Selected Quotes about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. -- Erma Bombeck

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? -- Erma Bombeck

We're having something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we're having a swan. You get more stuffing. -- George Carlin

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. -- Meister Eckhart

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road. -- John Henry Jowett

Contemporary American children, if they are old enough to grasp the concept of Santa Claus by Thanksgiving, are able to see through it by December 15th. -- Roy Blount, Jr.

Thanksgiving Day is a day devoted by persons with inflammatory rheumatism to thanking a loving Father that it is not hydrophobia. -- H. L. Mencken

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. -- Alexander Pope

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

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