Holiday Quotes to Light up the Season

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Holidays. Some people love them. Some people don’t. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by commitments or stressed beyond your ability to cope, take a break and find some inspiration to lighten up your day. Here are 20 quotes that are like cookies for the soul ― calorie-free, of course.

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Roger Babson

“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. Believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown

“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“Where there is life there is hope.” – Ron Grover

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.” – Richard Evans

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

“If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett

“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you.” – T.A. Barron

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

“This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays! – D.M. Dellinger

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston S. Churchill

“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.” – Mother Teresa

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Khalil Gibran

“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.” – W. C. Jones

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson

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