Turkey Thanksgiving Quotations

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.  ~A.W. Tozer

Thanksgiving Quotes To Remember

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What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? --Erma Bombeck

Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night. --Irving Berlin

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!


An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. --Irv Kupcinet

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. --WT Purkiser

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

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

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

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It's a way to live.  ~Jackie Windspear


"Clyde Murdock tells of a Christian farmer who was spending a day in a large city. Entering the restaurant for his noon meal, he found a table near a group of young men. When his meal was served, he quietly, with bowed head, gave thanks for the food before him.
    The young men, observing this, thought they would ridicule and embarrass the old gentleman. One called out in a loud voice: 'Hey farmer, does everyone do that where you live?'
   The old man looked at the callow youth and calmly said: 'No, son, the pigs don't.'" 
                         (Prairie Overcomer, October 1987, p. 36)

      "PROFANITY is the unintelligent effort of a FEEBLE MIND trying to express itself forcibly. THANKSGIVING is the spiritual activity of a SANCTIFIED HEART expressing itself humbly." 
                        (Prairie Overcomer, October, 1987, p. 28)

     “Thanksgiving speaks in clear, crisp tones of forgotten terms like integrity – bravery – respect - faith-vigilance – dignity – honor – freedom – discipline -sacrifice-godliness. Its historic halls echo with the voices of Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Henry, Lincoln, Lee and Jackson, who challenge us to trim off the fat of indolence, compromise, passivity, and the stigma of strife.”   (Charles R. Swindoll)

Thanksgiving is a time for remembering and appreciating the special people in our lives.
Our home is warmed by the love of family and friends.

Real abundance is found when we join hands with those we love.