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25Nov/102

Thanksgiving Quotes To Ponder

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and more and more on my mind lately, I've done a little research and study on the subject and been truly touched after reading the accounts of the early Pilgrims and their endeavors.

Though I could talk about their story here, most readers already know it or can research it themselves, so instead I've compiled some Thanksgiving quotes which I feel capture the meaning and spirit of Thanksgiving, and some just for fun.

Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!


The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.  ~H.U. Westermayer


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. Powel

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

"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."

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
~Author Unknown

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.  ~W.T. Purkiser

Do not get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. -Galatians 6:9