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Quotes on Thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Learn from these folks about being thankful.

In all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Thanksgiving, take a moment to focus on what being thankful is all about.

Blessings are oftentimes not valued till they are gone. - Thomas Fuller

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. - Massieu

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

If "thank you" is the only prayer you say, that will be enough. - Meister Eckhart

If you never learned the lesson of thankfulness, begin now. Sum up your mercies; see what provision God has made for your happiness, what opportunities for your usefulness, and what advantages for your success. - Ida S. Taylor

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

It is impossible to be negative while we are giving thanks. - Donald Curtis

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. - Elie Wiesel

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

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day. - Robert C. Linter

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

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

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

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


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

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. - G.B. Stern

Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.  - Kak Sri


If you have lived, take thankfully the past. - John Dryden

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

Thanksgiving. It's like we didn't even try to come up with a tradition. The 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


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

We're having something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we're having a swan. You get more stuffing. - George Carlin

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. - Robert Quillen


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


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

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


Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. - Aesop


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

And though I ebb in worth, I'll flow in thanks. - John Taylor


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


Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. - Seneca

Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. - Kevin James

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Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.M.H.C., is the author of Making the Grade with ADD and ADD and Your Money. 

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