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Walter Savage Landor


Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world.

Walter Scott

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

Amelia Barr

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

He lives most life whoever breathes most air.

William Wordsworth

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.

Oscar Wilde

I am no longer young enough to know everything.

Robert Buchanan


I wander forth this chill December dawn:
John Frost and all his elves are out, I see,
As busy as the elfin world can be,
Clothing a world asleep with fleecy lawn.

Henry Ward Beecher

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.

Walter Scott


When dark December glooms the day,
And takes our autumn joys away...

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