St. Nicholas Quotes

St. Nicholas Day celebrates the life of Saint Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century Christian bishop considered the real-life model for Santa Claus.

The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic Gods giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves.
-St. Nicholas of Myra

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. ...
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
-Clement Clarke Moore

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
-Clement Clarke Moore

Everybody loves St Nicholas, because St. Nicholas loves everybody.
- Fr Andrew Phillips


Alas! How dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus! There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.
- Francis P. Church


Once again St. Nicholas Day
Has even come to our hideaway;
It won't be quite as fun, I fear,
As the happy day we had last year.
Then we were hopeful, no reason to doubt
That optimism would win the bout,
And by the time this year came round,
We'd all be free, and safe and sound.
Still, let's not forget it's St. Nicholas Day,
Though we've nothing left to give away.
We'll have to find something else to do:
So everyone please look in their shoe!”
- Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl