Funny Thanksgiving Quotes
From indigestion to turkey and all the fixings.
I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
Most turkeys taste better the day after my mother’s tasted better the day before.
It was a turkey He could never have stood upon his legs, that bird He would have snapped ’em off short in a minute, like sticks of sealing wax.
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half – times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
The arrogance of the young is a direct result of not having known enough consequences. The turkey that every day greedily approaches the farmer who tosses him grain is not wrong. It is just that no one ever told him about Thanksgiving.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
Food – third helpings and beyond
It wouldn’t be the fourth Thursday in November (sorry Canada) without a spread of food (quotes).
Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table.
For a man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything – than he does of his dinner.
Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast
Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.
Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
A fully gorged belly never produced a sprightly mind.
He hath eaten me out of house and home.
Ah ! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West, From North and South, come the pilgrim and guest, When the gray – haired New Englander sees round his board The old broken links of affection restored, When the care – wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before . What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
John Greenleaf Whittier
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship and pass the rosy wine.
Family, Friends and Hospitality
One of the best items on the Thanksgiving menu is NOT on the menu, family and friends of course (not “a course”). A few quotes of appreciation for family, friends and home are served up next.
Hospitality sitting with gladness.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Where thou art, that is home.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
The ornaments of a home are the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is an emanation from the heart in genuine hospitality which cannot be described, but is immediately felt and puts the stranger at once at his ease.
The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family
On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
William Jennings Bryan
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness
John C Maxwell
Let not the emphasis of hospitality lie in bed and board; but let truth and love and honor and courtesy flow in all thy deeds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
I value this delicious home-feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow.
Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
Frame your mind to mirth and merriment which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.
Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Words of Gratitude
A few quotes on thankfulness to remember on Thanksgiving and all year long.
Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke
Our blessings are the least heeded, because the most common events of life.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
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.
Thank you for reading and whether your feast be food, family and friends, thankfulness or all of these, may you enjoy what you have.