Quotes of December

“ Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have thirty-one Excepting February alone: Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine, Till leap year gives it twenty-nine. ”

- Unknown

“ The sun that brief December day Rose cheerless over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gave at noon A sadder light than waning moon. ”

- John Greenleaf Whittier

“ Contemporary American children, if they are old enough to grasp the concept of Santa Claus by Thanksgiving, are able to see through it by December 15th. ”

- Roy Blount Jr.

“ When dark December glooms the day, And takes our autumn joys away; When short and scant the sun-beam throws, Upon the weary waste of snows. ”

- Walter Scott

“ How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ”

- Dr. Seuss

“ How like a winter hath my absence been From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen? What old December's bareness every where! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ Only the sea intoning, Only the wainscot-mouse, Only the wild wind moaning Over the lonely house. ”

- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“ December drops no weak, relenting tear, By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared. ”

- Christopher Pearce Cranch

“ In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ When we shall hear The rain and wind beat dark December, how In this our pinching cave shall we discourse The freezing hours away? ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Since June of 2004, we've funded 73 charities. ”

- Earl Graves

“ By comparison, this is heaven. Usually, by June 1st, it was over. ”

- Jerry Coleman

“ God gave us memory that we might have roses in December. ”

- James M. Barrie

“ God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December. ”

- J.M. Barrie

“ Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ God gives us memory so that we may have roses in December. ”

- J. M. Barrie

“ God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. ”

- J. M. Barry

“ October is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. Others are July, January, April, September, November, May, March, June, December, August and February. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year. ”

- Gandhi

“ God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. ”

- J. M. Barrie

“ How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Living here in southern California, I'll miss hearing Rocky Top for an entire week at the end of December. I was actually looking forward to it. Tennessee has a better fight song than Nebraska. ”

- Al Michaels

“ In order to allow ourselves to be creative, we have to relinquish control and overcome fear. Why? Because real creativity is life-altering. It threatens the status quo; it makes us see things differently. It brings about change, and we are terrified of change… we live in a wild universe — a universe in which the truth is frightening… ”

- Madeleine L’Engle

“ And last December drear, With piteous low-drooped head, In a voice of desolation Crying out, "The year is dead!" And so, with changeful gear, With smile or frown or song, The months, in strange variation, Are ever gliding along. ”

- Edgar Fawcett

“ In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy brook, Thy bubblings ne'er remember Apollo's summer look; But with a sweet forgetting, They stay their crystal fretting, Never, never petting About the frozen time. ”

- John Keats

“ I don't really do New Year's resolutions because I don't think you should have to wait until December to start working on how to change yourself. I think if you've got a problem, you need to fix it now. ”

- Clay Aiken

“ Your friendship is a glowing ember through the year; and each December from its warm and living spark, we kindle flame against the dark, and with its shining radiance light our tree of faith on Christmas night. ”

- Thelma J. Lund

“ The latest test failure of the missile defense system - the second since December 15th - demonstrates once again that we are rushing to deploy a system that is unproven, too costly, and inadequate for our national security needs in the post-September 11th world. ”

- Senator Dianne Feinstein
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