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50 Thanksgiving Quotes To Honor Your Loved Ones

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Our latest collection of happy Thanksgiving quotes on Everyday Power Blog.

Thanksgiving day is one of the most cherished holidays because it’s the one day we gather with friends and family to reflect on what we are grateful for. It is a day to spend quality time with our loved ones, count our blessings, and eat a delicious meal.

Held on the fourth Thursday in November, the holiday originated as a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621 after a successful growing season. It has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, when George Washington declared Thursday, November 26, a Thanksgiving holiday.

Its celebration was intermittent until 1863 when it became a federal holiday after President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving an official holiday to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year.

Although Thanksgiving is a time to cherish with your loved ones, you might get a little tongue-tied when trying to express your feelings about the holiday. So to get you into the Thanksgiving spirit, here are some inspirational quotes that you can share with your friends and family to show just how thankful you are. 

 

Happy Thanksgiving quotes for intense gratitude

 

1.) “Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.” –  Amy Leigh Mercree

 

2.) “Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser

 

3.) “Thanks are the highest form of thought, and gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

 

4.) “Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.”— Nigel Hamilton

 

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5.) “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

 

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

 

7.) “Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” – Rumi

 

8.) “Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” — MARGARET COUSINS

 

9.) “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

 

10.) “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” – Bil Keane

 

Happy Thanksgiving quotes to inspire togetherness and gratitude

 

11.) “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

 

12.) “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”— Henry David Thoreau

 

13.) “Forever on Thanksgiving the heart will find the pathway home.” – Wilbur D. Nesbit

 

14.) “A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.” – Bruce Wilkinson

 

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15.) “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

 

16.) “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” – Neal A. Maxwell

 

17.) “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

 

18.) “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

 

19.) “Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.” – Amelia Barr

 

20.) “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

 

Happy Thanksgiving quotes to help you reflect on what truly matters

 

21.) “Even in the trials of life, if we have eyes to see them, we can find good things everywhere we look.” – Joanna Gaines

 

22.) “The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 

23.) “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

 

24.) “It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” – David Steindl-Rast

 

25.) “An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” – Yogi Bhajan

 

inspirational thanksgiving quotes to reflect upon

 

26.) “Thanksgiving isn’t just a day. It’s a way we can live our lives every day.” – Katrina Mayer

 

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

 

28.) “‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

 

29.) “For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.” — STORM JAMESON

 

30.) “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

 

Happy Thanksgiving quotes to inspire gratitude

 

31.) “Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou

 

32.) “The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” – James E. Faust

 

33.) “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

 

34.) “Be thankful for what you have. Your life is someone else’s fairy tale.” – Wale Ayeni

 

happy thanksgiving quotes to get you into the spirit

 

35.) “Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.”— Willard Scott

 

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

 

37.) “I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy, and I am loved.” – Reba McEntire

 

38.) “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.”— MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO

 

39.) “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

 

40.) “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” —William Faulkner

 

Other quotes about Thanksgiving

 

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

 

42.) “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

 

43.) “What if today, we were just grateful for everything?” – Charlie Brown

 

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

 

45.) “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake

 

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46.) “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde

 

47.) “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” – Hausa Proverb

 

48.) “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”— MELODY BEATTIE

 

49.) “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis

 

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

 

Did you enjoy these Thanksgiving quotes

 

Thanksgiving is all about gathering together with those who are nearest and dearest to us to reflect on what’s most important in life and be thankful for all that we have; no matter how small or ordinary.

Sharing happy Thanksgiving quotes with your friends and family is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday. Hopefully, these quotes have helped kick off your Thanksgiving feast and festivities.

Did you enjoy these happy Thanksgiving quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? We would love to hear all about it in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to share with your friends and family.

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