To give thanks sincerely, one must give more than thanks." - Anonymous
"Thanksgiving is not a natural virtue; it is a fruit of the Spirit, given by him." - Jerry Bridges
"How worthy it is to remember former benefits when we come to beg for new." - Stephen Charnock
"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High." - Psalm 50:14 NRSV
"With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God." - Philippians 4:6 CEV
"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks." - St. Ambrose
"A true Christian is a man who never for a moment forgets what God has done for him in Christ and whose whole comportment and whose activity have their root in the sentiment of gratitude." - John Baillie
"Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grows. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he gives." - Henry Ward Beecher
"Thanksgiving is good but thanks-living is better." - Matthew Henry
"Thou has given so much to me…Give me one thing more-a grateful heart." - George Herbert
"Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies." - Charles Edward Jefferson
"Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road." - John Henry Jowett
"Thankfulness is a soil in which pride does not easily grow." - Michael Ramsay
"Gratitude to God makes even a temporal blessing a taste of heaven." - William Romaine
"If the Church is in Christ, its initial act is always the act of thanksgiving, of returning the world to God." - Alexander Schmemann
"From David learn to give thanks for everything. Every furrow in the book of Psalms is sown with the seeds of thanksgiving." - Jeremy Taylor
"The Christian is suspended between blessings received and blessings hoped for, so he should always give thanks." - Marvin Richardson (M.R.) Vincent
"Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart-rendered to God for his goodness." - Nathaniel Parker Willis
"God gave you the gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"" - William A. Ward
"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than those-who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving." - H. W. Westermeyer
"Seeds of discouragement will not grow in the thankful heart."
"Most of us don't realize how much we have to be thankful for until we have to pay taxes on it."
"We do not always get what we ask from God, but we always have reason to thank Him."
"Even though we can't have all we want, we ought to be thankful we don't get all we deserve."
"The unthankful heart, like my finger in the sand, discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day, and as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings; only the iron in God's sand is gold!" - Henry Ward Beecher
"You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink." - G. K. Chesterton
"Chrysostom…had the curious thought that a Christian could even give thanks for Hell, because Hell was a threat and a warning to keep him in the right way."
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues." - Cicero
"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give, in the measure as I have received, and am still receiving." - Albert Einstein
"It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than to complain about what is not given. One or the other becomes a habit of life." - Elisabeth Elliot
"If you would enter deeply into the meaning of thanksgiving, cultivate the mood of expectant love, the attitude of awe before the marvelous, and the openheartedness that turns in confidence to that source from whence we sprung." - Henry David Gray
"On the night Matthew Henry was robbed he prayed this prayer: 'I thank Thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, although the took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed and not I who robbed.'"
"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are." - Mary Jean Irion
"Many live in dread of what is coming. Why should we? The unknown puts adventure into life. It gives us something to sharpen our souls on. The unexpected around the corner gives a sense of anticipation and surprise. Thank God for the unknown future." - E. Stanley Jones
"The greatest saint in the world is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives alms, or is most eminent for temperance, chastity or justice. It is he who is most thankful to God, and who has a heart always ready to praise Him." - William Law
"Jesus, please teach me to appreciate what I have before time forces me to appreciate what I had." - Susan L. Lenzkes
"Gratitude is the memory of the heart." - Massieu
"Not what we say about our blessings but how we use them is the true measure of our thanksgiving." - W. T. Purkiser
"Were there no God we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank." - Christina Rossetti
"Our biggest problem in the church today is this vast majority of Sunday morning Christians who claim to have known the Master's cure and who return not on Sunday night or Wednesday night or during revivals to thank Him by presence, prayer, testimony and support of His church. In fact, the whole Christian life is one big "Thank You," the living expression of our gratitude to God for His goodness. But we take Him for granted and what we take for granted we never take seriously."