Ten Quotes and Toasts for Thanksgiving

Posted by Judy on Oct 30th 2016

The season is about more than turkey or stuffing. In keeping with the theme of gratitude, here are sayings suitable for quoting, adding to a card or making a toast.

  1. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust
  2. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton
  3. We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
  4. Here's to the blessing of the year, Here's to the friends we hold so dear, To peace on earth, both far and near.
  5. Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. ~William Shakespeare
  6. Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it. ~Franz Grillparzer
  7. Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~William Arthur Ward
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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