20 best Thanksgiving quotes

20 best Thanksgiving quotes

Appreciation is an essential part of our daily living. These Thanksgiving quotes will help you show gratitude for every kindness you receive and express how much you appreciate what was done for you. You will find different quotes that you can use to thank God, friends and family in this article. Enjoy them.

Thanksgiving quotes

Awesome words are birthed when there is an act of kindness. If someone has shown you kindness or love, make sure you repay with kind words of gratitude. Below are some great examples.

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Famous Thanksgiving quotes

  • Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. - William Arthur Ward
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Life is all about balance, and there are certain times of the year - birthday, anniversary, holidays - that are meant to be enjoyed without guilt. That being said, Thanksgiving is a meal - it's not a Thanksgiving day, and it's not a Thanksgiving week. - Harley Pasternak
  • 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
  • I am grateful to have my life back and for the friends and family who never gave up on me, for a God who was there when I was ready to find him. I am grateful for so much, that every day, one day at a time, is Thanksgiving. - Andrew Zimmern

Best Thanksgiving quotes

  • 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
  • What I love about Thanksgiving is that it's purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It's really for everybody, and it doesn't matter where you're from. - Daniel Humm
  • At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I'm grateful for friends, family, and good health. Then I get more superficial... like being thankful for my Louboutins. - Christie Brinkley
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  • What a marvelous resource soup is for the thrifty cook - it solves the ham-bone and lamb-bone problems, the everlasting Thanksgiving turkey, the extra vegetables. - Julia Child
  • If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down. - Tony Snow
  • Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ. - John Clayton
  • Christmas and Thanksgiving are the two days of the year where we know the spurs are going to stay off the boots because the family doesn't have to work. It's such a nice - and rare - treat! - Ree Drummond
  • 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

Short thanksgiving quotes

  • Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside. - Willard Scott
  • If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it's really like making a large chicken. - Ina Garten
  • Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song. - Konrad von Gesner
  • I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It's the only holiday I insist on making myself. - Ina Garten
  • There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. - O. Henry
  • As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – By John F. Kennedy
  • Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. – By William Faulkner
  • It was surprisingly difficult to find prayers of thanks—the least represented of any type of prayer. ― Marie Noël
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Thanksgiving quotes to God

  • Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving. Joseph Auslander
  • I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
  • Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him. - John Clayton
  • Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another. - John Clayton
  • With God, what’s possible will always be infinitely greater than what we believe to be probable. And we can be thankful that such a reality means that where we see a wall, God wishes to unveil a horizon. ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
  • Thank you Lord. Thank you Lord for the gift of life. Thank you Lord for divine protection. Thank you Lord for daily guidance. ― Lailah Gifty Akita
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  • I never believed I will be the Breadwinner in my family, But I give Lord God Almighty Thanks! ― Genereux Philip

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Thanksgiving quotes funny

  • The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy. - Bob Schieffer
  • Halloween is fun, but it wasn't always my favorite holiday. I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. - Tobin Bell
  • I think most people have that crazy uncle they sit at Thanksgiving dinner with: someone they disagree with politically but love them anyway. - Alan Colmes
  • We all have somebody that sits down at the Thanksgiving table and says the most outrageous things, and you're doin' the dishes with your sister, and you're like, 'Omigod, can you believe she said that?' - Vicki Lawrence
  • I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving. – Craig Ferguson
  • Even if you are vegetarian, you do want to have a stuffing for Thanksgiving. The stuffing is not so much about the vegetables, but it's very unique to the season. - Daniel Humm
  • I really don't do much on the night of Thanksgiving other than bring the wine and carve the turkey. My contribution comes the day after, in the form of breakfast. I usually just forage through the leftovers for things that will go well with eggs. - Wylie Dufresne
  • If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself. – Mitch Hedberg
  • 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 sortof in a sugar coma and then it takes 4 hours to clean it up. – Ted Allen

Thanksgiving quotes for friends

  • There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday. - John Clayton
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year — and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God. – Ray Stannard Baker
  • 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

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  • 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
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Thanksgiving quotes family

  • 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
  • Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be carefulthat you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. – By E.P. Powell
  • Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. – By Henry Van Dyke
  • You know that just before that first Thanksgiving dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying, Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave. – By Dylan Brody
  • We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning. – By Albert Barnes
  • 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. – By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whether from friends, family or God, a lifestyle of appreciation is needed to show how much you are grateful for what was done to you. Therefore, these Thanksgiving quotes are worth using to express your deep appreciation to these people at all times. Hope you find them useful for that Thanksgiving occasion.

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