Thanksgiving Quotes & Toast

The tradition of the Thanksgiving Quotes and Toast exists in many forms in homes across the world. It is often as simple as a loneThanks Giving Day Quotes and Toast traveler thinking few quiet thoughts over a meal at a truck-stop. Sometimes, it coalesces from the hearts of soldiers, sailors, and airman who share a meal on foreign soils (god bless and thank you). Other times it takes on tradition across the years of a family sitting together.

In large families, the head of the table often shares a couple thankful personal words after a prayer. Other times they go around the table with each person saying something they are thankful for. Not matter how you make your Turkey Day Toast, it is always helpful to take time and see what others have been thankful for in the past.

The following quotes and toast should prove helpful in choosing your words and thoughts today.

Simple and Proven Toast for Thanksgiving Day

“May you live as long as you want
And may you never want as long as you live.”

– By An Author Unknown (Old Irish Blessing)

“May your belly never grumble
May your heart never ache.
May your horse never stumble,
May your cinch never break.”

– By: An Author Unknown


“For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly thankful.”
– By: An Author Unknown


“Here’s to the blessing of the year,
Here’s to the friends we hold so dear,
To peace on earth, both far and near.”

– By: An Author Unknown


“The American eagle and the Thanksgiving turkey­
May one give us peace in all our states,
And the other a piece for all our plates.”

– By: An Author Unknown


“Here’s to the turkey I’m about to eat and the turkeys I’ll eat it with.”
– By: An Author Unknown


“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round,
but it sure makes the ride worthwhile.”

– By: Mae West

Quotes to include in your Thanksgiving Day Toast

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


Charles Haddon Spurgeon
You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.


-Unknown Source
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.


Robert Casper Lintner
Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.


Victor Hugo
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.


Frederick Keonig
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.


Albert Pine
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.


Izaak Walton

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.


Elbert Hubbard
I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.


Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.



Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.


William Shakespeare
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.


Henry Clay
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones, which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember that. But how often do we meet someone to whom we owe thanks without remembering that?


And one of my favorites… W. T. Purkiser
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.


Charles Spurgeon
Before you go out into the world, wash your face in the clear crystal of praise. Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness.


This was a quick post (want to spend time being thankful with family today). If you see any typos…let me know and I’ll fix them for next year. Also, I wish the happiest of Thanksgivings to you and would love to hear how your day went. Especially if you’ve got something out of the norm to share. I’d also like to collect any personal toast you use for Turkey day…I’ll add you to the list above and give you credit as the author next year.

If so. leave a comment or send me an email.

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