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Compiled by Victor M. Eskew


It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High (Psalm 92:1).


He who thanks but with the lips, thanks but in part;  the full, the true Thanksgiving, comes from the heart (J.A. Shedd).


We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or special subject of our petitions (Albert Barnes).


Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:  be thankful unto him, and bless his name (Psalm 100:4).

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much (Estonian proverb).

Got no checkbooks, got no banks.  Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night (Irving Berlin).

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:20).

How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people (Sir John Templeton).

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

Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people

(I Chronicles 16:8).


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



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).


As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  rooted and built up

in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanks

-giving (Colossians 2:6-7).

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more im-poverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving (H.U. Westermayer).

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift (II Cor. 9:15).