmas.

Wilbur Wright (1867 - 1912)

Source: Telegram to the Reverend Milton Wright, from Kitty Hawk, N.C., December 17, 1903.

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A Quote by Velma West Sykes on adventure, christmas, cities, day, friendship, sleep, stability, travel, and work

Christmas parable: The stable boy had finished work that day, Had filled the manger with new, fragrant hay, Had fed the beasts, and usually would sleep Snuggled for warmth among the placid sheep; But not tonight, for he'd conceived a plan To join a merchant's camel caravan And travel to far places. He had heard Exciting tales of cities which had stirred His longing for adventure. He would go Where things were happening; his friends would know Why he had gone. He often said to them, "Oh, nothing happens here in bethlehem." He looked back once, before they traveled far, And wondered vaguely: why that brilliant star?

Velma West Sykes

Source: Magazine clipping. Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on christmas

What a situation! Our 6 year old Amy won't tell us what she wants for Christmas. She says she told Santa.

unknown

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on beauty, blessings, christmas, confidence, courage, day, evil, faith, future, good, harmony, heart, hope, joy, lies, men, nations, peace, reason, seasons, spirit, strength, sympathy, understanding, victory, work, and world

Let us pray that strength and courage abundant be given to all who work for a world of reason and understanding, that the good that lies in every man's heart may day by day be magnified, that men will come to see more clearly not that which divides them, but that which unites them, that each hour may bring us closer to a final victory, not of nation over nation, but of man over his own evils and weaknesses, that the true spirit of this Christmas season - it's joy, its beauty, its hope, and above all its abiding faith - may live among us, that the blessings of peace be ours - the peace to build and grow, to live in harmony and sympathy with others, and to plan for the future with confidence.

unknown

Source: New York Life Insurance Company advertisement. Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Traditional on birds, christmas, dance, day, gold, and love

The Twelve Days of Christmas The first day of Christmas My true love sent to me A partridge in a pear-tree. The second day of Christmas My true love sent to me Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The third day of Christmas My true love sent to me Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The fourth day of Christmas My true love sent to me Four colly birds, Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The fifth day of Christmas My true love sent to me Five gold rings, Four colly birds, Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The sixth day of Christmas My true love sent to me Six geese a-laying, Five gold rings, Four colly birds, Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The seventh day of Christmas My true love sent to me Seven swans a-swlmmmg, Six geese a-laying? Five gold rings, Four colly birds, Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The eighth day of Christmas My true love sent to me Eight maids a-milking, Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying, Five gold rings, Four colly birds, Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The ninth day of Christmas My true love sent to me Nine drummers drumming, Eight maids a-milking, Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying, Five gold rings, Four colly birds, Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The tenth day of Christmas My true love sent to me Ten pipers piping, Nine drummers drumming, Eight maids a-milking, Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying, Five gold rings, Four colly birds, Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The eleventh day of Christmas My true love sent to me Eleven ladies dancing, Ten pipers piping, Nine drummers drumming, Eight maids a-milking, Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying, Five gold rings, Four colly birds, Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree. The twelfth day of Christmas My true love sent to me Twelve lords a-leaping, Eleven ladies dancing, Ten pipers piping, Nine drummers drumming, Eight maids a-milking, Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying, Five gold rings, Four colly birds, Three French hens, Two turtle-doves And a partridge in a pear-tree.

Traditional

Contributed by: Zaady

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