60+ Best Thanksgiving Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Thanksgiving is the act of saying or showing that you are grateful, especially to God. Inspirational thanksgiving quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Thanksgiving Quotes

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

I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me. Marcus Samuelsson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire

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

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Tecumseh

He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart. J.A. Shedd

For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever. Charlotte Bronte

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

Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes

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

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

The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time. Douglas Wood

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie; Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie! Margaret Junkin Preston

Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life. Rumi

Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it. Franz Grillparzer

We are all more blind to what we have than to what we have not. Audre Lorde

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker

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! Henry Ward Beecher

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

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. John F. Kennedy

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. William Jennings Bryan

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 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

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

Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what befalls us in life, we can take the charred remnants and we can reconstruct a life unimaginably richer than that from which the shards and pieces fell. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Motivational Thanksgiving Quotes

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

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Margaret Cousins

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr

All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives. George W. Bush

Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect. Victoria Osteen

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

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

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 the only prayer you said in your life was ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice. Meister Eckhart

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Bil Keane

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

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome. Amelia Barr

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. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam

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

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

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

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. Alistair Cooke

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

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 was never meant to be shut up in a single day. Robert Caspar Lintner

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Franklin P. Jones

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

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

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. Jon Stewart

There is always, always something to be thankful for. Unknown

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

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

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. Willie Nelson

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