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600 Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes And Thanksgiving Sayings



In this post, you will find the most Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes And Sayings.


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Thanksgiving Quotes

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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


“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


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


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


“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


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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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 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


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


“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


“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


“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






Top 10 Thanksgiving Quotes

  1. “I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” ― Charlie Brown
  2. “Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of the wonderful inside.” ― Willard Scott
  3. “Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” ― Amy Grant
  4. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” ― Gerald Good
  5. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go baste the turkey and hide the kitchen knives.” ― Mrs. Pascal
  6. “Thanksgiving – fall’s finale. Best damn holiday of the year in my worldly estimation.” ― Carew Papritz
  7. “I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.” ― Robert Brault
  8. “Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.” ― P. J. O’Rourke
  9. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” ― Ernest Hemingway
  10. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ― Thornton Wilder


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Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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 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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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





Short Thanksgiving Quotes

“Thanksgiving creates abundance.” ― Ann Voskamp


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Thanksgiving Sayings

  • A happy heart is a thankful heart.
  • Give thanks for a little and you’ll find a lot.
  • May your Thanksgiving be full of peace, love, and joy.
  • May the bounty of the season fill your heart and home.
  • Let our hearts be full of both Thanks and Giving!
  • May your heart be glad and your home is happy at this joyful time.
  • I’m thankful for a lot of things, but I’m most thankful for You!
  • We have so much to be thankful for. One day a year hardly seems adequate…
  • Wishing you a bountiful harvest of blessings, good health, and happy memories.
  • May your Thanksgiving Holiday be full of laughter, cheer, and satisfied tummies!
  • Appreciation is like salt – a little goes a long way to bring out the best in us.
  • Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Happy Thanksgiving to those closest to my heart.
  • November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives.
  • Sending along warm wishes for a holiday spent surrounded by the people who make life worth living!
  • May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
  • This Thanksgiving, we’re wishing you a home full of food, good company, and plenty of cheer to go around.
  • Happy Thanksgiving! May the autumn glow and delicious harvest of the season bring you happiness and prosperity!
  • Just a little gratitude can unlock the great fullness of love. Wishing you a wonderful holiday full of love and plenty.
  • Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from our house to yours. May your home be filled with laughter and happiness!
  • This Thanksgiving, cherish the time spent with your family as a reminder of why you moved very far away from your family.
  • Sending autumnal greetings to you and your family, and wishing you a holiday season full of peace, gratitude, and plenty.
  • This Thanksgiving, let go of any holiday stress that you may be harboring and embrace the freeing spirit of gratitude and holiday cheer!
  • At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving is the perfect time to be thankful for all the amazing gifts we have been blessed with. I hope your holiday is full of love and joy.
  • Happy turkey day! I wish you the best time with your family and friends, as the holiday fills your home with warmth and laughter. Enjoy the feasting!
  • Although our houses may be far apart, our hearts remain as close as ever. Wishing you a season of wonder and abundance for the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Sending you warmest wishes from our home to yours for a loving and happy Thanksgiving. May this day be a wonderful reminder of the best and most important things in life.
  • 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.





Funny Thanksgiving Sayings

  • Leftovers are for quitters.
  • Eat, drink, and be thankful.
  • Pumpkin kisses and harvest wishes.
  • Start each day with a grateful heart.
  • Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
  • Give thanks for a little and you will get a lot.
  • Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
  • We may not have it all together, but together, we have it all.
  • We’re thankful for football, recliners, and elastic waistbands.
  • Grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between.
  • An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Don’t be that guy who starts a diet the day before Thanksgiving.
  • This is a reminder to set your scale back ten pounds this weekend.
  • It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a little emotional scarring.
  • Gratitude is the heart’s memory. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving. Bringing out the best in family dysfunction since 1863.
  • May your blessings be multiplied this year and throughout all your life.
  • Toasted, roasted, baked and done! Hope your Thanksgiving is loads of fun.
  • May the wishbone snap in your favor this Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • We have so much to be thankful for. One day a year hardly seems adequate…
  • It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.
  • One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.
  • Getting together to smile and rejoice; eating and laughing with folks of your choice.
  • It’s not the minutes spent at the dining table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.
  • May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving, a joyous holiday season and healthful, Happy New Year.
  • On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.
  • My family told me to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes, but I told them I couldn’t quit cold turkey.
  • Happy Day after Thanksgiving! Hope you didn’t forget to set your scales back 10 pounds last night.
  • I hope your Thanksgiving table is full of your favorite food and surrounded by your favorite people.
  • There’s always something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Even if it’s just not being a turkey.
  • Thanksgiving is a lot like Christmas, except you don’t get any presents for holding in your familial rage.
  • This Thanksgiving I hope you’re able to avoid the tragedy of the different foods on your plate touching one another.
  • This Thanksgiving, my heart is bursting with gratitude, and my pants are bursting with several helpings of mashed potatoes.
  • Don’t think of it as overeating on this day. Think of it as building energy for the biggest shopping day of the year!
  • May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be 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!
  • May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be 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!



Frequently Asked Questions about Thanksgiving Quotes & Sayings


What are some sayings for Thanksgiving?

  1. Choose to be grateful.
  2. Happy Thanksgiving Day!
  3. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
  4. Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!
  5. Gratitude is the heart’s memory.
  6. Let us give thanks with grateful hearts.
  7. Eat – Watch Football – Eat – Repeat.
  8. Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
  9. May your life be full of both Thanks and Giving!
  10. There is always, always something to be thankful for.



What is a famous quote for thanks?

  1. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” –Melody Beattie
  2. “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” –Hansa Proverb
  3. “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” –W. Clement Stone
  4. “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” –Randy Pausch
  5. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” –Ernest Hemingway



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