Thanksgiving Quotes, Toasts and Silly Jokes Lighten up the Holiday

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Fire off some famous Thanksgiving quotes and sayings, crack everyone up with a few funny Thanksgiving jokes, and don't forget to raise a Thanksgiving toast to the hosts for their hospitality. Giving thanks for the holiday meal around the table with friends and loved ones this year doesn't have to be stuffy. Blessings and prayers for the meal are always expected, but there's also a lighter side to the stressful holidays. Lighten up with these Thanksgiving quotes, jokes and toasts.

Famous Thanksgiving Quotes
"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action." – W.J. Cameron
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." – Meister Eckhart
“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” – O. Henry
"Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among thorns." – Anonymous
"We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions." – Albert Barnes

Thanksgiving Toasts
"May you live all the years of your life." – Jonathan Swift
"Friendship is the wine of life; Let's drink of it, and to it." – unknown
"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart." – Seneca
"The very fact that a man is thankful implies someone to be thankful to." – John Baillie
"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." – Erma Bombeck
"For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't Forget to Say Your Thanksgiving Prayers, Blessings and Sayings Around the Table.

Silly Thanksgiving Jokes
Q: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
A: Pilgrims!

Q: Why did the turkey cross the road?
A: It was the chicken's day off.

Q: Why can't you take a turkey to church?
A: Because they use such FOWL language

Q: What's the best dance to do on Thanksgiving?
A: The turkey trot

Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
A: Plymouth Rock

Q: Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
A: The outside

Q: Why did they let the turkey join the band?
A: Because he had the drumsticks

Q: What did the turkey say before it was roasted?
A: Boy! I'm stuffed!

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