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