Notable Quotes

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.
Don’t clean it up too quickly.” 

— Andy Rooney, American writer, producer, humorist



Narrator (Boris Karloff): “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  “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966)

“A good conscience is a Continual Christmas.”

— Benjamin Franklin



“We must be the great arsenal of democracy.
For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself.
We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution,
the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt



It is a tremendously important and never-ending problem for the self-governing American people to be…
ever alert and vigorously active in… combating wherever necessary,
any and all threats to Individual Liberty and to its supporting system of  constitutionally limited government.

— Samuel Adams



“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” 

— C.S. Lewis



“It is a fair, even-handed, noble  adjustment of things,
that while there is infection in disease and sorrow,
there is nothing in the world so  irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

— Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol



“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Ebeneezer Scrooge

— Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol



“He that is warm for truth, and fearless in its defense, performs one of the duties of a good man;
he strengthens his own conviction, and guards others from delusion;
but steadiness of belief, and boldness of profession, are yet only part of the form of godliness.” 

— Samuel Johnson



“Nothing makes a man more unpopular in the controversies of the present day than an insistence upon definition of terms.”
— J. Gresham Machen



It is never better to be a child than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.

— Charles Dickens


Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.

— Charles Dickens