Recognition Sayings and Quotes

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

You have to water the flowers you want to grow.     

Stephen Covey

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits.     

Jim Stovall

The power of recognition is one of the strongest forces for stimulating human and social action. Yes, recognition is a powerful motivator to those who receive it as well as those who observe it.     

Lowell Milken

Human nature demands recognition. Without it, people lose their sense of purpose and become dissatisfied, restless, and unproductive.     

Ricardo Semler

To have the recognition of your colleagues is great. The public attention is a mixed blessing.     

Joshua Lederberg

Put aside ambition for public recognition, and simply do what you do because it feels good inside.     

Alan Cohen

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.     


Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation!     

David Brandt Berg

Applause waits on success.     

Benjamin Franklin

It's so ironic. When you finally achieve recognition, you hide behind dark glasses.     

Madhuri Dixit Nene

People work for money but the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards.     

Dale Carnegie

Celebrate what you want to see more of.     

Tom Peters

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.     

Mae West

Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.     

Zig Ziglar

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself     

Marianne Williamson

Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They're just more engaged at work.     

Tom Rath

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.     

Mother Teresa

Everybody is looking for validation, no matter who you are, and I think that's a need of the human condition - to look for affection or recognition or validation.     

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I will tell you King's First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much.     

Billie Jean King

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.     

William Makepeace Thackeray