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Thanksgiving and Gratitude Quotes

Thanksgiving and Gratitude Quotes

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

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.  – Cicero

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

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 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

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  – W.J. Cameron

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

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.  – William Jennings Bryan
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It’s a way to live.  – Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

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

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

Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory.  – Author Unknown
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.  – Izaak Walton

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.  – A.W. Tozer

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.  – Seneca

All that we behold is full of blessings.  – William Wordsworth

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

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.  Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.  – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

One of the very first things I figured out about life is that it’s better to be a grateful person than a grumpy one, because you have to live in the same world either way, and if you’re grateful, you have more fun. – Barbara Kingsolver

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.  – Author Unknown

And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.  – John Taylor

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.  – Aesop

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

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

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a 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

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

When I started counting my blessings; my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson