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150 Hard Work Quotes to Fire You Up

Need a little extra effort to meet your goals? These hard work quotes are the place to start.

Ask nearly any successful person and they’ll say hard work helped them achieve their dreams and goals. Working hard is often the difference between success and failure, but is also a rewarding pursuit in itself.

So we’ve put together the best hard work quotes and sayings from athletes, presidents, and everyone in between to get you motivated and inspire a stronger work ethic in you today.

Quotes about Hard Work

With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.

Antoine Griezmann

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

Gordon B. Hinckley
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

Work harder than you think you did yesterday.

Alex Elle

Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.

Lou Holtz

Hard work is an essential element in tracking down and perfecting a strategy or in executing it.

Charlie Munger

Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.

Iain Duncan Smith

Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want.

Prabakaran Thirumalai

Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.

Malcolm Gladwell

Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.

Sam Altman
“Without labor, nothing prospers.” – Sophocles

It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.

Mark Cuban

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Peter F. Drucker

A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.

Ralph Lauren

Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.

Kobe Bryant

Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work.

David Ogilvy

I never took a day off in my 20s. Not one.

Bill Gates

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.

Proverbs 6:6, ESV
“Hard work betrays none.” – Hachiman Hikigaya

Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.

Patrick Suskind

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

Sam Ewing

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.

Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.

Joseph Barbara

If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.

Joyce Chapman
“Much effort, much prosperity.” – Euripides

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Stephen King

A sign of a hard worker is one who works without complaint.

Sarah Price

Quotes on Hard Work and Achievement

Ask any highly successful person, and they will always tell you that hard work was a major contributing factor in their achievements.

Although hard work does not guarantee success, it’s tough to find someone who has reached their goals without first putting in the necessary effort.

If you wish to do something that the average person won’t do, you need to work harder than the average person is willing to work.

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

Pele

To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession.

Walt Disney
“Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” – Virat Kohil

Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.

G.K. Neilson

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.

Steve Pavlina

Don’t work for recognition but do work worthy of recognition.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

Newt Gingrich

What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old.

Japanese Proverb

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.

Jim Carrey

Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.

Jahangir Khan
“If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.” – Dave Weinbaum

If you work hard enough and assert yourself and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.

Malcolm Gladwell

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 13:4, ESV

My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.

Mark Warner

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive, and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.

Tommy Hilfiger

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.

Ariana Huffington

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright
“Work hard, have fun, make history.” – Jeff Bezos

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

Booker T. Washington

If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.

Barak Obama

If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.

Michelangelo

Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.

Elbert Hubbard

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.

Margaret Thatcher

Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.

Ed Bradley

At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.

Kevin Hart
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.

Frederick Douglass

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Gen. Colin Powell

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

Thomas Edison

Work Ethic Quotes

Working hard is not just something you do, it’s something you embody on the inside and out. No matter what your field is, a strong work ethic is the key to doing well. These work ethic quotes highlight the value of working hard even when it seems tiresome.

Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.

Tyler Perry
“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

Leadership is more than just being able to cross the t’s and dot the i’s. It’s about character and integrity and work ethic.

Steven Largent

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

Alan Watts

The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for.

Habeeb Akande

The best way to learn is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty.

Alex Spannos

A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have, in fact, used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard work is just as dysfunctional as the sloth.

Criss Jami
“Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

Larry Bird

Every beautiful mind has great dreams, but rarely is anyone ever ready to work hard for their dreams.

Terry Mark

I don’t like work – no man does – but I like what is in the work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself not for others – what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.

Joseph Conrad

You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.

Alan Alda

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.

Irish Proverb

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.

Confucius
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Calvin Coolidge

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day

Wayne Gretzky

It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.

Mark Cuban

Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to try to take it all away from you.

Mark Cuban

To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do.

Manoj Arora

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.

Maria Bartiromo
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 12:24, ESV

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.

Andrew Carnegie

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.

Olin Miller

Motivation to Work Harder

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.

Roger Bannister

Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.

Helen Hanson
“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” – Ann Landers

If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard; you’ll be hard to beat.

Hershel Walker

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.

Lowell Thomas

A little more persistence a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn into a glorious success.

Elbert Hubbard

Go and get your things. Dreams mean work.

Paolo Coelho

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm, and genuine people.

Tena Desae

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills

Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.

Steve Maraboli
“The one thing that matters is the effort.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

I never viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working.

Will Smith

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

Michael Phelps

At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: ‘I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?’

Marcus Aurelius

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

Stephen King

There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.

Henry Sy

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

Jacob Riis
“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

William Arthur Ward

I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.

Lucille Ball

Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.

Ben Carson

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela

Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.

Mary E. Pearson

Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it.

Madeleine L’Engle

Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.

Blair Waldorf

Believe in yourself, work hard, work smart and passionately present your best self to the world.

Hill Harper
“Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Colossians 3:23, ESV

There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession.

Conor McGregor

Clever Hard Work Sayings

I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out.

Teddy Roosevelt

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.

Henry Ford
“The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

Steve Jobs

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

Zig Ziglar

When you do more than you’re paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.

Zig Ziglar

Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.

Malcolm Forbes

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vidal Sassoon

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.

Simon Sinek

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.

David Bly

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson
“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.

Gen. George Patton

Work smarter, not harder.

Allen F. Morgenstern

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.

Robert Half

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison

Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.

Helen Hanson

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

Harry Golden

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.

Abraham Lincoln

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

Jimmy Johnson

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.

Henry Ford
“Plough deep while sluggards sleep.” – Benjamin Franklin

We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of hard work quotes and feel ready to put in your best effort at whatever you do.

85 Winter Quotes

Winter is the most magical of seasons. Outside may be frosty, but inside it is truly “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

The temperature drops, the days get shorter, and frost and snow cover the ground. There’s really nothing quite like the first snowfall of the year, blanketing the ground with white and inviting children everywhere outside to build snowmen and have snowball fights.

Winter is the perfect time for curling up beside the fire with a good book, spending quality time with the ones we love, and getting caught up in the magic of Christmas and the promise of a New Year to come.

The season brings with it an abundance of amazing scents and smells, from baking gingerbread to mulled wine, pine trees and woodsmoke. Wherever you are in the world, we hope you’ll enjoy getting lost in these beautiful winter quotes!

Winter Quotes

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.

Edith Sitwell

I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.

Jack Kerouac

The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hear! hear!’ screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, ‘winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.’

Henry David Thoreau
“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tim Allen

I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.

Mark Twain

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.

Sara Raasch

We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.

Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.

T.S. Eliot
“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” – Sinclair Lewis

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

George R.R. Martin

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.

Victor Hugo

Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.

William Shakespeare

I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.

Taylor Swift

There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.

Korean Proverb
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.

Anton Chekov

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it; the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.

Andrew Wyeth

I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter.

Bob Seger

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.

John Burroughs

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.

Richard Adams

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” – Paul Theroux

A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.

Patricia Briggs

Winter is coming.

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.

Alex Guarnaschelli

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.

Yoko Ono
“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino

Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.

Terri Guillemets

Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.

Thomas de Quincey

When I was young, I loved summer and hated winter. When I got older I loved winter and hated summer. Now that I’m even older, and wiser, I hate both summer and winter.

Jarod Kintz

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.

Elizabeth Bowen

I pray this winter be gentle and kind–a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.

John Geddes
“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” – William Blake

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

The problem with winter sports is that–follow me closely here–they generally take place in winter.

Dave Barry

Blow ye winds, like the trumpet blows, but without that noise.

Jack Handley

We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.

Garry Zukhav
“The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination.” – Terri Guillemets

If winter helps you curl up and more that makes it one of the best of the seasons.

Murray Pura

Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.

Sydney J. Harris

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Charles Dickens

To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.

W.J. Vogel
“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” – Anamika Mishra

They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.

Italian Proverb

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Nothing burns like the cold.

George R.R. Martin

There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.

Carol Rifka Brunt
“One kind word can warm three winter months.” – Japanese Proverb

The fire is winter’s fruit.

Arabian Proverb

In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.

Ben Aaronovitch

That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again.

Ali Smith

At this season of the year, darkness is a more insistent thing than cold. The days are short as any dream.

E.B. White

To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory.

Marty Rubin
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’

Robert Byrne

I was just thinking, if it really is religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheist in the wintertime.

Will Rogers

Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.

Gustave Flaubert, November

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.

John Boswell
“In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” – Henry Rollins

Quotes about Snow

Snow divides us more than any other type of weather: some of us love it, some of us hate it and all the inconvenience it brings! And yet, nothing says “winter weather” quite like a good snowstorm.

These wonderful quotes are all about the magic snow brings to our world in winter.

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle

Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.

Candace Bushnell

January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.

Sara Coleridge

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.

Markus Zuzak

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.

Andy Goldsworthy

A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!

Unknown
“The very fact of snow is such an amazement.” – Roger Ebert

Advice is like the snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.

Novala Takemoto

Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers.

Kahlil Gibran

Snow isn’t just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a mining town, but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible.

John Burnside

Snow brings a special quality with it—the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks.

Nancy Hatch Woodward
“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas. It brings people together while time stands still.” – Rachel Cohn

The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.

Lama Willa

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different.

J.B. Priestley

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky—unbidden—and seems like a thing of wonder.

Susan Orlean

Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow.

Edmund Hillary
“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” – Unknown

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.

Carl Reiner

Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.

Sarah Addison Allen

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“When snow falls, nature listens.” – Antoinette Van Kleef

We hope you’ve enjoyed these great winter quotes. Wherever you are in the world, stay warm and make the most of this magical and frosty season!

115 Faith Quotes

Faith is a complete trust or confidence in someone or something. These faith quotes will show you the way.

Many of us identify faith with a strong sense of belief in God. We have confidence in the things we hope and pray for, and assurance that He is working in our lives – even when we cannot see it.

In order to succeed, we must also have faith in ourselves and our abilities. This sense of self-belief, even in the face of great difficulty or failure, is often what sets the successful apart.

Here are 115 amazing quotes about faith. Whether you are seeking a reminder of the importance of faith in hard times or just looking to be inspired by something bigger, we hope you’ll find the perfect faith quote here.

Faith Quotes

“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” – Martin Luther

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.

Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones: Everyone Needs a Miracle

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

Kahlil Gibran

Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason. Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.

Madeleine L’Engle

Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.

Beatrix Potter

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

J.R.R. Tolkien

I don’t think that we’re meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.

Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.” – Mitch Albom

The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.

J.M. Barrie

Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.

Elisabeth Elliot

None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.

Paulo Coelho

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

Alan Wilson Watts

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

G.K. Chesterton

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility.

Orson F. Whitney

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

Mahatma Gandhi

You have as much laughter as you have faith.

Martin Luther

I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.

Immanuel Kant

But there were some things I believed in. Some things I had faith in. And faith isn’t about perfect attendance to services, or how much money you put on the little plate. It isn’t about going skyclad to the Holy Rites, or meditating each day upon the divine. Faith is about what you do. It’s about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of others – even when there’s not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.

Jim Butcher
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.

St. Augustine of Hippo

It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.

Isaac Newton

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1, ESV

True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie.

A.W. Tozer

Real change is difficult at the beginning. Without the familiar to rely upon, you may not in as much command as you had once been. When things are not going your way, you will start doubting yourself. Stay positive, keep the faith, and keep moving forward – your breakthrough may be just around the corner.

Roy T. Bennett

I perceive God everywhere in His works. I sense Him in me; I see Him all around me.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.

Paul Tillich

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7, ESV
“Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.” – A.W. Tozer

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

Never lose faith in yourself, and never lose hope; remember, even when this world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope.

Pittacus Lore

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Everyone would like to have stronger faith. By themselves, the scriptures may not strengthen your faith, but being faithful to what they teach, does. In other words, faith cannot be separated from faithfulness.

John Bytheway

Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.

Stanislaw Lem

If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.

Joel Osteen

True faith manifests itself through our actions.

Francis Chan
“Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement.” – Charles Spurgeon

The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting.

Oswald Chambers

Faith, the least exclusive club on Earth, has the craftiest doorman. Every time I’ve stepped through its wide-open doorway, I find myself stepping out on the street again.

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.

Thomas Merton

In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong.

Paulo Coelho

It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.

Timothy Keller

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.

Dan Brown, Angels and Demons

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Tagore

Just because you can explain it doesn’t mean it’s not still a miracle.

Terry Pratchett
“Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.” – Paul Tillich

Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing. It meant believing you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically.

Ken Follett

Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God.

A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

You can’t know, you can only believe – or not.

C.S. Lewis

Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.

Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman

Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more.

Thomas Merton

Faith don’t come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He’s so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.

Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable

Maya Angelou

We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.

Corrie Ten Boom

What is belief – what is faith – if you don’t continue it after failure?

Brandon Sanderson
“Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith.” – Franz Kafka

Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.

Richard Rohr

Life is doubt,
And faith without doubt is nothing but death.

Miguel de Unamuno

You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

Rick Warren

Leap, and the net will appear.

Julia Cameron

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.

Corrie Ten Boom

God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.

Mother Teresa

For he who loves God without faith reflects on himself, while the person who loves God in faith reflects on God.

Søren Kierkegaard

Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.

Frederick Buechner

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

Arthur C. Clarke

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.

Martin Luther
“Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.” – Ravi Shankar

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

Soren Kierkegaard

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Christian should work as if all depended upon him, and pray as if it all depended upon God.

Charles Spurgeon

Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: It comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.

Henry Miller

When you aren’t sincere you need to pretend, and by pretending you end up believing yourself; that’s the basic principle of every faith.

Alberto Moravia

Do not ask directions from the people around you. Ask directions from the person who called you.

Bo Sanchez

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.

Brad Henry

Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.

George B. Hinckley

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.

Martin Luther

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy

Norman Vincent Peale
“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” – Marty Rubin

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.

James E. Faust

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

Henry David Thoreau

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.

Mahalia Jackson

If you lose faith, you lose all.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.

Roy T. Bennett

Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.

Roy T. Bennett

Faith makes all things possible. Love makes them easy.

Dwight L. Moody

Faith is accepting what makes no sense, what we cannot prove, but know down deep in our souls is real.

Megan McCafferty

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Corrie Ten Boom

When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

Edward Teller
“The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.” – Amy Gatliff

Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.

Pope John Paul II

Faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live.

Joseph Wirthlin

All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light.

James Joyce

God’s revelation does not need the light of human genius, the polish and strength of human culture, the brilliancy of human thought, the force of human brains to adorn or enforce it; but it does demand the simplicity, the docility, humility, and faith of a child’s heart.

E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer

Faith is not a blind thing; for faith begins with knowledge. It is not a speculative thing; for faith believes facts of which it is sure. It is not an unpractical, dreamy thing; for faith trusts, and stakes its destiny upon the truth of revelation.

Charles Spurgeon, All of Grace

The difference between faith and insanity is that faith is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence, whereas insanity is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence.

William Harwood

Faith is not about finding meaning in the world, there may be no such thing — faith is the belief in our capacity to create meaningful lives.

Terry Tempest Williams

Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost.

Catherine Pulsifer
“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” – Kahlil Gibran

Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.

Ben Carson

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.

Steve Jobs

I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.

William Sloane Coffin

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.

Billy Graham

Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer.

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Faith doesn’t mean that you never doubt. It only means that you never act upon your doubts.

Orson Scott Card

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.

A.W. Tozer

Faith in God includes Faith in God’s timing.

Neal A. Maxwell
“He who believes needs no explanation.” – Euripides

We know that when times are tough, it can be difficult to keep our faith. Yet sometimes the greatest blessings are disguised among our hardest challenges. We hope that these faith quotes will inspire you today and for many days to come.

300 Funny Quotes To Make You Laugh Out Loud

Looking for a good laugh? We’ve got you covered with a huge list of funny quotes to make you laugh out loud.

And laughter truly is the best medicine for your soul.

Not only does laughter reduce stress, it lowers your blood pressure, gives you an excellent ab workout, and releases endorphins.

So to keep you healthy and happy literally, enjoy these 300 funny quotes and get laughing.

Funny Quotes

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.

A. A. Milne

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

Al McGuire

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Alan Dundes

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Albert Camus

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein

All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.

Alexander Woollcott

War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.

Ambrose Bierce

It would be nice to spend billions on schools and roads, but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads.

Andy Borowitz

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

Andy Rooney

At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.

Ann Landers
“If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else.” – Ann Landers

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

Anton Chekhov

I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.

Arthur C. Clarke

My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right.

Ashleigh Brilliant

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

Benjamin Franklin

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Benjamin Franklin

Have you noticed that all the people in favor of birth control are already born?

Benny Hill

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Bernard Baruch

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.

Bertrand Russell

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Bertrand Russell

If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.

Billy Wilder

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.

Bob Hope

Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.

Bob Thaves

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

Bryan White

As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.

Buddy Hackett

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan

My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine.

Caroline Rhea

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.

Casey Stengel
“He who laughs last didn’t get the joke.” – Charles de Gaulle

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.

Charles Lamb

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.

Charles M. Schulz

By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.

Charles Wadsworth

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Charlie Chaplin

Political correctness is tyranny with manners.

Charlton Heston

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.

Christopher Morley

If you love something set it free, but don’t be surprised if it comes back with herpes.

Chuck Palahniuk

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I’m beginning to believe it.

Clarence Darrow

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.

Cullen Hightower

If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead already?

Cynthia Heimel

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

Dalai Lama

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Dale Carnegie

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.

Daniel J. Boorstin

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person’s plate.

Dave Barry

Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Dave Barry

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

David Lee Roth

Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.

David Letterman

The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.

Demetri Martin

A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.

Denis Waitley

Biologically speaking, if something bites you it’s more likely to be female.

Desmond Morris

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

Don Marquis

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Dorothy Parker

Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.

Doug Larson

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.

Doug Larson

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.

Douglas Adams

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

Douglas Adams

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.

Drake

An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.

Dylan Thomas

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E. B. White

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Earl Wilson

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.

Edward Abbey
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.

Ellen DeGeneres

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

Emo Philips

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.

Emo Philips

I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

Emo Philips

Leave something for someone but dont leave someone for something.

Enid Blyton

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

Erma Bombeck

Never have more children than you have car windows.

Erma Bombeck

I drink to make other people more interesting.

Ernest Hemingway

Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“You’re only as good as your last haircut.” – Fran Lebowitz

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I can’t understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Fred Allen

The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.

Fred Allen

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.

George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns

If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.

George Burns

You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.

George Burns

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving faster than you is a maniac, and anyone going slower than you is a moron?

George Carlin

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.

George Carlin

I’m in shape. Round is a shape.

George Carlin

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

George Carlin
“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” – George Carlin

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

George Carlin

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

George Carlin

To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.

George W. Bush

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

Bill Watterson

Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!

Billy Connolly

I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives.

Billy Connolly

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.

Billy Sunday

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.

Gertrude Stein

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

Groucho Marx

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.

Groucho Marx

Here’s to our wives and girlfriends…may they never meet!

Groucho Marx
“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” – Groucho Marx

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.

Groucho Marx

If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.

Groucho Marx

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.

Groucho Marx

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.

H. L. Mencken

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

Harlan Ellison

It’s only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realize how often they burst into flames.

Harry Hill

It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.

Harry S. Truman

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

Helen Rowland

Life begins at 40 – but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.

Helen Rowland

I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by four o’clock.

Henny Youngman

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.

Henny Youngman
“All men are equal before fish.” – Herbert Hoover

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.

Hillary Clinton

You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is ‘never try.’

Homer Simpson

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

Indira Gandhi

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Isaac Asimov

I’d rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort.

J. Paul Getty

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.

Jack Benny

When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic.

Jane Wagner

Men are like shoes. Some fit better than others. And sometimes you go out shopping and there’s nothing you like. And then, as luck would have it, the next week you find two that are perfect, but you don’t have the money to buy both.

Janet Evanovich

According to a new survey, 90% of men say their lover is also their best friend. Which is really kind of disturbing when you consider man’s best friend is his dog.

Jay Leno

Here’s something to think about: How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?

Jay Leno

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.

Jean Rostand

Haters are just confused admirers because they can’t figure out the reason why everyone loves you.

Jeffree Star

It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.

Jerry Seinfeld

Laugh a lot. It burns a lot of calories.

Jessica Simpson
“Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.” – Jim Davis

The simple act of opening a bottle of wine has brought more happiness to the human race than all the collective governments in the history of earth.

Jim Harrison

Americans are incredibly inpatient. Someone once said that the shortest period of time in America is the time between when the light turns green and when you hear the first horn honk.

Jim Rohn

Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

Joan Collins

Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?

John Barrymore

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy

I’ve come to view Jesus much the way I view Elvis. I love the guy but the fan clubs really freak me out.

John Fugelsang

Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.

Jackie Mason

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.

James Thurber

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

John Hughes

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.

John Maynard Keynes
“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

Johnny Carson

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.

Josh Billings

Facebook just sounds like a drag, in my day seeing pictures of peoples vacations was considered a punishment.

Betty White

Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease.

Bill Maher

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it’s another nonconformist who doesn’t conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.

Bill Vaughan

Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

Bill Vaughan

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’

Claude Pepper

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.

Clint Eastwood

I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.

Colonel Sanders

A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’

Conan O’Brien

Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, ‘Jesus! This cup is expensive!’

Conan O’Brien

The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.

Josh Billings

The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so they believe they are clever as he.

Karl Kraus
“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” – Katharine Hepburn

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.

Kin Hubbard

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

Kurt Vonnegut

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Lana Turner

That’s the funny thing about life. We’re rarely aware of the bullets we dodge. The just-misses. The almost-never-happeneds. We spend so much time worrying about how the future is going to play out and not nearly enough time admiring the precious perfection of the present.

Lauren Miller

A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.

Laurence J. Peter

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter

If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

Lily Tomlin

The road to success is always under construction.

Lily Tomlin

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck

Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.

Mae West
“I’m not for everyone. I’m barely for me.” – Marc Maron

Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard.

Margaret Culkin Banning

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Mark Twain

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Mark Twain

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Mark Twain

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

Mark Twain

I am only human, although I regret it.

Mark Twain

I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.

Mark Twain

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

Mark Twain

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.

Mark Twain

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.

Mark Twain

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs.

Martha Scott

Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.

Matt Groening

God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.

Meister Eckhart

In the past 10,000 years, humans have devised roughly 100,000 religions based on roughly 2,500 gods. So the only difference between myself and the believers is that I am skeptical of 2,500 gods whereas they are skeptical of 2,499 gods. We’re only one God away from total agreement.

Michael Shermer

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.

Mike Myers

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Miles Kington
“A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.” – Milton Berle

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

Milton Berle

My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.

Milton Berle

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.

Mitch Hedberg

I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag.

Molly Ivins

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Muhammad Ali

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.

Naguib Mahfouz

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.

Natalie Wood

It’s always darkest before the dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.

Nicolas Chamfort

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Norm Crosby

As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.

Norman Wisdom

Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies.

Oliver Goldsmith

If you must make a noise, make it quietly.

Oliver Hardy

A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often.

Oliver Herford
“Man has his will, but woman has her way.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.

Oscar Levant

There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Oscar Levant

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.

Oscar Levant

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.

Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.

Oscar Wilde

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

Oscar Wilde

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

Sir Alec Issigonis

Of all the things I’ve lost I miss my mind the most.

Ozzy Osbourne

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.

Paul Fix

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.

Paul R. Ehrlich

I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly.

Peter Cook

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.

Phyllis Diller

We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

Phyllis Diller

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.

Prince Philip

Life is a sexually transmitted disease.

R. D. Laing

I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.” – Redd Foxx

The less Holy Spirit we have, the more cake and coffee we need to keep the church going.

Reinhard Bonnke

If you lived with a roommate as unstable as this economic system, you would’ve moved out or demanded that your roommate get professional help.

Richard D. Wolff

When you’re in love it’s the most glorious two and a half days of your life.

Richard Lewis

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

Rita Mae Brown

I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

Rita Rudner

When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.

Rita Rudner

If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.

Rob Cordry

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.

Robert Benchley

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.

Robert Bloch

All my life I’ve wanted, just once, to say something clever without losing my train of thought.

Robert Breault

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

Robert Frost

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Robert Frost

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.

Robert Fulghum

Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.

Robert Orben

I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.

Robin Williams

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?

Robin Williams

I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.

Rodney Dangerfield
“I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.” – Rodney Dangerfield

My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you’re ugly too.

Rodney Dangerfield

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.

Rodney Dangerfield

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.

Ron White

It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Ronald Reagan

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

Ronald Reagan

Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.

Salvador Dali

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.

Sam Ewing

I live by my own rules (reviewed, revised, and approved by my wife)… but still my own.

Si Robertson

The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one.

Sid Caesar

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates

You cannot be anything if you want to be everything.

Solomon Schechter

If any of you cry at my funeral I’ll never speak to you again.

Stan Laurel
“Folks, I don’t trust children. They’re here to replace us.” – Stephen Colbert

Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.

Steve Irwin

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Steve Martin

It does not matter whether you win or lose, what matters is whether I win or lose!

Steven Weinberg

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Steven Wright

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

Steven Wright

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Steven Wright

A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

Samuel Goldwyn

I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead.

Samuel Goldwyn

I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.

Samuel Goldwyn

I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun.

Scott Adams

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

Scott Adams
“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.” – Steven Wright

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

Steven Wright

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’

Sydney J. Harris

The world is a globe. The farther you sail, the closer to home you are.

Terry Pratchett

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.

Theodore Roosevelt

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas A. Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

Thomas Sowell

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

Thomas Szasz

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!

Tom Lehrer

I hate women because they always know where things are.

Voltaire

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.

W. C. Fields

Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.

W. C. Fields

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.

W. C. Fields

We are all here on earth to help others. What on earth the others are here for I don’t know.

W. H. Auden

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more.

Walter Matthau

Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.

Wilhelm II

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

Will Rogers
“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” – Will Rogers

When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

Will Rogers

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

William James

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Winston Churchill

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

Woody Allen

I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.

Woody Allen

Marriage is like mushrooms: we notice too late if they are good or bad.

Woody Allen

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.

Yakov Smirnoff

Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.

Yogi Berra
“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

Yogi Berra

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

I don’t think I’ve seen anyone laughing on the way to a bank.

Ric Ducommon

We hope our collection of funny quotes from comedians, celebrities, and philosophers made you laugh out loud and gives you the cheer you need to get through the day. Come back anytime you can benefit from a good laugh, and stay inspired.

Updated February 1, 2021.

131 Gratitude Quotes to Make You Feel Grateful

If you’re sitting at a computer reading these words, you probably have a lot to be grateful for. But if you need a boost, read some gratitude quotes to remind yourself that you have a lot to be thankful for.

Learning to be thankful and regularly expressing gratitude is an important part of personal happiness. Being thankful gives us an appreciation for what we have.

Another way is to keep a daily gratitude journal – everyday, write down 5 things you’re thankful for. Some days, you’ll have a lot to be thankful for, and 5 entries won’t feel like nearly enough.

Coming up with 5 items and expressing daily gratitude for the positive things in your life will make you a happier person.

Here are some of the top gratitude quotes we could find to remind us just how much we have to be thankful for.

Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude means “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Countless writers, poets, philosophers, and even politicians, have weighed in on the importance of showing gratitude.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect sentiment for a thank-you card, or a reminder to show gratitude for the things you have come to take for granted, you’ll find the perfect gratitude quote here.

“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

The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.

Robert Holden

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.

Randy Pausch

Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned or demanded – those wonderful things that we take for granted.

Renée Paule

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.

Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
“Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

Aesop

Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented.

Sonja Lyubomirsky

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.

Johannes Gaertner

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

Anonymous
“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

To live a life fulfilled reflect on the things you have with gratitude.

Jaren Davis

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.

Amy Collette

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

Henri Fredric Amiel

What can you do right now to turn your life around? Gratitude

The Secret

Gratitude: A lively sense of future benefit.

Unknown
“Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

G.K. Chesterton

It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Wallace D. Wattles

Stop thinking gratitude as a buy product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view

Bryan Robles

…it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

David Steindl-Rast

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tulius Cicero

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melodie Beattie

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Jacques Maritain

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.

Buddha

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.

Kristin Armstrong
“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

Grateful Quotes

James E. Faust said that “a grateful heart is the beginning of greatness,” and I certainly believe that that is true.

Showing how grateful we are for the guidance, support, and love of others is essential in cultivating healthy relationships and maintaining a positive outlook on the world.

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.

Dennis Prager

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

Maya Angelou

The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.

Richard Carlson

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.

Zig Ziglar

The root of joy is gratefulness.

David Steindl-Rast
“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett

I’m grateful always for this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.

Eckhart Tolle

The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.

Mary Davis

What you truly acknowledge truly is yours. Invite your heart to be grateful and your ‘thank you’s’ will be heard even when you don’t use words.

Pavithra Mehta

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

Willie Nelson

Be grateful, not only for others, but for yourself.

Unknown
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.

Plato

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

Lionel Hampton

Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing… a grateful heart!

George Herbert

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want.” – Anonymous

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.

Albert Clarke

Attitude of Gratitude

Developing an attitude of gratitude means more than saying a brief thank-you when someone does something nice for you. According to Psychology Today, “Gratitude is about feeling and expressing appreciation: for all we’ve received, all that we have (however little it may be), and for all that has not befallen us.”

It can change our perspective, diffuse feelings of self-pity and self-centeredness, impatience, intolerance, negative judgment, indignation, anger, or resentment. Gratitude can also increase feelings of well-being, and prompt mindfulness.

But we should also be grateful for the learning experiences and opportunities to grow that trials and difficult times have offered us.

Though it can be hard to find positivity in a negative situation, adopting an attitude of gratitude and being thankful for all things makes all the difference to your outlook, health, and relationships with others.

“Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” – Rhonda Byrne

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.

Ellie Wiesel

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.

Tony Robbins

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.

Brene Brown

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

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.

Rabbi Harold Kushner
“Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” – Albert Schweitzer

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

Epictetus

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

William James

As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.

James E. Faust

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

Ernest Hemingway

Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.

Eckhart Tolle
“Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” – Sri Chinmoy

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

G.K. Chesterton

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.

Ralph H. Blum

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.

Eileen Caddy
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.

Rita Mae Brown

I’ve had a remarkable life. I seem to be in such good places at the right time. You know, if you were to ask me to sum my life up in one word, gratitude.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

Cynthia Ozick
“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

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

Charles Dickens

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melodie Beattie

In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Alfred North Whitehead

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.

G.B. Stern
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhardt

Thankfulness Quotes

Many of us only really think about being thankful at Thanksgiving. But it shouldn’t have to be a holiday for us to realize that we have so many reasons to be thankful every day.

Saying “thank you” takes just a moment, but it can help someone feel appreciated, loved, and recognized for what they do.

Say thanks with a random act of kindness – send a card containing all of the reasons you are grateful for someone’s friendship, pay a compliment, or buy a cup of coffee. Showing gratitude makes us feel good, too.

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” – Frank A. Clark

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

William Blake

I’m thankful for each and every day. We never know when time is up.

Chuck Berry

Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

Alice Walker

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

Ralph Marston

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Thornton Wilder
“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” – Gerald Good

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.

Jim Lovell

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.

Henry Ward Bleecher

There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.

Joyce Meyer

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

Albert Barnes

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Buddha
“The smallest thanks is always worth more than the effort it takes to give it.” – Unknown

If you can’t reward then you should thank.

Arabic Proverb

I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every little you – every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water – you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all.

A.J. Jacobs

Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.

Derrick Carpenter

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.

W. Clement Stone

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.

Unknown

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.

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

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

W.T. Purkiser

Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.

Larissa Gomez

Being thankful not only shows good manners, but a simple expression of thankfulness can go a long way in relationships and communication with others. It not only enhances our own lives, but makes other people feel appreciated.

Daniella Whyte

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr

Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect.

Victoria Osteen
“He enjoys much who is thankful for little.” – Thomas Secker

Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.

Tecumseh Shawnee Chief

Appreciation Quotes

Appreciation is defined as “recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.”

So many of us appreciate the things we are fortunate enough to have, the people we meet, and the things we are able to do – but we don’t always show our gratitude for them.

These quotes are all about appreciating the positive things in life and the good people who surround us! Share your favorite and show your appreciation today.

“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” – Bertrand Russell

Appreciate the plant that grows in your balcony only for you.

Vineet Raj Kapoor

‘Enough’ is a feast.

Buddhist Proverb

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.

Christiane Northrup

What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.

Nadia Comaneci

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of are people to appreciate and enjoy it.

Michael Josephson
“They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot.” – Dutch Proverb

When you have something use it with appreciation before you lose it and always remember those who don’t have it.

Mary Uwamahoro

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Robert Brault

Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.

Tony Robbins

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

Voltaire

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.

Charles Schwab

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

William James
“The mind is like a flower. It does not bloom without the lights of appreciation, encouragement, and love.” – Debasish Mridha

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

Alan Cohen

Love those who appreciate you, and appreciate those who love you.

Connor Chalfant

Instead of being impatient because you have to wait for something, be grateful for the extra time you have now to notice and appreciate your surroundings.

Danielle Tinning

Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human.

Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” – Chinese Proverb

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Eckhart Tolle

You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.

Viki King

If you do not appreciate every day of your life, who said that the days and years will be an asset for the future?

Sunday Adelaja

Most people are unhappy because they’re focused on what they want rather than appreciating what they have.

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

Hopefully these gratitude quotes have inspired you to look for ways to be grateful in your own life. Being thankful and appreciative is the first step to feeling blessed and being blessed.

If you have your own gratitude quotes to share that weren’t included in our list, please feel free to share them with us below. We’d be extremely grateful!

Updated on December 2, 2020.

107 Thanksgiving Quotes to Make You Feel Thankful

It’s so easy to get caught up in our busy lives.

From New Years resolutions to spring cleaning, and summer vacations to the holidays—life can come and go as quickly as the seasons.

That’s why it’s so important to pause, reflect, and feel gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives.

In that spirit, here are 107 Thanksgiving Quotes to use for the holidays and throughout the year.

Thanksgiving Quotes

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.

Nigel Hamilton

I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.

Marcus Samuelsson

Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.

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

He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.

J.A. Shedd

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

If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.

Ina Garten

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie; Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!

Margaret Junkin Preston
“Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” – Franz Grillparzer

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!

Henry Ward Beecher

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

John F. Kennedy
“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

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.

H.U. Westermayer

Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

Margaret Cousins

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

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.

Erma Bombeck

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 has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.

Alistair Cooke

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

There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.

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

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

Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.

Catherine Pulsifer

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year — and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.

Ray Stannard Baker

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.

Joyce Giraud

What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.

Daniel Humm
“All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.” – George W. Bush

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Charles Dickens

“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

Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.

Kevin James

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

I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.

Craig Ferguson
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama

The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.

Steve Goodier

Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what befalls us in life, we can take the charred remnants and we can reconstruct a life unimaginably richer than that from which the shards and pieces fell.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks. Among all the challenges that we face as people with hearing loss there are certainly brighter moments in every day – moments that deserve to be recorded in our Gratitude Journal.

Monique Hammond

Real ballplayers pass the stuffing by rolling it up in a ball and batting it across the table with a turkey leg.

Tom Swyers

Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.

Amy Grant
“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.” – Willard Scott

My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.

Douglas Conant

On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.

Bobby Jindal

You shouldn’t just give during Christmas and Thanksgiving you should be giving all the time.

Alcurtis Turner

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.

Katharine McPhee

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.

Joyce Giraud
“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” – Irv Kupcinet

It’s like being at the kids’ table at Thanksgiving – you can put your elbows on it, you don’t have to talk politics… no matter how old I get, there’s always a part of me that’s sitting there.

John Hughes

Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn’t have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship – all perks of adulthood.

Rosecrans Baldwin

Thanksgiving is America’s favorite holiday because it’s a time when we put aside our cares, much as the struggling Pilgrims did nearly four centuries ago, and eat a gut-busting meal without worrying about the ‘out years.’

David Ignatius

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie; Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!

Margaret Junkin Preston

What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?

Erma Bombeck
“Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving.” – Mike Connolly

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

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

Cicero

Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.

Alexander Pope

I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.

Robert Brault

Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.

P. J. O’Rourke
“Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.” – Michael Dresser

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

W.T. Purkiser

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.

Gerald Good

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.

W. Clement Stone

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

William Blake

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

Henry Ward Beecher

It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak.

Phyllis Diller
“Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.” – Nicole Hollander

The Thanksgiving tradition is, we overeat. ‘Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?’ ‘But we do that every day!’ ‘Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?’

Jim Gaffigan

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.

Edward Sandford Martin

I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.

Howie Mandel

If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself.

Mitch Hedberg

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.

W.J. Cameron
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis

Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before.

Rita Rudner

You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.

Jay Leno

My Thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence.

Henry David Thoreau

And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.

John Taylor

Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.

Wilbur D. Nesbit
“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

Thanksgiving in Books, Films, and TV

A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once, there was this day… this one day when… everyone realized they needed each other.

April Burns in Pieces of April

Here I am, 5 o’clock in the morning, stuffing bread crumbs up a dead bird’s butt.

Rosanne in Rosanne

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Thornton Wilder, The Woman of Andros

Thanksgiving creates abundance.

Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

Thanksgiving was nothing more than a pilgrim-created obstacle in the way of Christmas; a dead bird in the street that forced a brief detour.

Augusten Burroughs, You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas

The funny thing about Thanksgiving ,or any big meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it then go home and cook, chop, braise and blanch. Then it’s gone in 20 minutes and everybody lies around sort of in a sugar coma and then it takes 4 hours to clean it up.

Ted Allen, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes

I always think it’s funny when Indians celebrate Thanksgiving. I mean, sure, the Indians and Pilgrims were best friends during the first Thanksgiving, but a few years later, the Pilgrims were shooting Indians. So I’m never quite sure why we eat Turkey like everybody else.

Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

America has developed a pie tradition unequivocally and unapologetically at the sweet end of the scale, and at no time is this better demonstrated than at Thanksgiving.

Janet Clarkson, Pie: A Global History
“Preparing and serving food had always been a joy, for it made her appreciate the abundance of the world.” – Elizabeth Camden, Until The Dawn

About 94 percent of Americans prepare and serve turkey at home and most people stick to a traditional menu for the main meal: turkey with cranberry sauce, mashed white potatoes with giblet gravy, candied sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, a cooked green vegetable dish, relishes, and a pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert.

Martin K. Gay, Encyclopedia of North American Eating & Drinking Traditions, Customs, and Rituals

I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.

Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

‘So what do we do?’ We do what all families do. Grin, bear it, and pass the mashed potatoes.

Heather Brewer, Eleventh Grade Burns

In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other’s homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings – for the food on their tables and the babies in their arms.

Cynthia Rylant, In November
“Thanksgiving – fall’s finale. Best damn holiday of the year in my worldly estimation.” – Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: His Wife, His Children, His Final Gift

Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

Overeating at Thanksgiving is a case in point. It’s a national tradition.

Eric Samuel Timm, Static Jedi: The Art of Hearing God Through the Noise

The next day, eating a turkey sandwich with salt and mayonnaise, Rebecca decided Thanksgiving was the best holiday, although she had little to choose from: her family never celebrated Hanukkah but her father was militant about ignoring Christmas and insisted they spend December 25 eating Chinese takeout and going to the movies.

Anna Quindlen, Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go baste the turkey and hide the kitchen knives.

Mrs. Pascal in The House of Yes

It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.

Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls
“Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life.

Stephanie Conkle, Happy Person. Happy Life. A Recipe for Happiness

We all can ‘act’ a certain way for a brief period of time, for instance, on Thanksgiving, who of us hasn’t had to ‘act’ like we just loved everyone at the table? This brief show of good behavior is not true character. Our character is who we are when no one is looking.

Becky Van Volkinburg, God’s Word, Your Voice

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

Turkey for the girls and Turkey for the boys. My favorite kind of pants are corduroys. Gobble gobble goo and Gobble gobble gickel. I wish turkey only cost a nickel. Oh I love turkey on Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Adam Sandler, The Thanksgiving Song

Family gathers to share good noise and good food. Gratitude abounds.

Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year
“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” – William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors

Did you enjoy our list of Thanksgiving quotes? Which one sparked your holiday spirit? Share your favorite thanksgiving quote in the comments below – we’d love to add any additions to the list!

Updated November 19, 2020.