55 Appreciation Quotes That Will Make You Grateful For Every Moment

Words of wisdom from great minds that will remind you just how much you have to be thankful for every day.

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Take a second to remind yourself of what you are thankful for in your everyday life by reading these thoughtful quotes on a subject we don’t spend enough time thinking about: Appreciation. Expressing our gratitude towards others and even ourselves is sometimes harder for us to do than we would like to admit, but taking the time to tell people in your life from educators to friends to family how much they mean to you is so important. Soak in these wise appreciation quotes from brilliant minds that are sure to help get the wheels turning and the conversation flowing about what you’re most thankful for.

Appreciation Quotes For When Times Get Hard

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  • "When you don't come from struggle, gaining appreciation is a quality that's difficult to come by." ― Shania Twain

  • "I know what it's like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing." ― Shakira

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

  • “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

  • "True forgiveness is when you can say, 'Thank you for the experience.'" ― Oprah

  • “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

  • “Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.” ― John Ortberg

  • “The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.” ― Hannah Whitall Smith

  • "I will forever remain humble because I know I could have less. I will always be grateful because I know I’ve had less." ― Unknown

  • “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” — William Faulkner

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

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

Daily Reminders Appreciation Quotes

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  • “This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before.” ― Maya Angelou

  • “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

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

  • “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ― Maya Angelou

  • “For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.”— Elie Wiesel

  • Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation. – John Ortberg

  • “When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.” ― Vietnamese Proverb

  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." ― Willie Nelson

  • “There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.” ― Jo Walton

  • “Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful." —Al Jarreau

  • “I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.” — Reba McEntire

  • “A little "appreciation" sometimes does quite as much good as all the conscientious "bringing up" in the world.” ― L.M. Montgomery

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

  • “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” Karl Barth

  • “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 is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” —Michael Josephson

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

Appreciation Quotes To Make Strong Leaders

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  • "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

  • "I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding." — Miranda Kerr

  • “I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.” — Will Arnett

  • "Always have an attitude of gratitude." — Sterling K Brown

  • “We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success." — Michelle Obama

  • "Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." — 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." — Gilbert K. Chesterton

  • “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

  • “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

  • "Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." – Helen Keller

  • “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

  • “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” —Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

  • “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.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Appreciation Quotes For Thank You Notes

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  • “Rest and be thankful.” ― William Wordsworth

  • “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

  • “Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.” — Bethany Hamilton

  • “‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say.” — Alice Walker

  • “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

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

  • "Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me." – Fred Rogers

  • “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” ― Mae West

  • “Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone.” — Gertrude Stein

  • “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” ― Mark Twain

  • “I can no other answer make, but, thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks.” — William Shakespeare

  • "Thank you for being a friend." — Andrew Gold

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

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