Appreciation Quotes

I hope you enjoy this lovely collection of appreciation quotes.

Let the important people in your life know they are appreciated!

People thrive of positive words of validation. I've included a cute video on validation that is sure to make you smile. Enjoy!

Appreciation Quotes Index

About Appreciation
Appreciation in the Workplace
Appreciation of Friends/Family
Appreciation of Life
Appreciation of Others
Appreciation of Self
Appreciation of Volunteers
Appreciation of Your Children
Appreciation of Your Life
Attitude of Gratitude
Good Advice
Heart Felt Appreciation
Importance of Appreciation
Value of Encouragement

Validation Video

Cute story about a validation attendant who compliments the patrons when validating their parking tickets. See the difference a few sincere compliments makes in their lives and the life of the validation attendant who finds his true love.


You are sure to have a smile on your face by the end of the video ;-)

Great pick me up!

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About Appreciation

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

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."
~ Cicero

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Appreciation in the Workplace

Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune.
~ Sam Walton

"Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life."
~ Mary Kay Ash

"The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one."
~ Oscar Wilde quotes

"People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition."
~ Bob Nelson

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Appreciation of Friends/Family

"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family."
~ Virginia Satir

"Before someone's tomorrow has been taken away, cherish those you love, appreciate them today."
~ Michelle C. Ustaszeski

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family."
~ Barbara Bush

"Our friendship is a treasure I value each and every day. I give thanks and count my blessings for friends like you."
~ Catherine Pulsifer

"Look around you and appreciate those who care about you, be thankful they are in your life."
~ Catherine Pulsifer

"The point is simply this: express your gratitude to your friends for being there (you may want to send appreciation poems or you can express your thankfulness in words of appreciation."
~ Byron Pulsifer, Gratitude, Grateful and Thankful

"The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple relatedness".
~ Joshua Loth Liebman

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Appreciation of Life

"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
~ Author Unknown

"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

"If you don't think every day is a great day try going without one."
~ Jim Evans

"Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call ordinary life into a miracle. We come awake to such a realization when we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension."
~ Dan Wakefield

"Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life."
~ Harry Hepner

"We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it."
~ Author Unknown

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Appreciation of Others

"When I count my blessings, I count you twice."
~ Author Unknown

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

"People close to you do appreciate your time!"
~ Catherine Pulsifer, from Frugal but Thoughtful Gifts

"Each day I give thanks for you and appreciate all that you do."
~ Catherine Pulsifer

"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

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Appreciation of Self

"It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it."
~ Bernard Berkowitz

"We kept a journal of our goals leading up to our change in lifestyle. When we go back and read that journal it reminds us of how hard we worked to get where we are. It makes us appreciate where we are now."
~ Byron & Catherine Pulsifer, from Our Journey

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Appreciation of Volunteers

"Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless."
~ Sherry Anderson

"You don't like presents or anything new,
you don't even need a card.
You prefer your appreciations to be something of helpfulness,
for someone else's regard."
~ Julie Hebert, Poems to Thank Volunteers

"God and angels don't get paid even though theirs is some of the most important work around. Ditto for volunteers."
~ Cherishe Archer

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."
~ Elizabeth Andrew

"The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers."
~ Everett Mámor

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Appreciation of Your Children

"If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others."
~ Haim Ginott

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Appreciation of Your Life

"Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want."
~ Geoffrey F. Abert

"Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder."
~ John McLeod (Jaymac)

"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

"They say you don't appreciate what you have until you no longer have it. We found once we returned to this part of Canada, we truly did appreciate the beauty, the people, and the pace of life."
~ Catherine Pulsifer

"Treasure the little that you have, work on it, be happy and appreciate life."
~ Grant Ngobean, Be What You Want To Be

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

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Attitude of Gratitude

"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

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

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."
~ Willie Nelson

"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
~ Johannes A. Gaertner

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

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Good Advice

"Be verbal in acknowledging your appreciation."
~ Catherine Pulsifer

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some."
~ Charles Dickens

"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."
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Never take anything for granted."
~ Benjamin Disraeli

"A helpful hand is a lesson in sharing and if you have the means why not play your part. Those who refuse your help are foolish, as we all know appreciating the helpful hand is just smart."
~ Julie Hebert, Receiving Help

"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."
~ Leroy "Satchel" Paige

"Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom."
~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

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Heart Felt Appreciation

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

"Life can be seen through your eyes but it is not fully appreciated until it is seen through your heart."
~ Mary Xavier

"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the gratefully and appreciating heart."
~ Henry Clay

"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."
~ Seneca

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Importance of Appreciation

"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."
~ Mother Teresa

"When someone comes along who genuinely thanks us, we will follow that person a very long way."
~ Alan Loy McGinnis

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

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

"The applause of a single human being is of great consequence."
~ Samuel Johnson

"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 M. Schwab

"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

"Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret."
~ Mary Kay Ash

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

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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, from Feed The Good Dog

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
~ Leo Buscaglia

"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."
~ Jerome P. Fleishman

"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a life time."
~ Dale Carnegie

"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

"Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation."
~ David Berg

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

"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."
~ St. Ambrose

"There is a simple universal principle: "Everything in the universe wants to be accepted. All aspects of creation want to be loved and appreciated and included."
~ Shakti Gawain, The Path of Transformation How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World

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"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."
~ Meister Eckhardt

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

"Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out."
~ Dale Carnegie

"We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness."
~ Author Unknown

"Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's hand and squeeze it... while there is still time."
~ Dale Dauten

"If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people."
~ Oriental Proverb

"Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."
~ Georgia O'Keefe

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

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

"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

"By appreciation we make excellence in others our own property."
~ Voltaire

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy."
~ Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

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"Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence."
~ Og Mandino

"Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit."
~ Peter Seller

"We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'"
~ M. Scott Peck

"Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day."
~ Booker T. Washington

"Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way."
~ Al Franken

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"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet."
~ Denis Waitley

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"When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have."
~ Stephen Hawking

"It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast."
~ W.J. Cameron

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Value of Encouragement

"Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least."
~ Anonymous

"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 may not forget you."
~ William Arthur

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement."
~ George Adams

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