Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Thanksgiving Quotes, Famous Thanksgiving Sayings, Happy Gratitude Quotes


As you have your holiday feast remember to thank God and every soul for all the good given to you.

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

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

We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Ritual Chant

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
Anonymous

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Anonymous

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
Seneca

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Anonymous

Got no checkbooks, got no banks.
Still I'd like to express my thanks -
I got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night.
Irving Berlin

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
Estonian proverb

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
William Jennings Bryan

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
Chinese Proverb

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.
Psalm 92:1

God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick

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

O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.

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

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

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, November 1, 1777

William Shakespeare, playwright

Without Thy sunshine and Thy rain
We could not have the golden grain;
Without Thy love we'd not be fed;
We thank Thee for our daily bread.
Anonymous

Some people complain because God put thorns on roses,
while others praise Him for putting roses among thorns.
Anonymous

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



To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”
- Albert Schweitzer

Praise God even when you don’t understand what He is doing.
Henry Jacobsen

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

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Cicero

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.
Jackie Windspear

Gratitude ... goes beyond the "mine" and "thine" and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Thanksgiving is an important ingredient in praying...If all we do is ask, and never thank God for His gifts, we are selfish. Sincere gratitude to God is one of the best ways to put fervor into our praying.
Warren Wiersbe

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

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
William Jennings Bryan

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

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

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

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

Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues, which the idle will never know.
Basil Carpenter