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Radical historians now the tell the story of Thanksgiving from the point of view of the turkey.
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But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
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On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime.
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Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey until Thanksgiving.
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Mike Connolly Quotes

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.
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H.U. Westermayer Quotes

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It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it... There are some things in every country that you must be born to endure; and another hundred years of general satisfaction with Americans and America could not reconcile this expatriate to cranberry sauce, peanut butter, and drum majorettes.
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Alistair Cooke Quotes

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The true Indian sets no price upon either his property or his labor. His generosity is limited only by his strength and ability. He regards it as an honor to be selected for difficult or dangerous service and would think it shameful to ask for any reward, saying rather: Let the person I serve express his thanks according to his own bringing up and his sense of honor.
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The sun is the epitome of benevolence - it is lifegiving and warmthgiving and happinessgiving, and to it we owe our thanksgiving.
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Jessi Lane Adams Quotes

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It was dramatic to watch [my grandmother] decapitate [a turkey] with an ax the day before Thanksgiving. Nowadays the expense of hiring grandmothers for the ax work would probably qualify all turkeys so honored with "gourmet" status.
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Russell Baker Quotes

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An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
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He loses his thanks who promises and delays.
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We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
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To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
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Victor Hugo Quotes

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Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
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W.T. Purkiser Quotes

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Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.
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Aldous Huxley Quotes

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