100 Best Thanksgiving Quotes – Happy Thanksgiving Sayings

These humorous, profound, and heartfelt words are a great way to show your appreciation.

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, it's easy to get caught up in the frenzy of activities and festivities. Menu planning, decor, Holiday Gifts, and table setting are just a few of the tasks ahead of you.

To keep your guests, especially the kids, entertained after the Macy's Day Parade has ended, you're hurrying to the few stores that are open for last-minute items and brainstorming amusing Thanksgiving-themed games and gifts cards to share with friends.

After everyone has gone to bed, it seems like the only time we have to reflect on the day is at night. However, after a historic year, make 2022 a year of thankfulness. Our collection of Thanksgiving quotes is a wonderful place to begin.

Most of these sayings can help you express your gratitude for your family, friends, and health.

Others are more humorous because having someone laugh is typically the finest way to show them how much you respect their time on November 24th.

Feel free to use these ideas for an Instagram caption, a dinner toast, or a holiday card!

100 Best Thanksgiving Quotes To Share With Family And Friends

“God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings”

Edwin Percy Whipple
God Is Glorified Not By Our Groans But By Our Thanksgivings

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

W. Clement Stone
If You Are Really Thankful What Do You Do You Share.

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”

William Blake
The Thankful Receiver Bears A Plentiful Harvest.

“Thanksgiving Is A Time Of Togetherness And Gratitude.”

Nigel Hamilton
Thanksgiving Is A Time Of Togetherness And Gratitude.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
A Thankful Heart Is Not Only The Greatest Virtue But The Parent Of All Other Virtues.

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

John F. Kennedy
We Must Find Time To Stop And Thank The People Who Make A Difference In Our Lives.

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of Action

W. J Cameron
Thanksgiving After All Is A Word Of Action

“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.
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.

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

J.A. Shedd
He Who Thanks But With The Lips Thanks But In Part The Full The True Thanksgiving Comes From The Heart.

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.

Maya Angelou
Be Present In All Things And Thankful For All Things

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

Alcurtis Turner
You Shouldnt Just Give During Christmas And Thanksgiving You Should Be Giving All The Time

“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.”

Jay Leno
You Can Tell You Ate Too Much For Thanksgiving When You Have To Let Your Bathrobe Out

Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.

Catherine Pulsifer.
Give Thanks Not Just On Thanksgiving Day But Every Day Of Your Life. Appreciate And Never Take For Granted All That You Have

What if today we were just grateful for everything.

Charles Schultz.
What If Today We Were Just Grateful For Everything

I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family.

Marcus Samuelsson
I Love Thanksgiving Because Its A Holiday That Is Centered Around Food And Family. 1

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey
Be Thankful For What You Have Youll End Up Having More. If You Concentrate On What You Dont Have You Will Never Ever Have Enough.

The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.

Steve Goodier
The More We Express Thanks The More Gratitude We Feel. The More Gratitude We Feel The More We Express Thanks. Its Circular And It Leads To A Happier Life.

My Thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite, only a sense of existence.

Henry David Thoreau
My Thanksgiving Is Perpetual. It Is Surprising How Contented One Can Be With Nothing Definite Only A Sense Of

A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once, there was this day… this one day when… everyone realized they needed each other.

April Burns
A Thought About Thanksgiving Day Once There Was This Day This One Day When Everyone Realized They Needed Each Other.

Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before.

Rita Rudner
Most Turkeys Taste Better The Day After My Mothers Tasted Better The Day Before. 1

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
As We Express Our Gratitude We Must Never Forget That The Highest Appreciation Is Not To Utter Words But To Live By Them

I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.

Charlie Brown
I Cant Cook A Thanksgiving Dinner. All I Can Make Is Cold Cereal And Maybe Toast

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Charles Dickens
Reflect Upon Your Present Blessings Of Which Every Man Has Many Not On Your Past Misfortunes Of Which All Men Have Some.

On Thanksgiving Day, we acknowledge our dependence.

William Jennings Bryan
On Thanksgiving Day We Acknowledge Our Dependence.

And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.

John Taylor
And Though I Ebb In Worth Ill Flow In Thanks

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.

Randy Pausch
Showing Gratitude Is One Of The Simplest Yet Most Powerful Things Humans Can Do For Each Other

Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.

William Shakespeare
Small Cheer And Great Welcome Make A Merry Feast

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.

Robert Caspar Lintner
Thanksgiving Was Never Meant To Be Shut Up In A Single Day.

Thankfulness is measured by the number of words. Gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions.

David O. Mckay
Thankfulness Is Measured By The Number Of Words. Gratitude Is Measured By The Nature Of Our Actions

If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.

 Ina Garten
If You Think About A Thanksgiving Dinner Its Really Like Making A Large Chicken.

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.
O Speak Gratitude Is Courteous And Pleasant To Enact Gratitude Is Generous And Noble But To Live Gratitude Is To Touch Heaven.

It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak

Phyllis Diller
It Took Me Three Weeks To Stuff The Turkey. I Stuffed It Through The Beak

Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey, until Thanksgiving.

Mike Connolly
Coexistence What The Farmer Does With The Turkey Until Thanksgiving

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

Amy Grant
Thanksgiving Day Is A Good Day To Recommit Our Energies To Giving Thanks And Just Giving.

Family gathers to share good noise and good food. Gratitude abounds.

Richelle E. Goodrich
Family Gathers To Share Good Noise And Good Food. Gratitude Abounds.

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

Ernest Hemingway
Now Is No Time To Think Of What You Do Not Have. Think Of What You Can Do With What There Is.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go baste the turkey and hide the kitchen knives.

Mrs. Pascal
Now If Youll Excuse Me Im Going To Go Baste The Turkey And Hide The Kitchen Knives.

Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of the wonderful inside.

Willard Scott
Thanksgiving Just Gets Me All Warm And Tingly And All Kinds Of The Wonderful Inside.

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward
Gratitude Can Transform Common Days Into Thanksgivings Turn Routine Jobs Into Joy And Change Ordinary Opportunities Into Blessings.

Thanksgiving creates abundance.

Ann Voskamp
Thanksgiving Creates Abundance.

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.

Henry Ward Beecher
The Unthankful Heart Discovers No Mercies But The Thankful Heart Will Find In Every Hour Some Heavenly Blessings

Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.

Franz Grillparzer

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.

Katharine McPhee
My Fondest Memories Are Generally The Day After Thanksgiving. I Get The Total Decorating Christmas Itch

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

Gerald Good
If You Want To Turn Your Life Around Try Thankfulness. It Will Change Your Life Mightily.

Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn’t have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship, all perks of adulthood

Rosecrans Baldwin
Thanksgiving Our Eminent Moral Holiday Doesnt Have Much For Children. At Its Heart Are Conversation Food Drink And Fellowship All Perks Of Adulthood

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

W.T. Purkiser
Not What We Say About Our Blessings But How We Use Them Is The True Measure Of Our Thanksgiving.

When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.

Sam Lefkowitz
When Asked If My Cup Is Half Full Or Half Empty My Only Response Is That I Am Thankful I Have A Cup.

Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.

 P. J. O’Rourke
Thanksgiving Is So Called Because We Are All So Thankful That It Only Comes Once A Year.

Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love, and a time to reflect on the things that matter most in life.

Danielle Duckery
Thanksgiving Is A Time To Give A Time To Love And A Time To Reflect On The Things That Matter Most In Life.

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

Oscar Wilde 
After A Good Dinner One Can Forgive Anybody Even Ones Own Relations.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Thornton Wilder
We Can Only Be Said To Be Alive In Those Moments When Our Hearts Are Conscious Of Our Treasures.

If there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.

Rick Riordan
If Theres One Thing Ive Learned Over The Eons Its That You Cant Give Up On Your Family No Matter How Tempting They Make It.

Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home.

Wilbur D. Nesbit 
Forever On Thanksgiving Day The Heart Will Find The Pathway Home.

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
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.

No one has ever become poor by giving.

Anne Frank
No One Has Ever Become Poor By Giving

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa
If We Have No Peace It Is Because We Have Forgotten That We Belong To Each Other.

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

African Proverbs
Give Thanks For A Little And You Will Find A Lot.

Be thankful for what you have. Your life is someone else's fairy tale.

Wale Ayeni
Be Thankful For What You Have. Your Life Is Someone Elses Fairy Tale.

The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.

James E. Faust
The Thankful Heart Opens Our Eyes To A Multitude Of Blessings That Continually Surround Us

The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.

Norman Vincent Peale
The More You Practice The Art Of Thankfulness The More You Have To Be Thankful For.

Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.

Amy Leigh Mercree
Thanksgiving Is A Joyous Invitation To Shower The World With Love And Gratitude

I'm from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I'm thankful for that.

Howie Mandel
Im From Canada So Thanksgiving To Me Is Just Thursday With More Food. And Im Thankful For That.

Thanksgiving – fall’s finale. Best damn holiday of the year in my worldly estimation.

Carew Papritz
Thanksgiving – Falls Finale. Best Damn Holiday Of The Year In My Worldly Estimation.

Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine's Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.

Jonathan Safran Foer
Thanksgiving Is The Holiday That Encompasses All Others. All Of Them From Martin Luther King Day To Arbor Day To Christmas To Valentines Day Are In One Way Or Another About Being Thankful

Thanksgiving is the meal we aspire for other meals to resemble.

Jonathan Safran Foer
Thanksgiving Is The Meal We Aspire For Other Meals To Resemble.

There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.

O. Henry
There Is One Day That Is Ours. Thanksgiving Day Is The One Day That Is Purely American.

All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.

George W. Bush
All Across America We Gather This Week With The People We Love To Give Thanks To God For The Blessings In Our Lives

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time or a better place to live in.

Phillips Brooks
Stand Up On This Thanksgiving Day Stand Upon Your Feet. Believe In Man.

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
Thanksgiving Is One Of My Favorite Days Of The Year

If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself.

Mitch Hedberg
If You Stand In The Meat Section At The Grocery Store Long Enough

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
Let Us Remember That

America has developed a pie tradition unequivocally and unapologetically at the sweet end of the scale, and at no time is this better demonstrated than at Thanksgiving.

Janet Clarkson
America Has Developed A Pie Tradition

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year — and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.

Ray Stannard Baker
Thanksgiving Is The Holiday Of Peace

Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we’re thankful for and put them in a hat. Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!

Debby Ryan
Every Thanksgiving We All Write Down Three Things

The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any big meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it then go home and cook,chop,braise and blanch. Then it’s gone in 20 minutes and everybody lies around sort of in a sugar coma and then it takes 4 hours to clean it up.

Ted Allen
The Funny Thing About Thanksgiving

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Almighty God Who Hast Given Us This Good Land For Our Heritage

It’s like being at the kids’ table at Thanksgiving – you can put your elbows on it, you don’t have to talk politics… no matter how old I get, there’s always a part of me that’s sitting there.

John Hughes
Its Like Being At The Kids Table At Thanksgiving

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
Gratitude Unlocks The Fullness Of Life

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is a 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
Pride Slays Thanksgiving

In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other’s homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings – for the food on their tables and the babies in their arms.

Cynthia Rylant
In November People Are Good To Each Other

Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in the light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!

Henry Ward Beecher
Remember Gods Bounty In The Year

I always think it’s funny when Indians celebrate Thanksgiving. I mean, sure, the Indians and Pilgrims were best friends during the first Thanksgiving, but a few years later, the Pilgrims were shooting Indians. So, I’m never quite sure why we eat Turkey like everybody else.

Sherman Alexie
I Always Think Its Funny When Indians Celebrate Thanksgiving

Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks. Among all the challenges that we face as people with hearing loss, there are certainly brighter moments in every day – moments that deserve to be recorded in our Gratitude Journal.

Monique Hammond
Although Thanksgiving Comes But Once A Year

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.

Harry A. Ironside
We Would Worry Less If We Praised More. Thanksgiving Is The Enemy Of Discontent And Dissatisfaction

About 94 percent of Americans prepare and serve turkey at home and most people stick to a traditional menu for the main meal: turkey with cranberry sauce, mashed white potatoes with giblet gravy, candied sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, a cooked green vegetable dish, relishes, and a pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert.

Martin K. Gay
About 94 Percent Of Americans Prepare

Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.

J. Robert Moskin
Thanksgiving Comes To Us Out Of The Prehistoric Dimness

I like football. I find it’s an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.

Craig Ferguson
I Like Football

I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.

Robert Brault
I Suppose I Will Die Never Knowing What Pumpkin Pie Tastes Like When You Have Room For It.

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
Gratitude Is The Inward Feeling Of Kindness Received

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
But See In Our Open Clearings How Golden The Melons Lie

Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life.

Stephanie Conkle
Once You Start Practicing Being Grateful And Thankful For Things

Turkey for the girls and Turkey for the boys. My favorite kind of pants is corduroys. Gobble gobble goo and Gobble gobble gickel. I wish turkey only cost a nickel. Oh, I love turkey on Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Adam Sandler
Turkey For The Girls And Turkey For The Boys.

Thanksgiving isn't just a day. It's a way we can live our lives everyday.

Katrina Mayer
Thanksgiving Isnt Just A Day. Its A Way We Can Live Our Lives Everyday.

It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.

Lorelai Gilmore
Its Not Too Much Food.

Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.

Wear Gratitude Like A Cloak And It Will Feed Every Corner Of Your Life.

If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.

Tony Snow
If You Think Independence Day Is Americas Defining Holiday Think Again. Thanksgiving Deserves That Title Hands Down.

Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.

Nicole Hollander
Cooking Tip

Real ballplayers pass the stuffing by rolling it up in a ball and batting it across the table with a turkey leg.

Tom Swyers
Real Ballplayers Pass

The best gift anyone can give, I believe, is the gift of sharing themselves.

The Best Gift Anyone Can Give I Believe Is The Gift Of Sharing Themselves.

Overeating at Thanksgiving is a case in point. It’s a national tradition.

Eric Samuel Timm
Overeating At Thanksgiving Is A Case In Point. Its A National Tradition.

While Thanksgiving is a day for feasting and family, it is also a day for reflection.

On Thanksgiving, we give thanks for our ability to help others as well as our own blessings.

Don't hoard your blessings, but open your heart and give them to those who lack them.

Like carving the Thanksgiving turkey and sharing it with loved ones, we should all share our life's abundance.

We are richly blessed. If we only had eyes to see it.

The hope of this day is shared by giving and living a thankful life.

A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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