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There are many Thanksgiving sayings and quotes, and here is a collection of some of the most famous Thanksgiving quotations (along with some of my favorite Thanksgiving thoughts).

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. - Aesop

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. -Cicero

O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. - William Shakespeare

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy

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. -Theodore Roosevelt

So once in every year we throng Upon a day apart, To praise the Lord with feast and song In thankfulness of heart. - Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving

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 offerings, and a thankful strain. - Alexander Pope

Without Thy sunshine and Thy rain We could not have the golden grain; Without Thy love we'd not be fed; We thank Thee for our daily bread. - Anonymous

More Thanksgiving Sayings and Thanksgiving Quotes:

Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness. -Robert Casper Lintner

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day. - Robert Caspar Lintner

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. -Thornton Wilder

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. -William Jennings Bryan

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -William Arthur Ward

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" -William A. Ward

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

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. - H.U. Westermayer

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

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

We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. –Anonymous

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