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15 Timely Quotes on Gratitude

These inspirational sayings will put you in the Thanksgiving spirit

By Next Avenue Staff

While turkey and pumpkin pie may steal the spotlight on Thanksgiving, don't forget the true meaning of the day. Here's a compilation of 15 inspirational quotes on giving thanks for all of your blessings:

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

2. "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

3. "Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." — Voltaire

4. "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." — Willie Nelson

5. "Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." — A.A. Milne

6. "Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life." — Rumi

7. "Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." — William Faulkner

8. "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." — Doris Day

9. "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." — John F. Kennedy

10. "I think I learned to appreciate and treasure each day, because you don't know how many you're going to be given."  — Sandra Day O'Connor


11. "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." — Buddha

12. "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls." — Aesop

13. "Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some." — Charles Dickens

14. "The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness."  — Dalai Lama

15. "Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." — Margaret Cousins

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