Ah, the holidays. It’s a time for family and friends to get together and show they’re thankful for one another, especially on Thanksgiving. As a way to give thanks to the one you love, share some inspirational quotes around the dinner table, courtesy of Brainy Quote.

1.“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” --Henry David Thoreau

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

4. “Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” -- Erma Bombeck

5. “There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” -- O. Henry

6. “An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” -- Irv Kupcinet

7. “I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” ― Jon Stewart

8. “Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit.” -- President Bill Clinton

9. “Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” -- Margaret Cousins

10. “Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.” -- Kevin James

11. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” -- Dalai Lama

12. “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” -- Willie Nelson

13. “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -- William Arthur Ward

14. “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” -- W. Clement Stone

15. "When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup." -- Sam Lefkowitz

16. "God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings.” -- Edwin Percy Whipple

17. “I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.” -- Joseph B. Wirthlin

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

19. "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." -- Albert Schweitzer

20. " Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” --Henry Van Dyke

21. “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.” -- Abraham Lincoln

22. “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” --William Blake

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