Appreciation Quotes

Your heart just breaks, that's all. But you can't judge or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.
~ Audrey Hepburn
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The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.
~ G. K. Chesterton
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The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
~ Dalai Lama
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Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
~ Thomas Moore
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Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
~ Thomas Moore
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The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
~ Alfred North Whitehead
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My parents are the coolest of the cool on every single level, and it's because they have a deep appreciation for every moment of their lives.
~ Rashida Leah Jones
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If we want our children to value education, then we must show our appreciation for knowledge.
~ Brad Sherman
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When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
~ Bernard Berenson
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Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
~ William Lewis Safire
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Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
~ Alan Phillip Cohen
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Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
~ William Makepeace Thackeray
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Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.
~ Martha Nibley Beck
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If not shown appreciation, it gets to you.
~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
~ Dalai Lama
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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
~ Voltaire
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By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
~ Voltaire
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By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
~ Voltaire
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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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Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
~ Voltaire
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Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.
~ Oscar Wilde,
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.
~ Paulo Coelho
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Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
~ Oprah Winfrey
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When you read a piece of writing that you admire, send a note of thanks to the author.
~ Sherman Alexie
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Some people are mad that roses have thorns, I’m just glad thorns have roses.
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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
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The best feeling is when someone appreciates your effort even it’s not so big.
Provided by: Temarie Panis
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Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
– Voltaire
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A happy wife is a happy life. Appreciate her
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Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams.
– Heidi McDonald
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I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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The greater your number of self-congratulations, the lower the number of people who agree with you.
– Alan Robert Neal
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The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
– William James
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When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
– Chinese Proverb
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Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.
– Marty Rubin
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Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
– Marcel Proust
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You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.
– John Wooden
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You are either complaining or appreciating, so if you think you’re doing neither, it’s the former.
– Alan Robert Neal
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A good wife makes a good husband.
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Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
– William Makepeace Thackeray
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Appreciate what you have while you still have it because one day you won’t.
– Robert Tew
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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
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Showing appreciation motivates people to do more. Being appreciated is music to our ears.
– Catherine Pulsifer
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Learn to appreciate your positives. It is far too easy for us to get carried away with perceived faults in our character.
– Laurie Cain
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Make time to fully appreciate yourself throughout the day. Be mindful of how you feel. Learn to smell the roses.
– John Noel
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Even in the mist of imperfection or mistakes, you can appreciate and draw close to your strengths.
– Jason Scotts
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Be verbal in acknowledging your appreciation.
– Catherine Pulsifer
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The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
– Dalai Lama
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The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.
– Friedrich Nietzche
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Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
– Margaret Cousins
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
– Robert Martin
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A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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
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The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
– Norman Vincent Peale
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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
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Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
– Phyllis McGinley
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It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
– Thomas Fuller
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You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.
– John Wooden
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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
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There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.
– Mary Kay Ash
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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
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Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
– Wendell Phillips
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Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
– Bill Walsh
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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
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Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.
– Alan Alda
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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
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He only profits from praise who values criticism.
– Heinrich Heine
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You’re less likely to get what you want if you’re not appreciating what you already have.
– Alan Robert Neal
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Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairytale.
– Wale Ayeni
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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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So often we take our family for granted. We don’t take that 1 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
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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
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We are remembering to be appreciative of simple, little things. Bigger is not always better, and in this case we want to start by taking time to smell the little flowers.
– Francoise White
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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
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For example, saying thank you, or offering other words of appreciation, along with sincere compliments and other grateful or kind words are the best way to fortify relationships.
– Chris Johnston
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We like to sense that our efforts are appreciated, and that our spouse sees something good in us. When we are affirmed, we aspire to be better.
– Gary Chapman
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If we all take care of another and go the extra mile to appreciate and play together, we all gain – each one of us is lifted up.
– Pam Grout
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Honour a date, celebrate a milestone and wait not a moment longer to make someone, even just one, feel loved and appreciated.
– Les Norman
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There are quietly amazing things going on in the natural . . . all around you . . . if only you’ll stop for one moment and take notice. And appreciate them. Appreciate God.
– Roz Swartz Williams
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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
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Ungrateful people breed negativity. No one gets any pleasure from giving to an ungrateful person. When you show appreciation, the object of your attention blossoms and flourishes.
– Paul McCabe
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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
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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
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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
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Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
– Jacques Maritain
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I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, it must be gratitude.
– Benjamin Disraeli
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Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
– Hansa Proverb
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A great deal of chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves. Having never developed sympathy or gentleness toward themselves, they cannot experience harmony or peace within themselves, and therefore, what they project to others is also inharmonious and confused.
– Chogyam Trungpa
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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
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People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.
– W. Somerset Maugham
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Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.  ~Voltaire


No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.  Thank you.  ~Author Unknown


We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.  ~Cynthia Ozick


Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.  ~G.B. Stern


I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.  ~Tracy Chapman


The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.  ~Author Unknown


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward


Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer


You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.  ~Seth Parker


One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.  ~Malayan Proverb


How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston


Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.  ~Edwin Hubbel Chapin


The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.  ~Thomas Carlyle


We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.  ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt


No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a [child].  ~Knights of Pythagoras


The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.  ~Helen Keller


Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough.  ~Author Unknown


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


There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.  ~Orison Swett Marden


One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life.  ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh


It's easy to make a buck.  It's a lot tougher to make a difference.  ~Tom Brokaw


I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.  ~Author Unknown


I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.  ~William Shakespeare


No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.  The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.  ~Author Unknown


The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  ~Eric Hoffer


One only needs two tools in life:  WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.  ~G.M. Weilacher


I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton


The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.  ~William James


Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.  ~David Thomas


During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. "Absolutely," the professor said. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy. ~JoAnn C. Jones