Thanksgiving quotes and sayings reflect the fact that we all have something to be thankful for.
Our Thanksgiving Day in late November is a day specifically designated for us to express our appreciation and gratefulness. This collection of quotations is great to share with friends and family.
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Best Thanksgiving Quotes
1.) Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward
2.) When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
3.) 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.
4.) Appreciation is like salt – a little goes a long way to bring out the best in us.
5.) The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
6.) No one has ever become poor by giving.
7.) 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 W. Clark
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Gratitude is the Right Attitude Sayings
8.) Always kiss the cook.
9.) Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
10.) I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.
11.) Give thanks for a little and you’ll find a lot.
12.) But whether we have less or more, Always thank we God therefor.
13.) Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.
Happy Thanksgiving Quotes for Friends and Family
14.) There’s always something for which to be thankful.
15.) There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
16.) The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
17.) 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
18.) Just tell yourself Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.
19.) 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.
20.) 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
21.) Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it is important when you need it.
22.) 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.
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Funny Thanksgiving Quotes
23.) I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
24.) An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving.
25.) On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment – halftime.
26.) Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries of life.
27.) The thing I’m grateful for right now is elastic waistbands.
28.) We’re having something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we’re having a swan. You get more stuffing.
29.) Thanksgiving is an emotional time. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they see only once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.
30.) My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
31.) Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.
32.) My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.
33.) I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.
34.) Coexistence: What the farmer does with the turkey—until Thanksgiving.
35.) I celebrated Thanksgiving in the 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.
Thanksgiving Sayings: Our Day of Gratitude
36.) Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
37.) 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.
38.) If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
39.) Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.
40.) 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.
41.) I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.
Henry David Thoreau
42.) Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.
43.) 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
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Quotes About Family
44.) Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
45.) After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
46.) Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, one by one, as each relative goes home.
47.) There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
Inspirational Thanksgiving Sayings
48.) We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
49.) Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
50.) Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
51.) Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
52.) We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
53.) Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
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Short Thanksgiving Messages
54.) Gobble ‘till you wobble (or Gobble Gobble ’till you Wobble Wobble).
55.) On this thankful day, a bushel of blessings for you and yours.
56.) A prayer of thanks for all of our blessings.
57.) Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and yours!
58.) Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Warmest Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family.
59.) On this blessed day, please Lord bless us all.
60.) Love to all we know and warmest Thanksgiving wishes!
61.) Wishing you carve out some great turkey-day memories – Best Thanksgiving Wishes.
62.) Getting together to smile and rejoice, eating and laughing with folks of your choice.
Wishes For Thanksgiving
63.) Being together is the best gift of all.
64.) A day of thanks and sharing. Thank you, Lord.
65.) There is always, always, something to be thankful for.
66.) Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.
67.) Giving thanks for your friendship today and every day. Warmest Thanksgiving wishes!
68.) We’re thankful for the two best things that come after our meal: 1.) The nap and 2.) The leftovers.
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69.) Family, food, friends (and football)
70.) A happy heart is a thankful heart.
71.) Be thankful for elastic waistbands.
72.) Gratitude is the heart’s memory.
73.) May your life be filled with good things to be thankful for, as ours are filled with thankfulness for you.
74.) Let us give thanks to unknown blessings already on their way.
75.) May the bounty of the season fill your heart and home.
76.) This holiday gives us the opportunity to tell you how very much your friendship means to us.
77.) Eat – Watch Football – Eat – Repeat.
Thanksgiving Card Messages
78.) Very thankful for not having to sit at the kid’s table this Thanksgiving.
79.) Among the Many Things, We Give Thanks For Our Loyal Friends Like You Who Have Helped Make This Year A Success For Us.
80.) On this Thanksgiving, bless the Lord.
81.) I hope this Thanksgiving will be your most wonderful yet. Happy Turkey Day!
82.) 1. Me 2. Your family 3. Everyone who recognizes kindness, caring, and generosity of spirit. Just a shortlist of the people whose lives you’ve touched. Happy Turkey Day!
83.) May your heart be glad and your home is happy at this joyful time.
84.) When I count my blessings, I count you twice.
85.) 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.
86.) We wish you God’s blessings, love, and in all things, happiness.
87.) Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul.
Grateful for Turkey Day
88.) Let our hearts be full of both “Thanks” and “Giving”!
89.) Have a most enjoyable Turkey Day, and save room for pumpkin pie.
90.) Choose to be grateful.
91.) Thank you for the food before us, the friends beside us, and the love between us.
92.) Help us to see what is there, not what isn’t.
93.) Thankful and grateful.
94.) Give thanks with a grateful heart.
95.) A card on this day seems inadequate for all that we’re thankful for.
96.) When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out, and the tide of love rushes in.
97.) Our homes may be far apart, but our hearts are as close as always.
98.) A thankful heart is a happy heart.
Happy Thanksgiving Messages
99.) As we sit down for this Thanksgiving meal, let us be appreciative of all we have.
100.) Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
101.) Gratitude is said to be the memory of the heart.
102.) Thinking of you and wishing you all the blessings of this beautiful season.
103.) Happy Turkey Day!
104.) Wishing you a heartfelt Happy Thanks and Giving Day!
105.) On this blessed day, we give thanks.
Funny Sayings for Turkey Day
106.) After the Gobble Gobble comes to the nap nap.
107.) Save a turkey, and order out pizza.
108.) It’s not the minutes spent at the dining table that put on weight; it’s the seconds.
109.) We’re thankful for football, recliners, and elastic waistbands.
110.) Don’t think of it as “overeating” on this day. Think of it as building energy for the biggest shopping day of the year!
111.) Happy Gobble Gobble!
112.) Gather together; Give Thanks; Eat Pie!
113.) Gratitude is the open door to abundance.
114.) Keep calm and gobble on.
115.) Don’t be that guy who starts a diet the day before Thanksgiving.
116.) You are what you eat – Turkeys!
117.) You’re the kind of friend who knows I don’t really mean it when I say I only want a small piece of the pie. Have a great day!
118.) May your turkey be plump and your tummy full. Or is it the other way around?
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119.) Across the Miles To You. Although our homes are much too far away, our hearts are next-door neighbors.
120.) Happy Thanksgiving. May the good things in life be yours in abundance.
121.) Gratitude changes everything.
122.) Wishing you have plenty of reasons to say “Thanks” on this day!
123.) No need to count calories today, just your blessings. Happiest Thanksgiving wishes to you!
124.) Eat pie, drink wine and be grateful.
125.) Give love on Thanksgiving Day and all through the year.
Thoughtful Thanksgiving Messages
126.) Hoping these will sway your answer to the most important question of the day–Do I have to wear one of those funny pilgrim hats to dinner?
127.) Wishing you warm and heartfelt blessings this holiday season.
128.) Gratitude is the best attitude.
129.) Our hearts are joyful for our many blessings.
130.) Sending you all of our Thanksgiving Day love. We miss you.
131.) Start each day with a grateful heart.
132.) Blessed are those who can give without remembering and who take without forgetting.
133.) May your holiday be joyful, and Thanksgiving happiness surrounds it, with good things on your table and those you love around it!
134.) Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.
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Heartfelt Thanksgiving Quotes
135.) 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
136.) Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
137.) Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.
138.) Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.
Marcus Tulius Cicero
139.) Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.
Robert Caspar Lintner
140.) Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.”
141.) The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.
Norman Vincent Peale
142.) Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home.
Wilbur D. Nesbit
143.) Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.
144.) When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.
145.) Gratitude opens the door, the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.
146.) Enjoy the little things; for one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things.
147.) I like football. I find it an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Dinner Quotations
148.) If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.
149.) 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?
150.) The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about?
151.) Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries in life.
152.) Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
153.) 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.
154.) You can’t have Thanksgiving without turkey. That’s like the Fourth of July without apple pie or Friday with no two pizzas.
Joey Tribbiani, Friends
155.) If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
156.) I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.
157.) Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
158.) He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving, comes from the heart.
159.) 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.
160.) 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
161.) Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.
162.) 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.
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163.) Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
164.) Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
165.) You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.
166.) Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.
167.) If you have any suggestions for Thanksgiving sayings or messages for this page, please visit the contact page.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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