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Inspirational Appreciation Quotes On Life, Love and Friends



Amazing and Inspirational Appreciation Quotes

Too often, we do not take the time to stop and appreciate things, big and small. We only think about the huge things that happen as things to acknowledge and be grateful for, but forget that there are little blessings that come into our lives every day that should not be overlooked.

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 your deep-seeded appreciation.


Appreciation Quotes about life and love

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


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

appreciation quotes about work

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Thank you quotes for when life gets tough

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


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


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


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


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


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

appreciation quotes17.) “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


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

appreciation quotes20.) “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

appreciation quotes28.) “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


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


Gratitude quotes about recognizing what you have in life


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


More Appreciation Quotes and Sayings about love and friendship

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

appreciation quotes40.) “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.) “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


Thankful 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


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

appreciation quotes48.) “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


Words of appreciation for the people you love


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

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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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