Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Inspirational Gratitude Quotes

Inspirational Thanksgiving Gratitude Quotes

 

Celebrate Thanksgiving beyond Thanksgiving Day with this collection of my favorite gratitude quotes!

Which one is your favorite?

 

  1. “We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”
    ~ Harry Ironside
  1. “Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.”
    ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  1. “Gratitude is a decision of the will, and if a decision of the will, the choice resides squarely with us. Deciding to be thankful is no easy task. It takes work.”
    ~ Chuck Swindoll
  1. “No matter what our circumstance, we can find a reason to be thankful.”
    ~ David Jeremiah
  1. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
    ~ G.K. Chesterton
  1. “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
    ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  1. “Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.”
    ~ Dwight L. Moody
  1. “A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart.”
    ~ Charles Finney
  1. “Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts.”
    ~ Andrew Murray
  1. “Yes, give thanks for ‘all things’ for, as it has been well said ‘Our disappointments are but His appointments.’”
    ~ A. W. Pink
  1. “Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there.”
    ~ A. J. Gossip
  1. “Instead of complaining that God had hidden himself, you will give Him thanks for having revealed so much of Himself.”
    ~ Blaise Pascal
  1. “God is in control, and therefore in everything I can give thanks – not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it.”
    ~ Kay Arthur
  1. “It’s possible to be thankful wherever you find yourself.”
    ~ David Jeremiah
  1. “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.”
    ~ W.J. Cameron
  1. “God has promised to supply all our needs. What we don’t have now, we don’t need now.”
    ~ Elizabeth Elliot
  1. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.”
    ~ Charles Spurgeon
  1. “It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!”
    ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  1. “It’s one thing to be grateful. It’s another to give thanks. Gratitude is what you feel. Thanksgiving is what you do.”
    ~ Tim Keller
  1. “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
  1. “Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.”
    ~ A.W. Tozer
  1. “I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.”
    ~ Psalm 9:1
  1. “Gratitude produces deep, abiding joy because we know that God is working in us, even through difficulties.”
    ~ Charles Stanley
  1. “When we choose thankful prayer over wallowing in anxiety and worry, we are demonstrating an unwavering trust in God.”
    ~ Priscilla Shirer
  1. “Genuine thankfulness is an act of the heart’s affections, not an act of the lips’ muscles.”
    ~ John Piper
  1. “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added… No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.”
    ~ President Abraham Lincoln: Proclamation of Thanksgiving
  1. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”
    ~ G.K. Chesterton
  1. “A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution.”
    ~ Billy Graham
  1. “An active faith can give thanks for a promise, though it be not as yet performed; knowing that God’s bonds are as good as ready money.”
    ~ Matthew Henry
  1. “The calendar says Thanksgiving comes before Christmas. But in the life of a Christian Christmas always comes before Thanksgiving!”
    ~ Unknown

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2 Comments

  1. LR

    My top two favorites:

    #1 An active faith can give thanks for a promise, though it be not as yet performed; knowing that God’s bonds are as good as ready money.” ~ Matthew Henry

    #2 “Gratitude is a decision of the will, and if a decision of the will, the choice resides squarely with us. Deciding to be thankful is no easy task. It takes work.” ~ Chuck Swindoll

    Thanks Ava for sharing and allowing me to share! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Angela Van Etten

    Hard to pick one, but one of my favorites is:

    “God is in control, and therefore in everything I can give thanks – not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it.”
    ~ Kay Arthur

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