Appreciation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old appreciation quotes, appreciation sayings, and appreciation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Being told something positive about yourself, whether from someone you're close to, or a passing acquaintance, should really lift the spirits. Just the fact that someone has taken the time to let you know, should have you feeling noticed and appreciated. Paul Bailey
You will never have enough, do enough or be enough, until you see yourself today as enough. Cindy Keating
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. Epictetus
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. GK Chesteron
Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts. Alan Cohen
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. W.T. Purkiser
I know what it's like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing. Shakira
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire
Be thankful for what you have and you'll end up having more. Oprah Winfrey
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama XIV
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
You won't be happy with more until you're happy with what you've got. Viki King
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden
Even in the mist of imperfection or mistakes, you can appreciate and draw close to your strengths. Jason Scotts
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Albert Schweitzer
Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. Northrup Christiane
Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. Ernest Hemingway
Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times. Steve Brunkhorst
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven. Johannes Gaertner
Feeling gratitude, and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. Meister Eckhart
Be verbal in acknowledging your appreciation. Catherine Pulsifer
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Cicero
A grateful mind is a great mind, which eventually attracts to itself great things. Plato
The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude. Friedrich Nietzche
And you also know that we should appreciate the work of God's hands. But oftentimes we wish we looked differently than we do. Patricia Meyers
I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, it must be gratitude. Benjamin Disraeli
If you haven't all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you wouldn't want. Anonymous
The greatest wealth is to live content with little. Plato
My legacy doesn't matter. It isn't important that I be remembered. It's important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.' I want to finish strong. James Dobson
If you can't reward then you should thank. Arabic Proverb
Think of a special friend or person you admire. Think of the love and appreciation you have for them. Think of the qualities that make them stand out for you. Jenny Clift
Contentment is the reward of being appreciative and grateful. It goes that if you are grateful in every situation, you will be happy with everything and your happiness will be abundant and boundless. Clement Getate
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. James Allen
To live a life fulfilled reflect on the things you have with gratitude. Jaren Davis
There has never been another you. With no effort on your part you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make. Dan Zadra
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Margaret Cousins
Whenever I count my blessings, I find myself becoming more grateful because the good things of life outweigh the not so pleasant things that are happening in my life. James Jason
It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. David Steindl-Rast
When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity. Martha Beck
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr
It is necessary, then, to 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. Wallace D. Wattles
Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. Hansa Proverb
Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin
It's easy to not feel misplaced if this tidal wave of appreciation is coming your way. Christoph Waltz
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. Willie Nelson
We must value life and treasure each breath we take. We must value each person and how he or she touches our lives everyday. Shadonna Richards
Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. Alfred Painter
The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. William James
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
My son appreciates his life. Those who don't appreciate life do not deserve life. Leigh Whannell
Happiness grows at our firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's garden. Douglas Jerrold
Happiness comes fleeting now and then to those who have learned to do without it, and to them only. Don Marquis
The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for being happy except that they are. W. R. Inge
You were supposed to be born into a world of joyful ecstasy. Amy Leigh Mercree
It may have been a bumpy ride on the planet, but you can claim your joy now. Amy Leigh Mercree
Joy is an idea, but it's also an action or state of being. Amy Leigh Mercree
Joy can pervade every part of your life if you let it. Amy Leigh Mercree
Happy is the person who has learned the secret of being content with whatever life brings him, and has learned to rejoice in the simple and beautiful things around him. Billy Graham
Those who give up the things they love doing and do well lose their purpose in life. Héctor García
It's so important to keep doing things of value, making progress, bringing beauty or utility to others, helping out, and shaping the world around you, even after your 'official' professional activity has ended. Héctor García
Less is more when it comes to eating for long life, too. According to the 80 percent rule, in order to stay healthier longer, we should eat a little less than our hunger demands instead of stuffing ourselves. Héctor García
Friends are the best medicine, there for confiding worries over a good chat, sharing stories that brighten your day, getting advice, having fun, dreaming. In other words, living. Héctor García
The body you move through life in needs a bit of daily maintenance to keep it running for a long time. Plus, exercise releases hormones that make us feel happy. Héctor García
Everyone has bad days when happiness feels out of reach. And sure, you can't always control what happens, but you can control how you react to it. Julia Dellitt
Everyday is an opportunity to shift your mindset to a happier, more positive place. Julia Dellitt
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, rejoice, for your soul is alive. Eleanora Duse
Pure and complete is as impossible as pure and complete joy. Leo Tolstoy
He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden. Plato
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. John Bowring
Developing a cheerful disposition ca permit as atmosphere wherein one's spirit can be nurtured and encouraged to blossom and bear fruit. Being pessimistic and negative about our experiences will not enhance the quality of our lives. A determination to be of good cheer can help us and those around us to enjoy life more fully. Barbara Winder
Happiness surely is among the simplest of human emotions and the most spontaneous. David Malouf
I do not depend for my happiness upon what is happening to me. My life, my happiness, my joy and my experience are dependent of the things that are going on about me, and even of the things that may be happening to me. D. Martyn Llyod-Jones
The eleven secrets of a happy life aren't about splashy surface waves, but subsurface determinants of your whole way of being. Bill Giovannetti
Instead of worrying, write a list of things you're grateful for, happy about, hopeful for. James Frey
Instead of worrying, think about good things for our loved ones. James Frey
Whatever your path in life, if you can rely on yourself and have self confidence you succeed and be happy. James Frey
You can't become a happy person or build a happier life without a clear understanding of what happiness is, what it means to you and what steps you can take to be happier. Michele Moore
And when you accept what is, you find strangely enough, that all there is left is a feeling of peace, and then you feel happy despite your troubles! Barbara Berger
But it is our interpretations of these inner and outer events that makes us feel good or bad, happy or sad. Barbara Berger
Our unhappiness arises the minute we compare ourselves to other people or to what we think we should be doing and feelin g at this particular moment. But if we stop comparing, what's left? Barbara Berger
The truth is you and I can lead happy lives regardless or our situation. Because when we drop our interpretation of events, we find that happiness is our nature. Barbara Berger
Always give with a happy heart--that's what makes it real. Deepak Chopra
Way to a happy life-believe that anything is possible. Deepak Chopra
We found habitually happy people have a very distinctive way of looking at the world that fuels their ever present joy and helps them from pain and distress. Michele Moore
Everyone wants to be happy and live an enjoyable, fulfilling life. Happiness is a universal human goal and desire. Michele Moore
Happiness is just like any other goal, you have to know what it is, how it works and what to odo to achieve it. Michele Moore
Happy people are 'positive evidence collectors' constantly looking for awesome things, people, and events to put into a mental folder labeled 'Proof Life is Awesome. Karen Salmansohn
Don't change yourself, ever just to make someone happy. Unless that someone is you. Karen Salmansohn
Don't waste your energy on hate and resentment; invest in love and contentment. Karen Salmansohn
Happy people fill up their mental folders with lots of happy evidence that life is indeed awesome. Karen Salmansohn
It's amazing how powerful changing your belief system about the world can be. When you change the way you look at the world, you change what you notice and create for yourself. Karen Salmansohn
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. Mark Twain
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain
The quest for a happy and meaningful life makes one thing clear; it not east to accomplish and each moment of happiness seems a fleeting experience. Wassili Zafiris
There are days it seems as if the whole world is trying to teach us something about happiness and being happy. Wassili Zafiris
On the one hand, our striving after happiness seems a survival mechanism, on the other hand, a slick advertising ploy to ensure that we keep the economy going. Wassili Zafiris
We live in a happiness culture, everything around us is aimed at happiness. Wassili Zafiris
Happiness is like the gold of life. Everybody wishes for it and once you have it you think you can deal with the world. Wassili Zafiris
There is twofold joy that comes to the person who possesses and practices the submissive mind. Warren W. Wiersbe
If you find yourself losing your inner peace and joy, stop and take inventory. Warren W. Wiersbe
Everyone has bad days when happiness feels out of reach. And sure, you can't always control what happens, but you can control how you react to it. Julia Dellitt
Everyday is an opportunity to shift your mindset to a happier, more positive place. Julia Dellitt
Our ambition should not be to win, then, but to play with our full effort. Our intention is not to be thanked or recognized, but to help and to do what we think is right. Ryan Holiday
Don't let your reflection on the whole sweep of life crush you. Don't fill your mind with all the bad things that might still happen. Stay focused on the present situation and ask yourself why it's so unbearable and can't be survived. Marcus Aurelius
Be thankful for what you have. Focus on your strengths. Celebrate the strengths of others. Jon Gordon
Positivity is more that a state of mind that makes you feel better. It's a state of action that makes your team and the world better. Jon Gordon
You have a desire to be great because you were meant to be average. Don't let fear keep you from becoming all you're meant to be. Jon Gordon
Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable. Ramesh Deonaraine
This is the true joy-the being used for the purpose recognized as a mighty one. George Bernard Shaw