Thanksgiving Quotes

“Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.” —Wilbur D. Nesbit

“And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.” —John Taylor 

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” —Melody Beattie.

“Thanksgiving is America’s favorite holiday because it’s a time when we put aside our cares, much as the struggling Pilgrims did nearly four centuries ago, and eat a gut-busting meal without worrying about the ‘out years.’” —David Ignatius

“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.

“He who thanks but with the lips, thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart.” —John G. Shedd

“Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are!” —Bethany Hamilton

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” —Thornton Wilder

“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.” —Conrad Gessner

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” —George Bernard Shaw

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” —Cynthia Ozick

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” —Neal A. Maxwell

“A basic law: The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is.” —Ernest Hemingway

“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” —Catherine Pulsifer

“I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy, and I am loved.” —Reba McEntire

“Thanksgiving is America’s favourite holiday, and a brilliant piece of personal as well as patriotic calendrical invention.” —Linda Colley

“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

“I do think that Thanksgiving is a very nice holiday because it’s all about saying thank you; it’s being thankful.” —Jacob Tremblay

“I’m thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes.” —Ron Perlman

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” —Maya Angelou. 

“There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” —Joyce Meyer

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” —Margaret Cousins

“Dear Lord, I’m so grateful I’m still loved.” —Vivien Leigh.

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” —Seneca the Younger.

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” —Aesop

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” —W.J. Cameron

“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.

“Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been, a better time or a better place to live in.” —Phillips Brooks

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