18 Thanksgiving Quotes That Remind Us What's Truly Important

Don't forget to honor the reason for the season.

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Thanksgiving brings a lot of great things: family, food, and football, just to name a few. But if all that prep work for the big day is starting to grate on you—or you're staring at your holiday Instagram caption, unsure of what to write—we've got you. These quotes will help you reflect on what truly matters. And maybe get in a laugh (or several).

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Joanna Gaines

"Even in the trials of life, if we have eyes to see them, we can find good things everywhere we look."

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Maya Angelou

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things."

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Kevin James

"Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants."

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Nicole Hollander

"Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out."

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W.T. Purkiser

"Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving."

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William Shakespeare

"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast."

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Willie Nelson

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."

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William Faulkner

"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all."

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Henry Van Dyke

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling."

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Marcel Proust

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

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Alice Walker

"'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say."

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James Allen

"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."

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Karl Barth

"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."

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Joyce Giraud

"Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are."

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William Arthur Ward

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."

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Oprah Winfrey

"Be thankful for what you have. You'll end up having more."

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Hansa Proverb

"Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot."

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Henry David Thoreau

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual."

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