Thanksgiving 2016 is here and it’s a time to sit down with family, eat way too much food, and share some great quotes on social media about gratitude and togetherness.
As the quintessential American holiday, Thanksgiving has been a popular topic for writers dating back hundreds of years. Many have shared their wisdom on the day of gratitude, and many comedians have mused about the humor that comes when family members have a few too many drinks and hang around each other a bit too long.
So if you’re looking for a great quote to share on Facebook this Thanksgiving, below you will find all the best thoughtful and funny ones.
Funny Thanksgiving Quotes
For many comedians, family members make the best source for material. So naturally, Thanksgiving is a day that has generated many a funny quote.
Here are some of the funniest lines to share on Thanksgiving (via Readers Digest).
“If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself.” — Mitch Hedberg
“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year — and then discover once a year is way too often.” — Johnny Carson
“I celebrated Thanksgiving the old-fashioned way — I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” — Jon Stewart
“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.” — Kevin James
“The Thanksgiving tradition is, we overeat. ‘Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?’ ‘But we do that every day!’ ‘Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?'” — Jim Gaffigan
Inspiring Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving is also a day of deep reflection for many, a time to stop and think about all that you have in your life. So if you’re looking for an especially inspiring quote to share with your friends and family this Thanksgiving, there is a seemingly endless supply to choose from.
— Just Being Randy (@PozitiveVizion) November 13, 2016
— Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard) November 21, 2016
Below are some of the best inspirational quotes from some of America’s greatest authors and thinkers — and even a good one from Oprah. Other good inspirational quotes can be found at Bustle and Earn the Necklace.
“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
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey
“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” — Henry Ward Beecher
Historic Thanksgiving Quotes
Maybe you would rather reflect on the rich history of Thanksgiving, which was first celebrated in November 1621 when the Pilgrims joined the Wampanoag Indians in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for a harvest meal.
Here are a couple of the best Thanksgiving quotes from American history.
“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.” — Abraham Lincoln
“For the blessings which have been ours during the present year we have ample cause to be thankful. Our lands have yielded a goodly harvest, and the toiler in shop and mill receives a more just return for his labor.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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