Appreciation Quotes

Most popular appreciation quotes

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.


Man lives more by affirmation [appreciation] than by bread.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

human nature

Do not be chary of appreciation.  Hearts are unconsciously hungry for it.
Of all the qualities of a gracious life, appreciation is the most essential.
Brains, on the whole, are like hearts, and they go where they are appreciated.


Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth.


The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.


The achievement is appreciation.  Your ability to be surprised and awed by beauty!
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
When you don't come from struggle, gaining appreciation is a quality that's difficult to come by.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have, than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.


Only a just appreciation of things will enable us to possess them in tranquility, or console ourselves for their loss.


One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.

gratitude teaching

We humans are appreciation junkies, especially when it comes from an authority figure or someone in a leadership position.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.


The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
I know, indeed, of nothing more subtly satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others.
Three-fourths of the people you will ever meet are hungering and thirsting for appreciation. Give it to them and they will love you.
There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
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.
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.
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.
I believe that appreciation is a holy thing, that when we look for what's best in the person we happen to be with at the moment, we're doing what God does all the time; so, in appreciating our neighbor, we're participating in something truly sacred.