BEST INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES ON APPRECIATION, GRATITUDE AND THANKS

Appreciation is important, we all need appreciation at some point of our lives. We all want to be appreciated but are we also expressing our gratitude and appreciation in return?. This is the most important part in establishing and maintaining good relationships with others and with our own self. Appreciation, gratitude, and thankfulness are ingredients for a happy life.
Here are some quotes on appreciation, gratitude, and thankfulness to motivate you to either express your appreciation for others or to identify what we have been lacking and need to hear often.

QUOTES ON APPRECIATION, GRATITUDE AND THANKS

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

Marcel Proust

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

Epicurus

“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

“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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

Voltaire

“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

“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

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”

Seneca

“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”

Roy T. Bennett

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

John F. Kennedy

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.”

Friedrich Nietzche

<“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”

Mandy Hale

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”

Anne Bradstreet

“Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”

Steve Maraboli

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

Mark Twain


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

Melody Beattie

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love — then make that day count!”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being

“It is a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.”

Roberto Benigni

“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”

Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

“Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.”

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

Elbert Hubbard

“A very small percentage of the people in this world will actually experience and live today. So many people will be stuck on another day, another time that traumatized them and caused them to spiritually stutter so they miss out on this day.”

Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.”

Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Sometimes we fight who we are, struggling against ourselves and our natures. But we must learn to accept who we are and appreciate who we become. We must love ourselves for what and who we are, and believe in our talents.”

Harley King


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“Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world. Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize.”

Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”

Thomas Merton

“When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”

Neal A. Maxwell

“The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.”

Thornton Wilder

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

Henry Ward Beecher

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —”

William Arthur Ward

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”

W.T. Purkiser

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.”

Irving Berlin

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”

Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij of the Eagle Clan

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.”

Thich Nhat Hanh


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

Jo Walton

“Just because it isn’t perfect, doesn’t mean it isn’t awesome.”

M.R. Mathias, The Sword and the Dragon

“Being in the habit of saying “Thank you,” of making sure that people receive attention so they know you value them, of not presuming that people will always be there–this is a good habit, regardless…make sure to give virtual and actual high-fives to those who rock and rock hard.”

Sarah Wendell, Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels

“The best way to be appreciative for your life is to live it; don’t die for any other reason but love. Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.”

Mike Norton, White Mountain

“When you give appreciation IN ORDER TO get something– it’s manipulation and people can sense it. Appreciate genuinely.”

Marilyn Suttle

“Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.”

Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“Here is little habit that can make a big difference. Send sunbeams. Intentionally send a word of encouragement or appreciation every day to one person.”

Steve Goodier

“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

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

GK Chesterton

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.”

Brené Brown

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“We only live once. We all have an expiration date after that we will never come again. I am not saying that to make you sad. I am saying that so you can cherish each moment in your life and be grateful that you are here and you are Special”

Pablo

“When you express gratitude for the blessings that come into your life, it not only encourages the universe to send you more, it also sees to it that those blessings remain.”

Stephen Richards

“When you take the small roads you see the life that goes on there, and this makes your own life larger.”

Elizabeth Berg

“Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfillment.”

Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Deeply happy people are even thankful for the trials and tragedies they pass through.”

Auliq-Ice

“This, I suppose, is part of being human, learning from our losses how better to appreciate what is left in their wake.”

Jon Chopan, Pulled from the River

“A person is worth to be called the functional head who does not mind giving credit to the right brain for an organizational growth; otherwise there are innumerable top-hierarchical people roaming all around by keeping an empty or junk box above on their shoulders.”

Anuj Somany

“Gratitude is a powerful trait.”

Auliq-Ice

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”

G.K. Chesterton

“He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.”

Albert Schweitzer, Reverence for Life: The Words of Albert Schweitzer

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”

Todd Stocker

“I see the glass half full and thank God for what I have.”

Ana Monnar

“If we want to keep the blessings of life coming to us, we must learn to be grateful for whatever is given.”

Harold Klemp, The Language of Soul: Keys to Living a More Meaningful Life

“Don’t lose a treasure while looking for trash.”

Jeanette Coron

“Because thankfulness is the tonic that always cures the cancers of greed, envy, and jealousy, it should be taken in liberal doses daily.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough


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Don’t wait for the right moment, be grateful and thankful for every moment you have in your life. Life is too short to wait, appreciate others and be appreciated.
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