This article contains some thoughtful and famous Thanksgiving quotes. Read on for quotations and sayings on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Quotes

A time to gather with family and friends to thank God for life’s blessings, Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival primarily celebrated in the United States of America and Canada. A time to express deepest gratitude towards the Lord for big and small possessions and comforts in life, this festival is generally marked by large holiday feasts. Make your Thanksgiving holiday even more memorable and special by sending some humorous and thoughtful quotes to your loved ones. By expressing your sentiments hidden in them, these quotes convey your love and care for your family and friends. Read on further to know some Thanksgiving quotations and sayings.

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

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

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.

- Robert Caspar Lintner

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

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

- Michael Dresser

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

- W. T. Purkiser

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.

- Irv Kupcinet

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.

- W. J. Cameron

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

Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.

- Robert Caspar Lintner

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

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

- Anonymous

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.

- Anonymous

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.

- William Jennings Bryan

Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn't learned to be content will not be thankful for he lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better.

- Robert Flatt

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

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

- Cicero

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 Smithson

Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.

- William Faulkner

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

- Aesop

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

- Brian Tracy

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.

- E. E. Cummings

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

- Albert Schweitzer

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.

- Marlene Dietrich

I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.

- Lawrence Peter Berra

It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself.The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks.

- Christina Aguilera

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

- Aristotle

I thank all of those who weren't born in this country for coming here and making a contribution to Australia. We are the least discriminatory country in the world, in my view.

- John Howard

I'm thankful for every moment.

- Al Green

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.

- Lauryn Hill

I thank God for making me a man.

- Little Richard

Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy. And thank you, Ray Charles for living.

- Jamie Foxx

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

- W. Clement Stone

You have five seconds to enjoy it and then you remember who you didn't thank.

- Helen Hunt

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

- Tecumseh

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

- Merle Shain

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.

- Will Rogers

Many of our prayers were not answered, and for this we are now grateful.

- William Feather

Thanks to the fans and all the people in radio who believed in what we were doing, because it didn't sound like anything else and we made it a hit.

- John Legend

I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities.

- David McCullough

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