Happy Thanksgiving Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old happy thanksgiving quotes, happy thanksgiving sayings, and happy thanksgiving proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.     

Anthony Robbins

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

W.T. Purkiser

Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.     

Ann Voskamp

There are only two ways to live your live. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other as is though everything is a miracle.     

Albert Einstein

It is impossible to be negative while we are giving thanks.     

Donald Curtis

I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.     

Joseph B. Wirthlin

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.     

Robert Quillen

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

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

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.     

W.J. Cameron

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.     

Betty Smith

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie; Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!     

Margaret Junkin Preston

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.     

John Wooden

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

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all     

William Faulkner

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.     

Neal A. Maxwell

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.     

Dalai Lama

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

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

When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.     

Sam Lefkowitz

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.     

Theodore Roosevelt

He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true thanksgiving comes from the heart.     

J.A. Shedd

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

Meister Eckhart

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

Lawrence Welk

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.     

Oscar Wilde

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.     

Ernest Hemingway

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

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.     


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

Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!     

Henry Ward Beecher