Thanksgiving Quotes

Thanksgiving quotes, thought provoking quotes, thank you sayings, sayings about life for you to enjoy and share at this time of gratitude. Choose a quote from this page as your personal Thanksgiving prayer.

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Thanksgiving Quotes

"It is therefore recommended... to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor."
~ Samuel Adams, First Official Thanksgiving Proclamation ~

"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 ~

"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 ~

"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 ~

"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."
~ Native American Saying ~

More Thanksgiving Quotes

"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 ~

"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 ~

"Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory."
~ Author Unknown ~

"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 ~

"We will speed the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing... Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I'm free at last."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ~

"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."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

"The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings"
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

"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 ~

"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 ~

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

"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 ~

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

"Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty."
~ Michael Dresser ~

"Here I am 5 o’clock in the morning stuffing bread crumbs up a dead bird’s butt."
~ Roseanne Barr ~

"I 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 ~

"I love Thanksgiving turkey. It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts."
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger ~

And more funny Thanksgiving quotes

"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 ~

"When I was a kid in Indiana, we thought it would be fun to get a turkey a year ahead of time and feed it and so on for the following Thanksgiving. But by the time Thanksgiving came around, we sort of thought of the turkey as a pet, so we ate the dog. Only kidding. It was the cat."
~ David Letterman ~

"It wasn't easy telling my family that I'm gay. I made my carefully worded announcement at Thanksgiving. It was very Norman Rockwell. I said, "Mom, would you please pass the gravy to a homosexual?" She passed it to my father. A terrible scene followed."
~ Bob Smith ~

"Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving."
~ Mike Connolly ~

"Thanksgiving. It's like we didn't even try to come up with a tradition. The 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 ~

"Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving."
~ Mike Connolly ~

"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 ~

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

"Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving."
~ Mike Connolly ~

"On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime."
~ Author Unknown ~

Thanksgiving Quotes to make you think

"Thanksgiving Day, a function which originated in New England two or three centuries ago when those people recognized that they really had something to be thankful for - annually, not oftener - if they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, during the previous twelve months instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians. Thanksgiving Day became a habit, for the reason that in the course of time, as the years drifted on, it was perceived that the exterminating had ceased to be mutual and was all on the white man's side, consequently on the Lord's side; hence it was proper to thank the Lord for it and extend the usual annual compliments."
~ Mark Twain ~

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