Best Thanksgiving Quotes to share

It’s a time of the year when you get to spend time with your family holding hands and appreciating what you have. You might have disagreements, but in the end, it’s important that you respect one another and enjoy the holiday. Thanksgiving is a time of year for family and friends coming together. Whether you live with your families or not, Thanksgiving is when you can gather around the dinner table and reconnect with the ones that are most important to you. Here are some of the best thanksgiving quotes to shares with family, friends, and those who are important around you.

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

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

J.A. Shedd

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”

Neal A. Maxwell

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


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

Douglas Wood

“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

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”

Henry David Thoreau

“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.”

William Jennings Bryan

“I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must gratitude.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“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 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 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
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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

“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” 

O. Henry

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

Amy Grant

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

John F. Kennedy

“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

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”

Harry Ironside

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

Katharine McPhee

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

Marcus Samuelsson
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Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

Alphonse Karr

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

 Bil Keane

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


“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

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

William Arthur Ward
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Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion.

Mindy Kalin

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

Melody Beattie

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


“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”

Willie Nelson

At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I’m grateful for friends, family, and good health. Then I get more superficial… like being thankful for my Louboutins.”

Christie Brinkley
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“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Eckhart Tolle

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

Frederick Keonig
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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Thorton Wilder

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.

Amy Carmichael

“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.

Benjamin Carson

“As a child, I didn’t know what I didn’t have. I’m thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what’s important.

America Ferrera

“Thanksgiving was never mean to be shut up in a single day.

Robert Caspar Lintner

“At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.

J. Robert Moskin

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