15 Best Inspiring Thanksgiving Quotes


It’s easy to get caught in trying to host the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. You probably have friends and family over to celebrate this day. And you’re definitely going overboard with food, decoration, and more. While all the stress may seem worth it seeing your family and friends all happy, we sometimes forget the very essence of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving isn’t the perfect roast turkey or the most delicious cranberry sauce. It isn’t about the most creative party games or the best decor you can think of. Putting together the perfect party may seem super important to you, because of how social media makes out Thanksgiving to be that picture-perfect family occasion.

But when you stop for a moment and are ready to really think about it, you’ve lost the real reason behind Thanksgiving. In all of the hubbub, you might forget that the Thanksgiving holiday is all about reconnecting with your loved ones and expressing gratitude for all of life’s blessings.

Best Thanksgiving Quotes

These Thanksgiving quotes are a perfect way to remind your family that this time, make it all about the gratitude and not about the turkey. They are the perfect mix of funny, inspiring, and insightful sayings to convey your message better than the words you could string together. But most importantly, these thanksgiving quotes remind us of the true spirit of Thanksgiving: a day to be grateful for everything you have.

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

 – W.T. Purkiser

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Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.

– Amy Grant

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I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.

– Marcus Samuelsson 

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You shouldn’t just give during Christmas and Thanksgiving you should be giving all the time.

– Alcurtis Turner


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

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He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.

– J.A. Shedd 

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


If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.

 – Gerald Good 

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What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.

– Daniel Humm


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 


Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

– Henry Van Dyke

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If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.

– W. Clement Stone

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Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what befalls us in life, we can take the charred remnants and we can reconstruct a life unimaginably richer than that from which the shards and pieces fell.

– Craig D. Lounsbrough


We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

– John F. Kennedy 

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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

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