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16 Inspirational Quotes For Thanksgiving Day

The leaves are falling and the cold breeze has come our way. The fall season is here and with it comes Thanksgiving day.

(Love how that rhymed.)

Hello again! I am once again looking forward to bring you a little inspiration to your daily life.

In my previous post 5 Helpful Habits For Mindful Productivity, I shared the importance of gratitude.

And that is what this post is about!

We can all benefit from a change in perspective, and focus our attention on the many blessings we have.

No matter where you are or your circumstances, be grateful for this day.

Today I share with you 16 inspirational quotes for this Thanksgiving season.

All these quotes are (of course), by brilliant writers and philosophers who have transcended in time and history.

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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus

Be present in all things and grateful for all things. – Maya Angelou

Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead. – C. S. Lewis

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

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True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is a content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.– Seneca

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. – Meister Eckhart

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. – Maya Angelou

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. – J. R. R. Tolkien

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Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast! – William Shakespeare

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. – Ernest Hemingway

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.– F. S. Fitzgerald

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

Rapidly, merrily, Life’s sunny hours flit by, Gratefully, cheerily Enjoy them as they fly! – Charlotte Bronte

Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens

It’s in keeping with Nature to show our friends affection and to celebrate their advancement as if it were our very own. For if we don’t do this, virtue, which is strengthened only by exercising our perceptions, will no longer endure in us. – Seneca

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  1. Some lovely quotes! We don’t celebrate thanksgiving here but I really liked this quote in particular ‘Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. – Ernest Hemingway’. I think that one feels especially relevant this year x


  2. These quotes are so refreshing to read – and you certainly picked a lovely selection of them! xx

  3. Although I don’t celebrate thanksgiving, these quotes were very nice! (Also loving the rhyme at the start!)

  4. Jenna says:

    Such lovely quotes for the season! This time of year is my favorite, and I love reflecting on quotes like this 🙂
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

  5. Thank you for stopping by (:

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