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Thanksgiving quotes, sayings, greetings

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.
Willie Nelson

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.
Oprah Winfrey

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.
William Blake

6.) No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

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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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.
Marcus Samuelsson

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.
Catherine Pulsifer

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Happy Thanksgiving Quotes for Friends and Family

14.) There’s always something for which to be thankful.
Charles Dickens

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.
Albert Einstein

16.) The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Dalai Lama

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.
Dr. Seuss

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.
E.P. Powell

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.
Franz Grillparzer

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.
H.U. Westermayer

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Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

23.) I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Erma Bombeck

24.) An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving.
Irv Kupcinet

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.
Lindsey Bareham

27.) The thing I’m grateful for right now is elastic waistbands.

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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.
George Carlin

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.
Johnny Carson

30.) My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
Phyllis Diller

31.) Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.
Kevin James

32.) My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.
Rita Rudner

33.) I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.
Howie Mandel

34.) Coexistence: What the farmer does with the turkey—until Thanksgiving.
Mike Connolly

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.
Jon Stewart

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36.) Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
W.J. Cameron

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.
Frank Clark

38.) If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Meister Eckhart

39.) Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.
Ernest Hemmingway

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.
Theodore Roosevelt

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.
Randy Pausch

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.
Marcel Proust

45.) After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
Oscar Wilde

46.) Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, one by one, as each relative goes home.
Melanie White

47.) There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
O. Henry

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Inspirational Thanksgiving Sayings

48.) We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
Neal Maxwell

49.) Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
W.T. Purkiser

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.
Betty Smith

51.) Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
William Faulkner

52.) We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thorton Wilder

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Thanksgiving Wishes

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.
Margaret Cousins

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 Tullius 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.”
Steve Maraboli

141.) The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.
Norman Vincent Peale

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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.
Sam Lefkowitz

145.) Gratitude opens the door, the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.
Deepak Chopra

146.) Enjoy the little things; for one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Quotations

148.) If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.
Ina Garten

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?
Erma Bombeck

150.) The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about?
Nora Ephron

151.) Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries in life.
Lindsey Bareham

152.) Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

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.
Lorelai Gilmore

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.
Carl Sagan

156.) I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.
Robert Brault

Thanksgiving Blessings

157.) Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

158.) He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving, comes from the heart.
J.A. Shedd

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.
Victor Hugo

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.
Maya Angelou

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.
Joyce Giraud

Thanksgiving Togetherness Insights

163.) Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
Melody Beattie

164.) Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

165.) You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.
Jay Leno

166.) Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.
Nigel Hamilton

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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