A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart.   Charles Finney

When we bless God for mercies, we usually prolong them.  When we bless God for miseries, we usually end them.  Praise is the honey of life which a devout heart extracts from every bloom of providence and grace.   C.H. Spurgeon

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

An evidence that our will has been broken is that we begin to thank God for that which once seemed so bitter, knowing that His will is good and that, in His time and in His way, He is able to make the most bitter waters sweet.   Nancy Leigh DeMoss 

Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.   A.W. Tozer

A thankful heart is one of the primary identifying characteristics of a believer. It stands in stark contrast to pride, selfishness, and worry. And it helps fortify the believer’s trust in the Lord and reliance of His provision, even in the toughest times. No matter how choppy the seas become, a believer’s heart is buoyed by constant praise and gratefulness to the Lord.   John MacArthur

It must be an odd feeling to be thankful to nobody in particular. Christians in public institutions often see this odd thing happening on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in the institution seems to be thankful “in general.” It’s very strange. It’s a little like being married in general.   Cornelius Plantinga

The problem with being thankful is not so much one of manners as it is of alertness to the facts, that is, simply having open eyes to what is true. And it is true that you and I deserve nothing good. No, more than that, we deserve everything bad – an eternity in hell.   Jim Elliff

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.   G.K. Chesterton

The art of thanksgiving is thanksliving.   Author Unknown

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

The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise.   Richard Sibbes

God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.   Jeremy Taylor

If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace.   Max Lucado

Thankfulness to God is a recognition that God in His goodness and faithfulness has provided for us and cared for us, both physically and spiritually.  It is a recognition that we are totally dependent upon Him; that all that we are and have comes from God.   Jerry Bridges

The things we take for granted are dreams to many people.   Author Unknown

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

Thanksgiving comes after Christmas.   Peter Kreeft

Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there.   A.J. Gossip

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.   Harry Ironside