Quotes Tagged "christmas" (Showing 1 to 20 of 62)

“It is easy to give to our own, those whom we love. Their gladness becomes our joy. We are not quite so ready to give to others, even if they are in need, for their happiness does not seem so necessary to our happiness. It appears yet more difficult to give to the Lord, for we are prone to believe that he must give and ask nothing in return. We have foolishly reversed the proper order. Our first gift at Christmas should be to the Lord; next to the friend or stranger by our gate; then, surcharged with the effulgence from such giving, we would enhance the value of our gifts to our very own.”
– John A. Widtsoe
"The Gifts of Christmas," Ensign, Dec 1972
“At this time of Christmas, this season when gifts are given, let us not forget that God gave His Son, and His Son gave His life, that each of us might have the gift of eternal life.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley
"The Son of God," <i>Ensign</i>, Dec 1992
“There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus Christ. It is the time to love the Lord, our God, with all our heart – and our neighbors as ourselves. It is well to remember that he who gives money gives much; he who gives time gives more; but he who gives of himself gives all.”
– Thomas S. Monson
First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Dec. 2
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“With the birth of the babe in Bethlehem, there emerged a great endowment—a power stronger than weapons, a wealth more lasting than the coins of Caesar. This child was to become the King of kings and Lord of lords, the promised Messiah—Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
– Thomas S. Monson
Mormon.org
“Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.”
– Ralph Sockman
About.com
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“The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has no Christmas in his heart.”
– Helen Keller
About.com
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“Christmas is a time when you get homesick--even when you're home.”
– Carol Nelson
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“Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year--and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.”
– W. J. Cameron
Goodreads.com
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“One of the things that Christmas reminds us is that Jesus Christ was once a child.”
– Hark Herald Sarmiento
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“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 fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: 'Why, this is Christmas Day!”
– Ray Stannard Baker
Goodreads.com
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“Let the children have their night of fun and laughter. Let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures before we turn again to the stern task and the formidable years that lie before us, resolved that, by our sacrifice and daring, these same children shall not be robbed of their inheritance or denied their right to live in a free and decent world.”
– Winston Churchill
Christmas Eve Message
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“Glen had a disability more disfiguring than a burn and more terrifying than cancer. Glen had been born on the day after Christmas. "My parents just combine my birthday with Christmas, that's all," he explained. But we knew this was a lie. Glen's parents just wrapped a couple of his Christmas presents in birthday-themed wrapping paper, stuck some candles in a supermarket cake, and had a dinner of Christmas leftovers.”
– Augusten Burroughs
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
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“I know it doesn't make sense, but since when is Christmas about sense, anyway? It is about a child, of long ago and far away, and it is about the child of now. In you and me. Waiting behind the door of our hearts for something wonderful to happen. A child who is impractical, unrealistic, simpleminded and terribly vulnerable to joy.”
– Robert Fulghum
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
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“The light of the Christmas star to you. The warmth of home and hearth to you. The cheer and goodwill of friends to you. The hope of a child-like heart to you. The joy of a thousand angels to you. The love of the Son and God's peace to you.”
– Sherryl Woods
An O'Brien Family Christmas
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“There has been only one Christmas--the rest are anniversaries.”
– W. J. Cameron
Goodreads.com
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“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
– Peg Bracken
Goodreads.com
“God is here. This truth should fill our lives, and every Christmas should be for us a new and special meeting with God, when we allow his light and grace to enter deep into our soul.”
– Josemaría Escrivá
Christ Is Passing by
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“Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree.”
– Charlotte Carpenter
Goodreads.com
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“I walked inside Macy’s and faced the pathetic spectacle of a department store full of shoppers, none of whom were shopping for themselves. Without the instant gratification of a self-aimed purchase, everyone walked around in the tactical stupor of the financially obligated.”
– Rachel Cohn
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.”
– Larry Wilde
Goodreads.com
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