By Pepper

As you sit down to Thanksgiving Dinner, here are ten quotes from poets to Presidents to help you remember that there’s more to the holiday than football and Black Friday sales. Happy Thanksgiving!


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

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” – Maya Angelou

“O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” – William Shakespeare

“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

“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.” – William Jennings Bryan

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

“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

“All that we behold is full of blessings.” – William Wordsworth

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” – Erma Bombeck

“In all things, give thanks.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18


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