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The term 'Thanksgiving' not only means expressing gratitude towards somebody but it also symbolizes the wonderful feeling of giving thanks. Many scholars have realized the richness of this term and therefore they have expressed their views on 'gratitude' or the 'thanksgiving' in the form of quotes and famous sayings. The Thanksgiving Day is a perfect occasion to collect the precious views or quotes of those scholars on the thanksgiving and to share them with your family and friends. As these quotes can help you express your views on thanksgiving as well. Here are some such Thanksgiving quotes and quotations for you…

1. "It is therefore recommended ... to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor ..."-November 1, 1777 (adopted by the 13 states as the first official Thanksgiving Proclamation) ~ Samuel Adams

2. "It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor."-October 3, 1789b

3. "Gratitude is a lively sense of future favors." ~ Anonymous

4. "Gratitude, in most men, is only a strong and secret hope of greater favors."~ La Rochefoucauld

5. "Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." ~ William Faulkner

6. "Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people." ~ Samuel Johnson

7. "If pity is akin to love, gratitude is akin to the other thing." ~ George Bernard Shaw

8. "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

10. "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." ~ Cicero

11. "Gratitude is the heart's memory." ~French Proverb

12. "Who does not thank for little will not thank for much." ~ Estonian proverb

13. "Got no check books, 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

14. "O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness." ~ William Shakespeare

15. "God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends." ~ Ethel Watts Mumford

16. "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

17. "Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song." ~ Konrad von Gesner

18. "Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience." ~ Sadi The Gulistan