Thanksgiving Quotes and Sayings

God smiles when we praise and thank Him continually. Few things feel better than receiving heartfelt praise and appreciation from someone else. God loves it, too. An amazing thing happens when we offer praise and thanksgiving to God. When we give God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy.
– William Law

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a 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

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

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

Practicing gratitude is a very powerful tool to shift your attention on the things you don’t have to the things you do have and this alone will make you feel better.
– Noelia Aanulds

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

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

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

Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.
– Kevin James

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


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

Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.
– Michael Dresser

On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment โ€” halftime

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 โ€” and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.
– Ray Stannard Baker

Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey โ€” until Thanksgiving.
– Mike Connolly

…all which we behold
Is full of blessings…
– William Wordsworth

The thing I’m most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands.

Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanksgiving.
– Charles

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

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

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