Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes written for this special holiday.
I hope you enjoy them as you look back this Thanksgiving on what you have been thankful for this year.
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 bettertime, or a better place to live in.
– Phillips Brooks
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
– Frederick Koenig
You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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
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
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
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
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
– Estonian Proverb
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you,” that would suffice.
– Meister Eckhart
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
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
– William Faulkner
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.
– W. T. Purkiser
Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn’t learned to be content will not be thankful, for he lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better.
– Robert Flatt
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melody Beattie
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
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. W. Westermeyer
There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
– Henry Van Dyke
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
Wishing you and your loved ones a special Thanksgiving.