Appreciation Quotes and Sayings

Some people are mad that roses have thorns, I’m just glad thorns have roses.

Submitted by: Rose on September 21, 2011

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

The best feeling is when someone appreciates your effort even it’s not so big.

Submitted by: Temarie Panis on June 19, 2016

I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A good wife makes a good husband.

One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own.
– John O’Donohue

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.


You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.
– Jim Stovall

Every morning when I wake up, I kiss her forehead as symbol of gratitude and appreciation and she repays me back with a lovely smile.
– M.F. Moonzajer

You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.
John Wooden

Sometimes we don’t realize the blessings we have until we no longer have them. Appreciate all the blessings in your life, take none for granted.
Catherine Pulsifer

The greater your number of self-congratulations, the lower the number of people who agree with you.
Alan Robert Neal

Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams.
– Heidi McDonald

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
– Chinese Proverb

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


Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you’re not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!
Joyce Meyer

A happy wife is a happy life. Appreciate her

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
William James

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Dalai Lama

The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.
– Friedrich Nietzche

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
– Charles Schwab

There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.
– Mary Kay Ash

You are either complaining or appreciating, so if you think you’re doing neither, it’s the former.
Alan Robert Neal

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
– William Makepeace Thackeray

Appreciate what you have while you still have it because one day you won’t.
– Robert Tew


Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.
– Marty Rubin

Learn to appreciate your positives. It is far too easy for us to get carried away with perceived faults in our character.
– Laurie Cain

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
– Margaret Cousins

The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.
Dale Carnegie

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
– Ralph Marston

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