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240 Best Happy Thanksgiving Quotes And Sayings 2020

I love these words by Daniel Humm: “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.”

Thanksgiving day is a time to cherish with your loved ones. Thanksgiving is a time to show your gratitude to your friends, family, and all that you have in life. because it’s the one day everyone gathers around the table to spend quality time together, count their blessings, and eat a delicious meal. Whether it’s the Thanksgiving Day holiday or any day of the year that you want to experience a heart full of thanks, these quotes will surely inspire gratitude. Here’s a list of 241 thanksgiving quotes and sayings you can use for the holidays and throughout the year.

I hope you enjoyed our gathered collection of the best thanksgiving quotes and sayings. Please share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Thanks for reading!

Thanksgiving in the United States is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October.

What Day Is Thanksgiving?

YearU.S. ThanksgivingCanadian Thanksgiving
2019Thursday, November 28Monday, October 14
2020Thursday, November 26Monday, October 12
2021Thursday, November 25Monday, October 11
2022Thursday, November 24Monday, October 10

240 Thanksgiving Quotes to Make You Feel Thankful

1

“When people come to my act any time after Thanksgiving, I usually say, You shouldn’t be here. You should be shopping. Our economy depends on you! You should be out there buying stuff.” – Lewis Black

2

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” – American Indian saying

3

“Thanksgiving is America’s favourite holiday because it’s a time when we put aside our cares, much as the struggling Pilgrims did nearly four centuries ago, and eat a gut-busting meal without worrying about the ‘out years.’” – David Ignatius

4

“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

5

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.” – Cicero

6

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?.” – William A. Ward

7

“Preparing and serving food had always been a joy, for it made her appreciate the abundance of the world.” – Elizabeth Camden

8

“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” – Catherine Pulsifer

9

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

10

“Thanksgiving is a very important holiday. Ours was the first country in the world to make a national holiday to give thanks.” – Linus

11

“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

12

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.”

13

“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.” – Jacqueline Winspear

14

“As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude, I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you.” – Victoria Osteen

15

“An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” – Yogi Bhajan

16

“It’s like being at the kids’ table at Thanksgiving – you can put your elbows on it, you don’t have to talk politics… no matter how old I get, there’s always a part of me that’s sitting there.” – John Hughes

17

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

18

“Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what befalls us in life, we can take the charred remnants and we can reconstruct a life unimaginably richer than that from which the shards and pieces fell.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

19

“The next day, eating a turkey sandwich with salt and mayonnaise, Rebecca decided Thanksgiving was the best holiday, although she had little to choose from: her family never celebrated Hanukkah but her father was militant about ignoring Christmas and insisted they spend December 25 eating Chinese takeout and going to the movies.” – Anna Quindlen

20

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

21

“My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jello with whipped cream on it. And it’s delicious.” – Bobby Moynihan

22

“Overeating at Thanksgiving is a case in point. It’s a national tradition.” – Eric Samuel Timm

23

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James

24

“It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.” – Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls

25

“I think that 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

26

“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

27

“When they get home they’re as busy as a bee,Making the house right for the company.Scurrying here and scurrying there,It is enough to make you tear out your hair.But once it’s over I’m sure you’ll agree,It’s nice to have a family!” – Carole Lynn Zublena

28

“My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.” – PHYLLIS DILLER

29

“Lord, ’tis Thy plenty-dropping handThat soils my land,And giv’st me for my bushel sowne Twice ten for one.All this, and better, Thou dost send

30

“Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.” – P. J. O’Rourke

31

“The Thanksgiving tradition is, we overeat. ‘Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?’ ‘But we do that every day!’ ‘Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us.” – Jim Gaffigan

32

“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

33

“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

34

“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” – Jon Stewart

35

“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

36

“Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we’re thankful for and put them in a hat. Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!” – Debby Ryan

37

“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

38

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

39

“I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.” – Howie Mandel

40

“My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.” – Katharine McPhee

41

“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

42

“For what I give, not what I take,For battle, not for victory,My prayer of thanks I make.” – Odell Shepard

43

“O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” – William Shakespeare

44

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

45

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde

46

“The earliest you can play Christmas music is on Thanksgiving.” – Tinashe

47

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

48

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

49

“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

50

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

51

“Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.” – John Clayton

52

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

53

“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

54

“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

55

“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

56

“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

57

“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

58

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

59

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

60

“That’s one of the great things about Thanksgiving: Football’s on!” – Michael Strahan

61

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.” – Will Carleton

62

“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

63

“Thanksgiving – fall’s finale. Best damn holiday of the year in my worldly estimation.” – Carew Papritz

64

“Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.” – Psalm

65

“Cosy fire a-burning bright,—Cosy tables robed in white,—Dainty dishes smoking hot,—Home! And cold and snow forgot!” – Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron

66

“Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn’t have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship – all perks of adulthood.” – Rosecrans Baldwin

67

“Thanksgiving: giving Him thanks for what He has done and how He has revealed Himself to you.” – Tony Watson

68

“I think Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion to break open a buttery, oaky Chardonnay from California.” – Gavin Newsom

69

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis

70

“It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.” – Marilu Henner

71

“On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.”

72

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

73

“My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.” – Douglas Conant

74

“Me, to this end, That I should render, for my part, A thankful heart.” – Robert Herrick

75

“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

76

“Lord, we gather as a family to thank Thee for all Thy blessings, most especially for making us this family and granting us this gathering.” – Robert Brault

77

“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

78

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

79

“Often I’ll speak my thanksgiving aloud. Hearing the long list of good gifts God has given me is usually just what I need to restore my joy.” – Lori Hatcher

80

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller

81

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

82

“The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.” – Steve Goodier

83

“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 offerings, and a thankful strain.” – Alexander Pope

84

“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

85

“Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before.” – Rita Rudner

86

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

87

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Reba Mcentire

88

“Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honour and praise for His goodness.” – Robert Casper Lintner

89

“I’ve always had fond memories of cooking Thanksgiving.” – Wylie Dufresne

90

“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.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

91

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

92

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

93

“The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.” – Warren W. Wiersbe

94

“Thanksgiving creates abundance.” – Ann Voskamp

95

“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

96

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

97

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder

98

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

99

“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

100

“And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.” – John Taylor

101

“If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.” – Tony Snow

102

“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

103

“Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.” – Dennis Prager

104

“In the year 1621, the Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving feast. They invited the great Indian chief Massasoit, who brought ninety of his brave Indians and a great abundance of food. Governor William Bradford and Captain Miles Standish were honored guests. Elder William Brewster, who was a minister, said a prayer that went something like this: ‘We thank God for our homes and our food and our safety in a new land. We thank God for the opportunity to create a new world for freedom and justice.” – Linus’ Thanksgiving prayer

105

“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

106

“The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”

107

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

108

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

109

“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

110

“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

111

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart

112

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep.” – George Canning

113

“Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit.” – President Bill Clinton

114

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

115

“So what do we do? We do what all families do. Grin, bear it, and pass the mashed potatoes..” – Heather Brewer

116

“God wants to see prayers that are filled with genuine praise and thanksgiving for what He has done in the past. He wants our hearts to be filled with awe and gratitude for His blessings. He wants us to set up memorials in our hearts testifying to the provisions He has given us.” – Michael Youssef

117

“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

118

“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

119

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

120

“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.” – Jay Leno

121

“Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love, and a time to reflect on the things that matter most in life.” – Danielle Duckery

122

“In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other’s homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings – for the food on their tables and the babies in their arms.” – Cynthia Rylant

123

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

124

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

125

“Thanksgiving was nothing more than a pilgrim-created obstacle in the way of Christmas; a dead bird in the street that forced a brief detour.” – Augusten Burroughs

126

“Here I am, 5 o’clock in the morning, stuffing bread crumbs up a dead bird’s butt.” – Rosanne in Rosanne

127

“Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

128

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

129

“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite American traditions. I quickly picked it up when I moved to the U.S. from Sweden.” – Marcus Samuelsson

130

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

131

“You shouldn’t just give during Christmas and Thanksgiving you should be giving all the time.” – Alcurtis Turner

132

“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

133

“Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.” – Dwight L. Moody

134

“God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings.” – Edwin Percy Whipple

135

“Our modern celebration of Thanksgiving can be traced back to the early 17th century. Upon arriving in Plymouth, at the culmination of months of testing travel that resulted in death and disease, the Pilgrims continued to face great challenges. An indigenous people, the Wampanoag, helped them adjust to their new home, teaching them critical survival techniques and important crop cultivation methods. After securing a bountiful harvest, the settlers and Wampanoag joined in fellowship for a shared dinner to celebrate powerful traditions that are still observed at Thanksgiving today: lifting one another up, enjoying time with those around us, and appreciating all that we have.” – Barack Obama

136

“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

137

“Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks. Among all the challenges that we face as people with hearing loss there are certainly brighter moments in every day – moments that deserve to be recorded in our Gratitude Journal.” – Monique Hammond

138

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.” – Psalm

139

“I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.” – Robert Brault

140

“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

141

“Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go baste the turkey and hide the kitchen knives.” – Mrs. Pascal in The House of Yes

142

“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

143

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

144

“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

145

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

146

“I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” – Charlie Brown

147

“Happy We-Stole-Your-Land-and-Killed-Your-People Day.” – Thanksgiving toast

148

“There was a time, in the not so distant past, that if you didn’t have what you needed on Thanksgiving, you were pretty much going to have to wait until Friday. Not anymore!” – Monica Johnson

149

“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

150

“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

151

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

152

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

153

“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” – PSALM

154

“Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

155

“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

156

“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

157

“Thanksgiving-day, I fear,If one the solemn truth must touch,Is celebrated, not so much To thank the Lord for blessing o’er,As for the sake of getting more!” – Will Carleton

158

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” – Seneca

159

“I always think it’s funny when Indians celebrate Thanksgiving. I mean, sure, the Indians and Pilgrims were best friends during the first Thanksgiving, but a few years later, the Pilgrims were shooting Indians. So I’m never quite sure why we eat Turkey like everybody else.” – Sherman Alexie

160

“I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.” – Craig Ferguson

161

“Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.” – Nicole Hollander

162

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” – Erma Bombeck

163

“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

164

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

165

“Greed grabs, Gratitude receives.”

166

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” – Erma Bombeck

167

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

168

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added… No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Highest God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.” – President Abraham Lincoln

169

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

170

“If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself.” – Mitch Hedberg

171

“Turkey for the girls and Turkey for the boys. My favourite kind of pants is corduroys. Gobble gobble goo and Gobble gobble nickel. I wish turkey Only cost a nickel. Oh, I love turkey on Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everybody.” – Adam Sandler

172

“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

173

“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

174

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

175

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

176

“Thanksgiving, and all through the store; People are shopping, shopping for more.Buying things to cook and things to bake, What a task to undertake.

177

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

178

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

179

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

180

“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

181

“Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.” – William Shakespeare

182

“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence.” – Erma Bombeck

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“Once you start practising being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life.” – Stephanie Conkle

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

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“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

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“About 94 per cent of Americans prepare and serve turkey at home and most people stick to a traditional menu for the main meal: turkey with cranberry sauce, mashed white potatoes with giblet gravy, candied sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, a cooked green vegetable dish, relishes, and a pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert.” – Martin K. Gay

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“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” – Apostle Paul

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“Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.”

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“Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory.”

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

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“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

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“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.” – William Jennings Bryan

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“For the moon and the stars and deep rolling sea; For beauties of nature, where ever they may be…For the handclasp of friends, so firm and so true; For sunrise and sunset and glistening dew; The fleecy white clouds and the Heavens, so blue; For these wonderful gifts, dear Lord, I thank you!” – Gertrude T. Buckingham

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“Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.” – Kurt Busch

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“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

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“Ah! on Thanksgiving day…When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?” – John Greenleaf Whittier

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

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“But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown.” – Marcy

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

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“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

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“The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any big meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it then go home and cook, chop, braise and blanch. Then it’s gone in 20 minutes and everybody lies around sort of in a sugar coma and then it takes 4 hours to clean it up.” – Ted Allen

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“Real ballplayers pass the stuffing by rolling it up in a ball and batting it across the table with a turkey leg.” – Tom Swyers

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“It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak.” – Phyllis Diller

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

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“I’m not a big turkey fan, but my husband loves it. Thanksgiving is his favourite meal.” – Ruth Reichl

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“A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once, there was this day… this one day when… everyone realized they needed each other..”

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“Isn’t it peculiar, Charlie Brown, how some traditions just slowly fade away.” – Lucy

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“If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.” – Ina Garten

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

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“I think there’d be quite a market for Thanksgiving carols.”Have a Holly Jolly Turkey” Jingle Bellies” All I want for Christmas is food” O Holy Nap” ”- Keith Wynn

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“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

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“Family gathers to share good noise and good food. Gratitude abounds.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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“On the morning of Thanksgiving, I would wake up to the home smelling of all good things, wafting upstairs to my room. I would set the table with the fancy silverware and china and hope that my parents and grandmother wouldn’t have the annual Thanksgiving fight about Richard Nixon.” – Debi Mazar

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“Thanksgiving is probably my favourite holiday – it’s a day that’s American to the core and it’s a day that’s all about what and how we eat.” – Marcus Samuelsson

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“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

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“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.”

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

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

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“I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.” – TODD BARRY

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“Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving.” – Mike Connolly

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“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

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“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” – Irv Kupcinet

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“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.” – Sam Lefkowitz

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“At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I’m grateful for friends, family, and good health. Then I get more superficial… like being thankful for my Louboutins.” – Christie Brinkley

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“We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted but we should stop and be thankful each and every day.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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“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

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“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

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“Homemade stuffing is my favourite thing about Thanksgiving. I wish people served it more than just once a year.” – Troy Gentile

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“It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.”

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“God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.” – Jeremy Taylor

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“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

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“Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds. Living in the moment, we are open to the abundance around us and within us. We express appreciation freely. We contemplate the richness of our life. In life’s trials, we seek to understand, to accept, to learn. Gratitude is a continual celebration of life.”

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

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“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

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“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

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“All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.” – George W. Bush

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

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“If no one shopped on Thanksgiving Day, the stores wouldn’t open. End of story. I say we all take the pledge and stay home. Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for what you have, not to save a few dollars to get more.” – Regina Brett

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“But whether we have less or more, Always thank we God therefor.

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“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

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“If you made a list of all the things you could be thankful for, the list would undoubtedly be longer than your misfortunes.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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