22 Thanksgiving Quotes and Sayings

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Thanksgiving is a special time of year, and there are a many great quotes about the holiday. Here are some of our favorites:

Turkey for me, Turkey for you.
~ Adam Sandler

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual…
~ Henry David Thoreau

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
~ Cicero

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

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

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
~ Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

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

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

I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.
~ Craig Ferguson

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

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

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

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
~ Elbert Hubbard

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

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
~ W. Clement Stone

All that we behold is full of blessings.
~ William Wordsworth

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
~ William Shakespeare

This year, let us especially seek to rekindle in our respective hearts and minds the spirit of our first settlers who valued freedom above all else, and who found much for which to be thankful when material comforts were meager. We are, indeed, a most fortunate people.
~ Richard Nixon

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. 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

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.
~ Robert Flatt

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

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