The Spirit of Christmas – great quotes from the world’s greatest leaders

 

Spirit-of-ChristmasWhether you are religious or not, Christmas is a special time. The spirit of the holiday can be voiced in verses from the Bible and from the mouths of deep thinkers. Here are some of my favorites collected through the years:

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” — Winston Churchill

“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

“Don’t let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.” — Taylor Caldwell

“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.” — Caroline Kennedy

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” — Washington Irving

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” — Charles M. Schulz

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” — Alexander Smith

“The thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn’t matter what mood you’re in or what kind of a year you’ve had; it’s a fresh start.” — Kelly Clarkson

“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” — Mary Ellen Chase

“Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us — a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.” — David Cameron

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more.”  – Dr. Seuss

 

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