Chatham Square Neighborhood

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Happy Thanksgiving to all Fair Haven neighbors...

30 Thanksgiving Quotes to choose from...



“Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, The bee’s collected treasures sweet, Sweet music’s melting fall, but sweeter yet, The still small voice of gratitude.” –Thomas Gray

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? No—here’s to the pilot that weathered the storm.” –George Canning

“The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.” –Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

“Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.” –Samuel Johnson

“Friendships begin with liking or gratitude—roots that can be pulled up.” –George Eliot

“Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Be aware of what you have in hand rather than to be for what you don’t. Everyone will be grateful to what you have.” —Kurt Avish

“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

“A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.” –Ruth Benedict

“Thanksgiving, when the Indians said, “Well, this has been fun, but we know you have a long voyage back to England”. –Jay Leno

“What soon grows old? Gratitude.” –Aristotle

“Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.” –Sallust

“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

“Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, “How long has Mom been drinking like this?” My Mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes, “Here, kitty, kitty.” –David Letterman

“There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure for them, but because obligation is a pain.” –Samuel Johnson

“My life has crept so long on a broken wing
Thro’ cells of madness, haunts of horror and fear,
That I come to be grateful at last for a little thing.” –Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward

“I love Thanksgiving turkey ... it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.” –Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” –Robert Caspar Lintner

“It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.” –W.J. Cameron

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” –Brian Tracy

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
—Melody Beattie

“Give up wanting to deserve any thanks from anyone, or thinking anybody can be grateful.” –Catullus

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” –Cicero

“Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.” –Phillips Brooks

“The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching. Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it takes four hours to clean it up.” –Ted Allen

“Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanksgiving.” –Charles Lamb, 1821

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” –Johnny Carson

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

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