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Happy Thanksgiving America!

The day has approached when we create some of the best memories of the year. Thanksgiving, also called 'Turkey Day',  is truly a blessed occasion that brings together members of the family for a delicious feast to celebrate everything good that took place throughout the year, which is soon coming to an end.

While the historical context of the day gives us much to introspect upon its importance, it is also a day to reflect on whatever has happened in the course of the past months and more importantly, give a token of thanks to every little thing someone has done for you.

Here is a compilation of 20 best quotes and 7 other funny and hilarious sayings to share as messages or wishes so that we make the best of one of America's favourite holidays:

Best Quotes to for Thanksgiving 2014:

"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."- William Blake

"I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means."- Joseph B. Wirthlin

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share." - W. Clement Stone

"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

"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

"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

"Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song." - Konrad von Gesner

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice." - Meister Eckhart

"So once in every year we throng upon a day apart, to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart."- Arthur Guiterman

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!" - Henry Ward Beecher

"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action." - W.J. Cameron

"He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart." - J.A. Shedd

"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds." - Theodore Roosevelt

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder

"Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home." - Wilbur D. Nesbit

"Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live."- Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." – Cicero

Funny Sayings/ Quotes for Thanksgiving:

"You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out." -- Jay Leno

"Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving." -- Mike Connolly

"Thanksgiving is America's national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty." -- Michael Dresser

"On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime." -- Author Unknown

"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." -- Erma Bombeck

"I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage." -- Erma Bombeck

"Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day." -- Robert Caspar Lintner