Top 60 Thanksgiving Quotes, Best Inspiring Thanksgiving Quotes

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What better way to celebrate the holidays than with Thanksgiving quotes! There are so many to choose from, but we’ve put together a list of our favorites. These inspirational and funny Thanksgiving quotes are perfect for sharing on social media or printing out as cards for your friends and family this holiday season. Enjoy!

Every year we celebrate the thanksgiving with our family and friends by sharing some of the best quotes that inspire us to be thankful for everything in life. This year, we have picked 60 most famous thanksgiving quotes from various authors and sources that are sure to put a smile on your face as you read them!

It’s Thanksgiving, and that means it’s time for thanksgiving quotes! In this blog post, I’ve compiled the 60 best thanksgiving quotes on the internet. From funny to inspirational, these quotes are sure to make you feel thankful this holiday season. So sit back with your pumpkin pie and enjoy reading through these beautiful words of wisdom! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at wannawishyou.com

Happy Thanksgiving Quotes

  • 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
  • I love Thanksgiving turkey. It’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts. ~Arnold Schwarzenegger
Happy Thanksgiving Quotes
Happy Thanksgiving Quotes
  • 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
  • When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning
  • 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
Happy Thanksgiving Quotes
Happy Thanksgiving Quotes
  • Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year. ~P. J. O’Rourke
  • 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
Happy Thanksgiving Quotes
  • Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness. ~Robert Casper Lintner
  • Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. ~Irving Berlin
  • 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
Happy Thanksgiving Quotes
Happy Thanksgiving Quotes

Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes

  • If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. ~Robert Quillen
  • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser
Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes
Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes
  • Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. ~William Shakespeare
  • God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~William A. Ward
  • Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes
  • 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
  • Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanksgiving. ~Charles Lamb, 1821
Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes
  • 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
  • Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. ~Author Unknown
  • The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching. Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it takes four hours to clean it up. ~Ted Allen
Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes

Famous Thanksgiving Day Quotes

  • And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks. ~John Taylor
  • The thing I’m most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands. ~Author Unknown
Famous Thanksgiving Day Quotes
  • For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet…. Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long? ~Rebecca Harding Davis
  • Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~Aesop
  • Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward
Famous Thanksgiving Day Quotes
  • If I have enjoyed the hospitality of the Host of this universe, Who daily spreads a table in my sight, surely I cannot do less than acknowledge my dependence. ~G.A. Johnston Ross
  • Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty. ~Michael Dresser
Famous Thanksgiving Day Quotes
  • Forever on Thanksgiving Day, The heart will find the pathway home. ~Wilbur D. Nesbit
  • Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ~Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear
  • We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~Author Unknown
Famous Thanksgiving Day Quotes

Gratitude Thanksgiving Day Quotes

  • To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. ~Johannes A. Gaertner
  • A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero
Gratitude Thanksgiving Day Quotes
  • 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
  • Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey – until Thanksgiving. ~Mike Connolly
  • Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory. ~Author Unknown
Gratitude Thanksgiving Day Quotes
  • God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. ~Izaak Walton
  • I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the “history” I was told in second grade. But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America’s traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it’s a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all. ~Ellen Orleans
Gratitude Thanksgiving Day Quotes
  • Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. ~Kevin James
  • 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
  • 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
Gratitude Thanksgiving Day Quotes

Motivational thanksgiving Day Quotes

Motivational thanksgiving Day Quotes
  • It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast. ~W.J. Cameron
  • On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. ~William Jennings Bryan
  • 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
Motivational thanksgiving Day Quotes
  • 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
  • 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
Motivational thanksgiving Day Quotes
  • We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
  • 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 (David Grayson)
  • Heap high the board with plenteous cheer and gather to the feast, And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band whose courage never ceased. ~Alice W. Brotherton
Motivational thanksgiving Day Quotes

Thanksgiving Quotes For Friends

  • On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment – halftime. ~Author Unknown
  • 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
Thanksgiving Quotes For Friends
  • The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~Henry Ward Beecher
  • An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. ~Irv Kupcinet
  • Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~Erma Bombeck
Thanksgiving Quotes For Friends

8 Thanksgivings Quotes to Warm Your Heart

Thanksgivings Quotes
  1. Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day. ~Robert Caspar Lintner
  2. Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron
  3. 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, “No One Diets on Thanksgiving,” 26 November 1981
  4. 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
  5. If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

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