15 Quotes About Family & Thanksgiving That Are Proof This Day Isn’t Just About Turkey

by Kaitlyn Wylde

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, and a time to declare what and whom you're thankful for. And for many of us with so many blessings, it's hard to get around to everyone. So, a great way to show your appreciation for your loved ones is to make that declaration online by sharing some quotes about family on Thanksgiving. A simple post with a great caption can make all the difference. Sure, it's a small gesture, but if you phrase it right, it can make a big impact — especially if you find yourself tongue tied when making public declarations off the web.

A quote from literature, a famous speaker, a movie, or a song can often say exactly what you want to say in a way that deeply resonates. So, because you probably don't have time to spend hours on the internet looking for that perfect quote to post on Thanksgiving, I've done the searching for you. Because I do have hours to spend on the internet — that's my job. So, here are a few options for you to play around with on social media. Just don't forget to pair them with a great photo if you want to bring in the likes during the competitive holiday season.

“We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." — Leo Tolstoy

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” — Oscar Wilde

“Family is the most important thing in the world.” — Princess Diana

"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

"The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!" — Henry Ward Beecher

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." — Melody Beattie

"There is no such thing as fun for the whole family." — Jerry Seinfeld

"I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me." — Marcus Samuelsson

“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

"Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” — Edward Sandford Martin

"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” — William Faulkner

"We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count." — Neal A. Maxwell