Filling our inspiration category, here is a massive collection of 50 of the best Thanksgiving quotes and sayings which you can use in your blog posts, Thanksgiving wish cards, messages and anywhere they fit in. If you like this post, please bookmark us and share the page via your favorite social network. 

Happy Thanksgiving

How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness; they draw people. ~ Sir John Templeton

Sometime we complain that God put thorns on Roses. Yet others will rather say that God is good to have placed Roses among the thorns. In both cases we shall however be thankful for the roses. ~ Kurt Avish

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 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

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

Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends. So once in every year we throng, upon a day apart to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart. ~ Courtland Milloy

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

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

Be aware of what you have in hand rather than to be for what you don’t. Everyone will be grateful to what you have.” ~Kurt Avish

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting. ~Unknown Author

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road. ~John Henry Jowett

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

May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy. Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious, And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs! ~Unknown Author

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

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

So once in every year we throng upon a day apart, to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart. ~Arthur Guiterman

It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others. ~James Smith

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. ~Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

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

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

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. ~Northrup Christiane

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning. ~ Albert Barnes

It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor. ~George Washington

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

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

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

I hate turkeys. 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. Some one needs to tell the turkey, ‘man, just be yourself. ~ Mitch Hedberg

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

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

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

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. ~ Konrad von Gesner

The thing I’m most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands. ~Unknown Author

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The things that we most of the time take for granted are always those that deserve our gratitude. Be thankful to that thing or person today and make every day of the year a personal Thanksgiving one. ~Kurt Avish

My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow. ~ Rita Rudner

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~ William A. Ward

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

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

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

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

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now. ~A. W. Tozer

I love Thanksgiving turkey… it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts. ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds. ~Unknown Author

Coexistence… what the farmer does with the turkey – until Thanksgiving ? ~Mike Connolly

For hearts that are kindly, with virtue and peace, and not seeking blindly a hoard to increase; for those who are grieving o’er life’s sordid plan; for souls still believing in heaven and man; for homes that are lowly with love at the board; for things that are holy, I thank thee, O Lord! ~Walt Mason

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

It must be an odd feeling to be thankful to nobody in particular. Christians in public institutions often see this odd thing happening on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in the institution seems to be thankful ‘in general.’ It’s very strange. It’s a little like being married in general. ~Cornelius Plantinga, Jr

Credits: Quotes from: Thanksgiving Sayings and Quote Garden.

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