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Appreciation Quotes and Sayings

These appreciation quotes and sayings recognize the importance of expressing gratitude.

Appreciation is an effort to emphasize the importance of good deeds or words. You can appreciate anyone and for anything – even someone for just being there with you – as part of your life.

Here are some famous appreciation quotes that you will find valuable. Please share them with others.

Best Appreciation Quotes and Sayings.

Thank You Quotes

1.) You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.
Shaun Hick

2.) Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
Denis Waitley

3.) It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.
Sonia Sotomayor

4.) Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.
Mary Kay Ash

5.) Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
Unknown

6.) You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.
Buddha

Note: Many important religious sayings involve appreciation quotes. Counting one’s blessings seems to be a universal belief amongst nearly all religions.

Appreciate Quotations

7.) Make it a habit to tell people “thank you.” To express your appreciation sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.
Ralph Marston

8.) A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given, and you will be promoted higher.
Israelmore Ayivor

9.) If you want to appreciate the Sun, be a miner, to value the land, be a sailor, and to long for freedom, get married!
Mehmet Murat ildan

10.) Somewhere in this small world, you can find a place where everyone appreciates you more than you think you deserve.
M.F. Moonzajer

11.) Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.
Dalai Lama

12.) … a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.
Abraham Maslow

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it - Appreciation quotes and sayings.

Saying Thanks

13.) If you have the opportunity to play this game of life, you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.
Kanye West

14.) Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.
Mandy Hale

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Teacher Appreciation Quotations

15.) A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams

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

17.) If you can read this, thank a teacher.
American Proverb

18.) I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Lily Tomlin

19.) I am indebted to my father for living but to my teacher for living well.
Alexander the Great

20.) Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.
Helen Peters

21.) A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

22.) Not all superheroes have capes; some have teaching degrees.
Unknown

You Made My Day

23.) One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

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

25.) A teacher plants the seeds of knowledge, sprinkles them with love, and patiently nurtures their growth to produce tomorrow’s dreams.
Unknown

26.) The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.
Dan Rather

27.) What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.
Unknown

28.) A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.
Unknown

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29.) Teachers plant seeds of knowledge that grow forever.
Unknown

30.) Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.
Traditional Saying

31.) A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows on rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

32.) Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.
Fred Rogers

33.) There’s no one quite like a special teacher, and no teacher quite as special as you.
Unknown

34.) Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Brian Tracy 

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Good Appreciation Quotes and Sayings

35.) 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

36.) I want to appreciate you without judging. Join you without invading. Invite you without demanding. Leave you without guilt.
Virginia Satir

37.) 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

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

Workplace Appreciation Quotes

39.) Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Michael Jordan

40.) Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management.
Eraldo Banovac

41.) Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.
Helen Keller 

42.) I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks…
William Shakespeare

Appreciation Counts

43.) When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity.
Martha Beck

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

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

46.) In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
Albert Clarke

47.) Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.
Louie Schwartzberg

48.) The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
Amelia Earhart

49.) 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

Thoughtful appreciation quotes.

You Mean So Much To Me

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

51.) There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph Blum

52.) The thing that I think is the most important is taking moments to express your appreciation to your partner. A thank you or a quick kiss can go a long way toward affirming your relationship and commitment to each other.
Michael Ian Black

53.) Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.
Maya Angelou

Voltaire Appreciation Quote.

Count Your Blessings

54.) When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson

55.) Enjoy the little things, for one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault

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

57.) We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thorton Wilder

58.) He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.
Epictetus

59.) When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
Anthony Robbins

60.) If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Meister Eckhart

61.) Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

A Thankful Heart

62.) A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.
Cicero

63.) The unthankful heart discovers no mercies, but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. – is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.
John Ortberg

64.) When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Tecumseh

65.) Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity… it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

66.) Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.
Gertrude Stein

67.) In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

68.) Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward

69.) Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
Eckhart Tolle

Genuine Appreciation Sayings

70.) Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
Marcus Aurelius

71.) Let us awaken and feel alive with joy and appreciation for the gift of this life. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
Amy Collette

72.) If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.
Frank A. Clark

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

74.) Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.
A.A. Milne

Let Us Be Grateful

75.) Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
Henry Ward Beecher

76.) Let us be grateful to the people that make us happy.
Marcel Proust

77.) Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.
Al Jarreau

78.) The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies, and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.
Michael Josephson

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

80.) When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.
Kristin Armstrong

81.) Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts
Henri Frederic Amiel

82.) It’s a funny thing about life: once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.
Germany Kent

83.) In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Attitude of Gratitude

84.) Enough’ is a feast.
Buddhist Proverb

85.) For your bravery, hard work, and dedication to our country, we thank you.
Unknown

86.) Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Brian Tracy

87.) Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.
Cicero

88.) Forget yesterday, it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow, you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift today.
Steve Maraboli

89.) Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melodie Beattie

90.) It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
David Steinall-Rast

Give Thanks and Appreciation

91.) The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.
Hannah Whitall

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

93.) We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

94.) At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer

95.) I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
Benjamin Disraeli

96.) Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart but not to bursting; it warms it but not to fever.
Charlotte Brontë

97.) Gratitude is the open door to abundance.
Unknown

98.) I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

100.) What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.
Brene Brown

101.) Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. 
Karl Barth

Closing Thoughts

Life becomes more beautiful and simple when you learn to appreciate everyone for their good deeds.

It is not just other humans; you can appreciate anything, like nature, unique circumstances, and life, for bestowing you with good things.

By Michael O’Halloran

Michael is an author and editor of Greeting Card Poet.

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