"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."
"Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the 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."
"Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain."
"He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart."
"Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it."
"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."
"If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it's really like making a large chicken."
"But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie; Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!"
"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving."
"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."
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
"Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day."
"It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it."
"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."
"All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives."
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
"When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup."
"Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants."
"I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving."
"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."
"Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary."
"No one has ever become poor by giving."
"The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for."
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