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Christmas Quotes

Christmas is the time of blessing and people like sending Christmas cards. Below you can find some short quotes about Christmas, all by famous poets or other famous people, which you can use on a Christmas card. Some Christmas quotes are funny, some are about wisdom and others simply nice and charming.

 

Charles Dickens Quotes

 

"Happy, happy Christmas,
that can win us back
to the delusions of our childhood days,
recall to the old man
the pleasures of his youth,
and transport the traveler back
to his own fireside and quiet home!"
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

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"I will honor Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year."
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

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"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)

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"But I am sure that 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 (1812 - 1870)

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"Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope
indeed, in whose breastsomething like a jovial feeling
is not roused - in whose mind some pleasant associations
are not awakened - by the recurrence of Christmas."
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

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"Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our
limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek;
bound together all our home enjoyments,affections, and hopes;
grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire,
and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete."
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

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"It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well,
if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us,
and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, 'God bless us, every one!'"
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

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"At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,"
said the gentleman, taking up a pen,
"it is more than usually desirable
that we should make some slight provision
for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly
at the present time. ... We choose this time,
because it is a time, of all others, when
Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices."
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

 

Shakespeare Quotes

 

"At Christmas I no more desire a rose,
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled shows;
But like of each thing that in season grows."
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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Marcellus to Horatio and Bernardo, after seeing the Ghost:

" It faded on the crowing of the cock.
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 dare stir 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."
Hamlet , Act I, Scene 1

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

 

Various Authors

 

"Christmas is a season for kindling
the fire for hospitality in the hall,
the genial flame of charity in the heart."
Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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"At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year."
Thomas Tusser (1524 - 1580)

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"Heap on the wood! - the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
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" 'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale;
'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year."
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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"Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign."
Christina G. Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

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"Christmas hath a beauty ... lovelier than the world can show."
Christina G. Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

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"When we were children we were grateful
to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time.
Why are we not grateful to God
for filling our stockings with legs?"
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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"Christmas is the time for looking ahead
courageously through the gates of the swiftly
approaching new year ... of resolving that the
coming months will reflect a kinder, more forgiving
and less heedless person than mirrored in the past."
Ellen V. Morgan (1855 - 1920)

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"Christmas day is a day of joy and charity.
May God make you very rich in both."
Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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"The earth has grown old with its burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung."
Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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"The feet of the humblest may walk in the field
Where the feet of the Holiest trod,
This, then, is the marvel to mortals revealed.
When the silvery trumpets of Christmas have pealed,
That mankind are the children of God. "
Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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"Have you any old grudges you would like to pay,
Any wrongs laid up from a bygone day?
Gather them now and lay them away
When Christmas comes.
Hard thoughts are heavy to carry, my friend,
And life is short from beginning to end;
Be kind to yourself, leave nothing to mend
When Christmas comes."
William Lytle (1826-1863)

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"A Christmas Wish
I'd like a stocking made for a giant,
And a meeting house full of toys,
Then I'd go out in a happy hunt
For the poor little girls and boys;
Up the street and down the street,
And across and over the town,
I'd search and find them everyone,
Before the sun went down.
Eugene Field (1850 - 1895)

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"Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.

And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to make you glad."
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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"A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near,
A little gift from one held dear,
Best wishes for the coming year ...
These make a Merry Christmas!"
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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"Isn't it funny that at Christmas
something in you gets so lonely
for - I don't know what exactly,
but it's something that you don't mind
so much not having at other times."
Kate L. Bosher (1865 - 1932)

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"O Christmas Sun! What holy task is thine!
To fold a world in the embrace of God!"
Guy Wetmore Carryl (1873 - 1904)

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"God rest ye, little children; let nothing you afright,
For Jesus Christ, your Saviour, was born this happy night;
Along the hills of Galilee the white blocks sleeping lay,
When Christ, the child of Nazareth, was born on Christmas day."
Dinah Craik (1826 - 1887)

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"Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
Richard Crashaw (1613 - 1649)

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"The time draws near the birth of Christ:
The moon is hid; the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill
Answer each other in the mist."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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"Be merry all, be merry all,
With holly dress the festive hall;
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,
To welcome merry Christmas."
William Robert Spencer (1769-1834)

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"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 (1807 - 1882)

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"I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!"
Carolyn Wells (1862 -1942)

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"When Christmas bells are swinging
above the fields of snow,
we hear sweet voices ringing
from lands of long ago,
and etched on vacant places
are half-forgotten faces
of friends we used to cherish,
and loves we used to know."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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"Blessed is the season which engages
the whole world in a conspiracy of love."
Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916)

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"Are you willing to stoop down and
consider the needs and desires of little children;
to remember the weaknesses and lonliness
of people who are growing old;
to stop asking how much your friends love you,
and to ask yourself if you love them enough;
to bear in mind the things that other people
have to bear on their hearts;
to trim your lamp so that it will give more light
and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that
your shadow will fall behind you;
to make a grave for your ugly thougts and a
garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open?
Are you willing to do these things for a day?
Then you are ready to keep Christmas!"
Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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"Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior
and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world."
Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

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"Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven."
Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

 

Bible Quotes

 

"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea
in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men
from the east to Jerusalem, saying, where is he
that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen
his star in the east, and are come to worship him."
Matthew 2:1-2

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"And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not! For, behold,
I bring you tidings of great joy, Which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you:
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.'"
Luke 2:10-12

 

Some Christmas Humour

 

"A goose never voted for an early Christmas."
Irish Saying


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