Thanksgiving Quotes & Poems

When it comes time to count your blessings this Thanksgiving, use these quotes and poems for inspiration. Our favorite inspirational and funny quotes and poems will help you express your gratitude or just give you a chuckle.

Inspirational Quotes

"If you count all your assets, you always show a profit." Robert Quillen

"We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning." Albert Barnes

"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast." William Shakespeare

"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

"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

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice." Meister Eckhart

Funny Quotes

"Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year -- and then discover once a year is way too often." Johnny Carson

"Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year." P. J. O'Rourke

"Thanksgiving is America's national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty." Michael Dresser

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

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