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Quotes About Thanksgiving

A Collection of Quotes About Thanksgiving

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” – Irv Kupcinet

“Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving.” – Mike Connolly

“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

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

“Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.” – John Clayton

“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Everything that I hold will eventually be gone. Subsequently, the quality of my life will depend on whether I choose to appreciate those things ‘now’ or wait until ‘then.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

“Have the wisdom to perceive all there is to be thankful for, and then be thankful for the wisdom to perceive things so clearly.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“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

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” – Amy Grant

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”  – Harry Ironside

“The joy of living is the gratitude of the moment.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“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

“I think most people have that crazy uncle they sit at Thanksgiving dinner with: someone they disagree with politically but love them anyway.” – Alan Colmes

“There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“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

“I’m thankful for my sanity or whatever’s left of it.” – Dominic Riccitello

“For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.” – Storm Jameson

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Those who are not grateful soon begin to complain of everything.” – Thomas Merton

“When a person thanks someone with full heart then the word will be big and worthy word and will have full meaning to the person. Or else it will remain small and valueless word if a person says it just for saying.” – Salman Aziz

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake

“Thankfulness is an attitude of possibilities, not an attitude of liabilities.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” – Todd Stocker

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Thanks will be a worthless word until a person tells it from heart.” – Salman Aziz

“Remember to give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” – Valentina Giambanco

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.” – Warren W. Wiersbe

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

“What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.” – Daniel Humm

“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

“Lack of thanksgiving result to lack of appreciation. Most people fail to appreciate because they failed to devote offering thanksgiving.” – Kabelo Mabona

“A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher.” – Israelmore Ayivor

“Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks.
Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” – Charmaine J. Forde

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” – Nigel Hamilton

“Let thy prayer be thanksgiving.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Superficial social niceties are far different from the deep emotion of thanksgiving.” – Alexandra Katehakis

“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.” – Albert Barnes

“There are three things that people pick up on the instant they walk into your home on Thanksgiving. They will be able to feel the human energy. They’ll smell the food. And they will see, instantly, the table.” – Danny Meyer

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone

“iving thanks fills you with light and joy so you can shine like the bright star you truly are.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

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

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” – Henry Van Dyke

“Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” – Franz Grillparzer

“I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

“To become a better you, remember to be grateful to people who have contributed to making you who you are today.” – Israelmore Ayivor

“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

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