Best Thanksgiving Quotes

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  1. All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.— PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
  2. An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.— IRV KUPCINET
  3. Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.— MARGARET COUSINS
  4. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.— OPRAH WINFREY
  5. Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.— KONRAD VON GESNER
  6. Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving.— MIKE CONNOLLY
  7. Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.— RALPH WALDO EMERSON
  8. Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.— JOSEPH AUSLANDER
  9. Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we’re thankful for and put them in a hat. Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!— DEBBY RYAN
  10. For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.— STORM JAMESON
  11. Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.— HANSA PROVERB
  12. Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.— NATIVE AMERICAN SAYING
  13. God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.— JEREMY TAYLOR
  14. Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.— WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD
  15. Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds. Living in the moment, we are open to the abundance around us and within us. We express appreciation freely. We contemplate the richness of our life. In life’s trials, we seek to understand, to accept, to learn. Gratitude is a continual celebration of life.— AUTHOR UNKNOWN
  16. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.— MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
  17. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.— MELODY BEATTIE
  18. Greed grabs, Gratitude receives.— AUTHOR UNKNOWN
  19. Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.— D. WAITLEY
  20. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.— EPICTETUS
  21. Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.— AUTHOR UNKNOWN
  22. Homemade stuffing is my favorite thing about Thanksgiving. I wish people served it more than just once a year.— TROY GENTILE
  23. I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.— HENRY DAVID THOREAU
  24. I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.— WILL CARLETON
  25. I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.— TODD BARRY
  26. I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.— MARCUS SAMUELSSON
  27. I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.— PSALM 69:30
  28. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.— G.K. CHESTERTON
  29. I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.— ELBERT HUBBARD
  30. I’m thankful for every moment.— AL GREEN
  31. If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.— FRANK A. CLARK
  32. If no one shopped on Thanksgiving Day, the stores wouldn’t open. End of story. I say we all take the pledge and stay home. Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for what you have, not to save a few dollars to get more.— REGINA BRETT
  33. If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.— MEISTER ECKHART
  34. If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.— W. CLEMENT STONE
  35. If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.— TONY SNOW
  36. If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.— GERALD GOOD
  37. It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.— MARILU HENNER
  38. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.— MARCEL PROUST
  39. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.— PSALM 95:2
  40. My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.— PHYLLIS DILLER
  41. My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jello with whipped cream on it. And it’s delicious.— BOBBY MOYNIHAN
  42. None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.— FRED DE WITT VAN AMBURGH
  43. Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.— WT PURKISER
  44. Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.— SENECA
  45. On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.— WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
  46. On the morning of Thanksgiving, I would wake up to the home smelling of all good things, wafting upstairs to my room. I would set the table with the fancy silverware and china and hope that my parents and grandmother wouldn’t have the annual Thanksgiving fight about Richard Nixon.— DEBI MAZAR
  47. Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.— LAWRENCE WELK
  48. Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!— HENRY WARD BEECHER
  49. Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit.— PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
  50. Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.— WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  51. Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.— ALICE WALKER
  52. Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.— AMY GRANT
  53. Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.— E. P. POWELL
  54. Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.— ERMA BOMBECK
  55. Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.— NIGEL HAMILTON
  56. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.— JOYCE GIRAUD
  57. Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday - it’s a day that’s American to the core and it’s a day that’s all about what and how we eat.— MARCUS SAMUELSSON
  58. Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.— WILLARD SCOTT
  59. Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.— ROBERT CASPAR LINTNER
  60. Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.— W.J. CAMERON
  61. Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.— KEVIN JAMES
  62. That’s one of the great things about Thanksgiving: Football’s on!— MICHAEL STRAHAN
  63. The earliest you can play Christmas music is on Thanksgiving.— TINASHE
  64. The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.— DALAI LAMA
  65. The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.— WILLIAM BLAKE
  66. The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!— HENRY WARD BEECHER
  67. The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.— JEFF MILLER
  68. There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.— O. HENRY
  69. To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.— VICTOR HUGO
  70. We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.— THORNTON WILDER
  71. We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.— JOHN F. KENNEDY
  72. When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.— SAM LEFKOWITZ
  73. When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.— WILLIE NELSON
  74. When people come to my act any time after Thanksgiving, I usually say, You shouldn’t be here. You should be shopping. Our economy depends on you! You should be out there buying stuff.— LEWIS BLACK
  75. To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.— REBA MCENTIRE
  76. It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.— AUTHOR UNKNOWN
  77. Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.— NICOLE HOLLANDER
  78. After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.— OSCAR WILDE
  79. O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.— WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  80. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.— APOSTLE PAUL
  81. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.— PSALM 95:2

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