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25 Thanksgiving Day Quotes

Thanksgiving is celebrated only one day in November. It is a time to reflect on the past year!

In the United states we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the 4th Thursday of November. Nick and I are always filled with gratitude and love for our friends and family during the Holiday season. If this is your first time being in charge of preparing, and carving a turkey for your family, or if you’re looking to improve last years feast, then you will need to take a look at our turkey carving tips.

Thank you to our friends and family for supporting us on our many different endeavors! We wouldn’t be who we are today, without having you in our past.

Thanksgiving Day Quotes

1 – “It is therefore recommended … to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor …” — Samuel Adams, father of the American Revolution on November 1, 1777 (adopted by the 13 states as the first official Thanksgiving Proclamation)

2 – “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” — Aesop’s Fables

3 – “Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory.” — Anonymous

4 – “One act of thanksgiving made when things go wrong is worth a thousand when things go well.” — Anonymous

5 – “Thanksgiving is a circle of memories.” — Anonymous

6 – “Thanksgiving is a time for remembering and appreciating the special people in our lives. Our home is warmed by the love of family and friends.” — Anonymous

7 – “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

8 – “My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.” — Phyllis Diller

9 – “I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

10 – “Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” — Estonian proverb

11 – “Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.” — Kahlil Gibran

12 – “There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day . . . is the one day that is purely American.” — O. Henry

13 – “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

14 – “An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” — Irv Kupcinet

15 – “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

16 – “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

17 – “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

18 – ” Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” — WT Purkiser

19 – “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

20 – “Great as the preparations were for the dinner, everything was so contrived that not a soul in the house should be kept from the morning service of Thanksgiving in the church.” — Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe

21 – “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

22 – “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

23 – “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 in his first Presidential Proclamation

24 – “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

25 – “And let these altars, wreathed with flowers And piled with fruits, awake again Thanksgivings for the golden hours, The early and the latter rain!” — John Greenleaf Whittier

 

Happy Thanksgiving To You and Yours!

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