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Thanksgiving Quotes Inspirational

    • 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

 

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

 

    • Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! Amanda Bradley

 

    • Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. Northrup Christiane

 

 
 
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is 

like wrapping a present and not giving it. 

William Arthur Ward

 A great way to begin your day
is by saying thank you…

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

 

 

    • God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’ William A. Ward

 

    • Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher

 

    • Gratitude is the heart’s memory. French Proverb

 

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

  • Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
  • 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
  • Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God. White Eagle
  • How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people. Sir John Templeton
  • I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy. Anne Frank
  • 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
  • If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, thank you, that would suffice. Meister Eckhart
  • If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. Robert Quillen If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. Gerald Good
  • In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Albert Schweitzer
  • It’s better to pace yourself throughout a big day like Thanksgiving by having something healthful for breakfast and something light for lunch. Marilu Henner It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor. George Washington
  • 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
  • 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 Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. W.T. Purkiser
  • Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. George Whitefield
  • On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. William Jennings Bryan
  • Praise God even when you don’t understand what He is doing. Henry Jacobsen
  • 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
  • Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens
  • 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 Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. William Shakespeare 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
  • Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues, which the idle will never know. Basil Carpenter
  • Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. W. J. Cameron
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday…The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. Ayn Rand
  • Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness. Robert Casper Lintner
  • Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn’t learned to be content we will not be thankful for he lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better. Robert Flatt
  • 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 The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts… nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. H. W. Westermayer
  • There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw
  • 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
  • The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweeps through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! Henry Ward Beecher
  • 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
  • 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
  • We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thornton Wilder We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Cynthia Ozick
  • What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pine
  • Who does not thank for little, will not thank for much. Estonian proverb 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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