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Top 100 Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes And Sayings

In this post, you will find Top 100 Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes And Sayings.

 

Thanksgiving Quotes and Sayings

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings.” ― Edwin Percy Whipple

 

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

 

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

 

“Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.” ― William Shakespeare

 

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” ― Robert Caspar Lintner

 

“Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.” ― Nicole Hollander

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of the wonderful inside.” ― Willard Scott

 

“Thanksgiving creates abundance.” ― Ann Voskamp

 

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

 

“Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving.” ― Mike Connolly

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“Turkey for the girls and Turkey for the boys. My favorite kind of pants is 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

 

“My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.” ― Douglas Conant

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” ― Franz Grillparzer

 

“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

 

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

 

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

 

“Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love, and a time to reflect on the things that matter most in life.” ― Danielle Duckery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

“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

 

“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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

“The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.” ― Steve Goodier

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Thanksgiving – fall’s finale. Best damn holiday of the year in my worldly estimation.” ― Carew Papritz

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.” ― Charles Spurgeon

 

“The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any big meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it then go home and cook,chop,braise and blanch. Then it’s gone in 20 minutes and everybody lies around sort of in a sugar coma and then it takes 4 hours to clean it up.” ― Ted Allen

 

“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

 

“I always think it’s funny when Indians celebrate Thanksgiving. I mean, sure, the Indians and Pilgrims were best friends during the first Thanksgiving, but a few years later, the Pilgrims were shooting Indians. So, I’m never quite sure why we eat Turkey like everybody else.” ― Sherman Alexie

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we’re thankful for and put them in a hat. Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!” ― Debby Ryan

 

“The next day, eating a turkey sandwich with salt and mayonnaise, Rebecca decided Thanksgiving was the best holiday, although she had little to choose from: her family never celebrated Hanukkah but her father was militant about ignoring Christmas and insisted they spend December 25 eating Chinese takeout and going to the movies.” ― Anna Quindlen

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.” ― George W. Bush

 

“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is a 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

 

“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

 

“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 the light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!” ― Henry Ward Beecher

 

“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

 

“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

 

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