30 Inspiring Happy Thanksgiving Quotes For Family And Friends

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Thanksgiving Day isn’t just the time to pile your plates with turkey and mashed potatoes. It’s also a time to reflect on your blessings and show gratitude and appreciation for all that you have.

To celebrate this holiday, we’ve made a list of inspiring happy Thanksgiving quotes that would make for an awesome holiday toast or a meaningful message on your Thanksgiving cards for family and friends.

See our collection below.

Inspiring Thanksgiving Quotes

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

Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. – Margaret Cousins

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Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful and to think about all the special people who have touched our lives.

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

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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

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. – Native American Saying

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

There is always, always something to be thankful for.

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If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. –W. Clement Stone

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

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

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Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn’t.

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

Thanksgiving isn’t just a day. It’s a way we can live our lives every day.

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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

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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

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Thanksgiving is here, so live it up and be of good cheer, feast on goodies and have fun.

Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward

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Thanksgiving is here, so live it up and be of good cheer, feast on goodies and have fun.

Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness. – Robert Casper Lintner

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Thanksgiving, like contentment, is a learned attribute. The person who hasn’t learned to be content lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better. – Robert Flatt

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

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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

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

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Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, are in one way or another about being thankful. – Jonathan Safran Foer

Don’t forget to say thanks and show your appreciation for all the blessings you received this year. Remember to share these inspiring Thanksgiving quotes with your family and friends,  too!

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