We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.
- Harry Ironside
Lord, if You bless me, I’ll thank You; but if You don’t, I’ll be thankful for what I have.
- Phil Robertson
God is in control and therefore in everything I can give thanks.
- Kay Arthur
If your wife doesn't treat you as she should, be thankful, you might not like what you deserve.
- Jerry Falwell
A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart.
- Charles Finney
If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace.
- Max Lucado
Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts.
- Andrew Murray
The private and personal blessings we enjoy - the blessings of immunity, safeguard, liberty and integrity - deserve the thanksgiving of a whole life.
- Jeremy Taylor
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
- C.S. Lewis
Is the glass half empty or half full? Just be thankful you have a glass!
- Jack Wellman
Our toil is sweet with thankfulness, Our burden is our boon; The curse of earth's gray morning is, The blessing of its noon.
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Unto no duty are we more dull and untoward, than to the praise of God, and thanksgiving unto him; neither is there any duty whereunto there is more need that we should be stirred up.
- David Dickson
I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for anything than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects.
- David Brainerd
The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress.
- Francis Frangipane
How divinely full of glory and pleasure shall that hour be when all the millions of mankind that have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God shall meet together and stand around Him, with every tongue and every heart full of joy and praise! How astonishing will be the glory and the joy of that day when all the saints shall join together in one common song of gratitude and love, and of everlasting thankfulness to this Redeemer! With that unknown delight, and inexpressible satisfaction, shall all that are saved from the ruins of sin and hell address the Lamb that was slain, and rejoice in His presence!
- Isaac Watts
I preached on the righteousness of the law and the righteousness of faith. While I was speaking, several dropped down as dead and among the rest such a cry was heard of sinners groaning for the righteousness of faith that it almost drowned my voice. But many of these soon lifted up their heads with joy and broke out into thanksgiving, being assured they now had the desire of their soul - the forgiveness of their sins.
- John Wesley
An active faith can give thanks for a promise, though it be not as yet performed; knowing that God's bonds are as good as ready money.
- Matthew Henry
All our discontents about what we want appear to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
- Assorted Authors
It's possible to be thankful wherever you find yourself.
- David Jeremiah
Instead of complaining that God had hidden himself, you will give Him thanks for having revealed so much of Himself.
- Blaise Pascal
We ought to shout out our thanksgiving as if every war were over; as if there were no more big taxes; as if there were no sickness, no crime.
- John R. Rice
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.
- Dwight L. Moody
A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.
- John Bunyan