149 Appreciation Quotes Because Everyone Deserves A Thank You

Appreciation

Being unappreciated can be heartbreaking and discouraging. It's like carrying someone on your back from one end of the world to the other and when you get there, they simply walk off, without looking back. Okay, that sounds a little exaggerated, but you get the point.

We often feel unappreciated in our relationships, friendships, jobs, etc. You put all your energy into doing things right but your efforts go unnoticed. This can become very frustrating. You may become spiteful and resentful towards them.

At some point, you may not be able to take it anymore. Just like a bottle of soda that has been shaken vigorously, you blow up in the end. A blow-up can work in or against your favor. If you rant about your pent-up emotions to your partner, they could try to understand where it's all coming from.

However, if you angrily lash out at your boss in front of coworkers because you feel they haven't been appreciating your hard work, that may not turn out very well. If you feel like your efforts are not getting noticed, begin by taking a step back to observe everything that has been going on.

Does the other party really take you for granted or is it that you don't notice when they appreciate you? Not everyone is good at expressing appreciation. Some people have subtle ways of saying 'thank you'. Like doing a task for you when you are busy, or listening to you when you need to talk.

Express your frustrations and tell them what you feel. You may be surprised at how much they think they do for you in return. It can also open room for conversation where you discuss how they can show that they appreciate you. Our appreciation quotes will inspire, encourage, and guide you in the right direction.

Appreciation Quotes

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Life is a precious thing; you never know when you’re going to lose it. Live life while you can because you never know which second will be your last.

Life is a precious thing; you never know when you’re going to lose it. Live life while you can because you never know which second will be your last.

I love Black poets. I love that as a Black girl, I get to participate in that legacy. So that's Yusef Komunyakaa, Sonia Sanchez, Tracy K. Smith, Phillis Wheatley.

I love Black poets. I love that as a Black girl, I get to participate in that legacy. So that’s Yusef Komunyakaa, Sonia Sanchez, Tracy K. Smith, Phillis Wheatley.

Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only!

Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only!

I'm sure... I have qualities you don't, and you have qualities I don't. We were born that way. I think that the weakness... And the kindness... That you have... Are very... PRECIOUS.

I’m sure… I have qualities you don’t, and you have qualities I don’t. We were born that way. I think that the weakness… And the kindness… That you have… Are very… PRECIOUS.

You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize that each day is a gift.

You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize that each day is a gift.

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

The beautiful sunrise teaches us to gaze at nature and appreciate the little things of life! May you always count your blessings, enjoy the beauty of the universe, and praise God for His benevolence! Good Morning, sweetheart!

The beautiful sunrise teaches us to gaze at nature and appreciate the little things of life! May you always count your blessings, enjoy the beauty

Every day comes with blessings, may the blessings of today never pass you by, may God bless every work of your hand today, good morning.

Every day comes with blessings, may the blessings of today never pass you by, may God bless every work of your hand today, good morning.

I don't know Prince's music like the back of my hand, but I was always a fan of him as an artist - just the way he was a person who did not care about what people thought and did his own thing and I thought that was so cool.

I don’t know Prince’s music like the back of my hand, but I was always a fan of him as an artist – just the way he was a person who did not care about what people thought and did his own thing and I thought that was so cool.

Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to

I'm glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.

I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.

How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?

Too often they don't realize what they have until it's gone. ...they're too stubborn to say, 'Sorry, I was wrong' they hurt the ones closest to their hearts, and we let the most foolish things tear us apart.

Too often they don’t realize what they have until it’s gone.
…they’re too stubborn to say, ‘Sorry, I was wrong’
they hurt the ones closest to their hearts,
and we let the most foolish things tear us apart.

Divorce is okay. Breaking up is okay. Starting over is okay. What is not okay is staying somewhere you’re not appreciated, that’s not okay.

Divorce is okay. Breaking up is okay. Starting over is okay. What is not okay is staying somewhere you’re not appreciated, that’s not okay.

You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.

You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how

The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring.

The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate

I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place.

I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.

Shigure Sohma: Kyo, I heard you gave Tohru a little scare while you were prowling around last night. Kyo's a stalker. Kyo's a stalker. Kyo Sohma: YOU ARE SO FULL OF IT! AND YOU - (Tohru) NEXT TIME YOU NEED SOMEONE TO WALK YOU HOME, DON'T LOOK AT ME! Tohru Honda: That's okay. Anyway, I'd much see you here at the table like this more often. I'm glad you're eating. How do you like the food? Kyo Sohma: Hmm? What do you want?! Yuki Sohma: Nothing. Kyo Sohma: YOU WERE STARING AT ME?! Yuki Sohma: No, just looking. Kyo Sohma: WELL, I GUESS THERE'S A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING! Tohru Honda: Do you like it? Kyo Sohma: NO, I DON'T!!

Shigure Sohma: Kyo, I heard you gave Tohru a little scare while you were prowling around last night. Kyo’s a stalker. Kyo’s a stalker.
Kyo Sohma: YOU ARE SO FULL OF IT! AND YOU – (Tohru) NEXT TIME YOU NEED SOMEONE TO WALK YOU HOME, DON’T LOOK AT ME!
Tohru Honda: That’s okay. Anyway, I’d much see you here at the table like this more often. I’m glad you’re eating. How do you like the food?
Kyo Sohma: Hmm? What do you want?!
Yuki Sohma: Nothing.
Kyo Sohma: YOU WERE STARING AT ME?!
Yuki Sohma: No, just looking.
Kyo Sohma: WELL, I GUESS THERE’S A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING!
Tohru Honda: Do you like it?
Kyo Sohma: NO, I DON’T!!

Curtis was just a chip off old Franky only she had much better legs. Poor Franky didn’t have any legs but he had a wonderful brain.

Curtis was just a chip off old Franky only she had much better legs. Poor Franky didn’t have any legs but he had a wonderful brain.

"Henry Chinaski", the principal said over the microphone. And I walked forward. There was no applause. The one kindly soul in the audience gave two or three clasps.

“Henry Chinaski”, the principal said over the microphone. And I walked forward. There was no applause. The one kindly soul in the audience gave two or three clasps.

People always talked about the good clean smell of fresh sweat. They had to make excuses for it. They never talked about the good clean smell of fresh shit. There was nothing really as glorious as a good beer shit - I mean after drinking twenty or twenty-five beers the night before. The odor of a beer shit like that spread all around and stayed for a good hour-and-a-half. It made you realize that you were really alive.

People always talked about the good clean smell of fresh sweat. They had to make excuses for it. They never talked about the good clean smell of fresh shit. There was nothing really as glorious as a good beer shit – I mean after drinking twenty or twenty-five beers the night before. The odor of a beer shit like that spread all around and stayed for a good hour-and-a-half. It made you realize that you were really alive.

after you've pulled off the tablecloth with the full plates of food and broken the windows and rung the bells of idiots and have spoken true and terrible words and have chased the mob through the doorway - then comes the great and peaceful moment: sitting alone and pouring that quiet drink. the world is better without them. only the plants and the animals are true comrades. I drink to them and with them. they wait as I fill their glasses.

after you’ve pulled off the tablecloth with
the full plates of food
and broken the windows
and rung the bells of
idiots
and have
spoken true and terrible
words
and have
chased the mob through the
doorway –
then comes the great and
peaceful moment: sitting alone
and
pouring that quiet drink.

the world is better without
them.

only the plants and the animals are
true comrades.

I drink to them and with
them.

they wait as I fill their
glasses.

I really appreciated that the chancellor addressed all of those concerns. It's nice to see that administrators can admit they made a mistake and they're really working in the best interest of the university and the students.

I really appreciated that the chancellor addressed all of those concerns. It’s nice to see that administrators can admit they made a mistake and they’re really working in the best interest of the university and the students.

If you try singling me out to my mother, she’ll be down your throat. She has three sons, and she’s equally proud of us all.

If you try singling me out to my mother, she’ll be down your throat. She has three sons, and she’s equally proud of us all.

They used to say, 'Oh, he’s just his mother’s son,' as a way of dismissing me. And every time I’d say, 'Oh, yes, thank you! I’m so proud of that.'

They used to say, ‘Oh, he’s just his mother’s son,’ as a way of dismissing me. And every time I’d say, ‘Oh, yes, thank you! I’m so proud of that.’

My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.

My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.

Have you ever been given something as a gift and then just tossed it to the side? Don’t you think that would upset the person who gave it to you? Now imagine if the giver was God. You’re lucky enough to be here, so do something with that life, give back and most importantly, love yourself and others.

Have you ever been given something as a gift and then just tossed it to the side? Don’t you think that would upset the person who gave it to you? Now imagine if the giver was God. You’re lucky enough to be here, so do something with that life, give back and most importantly, love yourself and others.

Life is a precious gift given by God. Each day is like a new day, a new gift that will never return. Make the most of it without thinking about the past or future. Appreciate the little things you have in your life.

Life is a precious gift given by God. Each day is like a new day, a new gift that will never return. Make the most of it without thinking about the past or future. Appreciate the little things you have in your life.

Yuki Sohma: Thank you. Machi Kuragi: ...For what? Yuki Sohma: Well, you're taking good care of it! I'm glad. Machi Kuragi: I...I'M NOT TAKING CARE OF IT!! Yuki Sohma: HUH? But...you made a bookmark. Machi Kuragi: Slamming it into books doesn't mean I'm taking care of it! Yuki Sohma: But you're using it because you like it, right? Machi Kuragi: I don't like it! It's big and hard to use - in fact, you can have it back! Yuki Sohma: Don't give it back!!

Yuki Sohma: Thank you.
Machi Kuragi: …For what?
Yuki Sohma: Well, you’re taking good care of it! I’m glad.
Machi Kuragi: I…I’M NOT TAKING CARE OF IT!!
Yuki Sohma:

And you held onto that memory, treasured it all these years later. Thank you for that. You were lost and I saved you. I can’t tell you how much that meant. I’ve been told for so long that I was useless. But that day, for the first time, I felt what it was like to be needed. I don’t think that there is any way that you could know how deeply that chance encounter affected me. You share it all: your kindness, your warmth, your irrepressible joy. You don’t hold back any of them.

And you held onto that memory, treasured it all these years later. Thank you for that. You were lost and I saved you. I can’t

It's such a waste. It's such a waste our parents... Go on living without realizing... That Yuki really is a good kid.

It’s such a waste. It’s such a waste our parents… Go on living without realizing… That Yuki really is a good kid.

Shawn Boswell: What the? Han: Police cars here are only factory tuned. If you can do better than 180K, they can't catch you. So they don't even try. Shawn Boswell: You know what? I'm beginning to like this country already.

Shawn Boswell: What the?
Han: Police cars here are only factory tuned. If you can do better than 180K, they can’t catch you. So they don’t even try.
Shawn Boswell: You know what? I’m beginning to like this country already.

Actually, I don’t care “how many” people would notice if I disappeared. If just “one person” noticed, that’s all I’d need. Having “one person” is an incredible thing. After all, it’s totally different than “zero.” I was happy then too. I was so happy, it was almost embarrassing. Out of all the people, she found me. Me alone. And now too, someone other than myself is thinking about me. She’s looking for me. That’s not something I’ll ever take for granted.

Actually, I don’t care “how many” people would notice if I disappeared. If just “one person” noticed, that’s all I’d need. Having “one person” is an incredible thing. After all, it’s totally different than “zero.” I was happy then too. I was so happy, it was almost embarrassing. Out of all the people, she found me. Me alone. And now too, someone other than myself is thinking about me. She’s looking for me. That’s not something I’ll ever take for granted.

Every day is a gift from God. There’s no guarantee of tomorrow, so that tells me to see the good in this day to make the most of it.

Every day is a gift from God. There’s no guarantee of tomorrow, so that tells me to see the good in this day to make the most of it.

Brian: It's nice to see you've gone with the times and switched to electronic fuel injection. Looks good. Dom: Buster became a gearhead.

Brian: It’s nice to see you’ve gone with the times and switched to electronic fuel injection. Looks good.
Dom: Buster became a gearhead.

You can only do things one day at a time, sport. Sometimes life is so bloody that's the only way you can get through it. But the good bit about living one day at a time is that when nice things happen, you enjoy them more than people who are always thinking about the past or the future.

You can only do things one day at a time, sport. Sometimes life is so bloody that’s the only way you can get through it. But the good bit about living one day at a time is that when nice things happen, you enjoy them more than people who are always thinking about the past or the future.

I have been treated better than I should have been --- not by life in general nor by the machinery of things but by women.

I have been treated better than I should have been — not by life in general nor by the machinery of things but by women.

Beauty is nothing, beauty won’t stay. You don’t know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it’s for something else.

Beauty is nothing, beauty won’t stay. You don’t know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it’s for something else.

The best of you I like more than you think. the others don't count except that they have fingers and heads and some of them eyes and most of them legs and all of them good and bad dreams and a way to go.

The best of you
I like more than you think.
the others don’t count
except that they have fingers and heads
and some of them eyes and most of them legs and all of them
good and bad dreams
and a way to go.

I think I’m very conscientious of how precious life is and how quickly life can be taken away from you, especially at times when it can be least expected.

I think I’m very conscientious of how precious life is and how quickly life can be taken away from you, especially at times when it can be least expected.

I am just so very grateful this very second. Just to be able to see, just to be able to breathe, to be able to walk, to hear, to love, to live. Enjoy; every second is a precious gift!

I am just so very grateful this very second. Just to be able to see, just to be able to breathe, to be able to walk, to hear, to love, to live. Enjoy; every second is a precious gift!

I won’t get to hear you say, “Welcome home,” to me anymore, will I, Honda-san? But…but I’m happy for you too. The “me” who’s arrived at this point is happy for you. I…I was always…so weak. I wasn’t good at making connections with other people, but I wanted to be loved. I wanted to be needed. I yearned for those things…and then, one day, you came into my life. You made those dreams come true. You granted my wishes without asking for anything in return. You gave me so much. And it’s because of that that I can stand in front of you here today. You helped me become a full-fledged “human being.” You helped me grow as a person. You…were like a mother to me. I was finally able to tell you that. I know my true feelings are a little on the embarrassing side…but, you know, it’s the same for them too, I think. Your presence is so warm and kind…so even though we’re all going our separate ways now, starting new lives in new places, every so often, we’ll still think of you. “Is she doing well? She’s not crying, is she? Is she smiling even now? Is she happy today too?” That’s how we’ll always think of you. Thank you…I’m so glad I met you. I’m so glad you were here... Thank you, thank you, thank you... Tohru.

I won’t get to hear you say, “Welcome home,” to me anymore, will I, Honda-san? But…but I’m happy for you too. The “me” who’s arrived at this point is happy for you. I…I was always…so weak. I wasn’t good at making connections with other people, but I wanted to be loved. I wanted to be needed. I yearned for those things…and then, one day, you came into my life. You made those dreams come true. You granted my wishes without asking for anything in return. You gave me so much. And it’s because of that that I can stand in front of you here today. You helped me become a full-fledged “human being.” You helped me grow as a person. You…were like a mother to me. I was finally able to tell you that. I know my true feelings are a little on the embarrassing side…but, you know, it’s the same for them too, I think. Your presence is so warm and kind…so even though we’re all going our separate ways now, starting new lives in new places, every so often, we’ll still think of you. “Is she doing well? She’s not crying, is she? Is she smiling even now? Is she happy today too?” That’s how we’ll always think of you. Thank you…I’m so glad I met you. I’m so glad you were here… Thank you, thank you, thank you… Tohru.

Let's start with what we can be thankful for, and get our mind into that vibration, and then watch the good that starts to come, because one thought leads to another thought.

Let’s start with what we can be thankful for, and get our mind into that vibration, and then watch the good that starts to come, because one thought leads to another thought.

Those God-squadders. They come over here, spouting all that shit, they expect the whole world to start working like their fucking neighbor. Well it doesn't! So they send in the devil... to do God's work. It's ironic, isn't it? Am I boring you, mate? Is it the trip? Has it got you nervous? 'Cause really, you should appreciate the action, you know what I mean? Got to be better than looking at the ass end of a snake! Oh dear, you really are an uptight bastard, aren't you? You can drop the thousand-yard stare. I've seen it all before, and I'm not impressed.

Those God-squadders. They come over here, spouting all that shit, they expect the whole world to start working like their fucking neighbor. Well it doesn’t! So they send in the devil… to do God’s work. It’s ironic, isn’t it? Am I boring you, mate? Is it the trip? Has it got you nervous? ‘Cause really, you should appreciate the action, you know what I mean? Got to be better than looking at the ass end of a snake! Oh dear, you really are an uptight bastard, aren’t you? You can drop the thousand-yard stare. I’ve seen it all before, and I’m not impressed.

The lifting up of the woman does not require the tearing down of the man. In fact, a strong woman appreciates a strong man. Conversely, a strong man is not intimidated by a strong woman.

The lifting up of the woman does not require the tearing down of the man. In fact, a strong woman appreciates a strong man. Conversely, a strong man is not intimidated by a strong woman.

People appreciate a confident man. They love a strong man, and when it comes to a woman, I don't know if people just expect women not to speak up for themselves or be weak or just always be the follow-behind, but I'm proud that I'm in a generation of leaders. I'm proud that I'm surrounded by very strong women.

People appreciate a confident man. They love a strong man, and when it comes to a woman, I don’t know if people just expect women not to speak up for themselves or be weak or just always be the follow-behind, but I’m proud that I’m in a generation of leaders. I’m proud that I’m surrounded by very strong women.

I was just such an erratic, wild personality….When you finally find someone to listen to you after years of not being taken seriously, you hold that sh*t to your heart.

I was just such an erratic, wild personality….When you finally find someone to listen to you after years of not being taken seriously, you hold that sh*t to your heart.

Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are. Joy is what happens when we see that God’s plan is perfect and we’re already staring in a perfect show.

Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are. Joy is what happens when we see that God’s plan is perfect and we’re already staring in a perfect show.

Think of aging as a new beginning and making the most of what you've got and what you didn't have time to enjoy before!

Think of aging as a new beginning and making the most of what you’ve got and what you didn’t have time to enjoy before!

Even in the worst of situations – even when it seems no one in the world appreciates you – as long as you have hope, everything can get better.

Even in the worst of situations – even when it seems no one in the world appreciates you – as long as you have hope, everything can get better.

I believed that my faith has gotten stronger through all of the hardships that I endured. Being able to come out on the other side, it makes you have a greater belief and appreciation for God. It also makes you have a greater belief and appreciation in your own capabilities.

I believed that my faith has gotten stronger through all of the hardships that I endured. Being able to come out on the other side, it makes you have a greater belief and appreciation for God. It also makes you have a greater belief and appreciation in your own capabilities.

A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness.

A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

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.

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.

As you begin and finish your day, take a moment to be grateful for everything you have. You'll start to appreciate how fortunate you are.

As you begin and finish your day, take a moment to be grateful for everything you have. You’ll start to appreciate how fortunate you are.

Shoutout to the low-key people. People who don’t have to be the center of attention all of the time. People who stay in their lane and mind their own business. People whose circle is smaller than a Cheerio and they wouldn’t have it any other way. I see you and you’re appreciated.

Shoutout to the low-key people. People who don’t have to be the center of attention all of the time. People who stay in their lane and mind their own business. People whose circle is smaller than a Cheerio and they wouldn’t have it any other way. I see you and you’re appreciated.

The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.

The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.

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