2. 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. ~Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)
3. Heap high the board with plenteous cheer and gather to the feast, And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band whose courage never ceased. ~Alice W. Brotherton
4. On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment – halftime. ~Author Unknown
5. Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men living,
peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
6. On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. ~William Jennings Bryan
7. 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. ~W.J. Cameron
8. 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.
9. Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty. ~Michael Dresser
10. Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
~Wilbur D. Nesbit
11. Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ~Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear
12. Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~Native American Saying
13. To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. ~Johannes A. Gaertner
14. A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero
15. But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!
~Margaret Junkin Preston
16. Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey – until Thanksgiving. ~Mike Connolly
17. Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory. ~Author Unknown
18. God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. ~Izaak Walton
19. I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the “history” I was told in second grade. But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America’s traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it’s a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all. ~Ellen Orleans
20. Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. ~Kevin James