51+ Best December Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational december quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous December Quotes

When December comes, can ‘The Nutcracker’ be far behind? No, it can’t – not in America, anyway. – Robert Gottlieb

Silent night, holy night, when the bough flies from the tree and is hung everywhere, when from tables the crusts fly, when the gifts begin to tremble because lovelessness walks through the world, because it snarls at you, barks at you from the snow, and the silver ribbons rip and the tinsel rustles silvery, and the silver and gold, and a golden word come to you on which you choke because you have been sold and betrayed, and because it does not suffice that for you one is redeemed who once died. – Ingeborg Bachmann

Now the seasons are closing their files on each of us, the heavy drawers full of certificates rolling back into the tree trunks, a few old papers flocking away. Someone we loved has fallen from our thoughts, making a little, glittering splash like a bicycle pushed by a breeze. Otherwise, not much has happened; we fell in love again, finding that one red reather on the wind. – Ted Kooser

Chill December brings the sleet / Blazing fire/ and Christmas treat. – Sara Coleridge

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. – Yoko Ono

Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home. – Carol Nelson

Who is not a love seeker when December comes? Even children pray to Santa Claus. – Rod McKuen

December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come. —Fennel Hudson

It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready. – Sarah Kay

In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold. – Ben Aaronovitch

It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it’s really a time of renewal and reflection. – Elizabeth Camden

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

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

Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humor, and like enough to consent. – William Shakespeare

New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. – Charles Lamb

I blink January’s lashes and gush down December’s cheeks – Sanober Khan

In this world only winter is certain. – George R.R. Martin

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays. – W. C. Jones

It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. – Agnes M. Pharo

December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory… – John Geddes

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

I speak cold silent words a stone might speak If it had words or consciousness, Watching December moonlight on the mountain peak, Relieved of mortal hungers, the whole mess Of needs, desires, ambitions, wishes, hopes. This stillness in me knows the sky’s abyss, Reflected by blank snow along bare slopes, If it had words or consciousness, Would echo what a thinking stone might say To praise oblivion words can’t possess As inorganic muteness goes its way. There’s no serenity without the thought serene, Owl-flight without spread wings, honed eyes, hooked beak, Absence without the meaning absence means. To rescue bleakness from the bleak, I speak cold silent words a stone might speak. – Robert Pack

On the first day of winter, the earth awakens to the cold touch of itself. Snow knows no other recourse except this falling, this sudden letting go over the small gnomed bushes, all the emptying trees. Snow puts beauty back into the withered and malnourished, into the death-wish of nature and the deliberate way winter insists on nothing less than deference. waiting all its life, snow says,Let me cover you. – Laura Lush

In drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy tree, Thy branches ne’er remember Their green felicity: The north cannot undo them With a sleety whistle through them; Nor frozen thawings glue them From budding at the prime. In 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. Ah! would ’twere so with many A gentle girl and boy! But were there ever any Writhed not at passed joy? The feel of not to feel it, When there is none to heal it Nor numbed sense to steel it, Was never said in rhyme. – John Keats

December 25th has become guilt and obligation. Phil Donahue

Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold! Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

In December ring Every day the chimes; Loud the gleemen sing In the streets their merry rhymes. Let us by the fire Ever higher Sing them till the night expire! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When dark December glooms the day, and takes our autumn joys away. Walter Scott

In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow. – Alexander Pope

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

On the evening of December 25, General Washington in a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army, then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole. – Mercy Otis Warren

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor. – Jack Adams

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

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

When I was a child, my December weekends were spent making cards, decorating the tree, hanging the wreath and preparing brandy butter and peppermint creams. – Pippa Middleton

It is the middle of December now, and we are about to travel to Switzerland – where we plan to ski a little, relax a little, and shoot a Dutch politician a little. – Hugh Laurie

December was a horrible month. – Sandy Bryant

People can’t concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December. – Ogden Nash

The cold is coming. December’s winter solstice. Start of the season. – Robert Pettit

On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet. – Orson Pratt

I don’t mean to burst anyone’s bubble, but there is no scriptural or historical basisfor December 25th actually being the day that Jesus was born. – Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

If it’s December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York? – Howard Koch

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. – Edgar Allan Poe

Outside the house it was storming, a busy downfall of flakes that the wind blew lightly across acres of old snow left from December. Gladys – Hasty Carroll

I know. I’m lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have ’til December, right? – Catherine O’Hara

Shout now! The months with loud acclaim, Take up the cry and send it forth; May breathing sweet her Spring perfumes, November thundering from the North. With hands upraised, as with one voice, They join their notes in grand accord; Hail to December! say they all, It gave to Earth our Christ the Lord! – J.K. Hoyt

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

Cold in the earth and fifteen wild Decembers, From those brown hills, have melted into spring. – Emily Bronte

On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids, we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad yards and this went on for about thirty minutes. – James Stockdale

If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on you hand a Turquoise blue, Success will bless whate’er you do. – unknown

On December 18, 1940, Hitler signed Directive Number 21, better known as Operation Barbarossa. – Leopold Trepper

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