57 Appreciation Quotes That Will Warm Your Heart and Stir Your Soul

Moments of genuine appreciation can be incredibly uplifting. Whether it’s the simple joys or the profound impacts others have on us, taking the time to acknowledge these can deeply touch our hearts and invigorate our spirits.

To help you connect with these meaningful moments, we’ve gathered a collection of appreciation quotes. These heartfelt words are sure to warm your heart and stir your soul, reminding you of the beauty in expressing and feeling appreciation.

1. “Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.”William Makepeace Thackeray

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

3. “Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.”Mahatma Gandhi

4. “Appreciation is the currency of success.”Shaka Smart

5. “Let your small appreciations build into a tidal wave of gratitude.”Ken Honda

6. “Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.”Dale Carnegie

7. “Life can be seen through your eyes but it is not fully appreciated until it is seen through your heart.”Mary Xavier Mehegan

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

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

10. “Without appreciation and respect for other people, true leadership becomes ineffective, if not impossible.”George Foreman

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

12. “That’s just the way life works: gratitude and appreciation just bring more goodness. Remember: Everything we give out comes back. Gratitude has all sorts of little, surprising rewards.”Louise Hay

13. “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

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

15. “Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find someone’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s still time.”Dale Dauten

16. “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.”Amelia Earhart

17. “Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of children, who leaves the world better than they found it, who has never lacked appreciation for the earth’s beauty, who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. “Work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful, also to never whine ever, never complain, and, always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.”Michael Keaton

19. “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

20. “Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call ordinary life into a miracle. We come awake to such a realization when we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension.”Dan Wakefield

21. “Spirit Math: The quality of your life equals the ratio of appreciation to complaint.”Alan Cohen

22. “Encourage one another. Many times a word of praise or thanks or appreciation or cheer has kept people on their feet.”Charles R. Swindoll

23. “What’s important is self-appreciation.”Donnie Wahlberg

24. “There cannot be a sense of abundance or the experience of prosperity without appreciation. You cannot find beauty unless you appreciate beauty. You cannot find friendship unless you appreciate others. You cannot find love unless you appreciate loving and being loved. If you wish abundance, appreciate life.”William R. Miller

25. “‘Enough’ is a feast.”Buddhist Proverb

26. “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

27. “I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.”Elbert Hubbard

28. “Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders. Make the fault easy to correct. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.”Dale Carnegie

29. “Remember that you are a magnet! Appreciation attracts appreciation!”Rhonda Byrne

30. “What does gratefulness mean? It means you appreciate what is. You value, you give attention to, you honor whatever is here at this moment.”Eckhart Tolle

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

32. “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.”Christiane Northrup

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

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

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

36. “Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.”Dale Carnegie

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. “Love those who appreciate you, and appreciate those who love you.”Connor Chalfant

39. “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

40. “Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human.”Meredith Grey

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

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

43. “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

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

45. “Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.”Sanaya Roman

46. “Something so simple, but it’s important to take the time out from living and just appreciate what you’ve got right in front of you.”L.A. Fiore

47. “Sometimes you have to experience the bad, so that you can learn to appreciate the good things that enter your life.”Leon Brown

48. “Without memory there can be no insight. Without love, there can be no appreciation.”Anne Rice

49. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”Leo Buscaglia

50. “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.” – Ralph Marston

51. “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

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

53. “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”Mother Teresa

54. “Appreciate the moment.”Isamu Noguchi

55. “Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.”Anton Chekhov

56. “Any of us will put out more and better ideas if our efforts are appreciated.”Alex Faickney Osborn

57. “Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.”Donna Hedges

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