80 Appreciation Quotes Full of Gratitude


Gratitude and thankfulness can powerfully change your life. In fact, it’s surprising how such a simple gratefulness exercise can bring about so much positive change to your life. By learning to appreciate all the wonders of your life, you can finally break free from the never-ending rat race of always wanting more. Gratitude helps you to shift your focus from all the things you do not have to that which you’ve already accomplished. By doing so, it helps you to continuously remind yourself how precious and worthwhile your life already is. In the following, you can find a collection of appreciation quotes that help you to remember all the beauty that makes your life worth living. Enjoy these inspiring quotes about appreciation.

If you’ve ever made an effort to continuously give thanks for the precious gifts in your life, you will know how powerful thankfulness can be. Even more so, the numerous benefits associated with gratefulness can truly rich your entire existence. One particularly helpful aspect of gratitude is that it helps you to spend less time continuously trying to pursue ever more. Even more so, once you learn to fully appreciate what you already have, you become a lot more content with your life in general.

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

The simple action of giving thanks can quickly and profoundly introduce new levels of happiness to your life. At the same time, the power of gratitude can spectacularly change the way you perceive your entire life.

Appreciation quotes

May the following appreciation quotes help you in finding all the magnificent aspects of your life to be truly grateful for.

Not only does being appreciative make you a happier person but it can also encourage you to continuously find new and exciting things about your life you can be grateful for. In fact, the act of giving thanks may also help you to see something positive in times of suffering. Let’s have a look at some of the most powerful appreciation quotes.

80 Appreciation Quotes Full of Gratitude

Being grateful and appreciative is not always easy. In fact, life can often be so challenging that it’s difficult to give thanks. Appreciation quotes come in handy when you’re struggling to find something to be grateful for. Even more so, such quotes quickly inspire you to see your entire existence in a much brighter light.

Here are these wonderful appreciation quotes


“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

Make that day count quote


“Appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”
Mandy Hale


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


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


“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.”


“Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.”
Steve Maraboli


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


“It’s funny, but have you ever noticed that the more special something is, the more people seem to take it for granted?”
Nicholas Sparks


“It is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. […] And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”
Steve Maraboli


“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
Alphonse Karr


“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


“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


“You can choose to appreciate the smallest scraps of experience, the everyday moments, or to value only the grandest, most stirring ones.”
Chris Hadfield


“… a little ‘appreciation’ sometimes does quite as much good as all the conscientious ‘bringing up’ in the world.”
L.M. Montgomery


“Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.”
Steve Maraboli


“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


“We forget to see the blessings of the day. Because of this, our spirit is poisoned instead of nourished.”
Steve Maraboli


“There is nothing more powerful than truth. It is undeniable and should always be appreciated. The truth gives you unlimited freedom to be who you are and express how you feel. The truth offers you peace of mind which is something we all love.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana


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


“Ten long trips around the sun since I last saw that smile, but only joy and thankfulness that on a tiny world in the vastness, for a couple of moments in the immensity of time, we were one.”
Ann Druyan


“Ingratitude to God does not rely only on our refusal to give the verbal thanksgiving due to Him, but also resides in our inability to appreciate his gifts and potentials in us by leaving them untapped.”
Israelmore Ayivor


“I wake up in the morning and I see that flower, with the dew on its petals, and the way it’s folding out, and it makes me happy […]. It’s important to focus on the things in the here and now, I think. In a month, the flower will be shriveled and you will miss its beauty if you don’t make the effort to do it now. Your life, eventually, is the same way.”
Dan Buettner


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


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


“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 makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.”
Mike Norton


“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


“Happiness is not a thing – it is a feeling; a way of joyful living and being. It comes from inner fulfillment and appreciating the world you live in.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru


“Every morning when I wake up, I kiss her forehead as symbol of gratitude and appreciation and she repays me back with a lovely smile.”
M.F. Moonzajer


“Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher.”
Israelmore Ayivor


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


“Make it a point to show your gratitude to others. […] Do whatever you have to do to let them know you appreciate them.”
Steve Maraboli


“My prayer is an attitude of pure gratitude for having the opportunity to experience life on this earth with all its pain, heartache, worry, and turmoil; coupled with this gratitude is the thankfulness for just having the opportunity to have lived. That is fairly easy on good days but difficult when life puts rocks and boulders on the road.”
David W. Earle


“I find myself delighting every day in the lavish gifts of God, whom I’ve come to believe is the greatest appreciator of all.”
Fred Rogers


“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


“Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned or demanded – those wonderful things that we take for granted.”
Renée Paule


“When you give appreciation in order to get something – it’s manipulation and people can sense it. Appreciate genuinely.”
Marilyn Suttle


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


“At the very point that I’ve taken something for granted, I have at that same moment taken it to its grave.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough


“Everything in life is given to you for a short period of time, to enjoy, to learn from, to appreciate and to love, but never to keep.”
Luminita D. Saviuc


“All of life is an amphitheater where we each serve as an appreciative member of the audience until the sublime play ends with our death. The chapters and verses in our life story reflect what we value – how appreciative we are for our time to work, play, laugh, cry, and create.”
Kilroy J. Oldster


“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
Kahlil Gibran


“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.”


“Do you feel gloomy? Lift your eyes. Stand on your feet. Say a few words of appreciation and love to the Lord. Be positive.”
Gordon B. Hinckley


“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


“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


“Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.”
Martha Beck


“Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.”
Wayne Dyer


“I pray every day. In the mornings and, before I go to bed. I think it’s important to pray not just when things are going bad. When things are going bad, it’s easy to pray and ask God to help you out, but it’s also important to pray when things are going well and show your appreciation.”
Jermain Defoe


“We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“Make a point of appreciating the fragrance of the flowers and the beauty of the sunset.”
Kuan Yin


“It’s not about some principled debate as to whether I should focus on what I have, or on what I don’t have. Rather, it’s about being thankful that I have the privilege to enjoy the former, and the opportunity to contemplate the latter.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough


“People, places, and experiences aren’t meant to be labeled and judged, they are meant to be loved and appreciated, since deep down inside, the nature we all share is love, light, and happiness.”
Luminita D. Saviuc


“Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.”
Louie Schwartzberg


“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”
Roy T. Bennett


“Much as I resented having to grow up in Des Moines, it gave me a real appreciation for every place in the world that’s not Des Moines.”
Bill Bryson


“The thing that I think is the most important is taking moments to express your appreciation to your partner. A thank you or a quick kiss can go a long way toward affirming your relationship and commitment to each other. That’s not hard to do even when you’re juggling insane careers and three kids.”
Michael Ian Black


“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


“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


“Where ever the spirit of Christ is known, there is much of good will, of mutual respect, of love and appreciation and kindness.”
Gordon B. Hinckley


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


“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


“Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.”
John Clayton


“By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved – and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses – you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.”
Jack Canfield


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


“True love is not in possessions or obsessions; it is in appreciation.”
Debasish Mridha


“You never fully appreciate what you had until you don’t have it anymore”
Glenn Beck


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


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


“I am thankful to all the souls, I meet in the journey of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita


“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
Thich Nhat Hanh


“Respect… is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.”
Annie Gottlieb


“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”
Dalai Lama


“There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others.”
J. Donald Walters


“I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.”
Timothy Ferriss


“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
Meister Eckhart


“I show appreciation for the little gifts that have been handed to me.”
Terrence Howard


“Memorable occasions should be brief, and so should be the expressions of appreciation.”
Simon Kuznets


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


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


“When we set expectations and nourish them with appreciation, we will get better results.”
Debasish Mridha

I hope you enjoyed this collection of appreciation quotes. What are the things you are grateful for in your life?

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