Thanksgiving is a time of year when family and friends come together to enjoy a delicious meal and give thanks for all the good things in their lives. It’s also a time when people reflect on the things, they are most grateful for. Here are some of our favorite quotes about Thanksgiving:

“I’m thankful for every moment.” —Al Green

 “To become a better you, remember to be grateful to people who have contributed to making you who you are today.” — Israel more Ayvar

“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 Pulsipher

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

“I’m just thankful I’m surrounded by good people.” —Jon Pardo

“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

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

“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

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” —Dalai Lama

“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” — Edwin Arlington Robinson

“The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” —Henry Ward Beecher

“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.” —Willard Scott

“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

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” —W.T. Purchaser

“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” —O. Henry

“Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.” —Lawrence Welk

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

“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

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

“There is no Thanksgiving back in the old country where I come from. You know why? Because being thankful is a sin.” ― Craig Ferguson

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

“A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher.” ― Israel more Ayvar

“Thanksgiving was nothing more than a pilgrim-created obstacle in the way of Christmas; a dead bird in the street that forced a brief detour.” ― Augustin Burroughs

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

“A little “thank you” that you will say to someone for a “little favour” shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen “greater favours”. Learn to say “thank you” and why not?” ― Israel more Ayvar

“I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.” ― Craig Ferguson

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

“Here in Britain, of course, it’s Thank Fuck We Got Those Weird Jesus Bastards On The Boat Day” ― Warren Ellis

“Eucharistic—thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.” ― Ann Vos Kamp

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

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ― W.T. Purchaser

“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighbourhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” ― Jon Stewart

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” ― Oscar Wilde

“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

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

“But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown.” – Marcy

“Isn’t it peculiar, Charlie Brown, how some traditions just slowly fade away?” – Lucy

“Thanksgiving is a very important holiday. Ours was the first country in the world to make a national holiday to give thanks.” – Linus

“As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude, I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you!” – Victoria Osteen

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

“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

“Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.” – Dwight L. Moody

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

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

“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.” – A.W. Tozer

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

“Thankfulness is measured by the number of words. Gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions.” David O. McKay

“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.” Amy Leigh Mercure

“I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased.” — Oprah Winfrey

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” — Johannes A. Gaertner

“Thanksgiving: Bringing out the best in family dysfunction since 1863.” —Anonymous

“A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.” Kin Hubbard

“I’m looking forward to seeing pie this Thanksgiving more than members of my own family.” Damien Fahey

“I like football. I find it’s an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.” Craig Ferguson

“Every Thanksgiving I bring the champagne, because in my family we all know what our strengths are.” — Gloria Fallon

“I love spending Thanksgiving surrounded by all these great friends I met in the Best Buy parking lot.” — John Lyon

“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.” — Jay Leno

“Thanksgiving: when the people who are the most thankful are the ones who didn’t have to cook.” — Melanie White

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.” — Jim Davis

“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

“Hope my relatives are getting along with the professional line sitter I hired to hold my place at the front of the Thanksgiving food line.” — John Lyon

“In the family, happiness is in the ratio in which each is serving the others, seeking one another’s good, and bearing one another’s burdens.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” —Peter Buffett

“This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.” — Mitch Album

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues … are created, strengthened and maintained.” — Winston Churchill

“To have friends who will always take you to higher ground is an incalculable blessing.” — John Bethea

“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” — Irina Shayk

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” — Meister Eckhart

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” — Lionel Hampton

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” — Deepak Chopra

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” — Alfred North Whitehead

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” — Alphonse Karr

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” — Henri Frederic Amyl

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” — Epicurus

“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” — Amy Collette

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens

“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

“Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. Most importantly though, I am thankful for you today and everyday.” -Anonymous

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make everyday a holiday in which you celebrate just living.” – Amanda Bradley

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

“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. Warthin

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