HOWARD THURMAN CHRISTMAS QUOTES

“When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, to heal the broken, to feed the hungry, to release the prisoner, to rebuild the nations, to bring peace among people, to make music in the heart.”

“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.”

“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.”

“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.”

“Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”

“Christmas is not about the gifts we receive, but the love we give.”

“Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever.”

“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.”

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even when you’re home.”

“Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man.”

“Gifts of time and love are surely basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”

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

“Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.”

“Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.”

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.”

“Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.”

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”

“May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, and the warmth of Christmas grant you love.”

“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other’s burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.”

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

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.”

“The Christmas spirit – love – changes hearts and lives.”

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”

“Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; teach us to be patient and always to be kind.”

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

“Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.”

“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.”