Thanksgiving and Gratitude Quotes and a Verse
"By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise
to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving
thanks to His name."
- Hebrews 13:15
"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
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all the other virtues."
"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.
It will change your life mightily."
- Gerald Good
"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
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
- Thornton Wilder
"I think that one of the things I'm most grateful
for on Thanksgiving is that, when the Lord was deciding
who would need help at this season and who would be
in a position to give help, he permitted me
to be among the givers."
- Bill Gold
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"You say grace before meals. All right.
But I say grace before the concert and the opera,
and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace
before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting,
swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and
grace before I dip the pen in the ink."
- G. K. Chesterton
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like
wrapping a present and not giving it."
"Thanksgiving was never meant to be
shut up in a single day."
- Robert Caspar Lintner