Famous Thanksgiving Day related quotes.
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown.
-- Abraham Lincoln
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.
-- Sir John Templeton
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
-- Aesop Fables
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
-- French Proverb
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
-- William Shakespeare
It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.
-- George Washington
It is therefore recommended to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor.
-- Samuel Adams
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
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
-- William Faulkner
Our Creator shall continue to dwell above the sky, and that is where those on earth will end their thanksgiving.
-- Seneca Nation
I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy.
-- Anne Frank
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
We will speed the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing. Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last.
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
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
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
Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience.
-- Sadi The Gulistan
Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
-- Basil Carpenter
God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.
-- Ethel Watts Mumford
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
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
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
-- Estonian proverb
Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night.
-- Irving Berlin
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