Thanksgiving Quotes for a Grand Celebration

Make Your Holiday Memorable With Some Inspiring Words

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In this hectic life crammed with schedules, appointments and to-do lists, Thanksgiving arrives as a welcome break. Sure, you could convert your Thanksgiving celebration into another item on your to-do list, but this time to reconnect with family and friends is to be treasured.

Everybody looks forward to the Thanksgiving feast -- the turkey, the pies, and the celebration. But Thanksgiving is incomplete without a moment of reflection.

Take a moment to express gratitude for all life's blessings.

Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes 

Frank A. Clark
"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."

Konrad von Gesner
"Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song."

Samuel Adams, First Official Thanksgiving Proclamation
"It is therefore recommended ... to set apart Thursday the 18th 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."

Brother David Steindl-Rast
"Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise … then you will discover the fullness of your life."

Estonian Proverb
"Who does not thank for little will not thank for much."

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!"

Melody Beattie
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."

H. U. Westermayer
"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."

Phillips Brooks
"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."

Alexander Pope
"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."

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

G. A. Johnston Ross
"If I have enjoyed the hospitality of the Host of this universe, Who daily spreads a table in my sight, surely I cannot do less than acknowledge my dependence."

Garrison Keillor
"Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough."

Gerald Good
"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.

It will change your life mightily."

Eugene Cloutier
"To know the value of generosity, it is necessary to have suffered from the cold indifference of others."

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

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

Charles E. Jefferson
"Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies."

Donald Curtis
"It is impossible to be negative while we are giving thanks."

Jeremy Taylor
"God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted and thankful persons."

E. J. Conrad
"One distinguishing mark of an unregenerate man is ingratitude."