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20 Thanksgiving quotes and toasts

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Raise a Glass

Here are 20 quotes about thankfulness you can use when it’s time to raise your glass and give a toast to your loved ones this Thanksgiving!

  1. “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

  2. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

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

  3. “I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

  4. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  5. “Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins

    Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. - Margaret Cousins | MakeItGrateful.com

  6. “Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  7. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

    Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust | MakeItGrateful.com

  8. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

  9. “Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!” – Henry Ward Beecher

  10. “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

    Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. - Aesop | MakeItGrateful.com

  11. “Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives.” – Terry Lynn Taylor

  12. “Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!” – Amanda Bradley

    Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! - Amanda Bradley | MakeItGrateful.com

  13. “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

  14. “Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” – William Shakespeare

    Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. - William Shakespeare | MakeItGrateful.com

  15. “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

  16. “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

    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 | MakeItGrateful.com

  17. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  18. “For each new morning with its light. For rest and shelter of the night. For health and food, for love and friends. For everything Thy goodness sends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    For each new morning with its light. For rest and shelter of the night. For health and food, for love and friends. For everything Thy goodness sends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson | MakeItGrateful.com

  19. “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” – William Faulkner

  20. “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston

     

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