Whiles Thanksgiving Day is a day set aside to gather with family and friends and give thanks, thanksgiving is actually an act, that can and should be practiced any other day as well.
During the Thanksgiving day festivities, it is easy to get caught up in all the activities that it entails, but no matter how busy life gets, it is important to pause and reflect on the life you’ve lived and be grateful for the life you have.
So whether you want a quote to say at the table this Thanksgiving day or you want a quote to express your gratitude for any other day, below are some thanksgiving quotes you can use.
Make gratitude a habit and you will live a happier and more positive life.
Thanksgiving quotes to express gratitude
Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.
I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.
J. Robert Moskin
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.
He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.
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.
If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.
Margaret Junkin Preston
But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie; Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!
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.
Henry Ward Beecher
Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!
John F. Kennedy
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
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.
Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
John F. Kennedy
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
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.
It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.
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.
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.
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an 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.
Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.
Ray Stannard Baker
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 seed time and harvest, the ripe product of the year and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.
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.
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.
Henry Van Dyke
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse
I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving
You shouldn’t just give during Christmas and Thanksgiving you should be giving all the time.
My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.
It’s like being at the kids’ table at Thanksgiving – you can put your elbows on it, you don’t have to talk politics… no matter how old I get, there’s always a part of me that’s sitting there.
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
P. J. O’Rourke
Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
W. Clement Stone
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
Edward Sandford Martin
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.
I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.
Henry David Thoreau
My Thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence.
And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.
Wilbur D. Nesbit
Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
Thanksgiving creates abundance.
I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.
Eric Samuel Timm
Overeating at Thanksgiving is a case in point. It’s a national tradition.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Family gathers to share good noise andgood food. Gratitude abounds.