11/26/2014 11:11 am ET Updated Jan 26, 2015

Great Quotes to Put Us in the Thanksgiving Spirit

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks and focusing on what makes us grateful. So with the holiday upon us, let these quotes inspire you.

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." -- Marcel Proust

"We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." And "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

"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good." -- Maya Angelou

"Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses." -- Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

"Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last." -- Lawrence Welk

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