Appreciation Quotes, Proverbs and Sayings

Sometimes a little appreciation seems to work wonders in our lives. Below are some interesting quotes and sayings on appreciation. Enjoy!

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

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way. ~Anonymous

Sometimes God allows us to cry for tears to clear our eyes so we can clearly see the good things ahead. ~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

Dark days and storms heighten the appreciation of sunshine. ~American proverb

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

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. ~G.K. Chesterton

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

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

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

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

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

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig

Unexpected good fortune, gets more appreciation. ~Sicilian proverb

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. ~Ashley Smith

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

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. ~Sarah Caldwell

He who is carried on another’s back does not appreciate how far off the town is. ~African proverb

People who have bread to eat do not appreciate the severity of a famine. ~French proverb

The good that follows evil is more appreciated. ~Sicilian proverb

It is the fate of the great ones of this earth, to be appreciated only after they are gone. ~Traditional proverb

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