101 Appreciation Quotes

It’s important to say thanks and appreciate others, and it’s an essential part of being happy, and our 101 appreciation quotes will help you show how thankful you are.

If you’re sending a thank you card, a thoughtful gift, or an act of kindness, use these inspiring appreciation quotes.

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Everyone loves to feel appreciated, and showing your gratitude will go a long way.  

Most of us gather around the table during Thanksgiving and express how thankful we are. Expressing your gratitude and thanks can be done for any occasion.

Sometimes finding the right words escape us, so keeping a list of quotes about appreciation on hand is essential.

If a friend has a rough time, they would appreciate some self-compassion quotes and let them know how they can be happy.

Your words may provide them comfort, and reading some quotes about strength may help you when you’re having a tough time.

Be thankful and appreciate others throughout the year and be happy.

Appreciation Quotes

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
I appreciate you more

I appreciate you more because of the road I’ve traveled. My story brought me to you and I wouldn’t revise a word of my past if it led me anywhere but to your door.

Aaron Polson

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

We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success.

Michelle Obama

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

One way to love yourself and take charge of your life is through the practice of gratitude. Practicing gratitude increases self-awareness.

Veronica Smith

The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.

Douglas Wood
I appreciate your especially your heart

I appreciate you…especially your heart.


Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.

Lauryn Hill

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Words cannot express my feelings, nor my thanks for all your help.

I appreciate you more because of the road I’ve traveled. My story brought me to you and I wouldn’t revise a word of my past if it led me anywhere but to your door.

Aaron Polson

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

When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. It’s about having an attitude of gratitude.

Miranda Kerr

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

Charles Dickens
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Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.

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

Dalai Lama

Quotes About Appreciation

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


I think gratitude is a big thing. It puts you in a place where you’re humble.

Andra Day

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.

William Faulkner

I appreciate your determination in showing me I can do it! Thanking you for your perseverance, support, and love!

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

If you fail to carry around with you a heart of gratitude for the love you’ve been so freely given, it is easy for you not to love others as you should.

Paul David Tripp

This is a wonderful day I have never seen this one before.

Maya Angelou

When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.

Vietnamese Proverb

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Brooks Adams

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

Kristin Armstrong

Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.

Bethany Hamilton

Appreciate what you have, where you are and who you are with in this moment.

Tony Clark

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

 Margaret Cousins

Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.

Tony Robbins

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.


Gratitude Quote

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.

Anthony Robbins

For it is in giving that we receive.

Francis of Assisi

You changed my life without even trying, and I don’t think I could ever tell you how much you mean to me. I can’t imagine what things would be like if I hadn’t met you.

Steve Maraboli

Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.

Irving Berlin

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

As we develop a greater appreciation and affection for words that heal, bless and cheer, we will develop an even greater disdain for words that damage, disparage and disrupt.

Robert Burton

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life

Robert Louis Stevenson

Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.

Thomas Jefferson

For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.

Charlotte Brontë

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

Al Jarreau

I like to think I appreciate things. In fact one of the things I’m comfortably settled on in this life is the value of appreciation in all we do, appreciation for all we have, for the world around us, and for that matter, for things I’m yet unaware of.

Rodney Miles

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

I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.


I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

G.K. Chesterton

Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings, and flies to its right destination.

Victor Hugo

However, to lead a life that is both successful and fulfilling, our standards of success must be realistic, and we must be able to enjoy, and be grateful for, our achievements.

Tal Ben-Shahar

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

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.

Roy T. Bennett

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

Robert Brault

Thank You Quote

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


If you do not appreciate every day of your life, who said that the days and years will be an asset for the future?

Sunday Adelaja

Thank you God for everything in my life. The good and the bad. Some were blessings and some were lessons.


I will forever remain humble because I know I could have less. I will always be grateful because I know I’ve had less.


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

Melody Beattie

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

Benjamin Disraeli

May this Christmas be one that you appreciate all the wonders of the season.

Catherine Pulsifer

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. 

William Arthur Ward

For one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence. Look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.


All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Eckhart Tolle

Nurses are unsung, underestimated, underappreciated heroes who are needlessly overstretched, overlooked, and overdue for the kind of recognition befitting champions.

Alexandra Robbins

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

William Jones

I want to thank you for never being there anymore. Your absence has forced me to find my own way.


Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

A.A. Milne

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.

Reba McEntire

When you lose everything, you get depressed if you don’t step back and start appreciating what you do have.

Paul and Tracey McManus

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

 Thorton Wilder

If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.

Oprah Winfrey

Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.


Inspirational Quotes About Appreciation

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

To get the most out of their people, managers must appreciate the intricacies and depth of the human condition. A one-size-fits-all approach to managing staff just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Nicholas Nigro

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.

Northrup Christiane

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

Guillaume Apollinaire

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

Marcel Proust

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


And yet that sister was someone I often took for granted, never thinking about what it would be like if she weren’t there.

Patricia Foster

Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.

Marty Rubin

It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.


True forgiveness is when you can, ‘Thank you for the experience.


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

William James

Customer service training benefits everyone involved. Your customers will feel valued and appreciated. Your employees will gain more job satisfaction, take personal responsibility for customers, and have pride in knowing they are doing their best.

Renee Evenson

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.

Brené Brown

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone. 

Stephen King

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.

Meister Eckhart

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

People want to be appreciated, cared for, loved, trusted, and respected. But they also want to be understood, and if you master the skills to achieve that, you truly become exceptional.

Joe Navarro

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

Charles Dickens

There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.

Helen Keller

Life Appreciation Quotes

Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.

C.S. Lewis

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.

Gertrude Stein

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.

Robert Braathe

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.

Ben Carson

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.

Henry Ward Beecher

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.

Neal A. Maxwell

You can show that appreciation in big and little ways. It’s often the little things that really count and will add up to a stable, loving, and mutually beneficial relationship.

W. C. Dukenfeld

Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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

Melody Beattie

The Importance of Appreciation and Showing Thanks

All humans want attention and love it when they are appreciated.

Relationships albeit romantic, work, or friends, all require some thanks and appreciation to grow.

It’s important to show appreciation, your love and your thanks for someone and a simple affirmation of “thank you” is always appreciated.

You could also give a gift, or simple note and let them know you care for them with thanks and gratitude.

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