This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Quotes

1. 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

2. If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. - Meister Eckhart

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. - W.J. Cameron

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

9. Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day. - Robert Caspar Lintner

10. 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

11. Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
- Wilbur D. Nesbit

12. 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

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

14. Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. - Seneca

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

16. The thing I'm most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands. - Unknown

17. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - William Arthur Ward

18. May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
- Author Unknown

19. God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" - William A. Ward

20. 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

21. 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

22. The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts… nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. - H. W. Westermayer

23. Gratitude is the heart's memory. - French Proverb

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

25. 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

26. We should spend as much time in thanking God for His blessings as we do asking Him for them. - St. Vincent de Paul

27. Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts." - Henri Frederic Amiel

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



See George Washington's proclamation on Thanksgiving at:
http://positivethinkersjournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/pres-george-washington-day-of-prayer.html

See more quotes on Gratitude at:
http://positivethinkersjournal.blogspot.com/2008/12/gratitude.html

1 comment:

Barbara Cook said...

Wow, i love your selections of Thanksgiving quotes, they are quite inspirational and meaningful, I love them. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up!

Happy Thanksgiving Day!