Quotes about Thanksgiving

If Thanksgiving is to be called by any other name, it would be called America’s holiday. This special occasion represents everything that is America—history, traditions, family. Thanksgiving Day is one of few times in a year, when one’s relatives and friends are all gathered at one place. People are returning to home to relive that magical moment, shared and cherished by American families throughout history. On this America’s Day, let us reflect upon a few Thanksgiving quotes and be thankful. 

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

"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow." Edward Martin

“Thanksgiving is America's national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.” Michael Dresser

“It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God for the grace given to others.” James Smith

“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

“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

“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 Gesner

“The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching.  Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it takes four hours to clean it up.” Ted Allen

“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 Clark

“Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” Richard Roeper