Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. -Cicero
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake
Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain. -Alexander Pope
He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart. -J.A. Shedd
Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it. - Franz Grillparzer
Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while other praise him for putting roses among thorns. Unknown
It is not joy that make us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
Let our lives be full of both Thanks & Giving.
Through the grace of God we are gathered at this table to share in its bounty and love.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. Henry David Thoreau
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. Meister Eckh
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
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. - G.K. Chesterton
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
Some hae meat and canna eat, - And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit. - Robert Burns
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
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the happiest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy
If you are grateful for everything, then whatever you have is enough.
Who does not thank for little will not thanks for much. Estonian Proverb
If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember that. But how often do we meet someone to whom we owe thanks without remembering that? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.- - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Have patience with what they say, and leaves them with noble (dignity).
Hold to forgiveness, command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant.
The Palestinian Authority, but also to pressure the Israelis to stop this kind of phenomenon.
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 would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate. —Elbert Hubbard
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Author: Unknown
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!
No one has ever become poor by giving. Author: Anne Frank
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones, which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. Henry Clay
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. Victor Hugo
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
Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the 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
A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen. Kin Hubbard
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
God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends. Ethel Watts Mumford
Before you go out into the world, wash your face in the clear crystal of praise. Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness. Charles Spurgeon
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Frederick Keonig
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
Thanksgiving is nothing but a toast to genocide. Stephen Evans
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. Izaak Walton
You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanksgiving. Charles Lamb
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
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
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. Native American Saying
Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude. –Ambrose Bierce
Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t. -Unknown
Thanksgiving Bible Verses
Lamentations 3:23 - [They are] new every morning: great [is] thy faithfulness.
Psalms 116:12 - What shall I render unto the LORD [for] all his benefits toward me?
Psalms 116:12 - What shall I render unto the LORD [for] all his benefits toward me?
2 Corinthians 2:14 - Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
Ephesians 5:20 - Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
James 1:17 - Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Psalms 100:1-5 - (A Psalm of praise.) Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Psalms 127:1-26 - (A Song of degrees for Solomon.) Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.
Psalms 31:19 - [Oh] how great [is] thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; [which] thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
Leviticus 7:11-15 - And this [is] the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Psalms 7:17 - I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
Psalms 107:1 - O give thanks unto the LORD, for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Matthew 6:25-34 - Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Psalms 50:14 - Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
Isaiah 12:1-6 - And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
Hebrews 13:15 - By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.
Thanksgiving Quotes To God
A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart. Charles G. Finney
Ingratitude to man is ingratitude to God. Samuel ibn Naghrela
O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. William Shakespeare
What I have done is worthy of nothing but silence and forgetfulness, but what God has done for me is worthy of everlasting and thankful memory. Joseph Hall
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
Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven. The Bible, James 1:17
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? G.K. Chesterton
Now thank we all our God, With hearts and hands and voices; / Who wondrous things hath done, In Whom His world rejoices. / Who, from our mother's arms, Hath led us on our way, / With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today. Martin Rinkart
If we thanked God for the good things, there wouldn't be time to weep over the bad. Yiddish Proverb
Let the giving of thanks be your sacrifice to God.The Bible, Psalm 50:14
Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes
In all things give thanks. -1 Thessalonians 5:18
God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings. Edwin Percy Whipple
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. - Dalai Lama
Let our hearts overflow with thankfulness... . Colossians 2:7
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. Seneca
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast William Shakespeare
The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts... nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. -H. W. Westermayer
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher
Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices. Thomas Fuller
Funny Thanksgiving 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
On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime. - Author Unknown
On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. -William Jennings Bryan
Thanksgiving Quotes For Friends
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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! - By Henry Ward Beecher
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. - By Albert Barnes
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, thank you, that would suffice. - By Meister Eckhart
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things. - By Horace
Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be carefulthat you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. - By E.P. Powell