100 Famous Thanksgiving Quotes that Inspire Giving Gratitude

Thanksgiving Day Quotes
Thanksgiving Day Quotes

Thanksgiving is a national holiday considered as being the beginning of the fall-winter holiday season, along with Christmas and the New Year, in American culture. The Pilgrims celebrated the event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. Here are a collection of 100 Famous Thanksgiving Quotes that Inspire Giving Gratitude.

Thanksgiving Quotes

It’s celebrated on different dates in Canada, the United States, Japan some of the Caribbean islands, Grenada, and Liberia countries.
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Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes
Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

“Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.” Alexander Pope

“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

“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

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

“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.”William Jennings Bryan

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

Thanksgiving Quotes For Friends

Thanksgiving Quotes For Friends
Thanksgiving Quotes For Friends

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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, Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen

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

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.”Nigel Hamilton

“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

Thanksgiving Quotes For Family

Thanksgiving Quotes For Family
Thanksgiving Quotes For Family

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

“Real ballplayers pass the stuffing by rolling it up in a ball and batting it across the table with a turkey leg.”Tom Swyers

“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

Thanksgiving Quotes Short

Thanksgiving Quotes Short
Thanksgiving Quotes Short

“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

“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

“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 Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”Amy Grant

“Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn’t have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship – all perks of adulthood.”Rosecrans Baldwin

“You shouldn’t just give during Christmas and Thanksgiving you should be giving all the time.”Alcurtis Turner

“I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.”Craig Ferguson

“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?”Erma Bombeck

“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.”John Hughes

“Thanksgiving is America’s favorite holiday because it’s a time when we put aside our cares, much as the struggling Pilgrims did nearly four centuries ago, and eat a gut-busting meal without worrying about the ‘out years.’” David Ignatius

Thanksgiving Quotes For God

Thanksgiving Quotes For God
Thanksgiving Quotes For God

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

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

“My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.”Katharine McPhee

“And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.”John Taylor

“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

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

“I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.”Robert Brault

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

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” William Blake

“Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.” P. J. O’Rourke

Thanksgiving Quotes Birthday

Thanksgiving Quotes Birthday
Thanksgiving Quotes Birthday

“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 Thanksgiving tradition is, we overeat. ‘Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?’ ‘But we do that every day!’ ‘Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?”Jim Gaffigan

“My Thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence.”Henry David Thoreau

“I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.”Howie Mandel

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

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

“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.”Jay Leno

“It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak.” Phyllis Diller

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”Edward Sandford Martin

“Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before.”Rita Rudner

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Thanksgiving Day Quotes

Thanksgiving Day Quotes
Thanksgiving Day Quotes

“Here I am, 5 o’clock in the morning, stuffing bread crumbs up a dead bird’s butt.”Rosanne in Rosanne

“Thanksgiving creates abundance.”Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts

“Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.” Wilbur D. Nesbit

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

“Thanksgiving was nothing more than a pilgrim-created obstacle in the way of Christmas; a dead bird in the street that forced a brief detour.”Augusten Burroughs

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

“America has developed a pie tradition unequivocally and unapologetically at the sweet end of the scale, and at no time is this better demonstrated than at Thanksgiving.”Janet Clarkson

“’So what do we do?’ We do what all families do. Grin, bear it, and pass the mashed potatoes.”Heather Brewer

“Family gathers to share good noise and good food. Gratitude abounds.”Richelle E. Goodrich

“About 94 percent of Americans prepare and serve turkey at home and most people stick to a traditional menu for the main meal: turkey with cranberry sauce, mashed white potatoes with giblet gravy, candied sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, a cooked green vegetable dish, relishes, and a pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert.”Martin K. Gay

Thanksgiving Quotes Religious

Thanksgiving Quotes Religious
Thanksgiving Quotes Religious

“Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life.”Stephanie Conkle

“In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other’s homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings – for the food on their tables and the babies in their arms.”Cynthia Rylant

“Overeating at Thanksgiving is a case in point. It’s a national tradition.”Eric Samuel Timm

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

“Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go baste the turkey and hide the kitchen knives.” Mrs. Pascal in The House of Yes

“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

“Turkey for the girls and Turkey for the boys. My favorite kind of pants are corduroys. Gobble gobble goo and Gobble gobble gickel. I wish turkey only cost a nickel. Oh I love turkey on Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!”Adam Sandler

“We all can ‘act’ a certain way for a brief period of time, for instance, on Thanksgiving, who of us hasn’t had to ‘act’ like we just loved everyone at the table? This brief show of good behavior is not true character. Our character is who we are when no one is looking.” Becky Van Volkinburg

“It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.” Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”Ernest Hemingway

Thanksgiving Quotes Love

Thanksgiving Quotes Love
Thanksgiving Quotes Love

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

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

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

“You can’t have a good Thanksgiving meal without a little bit of ketchup on the side.” Patrick Mahomes

“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

“That’s one of the great things about Thanksgiving: Football’s on!” Michael Strahan

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

“I’m not a big turkey fan, but my husband loves it. Thanksgiving is his favorite meal.” Ruth Reichl

“I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.” Todd Barry

“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

Thanksgiving Quotes For Business

Thanksgiving Quotes For Business
Thanksgiving Quotes For Business

“Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!” Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Thanksgiving is a big one for our family.”Kevin Jonas

“It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.” Marilu Henner

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

“My interactions with my family members are all one-to-one. We don’t all get together for Thanksgiving dinner. But I can sit and tell any one of them about a conversation that I just had with the other one, and they’re all curious and interested and respectful.”Sean Astin

“Even though we’re a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” Richard Roeper

“As much as I love crisp, clean whites, there’s always a time for rich but balanced Chardonnays with oak, especially at Thanksgiving.”Gary Vaynerchuk

“Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first Thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants.”P. J. O’Rourke

“I would love four children because I have a very small family, so I want those big Thanksgiving dinners.” Chrissy Teigen

“My parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot: buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to people in hospices, giving spare change to those asking for it.” Meghan Markle

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