Harry Wong
Dec 2017
Vol 14 No 4

Apple Seeds Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

December 2017

Fr, 12-01: 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

Sa, 12-02: The ornaments of our house are the friends who frequent it. ~ Ralph Waldo


Su, 12-03: Christmas –- that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that

something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. ~ Augusta E. Rundell

Mo, 12-04: There is no better time than Christmas to enjoy the wonders of nature, to share

with others out of our abundance, and to celebrate the presence of special

people in our lives. ~ Unknown

Tu, 12-05: We shall find peace, we shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with

diamonds. ~ Anton Chekhov

We, 12-06: Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving

those of yesterday. ~ Gladys Taber

Th, 12-07: December 7, 1941 – a date that will live in infamy. ~ President Franklin D.


Fr, 12-08: Christmas comes softly, silently, sweetly – wrapping its loveliness about the

world . . . and once again the most beautiful message on earth is repeated:

Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward All. ~ Helen Steiner Rice

Sa, 12-09: Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Su, 12-10: It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmastime.

~ Charles Dickens

Mo, 12-11: The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family

all wrapped up in each other. ~ Burton Hillis

Tu, 12-12: Christmas . . . a season of special joy, the most beautiful time of the year.

~ Rachel Davies

We, 12-13: Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking. ~ Patricia Clafford

Th, 12-14: What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope

for the future. ~ Agnes M. Pharo

Fr, 12-15: Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but it will be a day of

remembrance — a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.

~ Augusta E. Rundell

Sa, 12-16: The joy of brightening others’ lives, bearing each other’s burden, easing others’

loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes

for us the magic of Christmas. ~ W. C. Jones

Su, 12-17: At this special time of year: Follow the children. Hear the joy in their laughter.

See the love in their eyes. Feel the hope in their touch. ~ Unknown

Mo, 12-18: The things we do at Christmas are touched with a certain extravagance, as

beautiful, in some of its aspects, as the extravagance of nature in June.

~ Robert Collyer

Tu, 12-19: Christmas is the place where my soul is always renewed. ~ J. M. Hund

We, 12-20: The winter season is a time of joy and celebration; of friends and family. It’s a

time of reflection and a time for renewal; a time to share the dream of

peace upon the earth and harmony among all beings. ~ Laurel Burch

Th, 12-21: It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. ~ Mother Teresa

Fr, 12-22: 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. ~ Katie L. Bosher

Sa, 12-23: All the world is young at Christmastime. ~ Unknown

Su, 12-24: And so we come again to Christmas, with all its color and joy, its magic and

wonder, its spirit of goodwill and warmth. ~ Esther Baldwin York

Mo, 12-25: Christmas is here and now for everyone who is able and willing to receive it.

~ Ida Belle McGill

Tu, 12-26: We are a gift to one another . . . we are a family. ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

We, 12-27: Love is what’s in the room with you if you stop opening presents and listen.

~ Bobby – age 07

Th, 12-28: If you didn’t get all the things you wanted, you can still be grateful for all the

things you didn’t get that you didn’t want. ~ Michael Nolan

Fr, 12-29: Happy faces, glowing with love – the Christmas decorations we should never put

away! ~ Margaret Benton

Sa, 12-30: The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not of gifts given or

received, but of the spirit of love, the cherished little habits of the home.

~ Lois Rand

Su, 12-31: Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be

happier. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson



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