70 Best Thanksgiving Quotes to Spread Gratitude (Thankful)

As the autumn leaves paint the world in gold and the air becomes crisp, it is a time to gather, reflect, and express gratitude for the blessings in our lives. This year Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 23, 2023. Read some of the best Thanksgiving quotes, sayings, proverbs, wishes, and captions (with images and pictures) to be thankful for all the blessings we have in our lives.

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Life has its ups and downs but even in the darkest challenges of life, there is a lot to be grateful and thankful for. Thanksgiving is one special holiday where we all can pause, reflect, and be thankful for all the things, relations, and love we are blessed with.

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While celebrating all the good things of life with mashed potato and Turkey on your plate it’s time to show your gratitude for your friends, and family, and thank God for all that you have in life.

Top 10 Thanksgiving Quotes

  1. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

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    thanksgiving quotes
  2. “An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” – Yogi Bhajan                                                                                             

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    thanksgiving sayings
  3. “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W.J. Cameron                                                                                           

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    thanksgiving quotes images
  4. “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake                                                                                         

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    thanksgiving quotes short
  5. “Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” – Nigel Hamilton                                                   

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  6. “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone
  7. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama

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    quotes for thanksgiving
  8. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”
  9. “On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.” – William Jennings Bryan                                                   

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    thanksgiving images and quotes
  10. “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson                                             

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    quote on thanksgiving

Inspirational Quotes On Thanksgiving

The season is all about spending time with family and Thanksgiving traditions of all sorts after Halloween celebrations.

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When enjoying and celebrating the goodness of life, these short and inspirational Thanksgiving and being grateful quotes are a great way to show your appreciation and be thankful for all the blessings in life.

  1. God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings.” – Edwin Percy Whipple
  2. “Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.” – Wilbur D. Nesbit
  3. “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” – Cicero
  4. “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau
  5. “Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.” – Willard Scott
  6. “There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” – O. Henry
  7. “Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.” – Amy Leigh Mercree
  8. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy
  9. “Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.” – P. J. O’Rourke
  10. “Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” – Amy Grant

Famous Thanksgiving Happiness Quotes

  1. “Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy.” – Jefferson Bethke                                                                 

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  2. “There is calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” – Ralph H. Blum
  3. “To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.” – Thomas Merton                                                     

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    thanksgiving quotes family
  4. “If the only prayer you said in your life was ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart                         

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    thanksgiving quote
  5. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward
  6. “Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.” – Lawrence Welk                                                                                                                                                           

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    thanksgiving quotes inspirational
  7. “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
  8. “You shouldn’t just give during Christmas and Thanksgiving you should be giving all the time.” – Alcurtis Turner                                                                                                                                                       

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  9. “Thanksgiving: giving Him thanks for what He has done and how He has revealed Himself to you.” – Tony Watson
  10. “Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.” – John Clayton                                                                                                                                                                                         

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  11. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser
  12. “When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.” – Sam Lefkowitz
  13. “He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.” – J.A. Shedd                                                                                                                                           

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  14. “If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title hands-down.” – Tony Snow
  15. “If there’s one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that you can’t give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.” – Rick Riordan

Best Quotes About Thanksgiving

  1. “Real ballplayers pass the stuffing by rolling it up in a ball and batting it across the table with a turkey leg.” – Tom Swyers
  2. “We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” – Harry Ironside
  3. “Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love, and a time to reflect on the things that matter most in life.” – Danielle Duckery
  4. “My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.” – Katharine McPhee
  5. “Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” – Franz Grillparzer
  6. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  7. “Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins
  8. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
  9. “If you made a list of all the things you could be thankful for, the list would undoubtedly be longer than your misfortunes.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  10. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

Thanksgiving Quotes Family

  1. “Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  2. “We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted but we should stop and be thankful each and every day.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  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. “I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” – Marcus Samuelsson
  5. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
  6. “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
  7. “Often I’ll speak my thanksgiving aloud. Hearing the long list of good gifts God has given me is usually just what I need to restore my joy.” – Lori Hatcher
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

Thanksgiving Quotes to Fill You With Gratitude

  1. “Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.” – Kurt Busch
  2. “The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.” – Steve Goodier
  3. “Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn’t have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship – all perks of adulthood.” – Rosecrans Baldwin
  4. “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
  5. “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
  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. “Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect.” – Victoria Osteen
  8. 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
  9. “What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.” – Daniel Humm
  10. “At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I’m grateful for friends, family, and good health. Then I get more superficial… like being thankful for my Louboutins.” – Christie Brinkley

Quotes On Thanksgiving

  1. “Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!” – Henry Ward Beecher
  2. “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
  3. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.” – Joyce Giraud
  4. “Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what befalls us in life, we can take the charred remnants and we can reconstruct a life unimaginably richer than that from which the shards and pieces fell.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
  5. “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
  6. “Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks. Among all the challenges that we face as people with hearing loss there are certainly brighter moments in every day – moments that deserve to be recorded in our Gratitude Journal.” – Monique Hammond
  7. “Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seed time and harvest, the ripe product of the year — and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.” – Ray Stannard Baker
  8. “I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.” – Charles Spurgeon
  9. “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

Thanksgiving Greetings And Messages

  1. “On this Thanksgiving, may your heart be as full as your plate, and may your blessings be countless.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                             

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  2. “May the holiday bring you good things in abundance that stay with you all year long. Happy Thanksgiving.” – Unknown                                                                                                                               

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  3. “Wishing you a Thanksgiving overflowing with joy, gratitude, and all the little things that make life beautiful.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                               

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  4. “Happy Thanksgiving. May the warm glow of autumn surround you as you celebrate the holiday with family and friends.” – Unknown                                                                                                                 

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  5. “Today, let’s count our blessings and be grateful for all the wonderful people and moments in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving!” – Unknown                                                                                                                 

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  6. “Being grateful for all the victories this year, I pray that yours will double up next year. Blessings and favor be to you. Happy Thanksgiving.” – Unknown
  7. “As I take time to give thanks for the many blessings in my life, I want to let you know how grateful I am that you are one of them. Happy Thanksgiving.” – Unknown
  8. “Wishing you and those dear to you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! Happy Thanksgiving! May your heart be filled with gladness and your home be filled with joy!” – Unknown
  9. “As we gather around the table, let’s remember to be grateful for the simple joys, the moments that make us smile, and the love that surrounds us. Happy Thanksgiving!” – Unknown
  10. “There are so many things I am thankful for this year, but at the very top of that list is you. Wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with the warmth and happiness of the season. Happy Thanksgiving.” – Unknown

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes

  1. “May your blessings be multiplied this year and throughout all your life. Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you!” – Unknown
  2. “Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with boundless gratitude, memorable moments, and the love of those dear to you.” – Unknown
  3. “As we gather with loved ones, may our hearts be as full as our plates. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!” – Unknown
  4. “Sending you warm wishes for a Thanksgiving overflowing with happiness, peace, and all the things you’re grateful for.” – Unknown
  5. “May your Thanksgiving be blessed with the bountiful harvest of joy, love, and cherished moments. Happy Thanksgiving!” – Unknown
  6. “In this season of thanks, may your heart be light, your spirit be joyful, and your Thanksgiving be filled with warmth and love.” – Unknown
  7. “Thank you for bringing your positive attitude to work every day. I hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving with your loved ones!” – Unknown
  8. “May this Thanksgiving be a day to reflect on the blessings in your life and to appreciate the beauty of each moment. Happy Thanksgiving!” – Unknown
  9. “May your Thanksgiving table be laden with delicious food, and your heart be filled with gratitude for the abundance in your life. Happy Thanksgiving!” – Unknown
  10. “May you celebrate the Thanksgiving day with love in your heart, prosperous vision in your mind, and gratitude in your being. Thanksgiving wishes to everyone!” – Unknown

Thanksgiving Bible Verses

The Bible contains numerous verses about thankfulness, gratitude, and praise. While none of them explicitly reference the American holiday of Thanksgiving, many of these verses are appropriate for the spirit of the holiday.

Here are some Bible verses that resonate with the theme of gratitude and thanksgiving:

  1. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34 (Bible Verses)
  2. Psalm 95:2-3: “Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.”
  3. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  4. Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

  1. “Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.” – Kevin James
  2. “Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries of life.” – Lindsey Bareham
  3. “I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” – Erma Bombeck
  4. “Thanksgiving is the day men start getting in shape… to play Santa Claus.” – Melanie White
  5. “I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” – Charlie Brown
  6. “I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.” – Robert Brault
  7. “For those of you who cannot be with family this Thanksgiving, please resist the urge to brag.” – Andy Borowitz
  8. “Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence.” – Erma Bombeck
  9. “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
  10. “If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself.” – Mitch Hedberg

Thanksgiving Facts

Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in historical and cultural traditions, focusing on gratitude, family, and the harvest. And regardless of its origins, the central theme of giving thanks is consistent.

Origins: Commemorates the 1621 harvest feast shared by the English Pilgrims (settlers) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag Native American people.

Traditions: Families and friends gather for a meal, which typically includes roast turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Other traditions include watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and NFL football games.


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