154 Thankful Thanksgiving Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Thankful Thanksgiving Quotes (Best in 2024)

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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

The bible tells us to be grateful in every situation. I am grateful for mine. — Jim Abbott

We don't need more to be thankful for, we just need to be more thankful. — Carlos Castaneda

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

If I only have the will to be grateful, I am so. — Seneca

Why should we give God thanks? Because everything we have comes from God. — Billy Graham

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. — W. Clement Stone

Rest and be thankful. — William Wordsworth

Be grateful, for gratitude can bring life to life, it can turn a meal to a feast, resentment to love, a grudge to forgiveness, an enemy to a friend, a disease to hope, and you to enough. — Steven Bartlett

An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. — John Templeton

Short Thankful Thanksgiving Quotes

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  • Reflect upon your present blessings — Charles Dickens
  • May your heart be an altar, from which the bright flame of unending thanksgiving ascends to heaven. — Mary Euphrasia Pelletier
  • We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. — Neal A. Maxwell
  • We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. — Thornton Wilder
  • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. — W. T. Purkiser
  • Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. — Doris Day
  • We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick
  • Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing... a grateful heart! — George Herbert
  • We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. — Henry Allen Ironside
  • Think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flames within us. — Albert Schweitzer

Thankful Thanksgiving Image Quotes

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Thankful thanksgiving quote by Charles Dickens

Reflect upon your present blessings — Charles Dickens

Thankful thanksgiving quote by Doris Day

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. — Doris Day

Thankful thanksgiving quote by Cynthia Ozick

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick

Thankful thanksgiving quote What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked god for yesterday.
What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked god for yesterday.

Friends Thankful Thanksgiving Quotes

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We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. — Albert Schweitzer

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

[when asked about what he was most thankful about]: Being alive. After heart surgery, you dig that part. Breath, family and friends are just amazing. Just to have a second shot is pretty great! — Robin Williams

Thankful thanksgiving quote Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankfu
Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as smooth sailing.

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

Being Thankful Thanksgiving Quotes

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To be happy is easy enough if we give ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving, No self centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy. Life is giving, not getting. — Joseph Fort Newton

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you. — Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

Thankful thanksgiving quote Be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine, but most of all be thankful.
Be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine, but most of all be thankful.

Every day is a day to be thankful. Life's abundance has no limit, and gratitude is what keeps that abundance flowing. In every circumstance there is something for which to be thankful. Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope. — Ralph Marston

The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become. — Ezra Taft Benson

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. — Ralph Blum

Thankful thanksgiving quote I am thankful to all those who said no to me. It's because of them I did it myse
I am thankful to all those who said no to me. It's because of them I did it myself.

The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise. — Richard Sibbes

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. — Eckhart Tolle

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. — Tecumseh

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little — Gautama Buddha

I Am Thankful Thanksgiving Quotes

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I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way! — Louise Hay

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I'm thankful for all of you. I am not thankful for the pilgrims. Buckles should never be on hats. — Bo Burnham

Thankful thanksgiving quote If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you", that will be enough.
If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you", that will be enough.

There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people. — Reginald Horace Blyth

If you say I'm great, thank you very much. But I know what I am. I could be better, man, you know? — Keith Richards

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. — Henry David Thoreau

Thankful thanksgiving quote Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances.
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances.

If life is to have meaning, and if God's will is to be done, all of us have to accept who we are and what we are, give it back to God, and thank Him for the way He made us. What I am is God's gift to me; what I do with it is my gift to Him. — Warren W. Wiersbe

God is good and I am always loved. — Ann Voskamp

Family Thankful Thanksgiving Quotes

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Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. — Seneca

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings. — William Arthur Ward

Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road. — John Henry Jowett

Thankful thanksgiving quote It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.
It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.

Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. — John Henry Jowett

On Thanksgiving we do just everything except give thanks. We eat, we watch football, we have a good time with family. Almost nobody gives thanks to God at Thanksgiving, unless there's a short prayer before we eat. — Rick Warren

Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year. — P. J. O'Rourke

Thankful thanksgiving quote When you're thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. try t
When you're thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. try to stay positive and things will get better.

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

Thankful Quotes

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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

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

To be able to thank Allah for a blessing is a blessing within itself. — Al-Shafi‘i

Thankful thanksgiving quote If the only prayer you said was "Thank you", that would be enough.
If the only prayer you said was "Thank you", that would be enough.

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. Tecumseh Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. — Voltaire

I have never known more than fifteen minutes of anxiety or fear. Whenever I feel fearful emotions overtaking me, I just close my eyes and thank God that He is still on the throne reigning over everything and I take comfort in His control over the affairs of my life. — John Wesley

Be sure that someday you'll praise and thank God for your unanswered prayers that once you had wept for them. — Shams Tabrizi

Thankful thanksgiving quote Do it now, thanks yourself later.
Do it now, thanks yourself later.

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. — Meister Eckhart

Happiness is attained by three things: being patient when tested, being thankful when receiving a blessing, and being repentant upon sinning. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

God is in control, and therefore in EVERYTHING I can give thanks - not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it. — Kay Arthur

All the ups and downs are grace in different wrappings, sent to refine consciousness. Say thanks to them all. — Mooji

Thanksgiving Thanks Quotes

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We only enter into the full life if our faith gives thanks. Because how else do we accept His free gift of salvation if not with thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is the evidence of our acceptance of whatever He gives. Thanksgiving is the manifestation of our Yes! to His grace. — Ann Voskamp

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

The Spirit of prayer makes us so intimate with God that we scarcely pass through an experience before we speak to Him about it, either in supplication, in sighing, in pouring out our woes before Him, in fervent requests, or in thanksgiving and adoration. — Ole Hallesby

Thankful thanksgiving quote We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our live
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

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

First thing I do in the morning is give thanks to God for another day, and then turn to HLN News or ESPN to see what’s going on in the world. — Vivica Fox

O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! — William Shakespeare

The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress. — Francis Frangipane

For three things I thank God every day of my life: thanks that he has vouchsafed me knowledge of his works; deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith; deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to--a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song. — Helen Keller

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. — John Templeton

There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. — Robert Breault

Thanksgiving Grateful Quotes

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No matter what our circumstance, we can find a reason to be thankful. — David Jeremiah

All that we behold is full of blessings. — William Wordsworth

There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way. — Jim Rohn

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. — Maya Angelou

Cynthia came in quietly and set a cup of tea before him. He kissed her hand, inexpressibly grateful, and she went back into the kitchen. When we view the little things with thanksgiving, even they become big things. — Jan Karon

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. — Melody Beattie

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. — Oprah Winfrey

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything. — Thomas Merton

Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast. — Melody Beattie

Thou that hast given so much to me give me 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

Thanksgiving And Gratitude Quotes

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(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy. — Abraham Maslow

The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. — Henry Ward Beecher

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving," and the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy tell us that, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. — W. T. Purkiser

As I express my gratitude, I become more deeply aware of it. And the greater my awareness, the greater my need to express it. What happens here is a spiraling ascent, a process of growth in ever expanding circles around a steady center. — David Steindl-Rast

And we will move forward to our work, not howling out regrets like slaves whipped to their burdens, but with gratitude for a task worthy of our strength, and thanksgiving to Almighty God that He has marked us as His chosen people, henceforth to lead in the regeneration of the world. — Albert J. Beveridge

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

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted. — Albert Schweitzer

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies. — John Milton

We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Thankful Gratitude Quotes

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If you aim for only wealth, beauty, fame, & power, you aim too low. Humility, gentleness, gratitude, & service is aiming high. — LeCrae

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. — Zig Ziglar

I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know. — Bill W.

Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours. — Marcus Aurelius

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Breault

Before and after practicing Judo or engaging in a match, opponents bow to each other. Bowing is an expression of gratitude and respect. In effect, you are thanking your opponent for giving you the opportunity to improve your technique. — Kano Jigoro

A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart. — Charles Grandison Finney

This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before. — Maya Angelou

The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. — David Steindl-Rast

Happy Thanksgiving Quotes

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Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends. — Steven Furtick

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

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

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. — Friedrich Koenig

You know that just before that first Thanksgiving dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying, Don't feed them. If you feed them, they'll never leave. — Dylan Brody

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

I love Thanksgiving turkey... It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. — Charles Spurgeon

Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, 'How long has Mom been drinking like this?' My Mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes, 'Here, kitty, kitty.' — David Letterman

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. — Conrad Gessner

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Thankfulness is not something God gives us. It is not a spiritual gift and it is not a spiritual fruit. We can receive God's peace, joy and love, but thankfulness is something that we give to Godand to others. It is a choice that we make. Let us thank Him today with songs of celebration, hearts of strong devotion and acts of admiration. — Roy Lessin

Thanksgiving is the glue that helps to firmly attach your blessings to you. Without it, your blessings may be lost. — Enoch Adeboye

A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for. — Norman Vincent Peale

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

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