20 Thanksgiving Quotes & Toasts

Imagine sitting around the dinner table with your friends and family with the aroma of delicious food in the air. A big feast you are about to enjoy will typically begin with a few words exchanged by the host and guests before digging in. Here are some awesome Thanksgiving quotes we think might set the mood and will bring smiles and gratitude to those around you. Make sure to ready everyone’s glass beforehand, for that very special moment. Cheers! "Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." -W. T. Purkiser "I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate." -Elbert Hubbard "Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart." –Seneca "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 "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." -Oprah Winfrey "If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share." -W. Clement Stone "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." -Melody Beattie "When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup." -Sam Lefkowitz "Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action." -W. J. Cameron "Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life." -Northrup Christiane "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues." -Cicero "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." -Epicurus "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." -Doris Day "Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." -Charles Dickens "He that enjoys naught without thanksgiving is as though he robbed God." -St. Chrysostom "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." -William Law "God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you'?" -William Arthur Ward "Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts." -Sarah Ban Breathnach "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 "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     Happy Thanksgiving!