Thursday, November 28, 2013

Quotations in Honor of Thanksgiving

"For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist and poet

"I thank God for this most amazing day: for the leaping green spirits of the trees and a blue dream of sky." 
~e.e. cummings (1894-1962), American poet and artist

"O Lord, that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!"
~William Shakspeare (1564-1616), British playwright and poet

"The very fact that a man is thankful implies Someone to be thankful to."
~John Baillie (1886-1960), Scottish minister and theologian

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues."
~Cicero (106 BC-43 BC), Roman philosopher

"A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things."
~Plato (c.428 BC-c.347 BC), Greek philosopher

"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 (1917-1963), American statesman and President

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
~G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), British poet, writer, and Christian apologist

"The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live." 
~Ann Voskamp (1973-), Canadian writer and blogger

"Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel."
~Author Unknown

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and the blessings of faith, family, harvest, and home,

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