51 Thanksgiving Quotes to Inspire You This Thanksgiving Season

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I’m sooo looking forward to tomorrow. I can’t wait to gather with my family and our dogs, eat, fellowship and connect. In honor of Thanksgiving, here are 51 quotes to get you in the spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving!

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

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

“I’m thankful for every moment.” – Al Green

‘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

“You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.” – Bill Gates

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

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

“I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.” – Lawrence Welk

“What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.” – Daniel Humm

“Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.” – John Clayton

“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

“For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.” – Storm Jameson

“The more I come to recognize my story’s place in God’s grander Story, my once-bewildered questions are turning to psalms of thanksgiving at the wonder that I have been included in what He is doing.” – Gloria Gaither

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

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W.J. Cameron

“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

“On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.” – Bobby Jindal

“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

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

“We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving, and there’s people that are not with their families. There are people that are in dangerous areas, putting their lives on the line to keep our country free, and I think that’s something we should all celebrate every day.” – Guy Fieri

I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” – Franz Grillparzer

“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

“Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.” – Joseph Auslander

Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.” – John Clayton

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.” – Merle Shain

“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

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

Each day is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift to Him.” – T.D. Jakes

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” – Nigel Hamilton

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

“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

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

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.” – Izaak Walton

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

“I think that there is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.” – Charles Spurgeon

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

It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite – only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! my extremities well charred, and my intellectual part too, so that there is no danger of worm or rot for a long while. My breath is sweet to me. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser

Thanksgiving always precedes the miracle.” –  Ann Voskamp

Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” – Todd Stocker

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

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

“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

“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

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

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

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Charlene Dior

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