60+ Best Thanksgiving Quotes to Spread Gratitude Everywhere

Gratitude and happiness go hand in hand.

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What wonderful things that we have a day for Thanksgiving! A festival that reminds us to express our gratitude and nourish the bonds we have in our lives. In today's Thanksgiving quotes, let's celebrate the meaning of this heartfelt holiday.

The warm feeling and connection that gratitude evokes in our hearts is unknown to no one. But, we hesitate, we get shy, and we think it's unnecessary when we have to express it. On this Thanksgiving and every day after it, let's decide to speak gratitude.

Have you ever not liked when someone told you genuinely how they were grateful for you? Of course not. People love to be appreciated. So, let's kick doubt to the curb and embrace emotions. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

And, with that, here are the best Thanksgiving quotes for you:

Thanksgiving Quotes

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“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.”
― Willard Scott

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”
― Amy Grant

“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

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”
― William Blake

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“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” 
― Nigel Hamilton

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”
― Erma Bombeck

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

"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer."
― Maya Angelou

"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

“In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other's homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings.”
― Cynthia Rylant

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“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”
― Gerald Good

"No matter what the situation is...close your eyes and think of all the things in your life you could be grateful for right now."
― Deepak Chopra

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” 
― Robert Caspar Lintner

"Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other."
― Randy Pausch

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” 
― Nigel Hamilton

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” 
― William Arthur Ward

"Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone."
― Gertrude Stein

“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

“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.”
― Kevin James

“Gratitude, help us to see what is there instead of what isn't.”
― Annette Bridges

"Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace." ― Todd Stocker

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“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything.”
― Thomas Merton

“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

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

“Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.”
― Rumi

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
― Thornton Wilder

“It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.”
― Lorelai Gilmore

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"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
― Marcel Proust

"Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last."
― Lawrence Welk

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
― Albert Schweitzer

"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."
― John Wooden

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” 
― Charles Dickens

"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind."
― Lionel Hampton

“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

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

"Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot."
― Hausa Proverb

"To become a better you, remember to be grateful to people who have contributed to making you who you are today."
― Israelmore Ayivor

"Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself."
― Walter Anderson

“I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased.”
― Oprah Winfrey

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"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
― Oscar Wilde

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”
― Robert Holden

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
― Maya Angelou

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”
― Leroy Satchel Paige

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.”
― Deepak Chopra

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.”
― Brené Brown

“Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don't notice where we happen to be.”
― Dan Gutman

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
― Albert Schweitzer

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” 
― Albert Einstein

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” 
― Henry David Thoreau

“Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries in life.”
― Lindsey Bareham

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“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

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
― Nicole Reed

“If you keep searching for everything beautiful in the world, you will eventually become it.”
― Tyler Kent White 

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
― Dalai Lama

“If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't, you'll see obstacles.”
― Wayne Dyer

“Don't let negativity from yesterday dull the sparkle of today. ”
― Doreen Virtue

Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise – then you will discover the fullness of your life.”
― David Steindl–Rast

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
― Harold Kushner

“Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”
― Louis E. Boone

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.”
― C.S. Lewis

"When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you."
― Shannon L. Alder

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Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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