December 25

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. ~ Yeshua (Jesus Christ)
2005
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? ~ Bob Hope
2006
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
2007
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

~ Isaac Watts ~
2008
The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart. ~ Helen Keller
2009
How many observe Christ's Birth-day! how few his Precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. ~ Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanack (in relation to Christmas)
2010
Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King.
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room,
And heav'n and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

~ Isaac Watts ~ (traditional Christmas carol)
2011
A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear.
War is over,
If you want it —
War is over now.

~ John Lennon & Yoko Ono ~

2012
Do you hear the people sing
Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people
Who are climbing to the light.

For the wretched of the earth
There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end
And the sun will rise.

They will live again in freedom
In the Garden of the Lord.
They will walk behind the plough-share,
They will put away the sword.
The chain will be broken
And all men will have their reward!

~ Les Misérables ~
2013
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, 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. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
~ Gospel of Luke ~
2014 
Rank or add further suggestions…

Ranking system:

4 : Excellent - should definitely be used.
3 : Very Good - strong desire to see it used.
2 : Good - some desire to see it used.
1 : Acceptable - but with no particular desire to see it used.
0 : Not acceptable - not appropriate for use as a quote of the day.


Suggestions[edit]

Christmas is an awfulness that compares favorably with the great London plague and fire of 1665-66. No one escapes the feelings of mortal dejection, inadequacy, frustration, loneliness, guilt and pity. No one escapes feeling used by society, by religion, by friends and relatives, by the utterly artifical responsiblities of extending false greetings, sending banal cards, reciprocating unsolicated gifts, going to dull parties, putting up with acquaintances and family one avoids all the rest of the year... in short, of being brutalized by a 'holiday' that has lost virtually all of its original meanings and has become a merchandising ploy for color tv set manufacturers and ravagers of the woodlands. ~ Harlan Ellison

  • 4 - --Mister Six 11:10, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 Kalki 14:51, 22 December 2007 (UTC) I might give this a 1 or even a 2 some other date of the Christmas season, but I feel it ranks as a zero for Christmas day itself. 1 ~ Kalki 22:35, 23 December 2005 (UTC) (Ellison is an interesting writer and personality, but on this I am inclined to quote an old cartoon: "Bah, Humbug to you too, you old fart!")
  • 1 Zarbon 20:29, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Except the Christ be born again tonight
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.

~ Vachel Lindsay ~

  • 3 Kalki 14:51, 22 December 2007 (UTC) with a VERY strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 20:29, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes, or bags!
And he puzzled and puzzled, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more."
~ Dr. Seuss

  • 3 Ningauble 15:13, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 06:12, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki (talk · contributions) 02:55, 23 December 2011 (UTC) 3 Kalki (talk · contributions) 20:23, 13 December 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4. reduced this, at least for a year or two — I might rank this higher again if it were extended a bit more…

Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man. ~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah


A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. ~ Carlos Castaneda


There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~ Erma Bombeck (in relation to Christmas)


This is the month, and this the happy morn,
Wherein the Son of Heav'n's eternal King,
Of wedded maid and virgin mother born,
Our great redemption from above did bring;
For so the holy sages once did sing,
That He our deadly forfeit should release,
And with His Father work us a perpetual peace.

~ John Milton

  • 3 --Tryst (talk) 18:22, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

India is an ancient nation and not nation in the making. We are not to build a new nation but to make this ancient nation virile to face the challenge of modern times.
With the banner of Nationalism in our hearts to build up a Mighty India, let us march forward on the path of Duty. This is no time for rest; this is no occasion for faltering. Let us go onwards and onwards, till we reach the Goal. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee