Thanksgiving is drawing near here in the U.S.! In honor of the occasion, here are some quotes about Thanksgiving and thanksgiving, both the holiday and the act of gratitude, from eloquent, insightful people.
"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." - W. T. Purkiser
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - President John F. Kennedy, Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” - William Arthur Ward
"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
"We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction." - Henry A. Ironside
"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 Duke
"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 creates abundance." - Ann Voskamp
"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action." - W.J. Cameron
"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow." - Edward Sandford Martin
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving season full of joy and gratitude!
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