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50 Unappreciated Quotes for When You’re Feeling Undervalued

These meaningful quotes about appreciation will fill your heart with emotion.

What do you say to someone who feels unappreciated? It can be hard to find the right words to express your love and admiration for someone.

Sometimes the best way to tell someone that you appreciate them is to be honest and direct. This collection of unappreciated quotes will make you realize how important it is to share your appreciation with others.

Everyone has felt undervalued at some point in their life. Whether you’ve been overlooked at work, school, or home, it’s a bad feeling to be unappreciated.

Have you ever wondered how to make someone feel valued or how to deal with your own unappreciated feelings? These incredible quotes will help open your mind to the importance of love, loyalty, and admiration.

Share these words of wisdom with your friends and family to let them know that you truly appreciate them.

Don’t forget to also check out these appreciation quotes celebrating success, life and love.

Unappreciated quotes for when you’re feeling undervalued

1. “Hanging with people who make you feel unappreciated, for the mere sake of appearing to be popular, is the loneliest place to be.” – Ellen J. Barrier

2. “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

3. “Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” – Maria Montessori

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

5. “He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.” – William Hazlitt

6. “We can’t be afraid to dismiss the unappreciative.” – Dominic Riccitello

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

8. “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

9. “Respect… is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.” – Annie Gottlieb

10. “Scientists tend to be unappreciated in the world at large, but you can hardly overstate the importance of the work they do.” – Bill Bryson

Unappreciated quotes to highlight the importance of expressing appreciation

11. “It’s a great feeling when your work is appreciated.” – Jacqueline Fernandez

12. “Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” – Roy T. Bennett

13. “In some ways, it’s better to be undervalued a little than overvalued a lot, just because it’s still easy to believe our best days are ahead of us.” – Glenn Kelman

14. “It’s better to be alone than to be with someone who never sees your worth.” – Nishan Panwar

15. “Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.” – Bryant H. McGill

16. “I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.” – Sofia Vergara

17. “I am insecure about tomorrow. Will I get another job? Will it be appreciated? I will pursue acting for as long as I have a face and body that is acceptable to the people, but I still worry that if I don’t do better tomorrow, it will all go away.” – Amitabh Bachchan

18. “Being productive at work is rewarding, and feeling supported, challenged, and appreciated allows us to be our most efficient selves.” – Julia Hartz

19. “There are aspects of love that I once undervalued. Kindness. Having a sort of honor when love is on the table.” – Susan Minot

20. “No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.” – Eugene Field

Unappreciated quotes that will remind you to express gratitude

21. “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

22. “Home is where you are appreciated, safe and protected, creative, and where you are loved – not where you are put in prison.” – Nawal El Saadawi

23. “Your heart just breaks, that’s all. But you can’t judge or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.” – Audrey Hepburn

24. “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – if you put quality work out there, it will be appreciated.” – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

25. “I’m not comfortable with being honored, showered with appreciation. But it’s always appreciated.” – Robert Parish

26. “Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

27. “I’ve always appreciated working with people I have chemistry with, who are friends, and where you feel that the work is growing while you are getting to know each other better.” – Bjork

28. “There is no better feeling than doing well while you are doing good. If you really want to meet the nicest, most caring people in your field, get involved with charity work. The thankless hours that go into planning charity dinners, running a carnival, and gathering donations for silent auctions are noticed and appreciated.” – Jay Samit

29. “It’s good to be able to feel appreciated and to be able to know that your efforts and the impact in the sport meant something.” – Rashad Evans

30. “You can be up there, talked about, appreciated all over the world, with people singing a lot of songs about you. But if you don’t measure up and you are not really connected with your people… it will explode in your face, no question about it.” – Paul Kagame

Unappreciated quotes that will change the way you think

31. “It’s all about creation and surprise. It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. You have to water flowers. These peaks will come again.” – Sonny Rollins

32. “It’s easy to love yourself when you feel good enough, when you feel special enough, when you’re loved enough, when you have enough money, and you’re appreciated.” – Debbie Ford

33. “Even though they are paid differently, everyone has to feel appreciated.” – Roger Staubach

34. “The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.” – Ken Robinson

35. “I took what I’ve been given, and I got where I did on the basis of something that is often undervalued – merit.” – Gianluigi Buffon

36. “Women are very intelligent and not appreciated. We try to pretend that we are not clever, and it’s such a pity that we can’t show how clever we are.” – Yoko Ono

37. “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 K. Chesterton

38. “To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.” – Barbara Walters

39. “The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.” – E. W. Howe

40. “I don’t think I should settle for anything less than what I’m valued at.” – Le’Veon Bell

Other unappreciated quotes and sayings

41. “We are putting value in the things that really are not valuable, things like commodities or disposable stuff that can be bought, but the rainforest has been undervalued because the value shouldn’t be in the trees that you take out; it’s should be with leaving the trees to preserve the life system that sustains life on the planet.” – Trudie Styler

42. “All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.” – Oliver Goldsmith

43. “We’re all vulnerable to social approval. The need to belong, to be approved or appreciated by our peers is among the highest human motivations. But now our social approval is in the hands of tech companies.” – Tristan Harris

44. “When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.” – Julia Margaret Cameron
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45. “I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” – Elbert Hubbard

46. “I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding.” – Miranda Kerr

47. “I’ve kept to myself, I’ve put my head down. I’ve gone to work. And I have felt undervalued.” – Carli Lloyd

48. “Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.” – Frances Hesselbein

49. “Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.” – William Safire

50. “You can make people feel valued or cared for by design alone. It’s not purely about money. It’s about how we choose to value human experience.” – Thomas Heatherwick

What are your favorite unappreciated quotes about feeling taken for granted?

It can be demoralizing and humiliating to have your hard work go unappreciated. No one wants to feel like their efforts aren’t noticed or appreciated.

Can you remember a time in your life when you felt undervalued? We all crave acceptance amongst our peers and we all seek out validation and approval.

It’s possible that you’ve made someone feel unappreciated before. Expressing gratitude and communicating love can be difficult sometimes.

This collection of unappreciated quotes highlights the importance of expressing appreciation with your words and actions.

Share these sayings with your friends and family to let them know you cherish them. Make sure your loved ones don’t feel unappreciated by you.

What are your favorite unappreciated quotes and sayings about feeling undervalued? Let us know in the comment section below.

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