"Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Frances Wright on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Frances Wright on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Frances Wright on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Frances Wright on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Frances Wright on Benjamin Franklin
"If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment."
"Equality is the soul of liberty there is, in fact, no liberty without it."
"How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge - just knowledge not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers."
"All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you."
"If they exert it not for good, they will for evil if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance."