Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Celebrate Gratitude with a Treasury of Thanksgiving Quotes

A Treasury of Thanksgiving Quotes


Celebrate your gratitude beyond Thanksgiving Day with this collection of my favorite thanksgiving 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. “It is always possible to be grateful for what is given rather than resentful over what is withheld. One or the other will become a way of life.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  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

Which are your favorite Thanksgiving quotes?

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