Thanksgiving is one of the most quintessential American holidays celebrated across the entire country. It’s a time when families and friends get back together to celebrate what they are thankful for, as well as to embrace what is often the most important in life, family, relationships, and the things we do for one another.
This year, Thanksgiving is late in the month, but that doesn’t take away from the holiday festivities and food that will preoccupy millions of Americans. To get everyone thinking about Thanksgiving and what it means to others, we thought we’d provide some great quotes about the holiday. Here are some of the best ones:
Cicero on the importance of thankfulness: “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.”
Johnny Carson on Thanksgiving and what the holiday really means: “Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. 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.”
Henry David Thoreau speaking insightfully on Thanksgiving and happiness: “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. . . . O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.”
O. Henry on Thanksgiving and America: “There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”
Here at NaQ, we hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday surrounded by those you call friends and family. Hopefully these quotes have elicited some warm and fuzzy feelings about this great holiday and will help you enjoy it as much as you can. So go enjoy the turkey and other food – and feel free to add any of your favorite Thanksgiving quotes to NaQ!