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I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

And taught by thee the Church prolongs Her hymns of high thanksgiving still. (Quote by - John Keble)

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. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. (Quote by - Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in. (Quote by - Phillips Brooks)

If anyone would tell you the shortest, surest way to happiness and all perfection, he must tell you to make it a rule to yourself to thank and praise God for everything that happens to you. For it is certain that whatever seeming calamity happens to you, if you thank and praise God for it, you turn it into a blessing. (Quote by - William Law)

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. (Quote by - Aesop)

Thanksgiving Day, a function which originated in New England two or three centuries ago when those people recognized that they really had something to be thankful for - annually, not oftener - if they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, during the previous twelve months instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians. Thanksgiving Day became a habit, for the reason that in the course of time, as the years drifted on, it was perceived that the exterminating had ceased to be mutual and was all on the white man's side, consequently on the Lord's side; hence it was proper to thank the Lord for it and extend the usual annual compliments. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

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

To hear someone say 'Happy Turkey Day' makes me sad because they have nothing to be thankful for and no one to whom to be thankful. (Quote by - Robert Flatt)

Heap high the board with plenteous cheer and gather to the feast, And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band whose courage never ceased. (Quote by - Alice W. Brotherton)

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God. (Quote by - Ray Stannard Baker)

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

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, thank you, that would suffice. (Quote by - Meister Eckhart)

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. (Quote by - Robert Quillen)

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. (Quote by - Izaak Walton)

It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast. (Quote by - W.J. Cameron)

For hearts that are kindly, with virtue and peace, and not seeking blindly a hoard to increase; for those who are grieving o'er life's sordid plan; for souls still believing in heaven and man; for homes that are lowly with love at the board; for things that are holy, I thank thee, O Lord! (Quote by - Walt Mason)

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. (Quote by - J. Robert Moskin)

Lord, 'tis Thy plenty-dropping hand That soils my land, And giv'st me for my bushel sowne Twice ten for one. All this, and better, Thou dost send Me, to this end, That I should render, for my part, A thankful heart. (Quote by - Robert Herrick)

A thanksgiving-day hath a double precedency of a fast-day. On a fast-day we eye Go s anger; on a thanksgiving-day we look to Go s favor. In the former we specially mind our corruptions; in the latter, Go s compassions; therefore a fast-day calls for sorrow, a thanksgiving-day for joy. But the Lor s day is the highest thanksgiving day. (Quote by - George Swinnock)

Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving. (Quote by - Mike Connolly)

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie; Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie! (Quote by - Margaret Junkin Preston)

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