Thanksgiving Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Thanksgiving quotes and Thanksgiving sayings, and Thanksgiving proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will."

"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."

"Thankfulness creates gratitude, which generates contentment that causes peace."

"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 four hours to clean it up."

"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance."

"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."

"We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions."

"For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends."

"Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn’t learned to be content lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better."

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."

"Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary."

"The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness."

"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."

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share."

"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."

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving."

"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."

"If you made a list of all the things you could be thankful for, the list would undoubtedly be longer than your misfortunes."

"When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup."

"Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness."

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse."

"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."

"Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live."

"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."

"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."

"You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity."

"Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid."

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