Quotes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up quickly this week. Before we know it many of us will be sitting around the dinner table sharing food and drink with family and friends. Thanksgiving is a great holiday that people drive and fly hundreds of miles to enjoy.

Hopefully you and your family will take the time to talk about the things you’re thankful for. It can be a very enlightening and rewarding conversation to have. Thanksgiving is a unique holiday in that sense; it’s important to take some time throughout the year to think about the good things you have in life and acknowledge them.

We thought it would be nice to provide some funny and also serious quotes about the Thanksgiving Holiday from a wide variety of people. So without further ado, here they are.

“Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn’t learned to be content…lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better.” – Robert Flatt

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” – William Faulkner

One that we can all relate to: “An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” – Irv Kupcine

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

“Thanksgiving is an emotional time. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” –Johnny Carson

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pine

One quote that captures an important reason we have Thanksgiving in the first place: “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

Hopefully you enjoyed these quotes. If you’re the kind of person who gives a small speech at Thanksgiving, maybe you’ll want to use one of these quotes this year! If not, there are plenty of other quotes out there to find. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday.

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