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155 Appreciation Quotes Celebrating Success, Life and Love

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Published on May 8, 2020 6:10 AM EST
Appreciation Quotes Celebrating Success, Life and Love

Gain equal parts perspective and insight with these appreciation quotes to inspire you to appreciate all that you have in this world. You may not always consider yourself to be fortunate, but these quotes about appreciation will allow you to be truly grateful for the many blessings all around you.

When was the last time you thought about how lucky you are because of your legs and arms functioning properly?

Appreciation Quotes Celebrating Success, Life and Love

Or gave thanks because of your eyes and ears functioning every day?

Or, because of your mouth and vocal cords working properly?

If just one of the body parts mentioned suddently stopped working, your life would be instantly and radically changed. It’s so easy to dismiss the fact that a huge percentage of our life and body is working exactly how it’s supposed to be.

Too often, we do not take the time to stop and appreciate things, big and small.

If we learn to see the beauty, the gratefulness, and the appreciation in the big and small, we learn to live a life of gratitude, and we learn the lesson that we have a great deal to be thankful for.

Here are some thoughts that might help you connect with deep-seeded appreciation.

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Inspirational Appreciation Quotes Recognize The Good In Our Lives

1. “One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.” – Antoine de Sainte-Exupery

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2. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” – Ernest Hemingway

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3. “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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4. “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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5. “We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer

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6. “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

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7. “What you truly acknowledge truly is yours. Invite your heart to be grateful and your thank you’s will be heard even when you don’t use words.” – Pavithra Mehta

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8. “A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” – Plato

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9. “To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” – Johannes Gaertner

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10. “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

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11. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

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12. “I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.” – Rita Mae Brown

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13. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

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14. “It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Wallace D. Wattles

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15. “Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing… a grateful heart!” – George Herbert

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16. “In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” – Bertrand Russell

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17. “They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot.” – Dutch Proverb

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Quotes about Appreciation and Thankfulness

18. “If you can’t reward then you should thank.” – Arabic Proverb

19. “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Unknown

20. “Stop thinking gratitude as a buy product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.” – Bryan Robles

21. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser

22. “Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

23. “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

24. “…it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” – David Steindl-Rast

25. “If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want.” – Unknown

26. “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

27. “When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” – Chinese Proverb

28. “Gratitude is happiness double by wonder.”G.K. Chesterton

29. “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

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30. “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” – Jacques Maritain

31. “Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human…At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.” – Meredith Grey

32. “You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.” – Buddha

33. “You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.” – Viki King

34. “Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.” – Tecumseh Shawnee Chief

35. “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” – Ralph Blum

36. “Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God.” – White Eagle

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37. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

38. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

39. “Enough’ is a feast.” Buddhist proverb

40. “If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” – Robert Quillen

41. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

42. “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Author Unknown 

Appreciation quotes to help you count your blessings

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

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44. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

45. “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

46. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” – Gerald Good

47. “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

48. “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 are people to appreciate and enjoy it.”Michael Josephson

49. “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

50. “The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” – Charles Schwab

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

52. “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

53. “The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” – William James

54. “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

55. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

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56. “Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein

57. “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

58. “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

59. “What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.” –  Nadia Comaneci

60. “Appreciate what you have, where you are and who you are with in this moment.” – Tony Clark

61. “Show appreciation and for those you care
Let your love be known so they are aware.” –Catherine Pulsifer

62. “Think of a special friend or person you admire. Think of the love and appreciation you have for them. Think of the qualities that make them stand out for you.” – Jenny Clift

63. “Being thankful not only shows good manners, but a simple expression of thankfulness can go a long way in relationships and communication with others. It not only enhances our own lives, but makes other people feel appreciated.” – Daniella Whyte

Appreciation quotes to inspire and teach

64. “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

65. “By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.” – Voltaire

66. “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

67. “Instead of being impatient because you have to wait for something, be grateful for the extra time you have now to notice and appreciate your surroundings.” – Danielle Tinning

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68. “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” – Robert Holden

69. “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.” –Margaret Cousins

70. “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

71. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” —Maya Angelou

72. “Saying thank you is more than good manners, it is good spirituality.” —Alfred Painter

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73. “Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.” —Tony Robbins

74. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” —Kristin Armstrong

75. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” —Voltaire

76. “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” —Randy Pausch

77. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” —Thorton Wilder

78. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ― Marcus Aurelius

79. “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” ― Emerson

80. “Be happy with who you are and what you do, and you can do anything you want.” ― Steve Maraboli

Inspirational appreciation quotes

81. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” —Cicero

82. “Appreciate the plant that grows in your balcony only for you” ― Vineet Raj Kapoor

83. “When you have something use it with appreciation before you lose it and always remember those who don’t have it” ― Mary Uwamahoro

84. “Most people are unhappy because they’re focused on what they want rather than appreciating what they have.” ― Marty Rubin

85. “Love those who appreciate you, and appreciate those who love you.”
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86. “The mind is like a flower. It does not bloom without the lights of appreciation, encouragement, and love.” ― Debasish Mridha

87. “I cannot tell you that I am owed anything. But I can tell you that I owe everything.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

88. “The best way to appreciate life is to be grateful.” ― Wisdom Kwashie Mensah

89. “An appreciation of what you have brings the ultimate abundance in your life.” ― Debasish Mridha

90. “Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned or demanded – those wonderful things that we take for granted.” ― Renée Paule

Appreciation quotes for friends and loved ones

91. “If the world had more people like you it would be a better place. You do make a difference.” – Catherine Pulsifer

92. “The truth is, not saying ‘thank you’ does more damage than actually saying ‘thank you’ does good.” – Tommy Wyatt

93. “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

94. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F. Kennedy

95. “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

96. “From young to old, there are two words that carry a person forth in grace and honor; please and thank you.” – Byron Pulsifer

97. “If you want to thank me, go do something for somebody else.” – Don Meyer

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98. “When we start paying attention to the services we receive, stop and really see the person who is doing it and take the time to say thank you, our entire day will change.” – Brenda Shoshanna

99. “All my lifetime through, I’ll be thanking heaven for a special friend like you.” – Unknown

100. “We may not remember everything you said, but we will remember how special you made us feel. Thank you.” – Unknown

101. “Your friendship has touched my life in ways you will never know. I wouldn’t trade material wealth for the friend I have in you!” – Kate Summers

102. “You saw what I didn’t see and you brought out the best in me.” – Unknown

103. “Find time to thank God for all the blessings you receive on a day to day basis.” – Steven Johnson

104. “When I count my blessings, I count you twice.” – Unknown

105. “There are many things which I am thankful in my life, and you are at the top of the list.” – Unknown

Appreciation quotes about gratitude and happiness

106. “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.” – Seneca

107. “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” – Steve Maraboli

108. “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy – because we will always want to have something else or something more.” – David Steindl-Rast

109. “Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

110. “Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for.” – Barry Neil Kaufman

111. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

112. “Gratitude is the state of mind of thankfulness. As it is cultivated, we experience an increase in our “sympathetic joy,” our happiness at another’s happiness. Just as in the cultivation of compassion, we may feel the pain of others, so we may begin to feel their joy as well. And it doesn’t stop there.” – Stephen Levine

113. “Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.” – Roy T. Bennett

114. “Gratitude unlocks all that’s blocking us from really feeling truthful, really feeling authentic and vulnerable and happy.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

115. “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

Appreciation quotes to inspire you

116. “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

117. “The joy of living is the gratitude of the moment.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

118. “Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world. Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize.”― Richelle E. Goodrich

119. “By being grateful, appreciating all we have instead of focusing on what is lacking, we allow more of the same to flow toward us.”― William Powers

120. “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”― W. Clement Stone

121. “Practice appreciation for who you are and what you have… and allow your life to unfold in the most amazing way.”― Millen Livis

122. “In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.”― David Steindl-Rast

123. “Richness does not come from wealth or splendor, but from an appreciation of those things that you cannot buy.”― Debasish Mridha

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124. “When you have the courage to consistently express gratitude for everything you already have, the Universe will gift you, even more, to be grateful for.”― Clyde Lee Dennis

125. “Simply give to yourselves that which you need – which is love and appreciation without judgment.”― Réné Gaudette

Appreciation quotes to elevate your perspective

126. “Let us be grateful to the people that make us happy…” – Marcel Proust

127. “The achievement is appreciation. Your ability to be surprised and awed by beauty!” – William Hurt

128. “Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings…” – William Arthur Ward

129. “Appreciation has become my destiny in life. Perhaps it’s the instinct of a polar bear enjoying hibernation in the vast snows.” – Liu Xiaobo

130. “It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” – Unknown

131. “I wake up every day with great appreciation for life and appreciation to play this game.” – Will Grier

132. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

133. “So I show appreciation for the little gifts that have been handed to me.” – Terrence Howard

134. “Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.” – Unknown

135. “Those who drink richly from the cup of thankfulness find themselves refreshed and their cup refilled.” – Skip Prichard

Appreciation quotes that will make your day

136. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” – A.A. Milne

137. “What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.” – Richard Gere

138. “If you really are thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone

139. “All the appreciation I have been receiving has been very encouraging. It pushes me to do better.” – Armaan Malik

140. “I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.” – William Shakespeare

141. “When I go out and I see the genuine appreciation from the people, that’s a big thing for me.” – Yami Gautam

142. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama

143. “I think the best way to show appreciation for things going well is to make things better.” – David Droga

144. “Thank you for accepting me as I am, with my virtues and defects.” – Jenni Rivera

145. “Understand your worth. Value your life. Appreciate your blessings.” – Anonymous

More appreciation quotes

146. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

147. “I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” – Elbert Hubbard

148. “Every day, set your mind in the right direction. Find something to be grateful for.” – Joel Osteen

149. “Celebrate what you want to see more of.” – Tom Peters

150. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

151. “A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even in paradise.”- Bahá’u’lláh

152. “Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

153. “Begin with praise and honest appreciation.” – Dale Carnegie

154. “Be nice to everyone, always smile & appreciate things because it could all be gone tomorrow.” – Cory Monteith

155. “Appreciation is the currency of success.” – Shaka Smart

Did you see your favorite appreciation quotes in here?

Hopefully, these appreciation quotes have inspired you to look for ways to be grateful in your own life. If you have your own words of appreciation to share that weren’t included in our list, please feel free to write them in the comments below.

We’d be extremely grateful! 😉

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    Ademar

    October 26, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    Great article, my favorite quote is “Don’t stop when you’re tired. STOP when you are DONE”.
    Regards from Perú
    Have a nice day!!

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      Dr. Nikki Martinez

      November 21, 2018 at 4:07 PM

      Thank you so much. That is one of my favorites as well. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      Dr. Nikki Martinez

      November 21, 2018 at 4:26 PM

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate that. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

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