Thanksgiving quotes

  • Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Love #Thanksgiving #Good Night

  • It's a thanksgiving to God. It's something I have wanted to do for a long time, but the record company wasn't ready for it. So I did it myself.
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Thanksgiving #Long #Records

  • I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Thanksgiving #Father #Heaven

  • (Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #People

  • Our lives are filled with meeting wonderful people. Make sure those that have become a part of your life hear your words of appreciation.
    -- Ace Antonio Hall

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Appreciation

  • God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.
    -- Addison Mizner

    #Inspirational #Funny #Thanksgiving

  • Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
    -- Aesop

    #Inspirational #Thanksgiving #Spiritual

  • I'm thankful for every moment.
    -- Al Green

    #Thanksgiving #Thankfulness #Thanksgiving Day

  • From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Motivational #Success #Thanksgiving

  • '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

    #Inspirational #Inspiring #Thanksgiving

  • It's so simple to create a delicious holiday meal without animal cruelty. I promise no one will miss the turkey!
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Thanksgiving #Holiday #Animal

  • It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Thanksgiving #Turkeys #Doctrine

  • Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Religious

  • The whole of the life -- even the hard -- is made up of the minute parts, and if I miss the infinitesimals, I miss the whole. These are new language lessons, and I live them out. There is a way to live the big of giving thanks in all things. It is this: to give thanks in this one small thing. The moments will add up.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Thanksgiving #Missing #Add

  • And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Grows

  • Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Thanksgiving #Might #Way

  • I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains....My advice is: Go outside, to the fields, enjoy nature and the sunshine, go out and try to recapture happiness in yourself and in God. Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you and be happy!
    -- Anne Frank

    #Beauty #Thanksgiving #Sunshine

  • I love Thanksgiving turkey... It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Thanksgiving #Turkeys #Los Angeles

  • So once in every year we throng Upon a day apart, to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart.
    -- Arthur Guiterman

    #Thanksgiving #Song #Heart

  • Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, 'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
    -- Barbara Boxer

    #Funny #Thanksgiving #Stupid

  • I thought that all of the sacrifices and blessings of the whole history of mankind have devolved upon me. Thank you, God.
    -- Ben Stein

    #Thank You #Thanksgiving #Sacrifice

  • Be grateful simply for being alive. When you are grateful for life, pure and simple, your life becomes one you can be grateful for. That may strike you as circular or even backward logic, but your attitude really does have an effect on how things work out. When you can't change your life any other way, you can still change your attitude. When you do, your life changes. You find more chances to love, and you will be surprised to see how much more love is returned to you.
    -- Bernie Siegel

    #Thanksgiving #Attitude #Life Changing

  • Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.
    -- Betty Smith

    #Inspirational #Thanksgiving #Time

  • I'm not going out and hitting a 95-mph fastball where I can't see the stitches. I'm not on a professional football team looking to tackle a fullback who is built like solid wood. I'm a thinking person, and I've been blessed with the ability to see some things and talk about them in a way that registers in a humorous and funny way.
    -- Bill Cosby

    #Thanksgiving #Football #Team

  • The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
    -- Bob Schieffer

    #Christmas #Thanksgiving #Football

  • On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.
    -- Bobby Jindal

    #Family #Thanksgiving #Real

  • There are things you do because they feel right and they may make no sense and they may make no money and it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other and to eat each other's cooking and say it was good.
    -- Brian Andreas

    #Thanksgiving #Real #Cooking

  • The difference between God and the Devil, is that God creates and organizes, while the whole study of the Devil is to convince children that light meat tastes good.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Thanksgiving #Children #Light

  • Thanksgiving. It proved you had survived another year with its wars, inflation, unemployment, smog, presidents. It was a grand neurotic gathering of clans: loud drunks, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, screaming children, would-be suicides. And don't forget indigestion. I wasn't different from anyone else: There sat the 18-pound bird on my sink, dead, plucked, totally disemboweled. Iris would roast it for me.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Thanksgiving #Suicide #Children

  • One of my most memorable Thanksgiving memories was probably the first year that me and my two brothers decided to start our annual eating contest. We ate throughout the whole day. We started that morning and weighed ourselves, and at the very end of the night, we weighed ourselves out. And all three of us equally gained five pounds.
    -- Charles Kelley

    #Thanksgiving #Morning #Brother

  • You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Thanksgiving #Being Happy #Gratitude

  • This is the holy reasoning of love; it draws no license from grace, but rather feels the strong constraints of gratitude leading it to holiness.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Strong

  • My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes. I love Thanksgiving, it's just my favorite. I can have Thanksgiving all year round.
    -- Cindy Margolis

    #Thanksgiving #Kids #Years

  • There are many ways of giving thanks. Eating turkeys doesn't have to be one of them.
    -- Corey Feldman

    #Thanksgiving #Turkeys #Way

  • Twas the night before Thanksgiving.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Thanksgiving #Night

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

    #Thanksgiving #Country #Being Thankful

  • We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
    -- Cynthia Ozick

    #Thank You #Thanksgiving #Thankful

  • Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.
    -- Dan Buettner

    #Inspirational #Thanksgiving #Gratitude

  • As soon as someone tells me: 'You're rather sexy,' I wish I could disappear. If somebody says: 'You were voted the world's sexiest man,' I have no idea what that means. How do I respond? 'Thank you' is the best you can do. George Clooney is the world's sexiest man, anyway.
    -- Daniel Craig

    #Thank You #Thanksgiving #Sexy

  • My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
    -- David

    #Thanksgiving #Religious #Heart

  • No matter what our circumstance, we can find a reason to be thankful.
    -- David Jeremiah

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Grateful

  • It is impossible to be negative while we are giving thanks.
    -- Donald Curtis

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Grateful

  • Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Success #Thanksgiving #Thankful

  • 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

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Two

  • I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
    -- Elbert Hubbard

    #Inspirational #Thanksgiving #Gratitude

  • In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
    -- Elizabeth Gilbert

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Giving Up

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

    #Thanksgiving #Sports #Food

  • We give thanks often with a tearful, doubtful voice, for our spiritual mercies positive, but what an almost infinite field there is for mercies negative! We cannot even imagine all that God has allowed us not to do, not to be.
    -- Frances Ridley Havergal

    #Thanksgiving #Spiritual #Voice

  • If I were ever to go mad it would be on Thanksgiving Day, that day of guilt and grace when the family hangs upon you like an ax over a sacrificial victim, like the oven's heat on that poor bird.
    -- Francine du Plessix Gray

    #Thanksgiving #Mad #Bird

  • The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress.
    -- Francis Frangipane

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Struggle

  • 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

    #Motivational #Thanksgiving #Thankful

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

    #Thanksgiving #Being Thankful #Important

  • Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
    -- Garrison Keillor

    #Thank You #Thanksgiving #Forgiveness

  • Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won't feel so thankful then.
    -- Garrison Keillor

    #Thank You #Thanksgiving #Good Life

  • Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing... a grateful heart!
    -- George Herbert

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Grateful

  • I can only say thank you and thanks also to all of the great songwriters who wrote those wonderful songs that became number ones.
    -- George Strait

    #Thank You #Thanksgiving #Song

  • All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.
    -- George W. Bush

    #Thanksgiving #Blessing #America

  • It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.
    -- George Washington

    #Thanksgiving #Bible #God

  • I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.
    -- Giacomo Casanova

    #Thanksgiving #Thank God #Ruins

  • You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
    -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

    #Inspirational #Thanksgiving #Thankful

  • May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs!
    -- Grandpa Jones

    #Thanksgiving #Pie #Yams

  • The heaviest burden that one has to bear in this life is the burden of delaying too long before putting the fruit in the Jell-O so it's too firm and the chunks just sit on top.
    -- Harold B. Lee

    #Thanksgiving #Long #Fruit

  • He looked like something that had gotten loose from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Thanksgiving #Thanksgiving Day #Parades

  • We are profoundly grateful for the blessings bestowed upon us: the preservation of our freedom, so dearly bought and so highly prized; our opportunities for human welfare and happiness, so limitless in their scope; our material prosperity, so far surpassing that of earlier years; and our private spiritual blessings, so deeply cherished by all. For these we offer fervent thanks to God.
    -- Harry S. Truman

    #Thanksgiving #Spiritual #Grateful

  • None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone's help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.
    -- Harvey Mackay

    #Thanksgiving #Understanding #Helping

  • For three things I thank God every day of my life: thanks that he has vouchsafed me knowledge of his works; deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith; deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to--a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song.
    -- Helen Keller

    #Thanksgiving #Song #Flower

  • We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.
    -- Henry Allen Ironside

    #Thanksgiving #Kids #Worry

  • I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! my extremities well charred, and my intellectual part too, so that there is no danger of worm or rot for a long while. My breath is sweet to me. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Thanksgiving #Running #Sweet

  • Gratitude consists of a watchful, minute attention to the particulars of our state, and to the multitudes of God's gifts, taken one by one. It fills us with a consciousness that God loves and cares for us, even to the least event and smallest need of life. It is a blessed thought that from our childhood God has been laying his fatherly hands upon us, and always in benediction, and that even the strokes of his hands are blessings, and among the chiefest we have ever received.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Blessed

  • 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

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Kindness

  • 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

    #Life #Thanksgiving #Grateful

  • 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

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Optimistic

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

    #Thanksgiving #Funny Thanksgiving #Canada

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

    #Thanksgiving #Thinking #Dinner

  • I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It's the only holiday I insist on making myself.
    -- Ina Garten

    #Thanksgiving #Holiday #Adore

  • Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I've got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night.
    -- Irving Berlin

    #Positive #Happiness #Thanksgiving

  • God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
    -- Izaak Walton

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Heart


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  • Thanksgiving, when the Indians said, "Well, this has been fun, but we know you have a long voyage back to England".
    -- Jay Leno

    #Thanksgiving #Fun #Long

  • The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
    -- Jeff Miller

    #Thanksgiving #Country #Veterans Day

  • As governor, when I visited our troops in Kuwait and Iraq, I served them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a small gesture compared to their sacrifice.
    -- Jennifer Granholm

    #Thanksgiving #Sacrifice #Kuwait

  • We have so much, yet many Americans feel dissatisfied. Somehow the full table, symbol of abundance to the pilgrims, is not enough. We yearn for something far beyond the material satisfaction. Find your place in history this Thanksgiving by stretching beyond your table. Celebrate your survival by offering peace and sharing with your neighbors. Make the shift from in illogical feeling of lack to the recognition of abundance. Invite the Spirit to your feast, and prepare to feed the world.
    -- Jennifer James

    #Thanksgiving #Offering #Feelings

  • Something I didn't even know was on my bucket list has been achieved. I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner with Martha Stewart. I vow to follow the gospel of her teachings and do my very best in the remarkably less glamorous kitchen of my own home... without the luxury of magically appearing prep bowls filled by a staff of sous chefs.
    -- Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    #Thanksgiving #Teaching #Home

  • For Thanksgiving we have to make a Tofurkey! It doesn't sound right! It's gonna be jiggly and weird.
    -- Jessica Simpson

    #Thanksgiving #Sound

  • I pray for you, that all your misgivings will be melted to thanksgivings. Remember that the shadow a thing casts often far exceeds the size of the thing itself (especially if the light be low on the horizon) and though some future fear may strut brave darkness as you approach, the thing itself will be but a speck when seen from beyond. Oh that He would restore us often with that 'aspect from beyond,' to see a thing as He sees it, to remember that He dealeth with us as with sons.
    -- Jim Elliot

    #Thanksgiving #Son #Light

  • There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.
    -- Jim Rohn

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Grateful

  • I love Halloween, trick or treating and decorating the house. And I love Thanksgiving, because of the football and the fall weather. And of course, I love Christmas - that's my favorite of all!
    -- Joe Nichols

    #Christmas #Thanksgiving #Football

  • Heavenly Father, thank You for Your peace that rules my heart. I choose Your peace today and thank You for guiding my every step. I choose to be thankful today and bless You for Your faithfulness. In Jesus Name. Amen.
    -- Joel Osteen

    #Thanksgiving #Jesus #Father

  • It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    #Life #Thanksgiving #Blessed

  • The very fact that a man is thankful implies someone to be thankful to.
    -- John Baillie

    #Thanksgiving #Men #Being Thankful

  • 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

    #Inspirational #Thank You #Thanksgiving

  • 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

    #Thanksgiving #Kids #Sitting

  • How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.
    -- John Templeton

    #Thanksgiving #Children #Doors

  • 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

    #Thanksgiving #Holiday #Emotional

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

    #Funny #Thanksgiving #Land

  • Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine's Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.
    -- Jonathan Safran Foer

    #Thanksgiving #Kings #Valentine

  • 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

    #Thanksgiving #Heart #Men

  • many of the guests will eventually leave the table to watch football on television, which would be a rudeness at any other occasion but is a relief at Thanksgiving and probably the only way to get those people to budge.
    -- Judith Martin

    #Thanksgiving #Football #People

  • Dining with one's friends and beloved family is certainly one of life's primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.
    -- Julia Child

    #Thanksgiving #Soul #Dining

  • The kind of experience of humility and happiness that comes with gratitude tends to crowd out whatever is coarse, or ugly or mean.
    -- Kevin DeYoung

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Mean