51 Memorable Thanksgiving Quotes for You


Expressing gratitude and feeling thankful for simple pleasures can bring more joy in your life. Thanksgiving is not just about stuffed turkey and other delicious food but thanksgiving is a day where you can take time to thank God for all what you have got in life. So raise your glasses and share these thanksgiving quotes to your loved ones and tell them how thankful you are to them. These amazing 51 thanksgiving quotes are best to start your festivities this holiday.

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51 Best Thanksgiving Quotes for You

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  • “A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once, there was this day… this one day when… everyone realized they needed each other.”– April Burns in Pieces of April
  • “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
  • “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 favour and glad to do Thy will.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks. Among all the challenges that we face as people with hearing loss there are certainly brighter moments in every day – moments that deserve to be recorded in our Gratitude Journal.”– Monique Hammond
  • “And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.”– John Taylor
  • “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
  • “But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie; enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!”– Margaret Junkin Preston
  • “Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving.”– Mike Connolly
  • “Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminium foil and throw them out.”– Nicole Hollander
  • “Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.”– Franz Grillparzer

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  • “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more and it turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”– Melody Beattie
  • “He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.”– J.A. Shedd
  • “Here I am, 5 o’clock in the morning, stuffing bread crumbs up a dead bird’s butt.”– Rosanne in Rosanne
  • “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
  • “I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.”– Robert Brault
  • “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”– W. Clement Stone
  • “If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.”– Ina Garten
  • “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”– Gerald Good
  • “It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.”– Alistair Cooke
  • “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
  • “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
  • “My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.”– Katharine McPhee
  • “It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak.”– Phyllis Diller
  • “My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.”– Douglas Conant
  • “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”– W.T. Purkiser
  • “On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.”– William Jennings Bryan
  • “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
  • “Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and offerings, and a thankful strain.”– Alexander Pope
  • “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”– Charles Dickens

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  • “Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favour. 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
  • “Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.”– J. Robert Moskin
  • “Thanksgiving creates abundance.”– Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
  • “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
  • “Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”– Amy Grant
  • “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 is America’s favourite 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 one of my favourite 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 is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.”– P. J. O’Rourke
  • “Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.”– Willard Scott
  • “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 was never meant to be shut up in a single day.”– Robert Caspar Lintner
  • “Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.”– Kevin James
  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”– William Blake
  • “There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”– O. Henry, Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen
  • “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”– Thornton Wilder, The Woman of Andros
  • “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
  • “The funny thing about Thanksgiving , or any big meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it then go home and cook, chop, braise and blanch. Then it’s gone in 20 minutes and everybody lies around sort of in a sugar coma and then it takes 4 hours to clean it up.”– Ted Allen, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes
  • “I always think its funny when Indians celebrate Thanksgiving. I mean, sure, the Indians and Pilgrims were best friends during the first Thanksgiving, but a few years later, the Pilgrims were shooting Indians. So I’m never quite sure why we eat Turkey like everybody else.”– Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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