Thanksgiving Quotes

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Thanksgiving Quotes

  • The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. – Dalai Lama

  • After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. – Oscar Wilde

  • Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. – Erma Bombeck

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  • What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? – Erma Bombeck

  • Family gathers to share good noise and good food. Gratitude abounds. – Richelle E. Goodrich

  • 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

  • A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. – Cicero

  • Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life, a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seed-time and harvest, the ripe product of the year and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God. – Ray Stannard Baker

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

  • Here I am, 5 o’clock in the morning, stuffing bread crumbs up a dead bird’s butt. – Rosanne

  • And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks. – John Taylor

  • Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens

  • Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. – Johnny Carson

  • He who thanks but with the lips, thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart. –  J.A. Shedd

  • 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

  • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser

  • Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year. – P. J. O’Rourke

  • “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 comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. – Edward Sandford Martin

  • A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once, there was this day, this one day when everyone realized they needed each other. – April Burns

  • 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

  • Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labor when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain. – Alexander Pope

  • I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that. – Howie Mandel

  • If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. – Gerald Good

  • 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

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

  • Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty. – Michael Dresser

  • 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

  • My Thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence. – Henry David Thoreau

  • When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

  • So what do we do?’ We do what all families do. Grin, bear it, and pass the mashed potatoes. – Heather Brewe

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

  • Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before. – Rita Rudner

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

  • 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

  • My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch. – Katharine McPhee

  • The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life. – Steve Goodier

  • The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

  • You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out. – Jay Leno

  • 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

  • Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home. – Wilbur D. Nesbit

  • 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

  • The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. – Dalai Lama

  • It’s like being at the kids’ table at Thanksgiving. You can put your elbows on it, you don’t have to talk politics. No matter how old I get, there’s always a part of me that’s sitting there. – John Hughes

  • Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. – Ernest Hemingway

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

  • You shouldn’t just give during Christmas and Thanksgiving you should be giving all the time. – Alcurtis Turner

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  • Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude. – Amy Leigh Mercree

  • Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. – William Shakespeare

  • The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. – H.U. Westermayer

  • O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.

  • Here’s a heartwarming thanks to you for the hope, peace, and joy that you bring to my life. Happy Thanksgiving

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

  • If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken. – Ina Garten

  • Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Overeating at Thanksgiving is a case in point. It’s a national tradition. – Eric Samuel Timm

  • 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

  • Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn’t have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship all perks of adulthood. – Rosecrans Baldwin

  • Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what befalls us in life, we can take the charred remnants and we can reconstruct a life unimaginably richer than that from which the shards and pieces fell. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

  • It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour. – Lorelai Gilmor

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