Appreciation Quotes and Sayings

I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
– Robert Martin

A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
– Norman Vincent Peale

The important thing to me is that I’m not driven by people’s praise and I’m not slowed down by people’s criticism. I’m just trying to work at the highest level I can.
– Russell Crowe

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

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
– Wendell Phillips


Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairytale.
– Wale Ayeni

So often we take our family for granted. We don’t take that 2 minutes to express our appreciation and thanks for them. Our family is always there for us, you can make someone’s day by saying thanks.
Catherine Pulsifer

Showing appreciation motivates people to do more. Being appreciated is music to our ears.
Catherine Pulsifer

Make time to fully appreciate yourself throughout the day. Be mindful of how you feel. Learn to smell the roses.
– John Noel

Time goes by all too fast. In the moment, it is as if the feelings will never slip away and then POOF! Life happens. Take a moment to appreciate the people and moments of the past.
– Calvin Simpson

Even in the mist of imperfection or mistakes, you can appreciate and draw close to your strengths.
– Jason Scotts

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

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


Be verbal in acknowledging your appreciation.
Catherine Pulsifer

People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.
W. Somerset Maugham

But sound aloud the praises, and give the victor-crown
To our noble-hearted Firemen, who fear not danger’s frown.
– Frederic G.W. Fenn

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
William Arthur Ward

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
– Alec Waugh

Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
– Phyllis McGinley

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
– Thomas Fuller

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
William Penn

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.
– Robert Collier

Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
– Bill Walsh


Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?
– Joel Osteen

Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.
– Alan Alda

He only profits from praise who values criticism.
– Heinrich Heine

You’re less likely to get what you want if you’re not appreciating what you already have.
Alan Robert Neal

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
Elbert Hubbard

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