Appreciation Quotes

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.”
—Meister Eckhart

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

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
—Albert Schweitzer

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

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

 “Whatever we are waiting for—peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance—it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.”
—Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

“No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.”
—James Allen

“For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.”
—Charlotte Brontë

 “Enough is a feast.”
—Buddhist Proverb 

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.”
—Irving Berlin

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

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”
—Harry A. Ironside

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
—Henry Ward Beecher

“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.”
—Albert Barnes

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.”
—Estonian Proverb

“Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to Thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin.”
—Thomas Aquinas

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

“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

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

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”—Thornton Wilder

“This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”
—Maya Angelou

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

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

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

 “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
—Willie Nelson

“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

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

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

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