Best Thanksgiving Quotes Which Are Perfect For This Holiday

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With Thanksgiving coming up, these best Thanksgiving quotes will remind you to feel grateful for what you have, not only on Thanksgiving but every day of the year. Let these tidbits of wisdom soothe you when the turkey’s still frozen.

When is Thanksgiving celebrated?

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday which began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October. In the USA, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November and around the same part of the year in other places.

Thanksgiving has long been celebrated as a secular holiday. So this Thanksgiving, be grateful for what you have and enjoy reading the best Thanksgiving quotes.

Happy Thanksgiving Quotes For Friends And Family

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes

“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” – O. Henry

“I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” – Charlie Brown

“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, man. Not a good day to be my pants.” – Kevin James

“Do you know what I dream about when I dream about Thanksgiving? I dream about eating so much deliciousness that all the blood rushes to my head and I pass out at the table. Please don’t deny me that.” – Seth Cohen, The O.C.

“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

“A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once, there was this day when…everyone realized they needed each other.” – April Burns, Pieces of April

“Here’s a tip: Don’t cook Thanksgiving dinner for five people in 14 hours. Here’s another tip: Don’t ask a guy out on a first date on the least sexy holiday in America.” – Schmidt, New Girl

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

“‘Enough’ is a feast.” —Buddhist proverb

Quotes On Thanksgiving And Gratitude

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Brault

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

“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 A. Clark

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” —Epictetus

“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

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” —Gertrude Stein

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” —John Wooden

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” —A.A. Milne

“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day—or to celebrate each special day.” —Rasheed Ogunlaru

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” —Maya Angelou

“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

Happy Thanksgiving Quotes

Happy Thanksgiving Quotes For Friends And Family

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

“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

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” —Dalai Lama

“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

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Marcel Proust

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” —Thornton Wilder

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” —Albert Schweitzer

“When you drink from the stream remember the spring.” —Chinese Proverb

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” —Alphonse Karr

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” —Denis Waitley

Thanksgiving Quotes Inspirational

“Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.” —John Ortberg

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —William Arthur Ward

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” —Eckhart Tolle

“Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted–a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” —Rabbi Harold Kushner

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” —Oscar Wilde

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.” —Walter Anderson

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” —William Arthur Ward

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” —Buddha

“Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day.” –Ronald Reagan

“Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.” –Jonathan Safran Foer

Quotes On Thanksgiving And Gratitude

Thanksgiving Quotes To God

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” –Robert Caspar Lintner

“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

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.” –Cicero

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” –Johnny Carson

“Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.” –William Shakespeare

“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence.”–Erma Bombeck

“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

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

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”–W. Clement Stone

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.”–Irv Kupcinet

“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.” –Jacqueline Winspear

Thanksgiving Sayings – Best Thanksgiving Quotes

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” –Gerald Good

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. . . . O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.” –Henry David Thoreau

“I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy.” –Anne Frank“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” –W.T. Purkiser

“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

“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

“Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale.”–Wale Ayeni

“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 A. Clark

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