Last Updated: 27th November, 2019

Thanksgiving Quotes


Thanksgiving Day is the perfect occasion to be grateful to our near and dear ones, Convey your wishes with these Thanksgiving quotes. It is the day to remind our friends, family, and acquaintances that we are grateful for their presence in our lives. This time greet your friends by sending the best quotes and messages from our vast collection. Shower your absolute love and invite your loved ones to relish a delicious Thanksgiving dinner along with you by sending the best quotes. These Thanksgiving quotes and wishes will help you in conveying your warm regards and also count your blessings this season. Fill your belly with turkey, yams, cranberry, be grateful and spread love!

Thanksgiving Quotes

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

Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.
- Samuel Johnson


A large bird whose flesh,
when eaten on certain religious anniversaries,
has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude.
–Ambrose Bierce

There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
O. Henry

After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
Oscar Wilde

Thanksgiving Quotes

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

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.William Shakespeare

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

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

Praise God even when you don’t understand what He is doing.
Henry Jacobsen

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
Apostle Paul


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

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

Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Margaret Cousins

Thanksgiving Quotes

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all the other virtues.

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, after all, is a word of action.
W.J. Cameron

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

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
Omar Khayyam

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

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

Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.
Amelia Barr

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

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

Thanksgiving Quotes

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
— Dalai Lama

Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
~George Herbert

O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
-William Shakespeare

In all things give thanks.
-1 Thessalonians 5:18

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
Hansa Proverb

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

Thanksgiving Quotes

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

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Native American Saying

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

Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
Wilbur D. Nesbit

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.
- Harry Ironside

There should be a parallel between our supplications and our Thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

Just remember: it could always get worse.
Yiddish folktale

Thanksgiving Quotes

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson

Gratitude - is not the mention Of a Tenderness, But its still appreciation Out of Plumb of Speech.
Emily Dickinson

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

Who does not thank for little will not thanks for much.
Estonian Proverb

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

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust

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

Thanksgiving Quotes

On this Thanksgiving...
Our lives are filled with meeting wonderful people.
Make sure those that have become a part of your life hear your words of appreciation.Ace Antonio Hall

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

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

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

Thanksgiving Quotes

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

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

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.
E.P. Powell

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

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

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

Thanksgiving Quotes

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Meister Eckh

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

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

Thanksgiving Quotes

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
D. Waitley

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

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

Thanksgiving Quotes

Not what we say about our blessings,
But how we use them,
Is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.
W.T. Purkiser

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

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

Thanksgiving Bible Verses

Thanksgiving quotes remind you to count your many blessings.
Thanksgiving Quotes

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with Thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him:
bless his name!

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.

PSALM 95:2 -Let us come before him with Thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Psalm 107:1 Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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.

Thanksgiving Quotes

Psalm 136:26
Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.

Romans 5:1 1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 136:26 -Give thanks to the God of heaven,
For His lovingkindness (graciousness, mercy, compassion) endures forever.

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.

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.

Thanksgiving Quotes

Thessalonians 5:18 - "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of 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:

Psalm 69:30: - I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with Thanksgiving.:

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.

1 Chronicles 29:13:- And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

Thanksgiving Quotes To God

Sharing Happy Thanksgiving quotes with your loved ones is a great way to get into the festive spirit of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Quotes

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
Oswald Chambers

Thanksgiving Quotes

Dear God thank you for loving me unconditionally.

Thanksgiving Quotes

Don't think of the things you didn't get after praying. Think of the countless blessings God gave you without asking.

Thanksgiving Quotes

It's really nice to wake up in the morning realizing that God has given me another day to live.
Thank you God.

Thanksgiving Quotes

Dear god Thank you for everything.

Thanksgiving Quotes

Dear God, thank you for being there when nobody else was.

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

Thanksgiving Quotes

Thanking God for you this Thanksgiving.
Psalm 92:1

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

These inspiring Thanksgiving quotes and sayings from brilliant authors.
Thanksgiving Quotes

If you are grateful for everything, then whatever you have is enough.
J. Baadsgaard

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

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

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

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
Robert Quillen

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
George Canning

Thanksgiving Quotes

Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale.
Wale Ayeni

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

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

Famous Thanksgiving Quotes

Thanksgiving Quotes by famous authors.
Thanksgiving Quotes

I am grateful for what I am and have.
My Thanksgiving is perpetual.Henry David Thoreau

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

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
William Blake

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.
Thomas Fuller

Thanksgiving Quotes

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

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
-William Jennings Bryan

I awoke this morning with devout Thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.-
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
—Elbert Hubbard

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.
Kin Hubbard

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones, which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
Henry Clay