Holidays—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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238 Page Holidays Quotation Collection
This 238 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Holidays. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of the major Holidays, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources as well as from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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Dear World, I am excited to be alive in you, and I am thankful for another year. --Charlotte Eriksson
I LOVE the first day of a new year! It’s a completely blank slate—365 days to bring your dreams to life and become the best version of yourself.
The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life! -
-Mehmet Murat ildan
We have flown the air like birds, and swum the sea like fishes, but we have not learned the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
George Washington is one of the beacons placed at intervals along the highroad of history.
Valentine hearts beat more passionately than everyday hearts.
St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time—a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.
—S. D. Gordon
April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.
For children, diversity needs to be real and not merely relegated to learning the names of the usual suspects during Black History Month or enjoying south-of-the-border cuisine on Cinco de Mayo. It means talking to and spending time with kids not like them so that they may discover those kids are in fact just like them.
When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. —Mitch Albom
Here on this peaceful hillside, the silent rows of headstones tell tales of service and sacrifice that are so much the story of our nation. Here lies the spirit that has guid-ed our country for more than 200 years now. Nurses and drummer boys, scouts and engineers, warriors and peacemakers -- joined by a shared devotion to defend our nation, protect our freedom, keep America strong and proud.
Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.
Yes, it is possible to be loved more than anybody else, more than everything else......it is possible to find a man that will love you the way you wanted to, it is possible to be loved by a man unconditionally, it is possible to have the man of your dreams........it is possible because it happened to me......I love you daddy!!!!!!
The night you were born, I ceased being my father’s boy and became my son’s father. That night I began a new life.
--Henry Gregor Felsen
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
If Christopher Columbus is the man whom, according to the common historical view, shut the door upon the Middle Ages and inaugurated a new world and a new age, the moment when those three paltry vessels left that Spanish harbour is one of the most epoch-making in the history of humanity.
There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a
brightly-lit front porch.
Thanks and giving don’t begin and end on Thanksgiving; it’s a day to remind us how to spend every moment in appreciation and generosity.
People think the only time the earth is renewed is in spring. I find it’s renewed around Christmastime when hard, old hearts are softened. When children’s laughter drowns out anguish. When magic transforms the dull into something beautiful and sparkly. I find that Christmas time changes me … from the inside out, and even for a moment fills me with youth and hope again.
One laugh of a child will make the holiest day more sacred still.
--R. G. Ingersoll
The seven principles of Kwanzaa—unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith—teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communicates and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism.
—William J. Clinton
Just as Hanukkah candles are lighted one by one from a single flame, so the tale of the miracle is passed from one man to another, from one house to another, and to the whole House of Israel throughout the generations.
--Judah Leon Magnes
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