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" A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen. "
" Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. "
" Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. "
" From the beginning, the Continental Congress had official chaplains, prayers, and days of fasting and Thanksgiving. When sessions opened in 1774, fear was voiced that the religious diversity of the country would make it hard to choose a form of worship. "
M. Stanton Evans
" Under the new government of the Constitution, beginning in 1789, all of the peacetime measures were repeated: chaplains, prayers, memorials of Thanksgiving, the Northwest Ordinance, funding for the Christian education of Indians. "
M. Stanton Evans
" A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be one. "
" I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means. "
Joseph B. Wirthlin
" I've seen terrorism close up, but I don't live in a state of terror at all. I'm comfortable going to the Manhattan Thanksgiving Day Parade, the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, Times Square on New Years Eve. For perspective, the world today is a safer place than it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Airlift, World War II. "
" After a fellow gets famous it doesn't take long for someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school. "
" It's so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early - is it just me, or does it not really feel like Ramadan? "
" There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday. "
" In deference to American traditions, my family put our oven to rare use at Thanksgiving during my childhood, with odd roast-turkey experiments involving sticky-rice stuffing or newfangled basting techniques that we read about in magazines. "
" Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he's overcharging you. "
" Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught. "
" My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it. "
" 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 miss both of my parents terribly every day, but especially as we approach Thanksgiving. We always came together as a family for that holiday, playing capture the flag and touch football and laughing a lot. "
" Where I grew up, I could be a punk rocker and a jock. But in college, it became apparent that those two worlds didn't mix. When I brought my guitar back to school after Thanksgiving break, a friend handed me his bass and said, 'Listen to the Ramones.' "
" The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more. "
The Hardest Thing
" 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. "
" I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that's more than I can say for prosperity. "
" I'm vegetarian, but I love Thanksgiving dinner: faux turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. "
" It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. "
" Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature. "
Now And Then
" 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
" An optimist is a fellow who believes what's going to be will be postponed. "
" I have nothing against turkey. We eat turkey for Thanksgiving in my house. "
" Fun is like life insurance; the older you get, the more it costs. "
" Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable. "
" As much as I love crisp, clean whites, there's always a time for rich but balanced Chardonnays with oak, especially at Thanksgiving. "
" Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. "