Thursday, November 22, 2012

Words I Wish I Wrote: Thanksgiving Quotes


1)  "When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."  ~  Tecumseh

2)  "On the recollection of so many and great favors and blessing, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver."  ~  William Bartram

3)  "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."  ~  G.K. Chesterton

4)  "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

5)  "Pride slays thanksgiving, but an 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 

6)  "Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books -- especially the Bible -- build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day."  ~  John Wooden

7)  "No duty is is more urgent than that of returning thanks."  ~  James Allen

8)  "On Thanksgiving, I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been."  ~  Bobby Jindal

9)  "Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to make bargains about it? Let us, then, return thanks for what He has bestowed on us. Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share of ability or stronger health, we should not have possessed them to our destruction."  ~  Alphonsus Liguori

10)  "Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song."  ~  Konrad von Gesner

11)  "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

12)  "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

13)  "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

14)  "Thou that has given so much to me, give one thing more -- a grateful heart; not thankful when it pleases me, as if Thy blessings had spare days; but such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise."  ~  George Herbert

15)  "True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us, and not to tell Him what we have done for Him."  ~  George R. Hendrick


  1. Great blog! You have an awesome collection of Thanksgiving Quotes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hey, this is sooo cool. i like this post featuring these lovely and meaningful Thanksgiving quotes and sayings. I particularly love this one: "No duty is is more urgent than that of returning thanks." ~ James Allen. Thanks for sharing!