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180+ Positive Quotes and Sayings for November

November is a month of giving thanks and being grateful. It’s also a time to reflect on the positive things in life with these November sayings and quotes that will give you gratitude this season. The month of Thanksgiving is a time to not only celebrate with your loved ones but to bring about a positive change in your life.

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Positive Quotes

If you keep these best November quotes in mind, you will learn to appreciate the month of November even if winter is around the corner.

Here are some positive quotes and sayings to help you get through a dull November!

1. “November is a month of change, reflection, and growth.”- Unknown

2. “Wind warns November’s done with. The blown leaves make at-shapes, web-winged and furious. -Sylvia Plath

3. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”- Melody Beattie

4. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”- Dalai Lama

5. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”- Kristin Armstrong

6. “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.”- Steve Maraboli

7. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.”- Cicero

8. “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”- Henry Ward Beecher

9. “Gratitude opens the door to…the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open yourself up to more relationships, more money, more opportunities, more success.”- Deepak Chopra

10. “October ends and November begins, and the leaves come tumbling down. I used to love to jump in leaf piles when I was just a kid. Now I’m all grown up, but still, when leaves start to fall I can’t help but think of childhood days and running through the autumn leaves with my friends.”- Unknown

11. “In the month of November, we remember those who have passed away and we celebrate their lives. We also reflect on our own mortality and realize that life is fragile and precious. This month, let us be grateful for what we have and be mindful of those who have less.”- Dalai Lama

12. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”- Maya Angelou

13. “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”- Jean Baptiste Massieu

14. “November is the time to be outside, to see the leaves falling and to hear them rustle and to witness their beauty before they fade away.”- Unknown

15. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”- Albert Camus

16. “The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea, With a rollicking song, he sweeps along, swaggering boisterously. His face is weather-beaten, he wears a hooded cloak, and he flies a black flag as he blithely sings a pirates song.”- Unknown

17. “And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”- Oscar Wilde

18. “Autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. And we must gather together with our children, as a field gathers in its crop.”- Jimmy Carter

19. “My life has been filled with great moments. Most of them happened while I was cooking.”- Julia Child

20. “I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.”- Henry David Thoreau

21. “Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”- Native American Proverb

22. “The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation.”-Old Indian Proverb

23. “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”- Zig Ziglar

24. “As the leaves begin to fall and the days start to get shorter, I find myself thinking more and more about all the things I’m thankful for. And I can’t help but be filled with gratitude for everything good in my life.”- Unknown

25. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard,  but must be felt with the heart.”- Helen Keller

26. “The month of November is the time to be thankful for all the blessings in our lives.”- Unknown

27. “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”- William Arthur Ward

28. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”- William Arthur Ward

29. “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.”- Melody Beattie

30. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”- Marcel Proust

31. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”- William Arthur Ward

32. “So dull and dark are the November days. The lazy mist high up the evening curled, and now the morn quite hides in the smoke and haze; the place we occupy seems all the world.” -John Clare

33. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”- Melody Beattie

34. “November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear.” -Sir Walter Scott

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

36. “The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it tends to become the best; it takes the form or character which belongs to it by tendency.”- James Allen

37. “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

39. “This is a new month; a new beginning and things will change.” -Unknown

40. “You have always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”- Glenda, The Good Witch

41. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”- Steve Jobs

42. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

43. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

44. “Everything happens for a reason.” -Unknown

45. “Now in November nearer comes the sun down the abandoned heaven.” -D. H. Lawrence

46. “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”- Richard Bach

47. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today matters most.” –  Mark Twain

48. “What we think,  we become.” -Buddha

49. “An unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates

50. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

51. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”- Steve Jobs

52. “I cannot endure wasting anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” -Nathaniel Hawthrone

53. “November is a month to be thankful for what we have, and to think about those less fortunate.”

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

55. “In November, people are good to each other. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings.” – Cynthia Rylant

56. “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all other virtues.”  -Cicero

57. “Of all the things that can make us happy, gratitude is the greatest.”  -Dante Alighieri

58. “No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”- Alfred North Whitehead

59. “November—the very best month of autumn. It’s a holiday month, but instead of the hurried rush (not to mention shopping for all those presents!) on Christmas, you get to spend time with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving traditions and take a moment to reflect on all that makes you grateful.” – Maribeth Jones

60. “The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” – Henry Ward Beecher

61. “There is no joy without gratitude.”  -Unknown

62.  “Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” —Charmaine J Forde

63. “Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all.” —Gregory F. Lenz

64. “The heart of autumn is more full than all the grapes on vine.”  – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

65. “In November, the smell of food is different. It has an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning. Food is better in November than any other time of the year.” – Cynthia Rylant

66. “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

67.  “In January we start saving money, getting out of credit card debt, funding our retirement accounts, and we’re doing wonderful. Then, every single year like clockwork, starting in November, all of you fall into this trap that says, ‘I have to buy this gift.'” —Suze Orman

68.  “Gratitude becomes the pathway to more that is good. It opens your eyes to see how much you have been given and opens your heart to receive more.”  -Sarah Ban Breathnach

69.  “Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is lure and loveable because it opens the door to new relationships with people as well as new possibilities.”  -Dr. Robert A. Emmons

70.  “If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray.” —Madeleine M. Kunin

71. “The house was very quiet, and the fog–we are in November now–pressed against the windows like an excluded ghost.” -E.M. Forster

72. “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”   —Albert Schweitzer

73.  “I know that I died before–once in November.” -Anne Sexton

74.  “Have you heard that November is ‘No-Spend November’? … Cut down on Christmas decorations. Do you really need that new inflatable Santa for your front lawn? Last year’s decorations will be just fine.”  – Katie & Company

75.  “I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.” – Henry Rollins

76.  “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”  -Emily Dickinson

77.  “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  -L.M. Montgomery

78. “Autumn – the year’s last, loveliest smile.”  – William Cullen Bryant

79. “The leaves are falling, the wind is calling. Time for memories is nearing its end.”  – Unknown

80. “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”  -Emily Bronte

81. “There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

82. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”  -Chinese Proverb

83. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.”  -Confucius

84. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  -Anne Frank

85.  “When you stand up to be counted, tell the world this is my voice” -Shane Koyczan

86. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”  -Zig Ziglar

87. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  -Maria Robinson

88. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”  – Dalai Lama

89. “The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on… A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.” -Aldo Leopold

90. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”  – Oprah Winfrey

91. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”  – Dalai Lama

92. “You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and float downstream.”  – Unknown

93. “A September to remember. An October full of splendor. A November to treasure.” -Unknown

94. “The leaves are falling, the wind is calling…  Time for memories is nearing its end.”  – Unknown

95.  “November at its best – with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” – Anne Bosworth Greene

96. “No one ever finds life worth living — one has to make it.”  – Samuel Butler

97. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  – Leo Tolstoy

98. “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”  – Ann Landers

99. “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.”  -Publilius Syrus

100. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  – Martin Luther King Jr

102. “There are three constants in life; change, choice and principles.” – Stephen Covey

103. “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”  – Navy SEAL’s motto

104. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

105. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”  – Martin Luther King

106. “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change your attitude.”  – Maya Angelou

107.  “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”  – Unknown

108. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Emory Austin

109. “From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life.”  – Arthur Ashe

110. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”  – Dalai Lama

111.  “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”  – Tony Robbins

112. “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”  – Albert Camus

113. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”  – Dalai Lama

114. “There’s no such thing as a self-made man.”  – Yvon Chouinard

115. “There is October in every November and there is November in every December! All seasons melted in each other’s life!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

116. “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”  – Abraham Lincoln

117. “Tough times never last, but tough people do!” – Robert H. Schuller

118. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph!”  – Thomas Paine

119. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”  – Florence Nightingale

120. “The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cotton into its winter wools.” – Henry Beston

121. “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.”  – Josh Billings

122. “November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our life.” – Unknown

122. “Family time is the best time.”  – Unknown

123. “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”  – James Beard

124. “Giving thanks for abundance is more blessed than begging for it.”  – Anonymous

125. “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.”  – Ben Carson

126. “I am thankful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.”  – Henry David Thoreau

127. “It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy.”  – Unknown

128. “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”  – Steve Jobs

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

130. “Part of the reason that we can be thankful when things are bad is because a good God has the ability to work in all circumstances for our good.”  -Rick Warren

131. “Pig: a dreamer of grandiose schemes who doesn’t think them through.”  – Anonymous

132. “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”  – Buckaroo Banzai

133. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

134. “November – the last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure. Time to take risks and do the unexpected.” – Unknown

135. “The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent – tolerance; to a friend – your heart; to your child – a good example.”

136. “Thanksgiving is not just for expressing thanks for what you have. It is also a time for ambition and setting goals.”  – Harriet Beecher Stowe

137. “The greatest wealth is health.”  – Virgil

138. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  – Edith Wharton

139. “To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go.”

140. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”  – Thornton Wilder

141. “When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.”  – Sam Lefkowitz

142. “No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds – November!” – Thomas Hood

143. “Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.” – Cyril Connolly

144. “Thanksgiving is the best day of the year!” – Unknown

145. “Thanksgiving is a day of joy; a day for giving thanks to the Lord for all His blessings. Let us come before Him with gratitude.”

146. “Welcome November! The time of falling leaves, chilly weather, and warm family gatherings. A time to be thankful for all.”

147. “The river this November afternoon rests in equipoise of sun and cloud. A glooming light, a gleaming darkness shroud its passage. All seems tranquil, all in tune.” – Cecil Day-Lewis

148. “November comes and November goes, with the last red berries and the first white snows; with night coming early and dawn coming late, and ice in the bucket and frost by the gate. The fires burn and the kettles sing, and earth sinks to rest until next spring.” – Clyde Watson

149. “Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.” – Oscar Levant

150. “My lovely November. Have you seen my heart, somewhere in your castle of yellow leaves?” – A Waltz for Zizi

151. “The best thing about November is that it’s a time for reflection and gratitude.”  -Unknown

152. “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

153. “Autumn – the greatest show of all time.” – Mehmet Murat Idan

154. “Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has done or received.” – Unknown

155. “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”  – Theophrastus

156. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”  – Meister Eckhart

157. “The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.” – Henry Rollins

158. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”  -Marcus Aurelius

159 “Every day is a good day when we show gratitude and appreciation.”  – Unknown

159. “In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.”  – Frantz Fanon

160. “The greatest highway to success is always under construction.”  – Anonymous

161. “Fear not November’s challenge bold. We’ve books and friends, and hearts that never can grow cold. These make amends.” – Alexander L. Fraser

162. “Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise.” – Gladys Taber

163. “November is the best month because of Thanksgiving!”  – Unknown

164. “Pumpkins, crisp leaves, and chilly weather; time to break out the scarves, sweaters, and boots.”  – Unknown

165. “The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.”  – Rumi

166. “The thing about November is that it always feels like the calm before the storm.”  – Unknown

167. “Thankful for November as every year reminds me of the things I have to be thankful for.” – Unknown

168. “The fresh air of November is a great tonic for mind and body.”  – Anne Bosworth Greene

169. “November, the eleventh month of the year, has been set aside as a time to give thanks and celebrate our many blessings.” – Unknown

170. “In November, you begin to know how long the winter will be.” -Martha Gellhorn

171. “But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods…for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.” -L.M. Montgomery

172. “The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of. The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July.” -Henry David Thoreau

173. “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” -Lauren DeStefano

174. “November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground.” -Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

175. “That soft autumnal time, the woodland foliage now is gathered by the wild November blast.” -John Howard Bryant

176. “October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds, and driving rain, and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces. ” -J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

177. “November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has begun to brighten the landscape.” -F. Sionil Jose

178. “November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.” -Emily Dickson

179. “It was November–the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind songs in the pines.” L. M. Montgomery

180. “The widower reviewed his past in a sunless light which was intensified by the greyness of the November twilight, whilst the bells subtly impregnated the surrounding atmosphere with the melody of sounds that faded like the ashes of dead years.” -Georges Rodenbach

181. “Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise.” -Gladys Taber

182. “The wild November come at last beneath a veil of rain. The night wind blows its folds aside, her face is full of pain.” -Richard Henry Stoddard

183. “November is usually such a disagreeable month… as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it.” -L. M. Montgomery.

184. “November is chill, frosted mornings with a silver sun rising behind the trees, red cardinals at the feeders, and squirrels running scallops along the tops of the grey stone walls.” -Jean Hersey

185. “It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” -Sarah Addison Allen

186. “There is only one revolution tolerable to all men, all societies, all political systems: Revolution by design and invention.” -R. Buckminster Fuller

187. “Whenever it is damp, drizzly November in my soul, I shall recall the memory of warm, sunny, late summer afternoons like this one, and be comforted greatly.” -Peggy Toney Horton

Positive November Quotes

Celebrate November in all of its glory keeping in mind these motivational quotes from those notorious for speaking their mind.

As we maneuver through this fall season, find yourself enjoying the peacefulness that is the cool, crisp air and the smell of pumpkins in the air. Before the last Thursday of November, make sure to visit a corn maze, apple orchard, or a fall festival for a good time.

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