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Thanksgiving Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Thanksgiving

Please enjoy these Thanksgiving Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let Today be a Thanksgiving.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way.
I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house,
we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.
- Jon Stewart

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes.
I love Thanksgiving, it's just my favorite.
I can have Thanksgiving all year round.
- Cindy Margolis

My whole problem is that all of my favorite things
at Thanksgiving are the starches,
and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year,
even a green vegetable has carbs in it.
- Ted Allen

Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving,
it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
- Richard Roeper

It's so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early -
is it just me,
or does it not really feel like Ramadan?
- David Letterman

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was
to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
- Phyllis Diller

It is now common knowledge that the average American
gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
- Marilu Henner

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

There is one day that is ours.
Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
- O. Henry

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not
carving the turkey in the kitchen.
- Kin Hubbard

Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving.
Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
- John Clayton

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

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

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday,
think again.
Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.
- Tony Snow

Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord
with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.
- John Clayton

I love chicken.
I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.
- Todd Barry

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.
- Konrad von Gesner

Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men living,
peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
- Joseph Auslander

Thanksgiving is nothing but a toast to genocide.
- Stephen Evans

Christians were instructed to serve others,
and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the
fact that God offered a way for man to return to a
positive relationship with Him.
- John Clayton

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game.
It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas,
and like those holidays beyond their meaning,
a factor in our economy.
- Bob Schieffer

Pride slays thanksgiving, but an 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

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving,
and people who may be very distant from the Christian
system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.
- John Clayton

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just
how blessed and how workable the Christian system is.
The emphasis is not on giving or buying,
but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation
to God and to one another.
- John Clayton

Always expect the unexpected.
Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out.
It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing
story about several murders inside the military.
- James Patterson

From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may
be That no life lives for ever;
That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest
river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne

It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving -
you can put your elbows on it,
you don't have to talk politics...
no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there.
- John Hughes

On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my
family is safe and healthy,
especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year,
it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.
- Bobby Jindal

For me, one of the greatest things about living in the United States
is that we have a national holiday - Thanksgiving Day -
dedicated to honoring gratitude.
Having gratitude is one of the keys to a happy life.
Let every day be a day of profound thanksgiving.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

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

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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