22 Inspiring Thanksgiving Quotes


It’s a little rough out there. But remember, when times turn turbulent, a little gratitude can help. Just taking a few moments to reflect on what’s going right can transform our entire holiday experience. In that spirit, here’s an uplifting collection of inspiring Thanksgiving quotes. They’re a timely reminder to appreciate all our many blessings.

Inspiring Thanksgiving Quotes

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

-William Arthur Ward


William Arthur Ward

“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


Henry Van Dyke

“Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life. Each year has grown better than the last.”

-Lawrence Welk


Lawrence Welk

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

-W. Clement Stone


W. Clement Stone

“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


Joyce Giraud

“To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.”

-Victor Hugo


Victor Hugo

“You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shopper take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.”

-Bill Gates


Bill Gates

“My parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot: buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to people in hospices, giving spare change to those asking for it.”

-Meghan Markle


Meghan Markle

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

-O. Henry


O. Henry

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”

-Frank A. Clark


Frank A. Clark

“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 Gegner


Konrad von Gegner

“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


E.P. Powell

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”

-Henry David Thoreau


Henry David Thoreau

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

-Harry Ironside


Harry Ironside

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

-G.K. Chesterton


G.K. Chesterton

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

-Henry Ward Beecher


Henry Ward Beecher

“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


John F. Kennedy

“Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.”

-Dennis Prager


Dennis Prager

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”

-Neal A. Maxwell


Neal A. Maxwell

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”

-Meister Eckhart


Meister Eckhart

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?”

-Charlie Brown


Charlie Brown

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

-W.T. Purkiser


W.T. Purkiser