Appreciation is a recognition or acknowledgement. It’s a favorable response about someone or something good or bad but has given a positive influence into your life. Sometimes, people would only notice and appreciate something if it’s gone. But NO, appreciation should not work that way. We have all the time to appreciate everything even if we still have them in keeping- even if they’re still part of our once-lived-life.

People have lots to appreciate if we only look around. That’s basically looking up, down, left, right and even out of your backyard. We are so busy living in this world to own things that doesn’t belong to us yet. We sometimes ignore those who are actually with us and were making our lives better by its existence, that’s what we should be sensitive about now.

Personally, everything around me matters much. From my family, friends, school, work, experiences, possessions, childhood, and memories – obviously there’s too many to mention but most importantly “Life itself”. Not everyone is blessed to have a fortunate life as “YOU” that you can even browse your computer to read this page, while others are still working and struggling for life wherever they maybe at this very moment.

Now, take some time to read these lovely “appreciation quotes”. They NEED NOT to be gone first before you have to be thankful for their existence. At any time or day and anywhere you are, express how you appreciate the good things said and done by these people or experiences. And to be able to show genuine appreciation, you should be loving them even more.

You will notice the quotes below were intended for people whom we shared most of our time with and where most of our learning came from. Some quotes maybe applicable for more than one category.

Appreciation Quotes for the Family

Love your parents and treat them with loving care, for you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.


Our brothers and sisters are there with us

from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.

-Susan Scarf Merrell


Everyone knows that if you’ve got a brother, you’re going to fight.


Remember to love your parents…We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.


To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.

-Pope John Paul II


We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

-Henry Ward Beecher


A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.

-Billy Graham


Your parents may not be perfect, but they are the most perfect gift God has ever given you.


You spend years wishing your parents would get off your back, only to realize they’re the only ones who ever really had your back


I learned more from my mother than from all the art historians and curators who have informed me about technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years.

-David Rockefeller


Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.


Appreciation Quotes for Friends/Ex-Friends

Spend your time on those that love you unconditionally, don’t waste it on those that only love you when the conditions are right for them.


Thanks to the people that walked in to my life and made it better. And thanks to the ones who walked out and made it amazing.


In the stage of life, characters come and go after their performance. If someone is gone, just smile and clap in appreciation for them, for what good they did and what lessons they taught.


Sometimes it takes being away from someone for a while to realize how much you really need them in your life


I’m not a perfect person. I make a lot of mistakes. But I really appreciate those people who stay with me after knowing how I really am!!


A friend is someone who tries to pick you up when you’ve fallen. And if they cant pick you up, they lay down beside you.


Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings. The friends that turned into family. The dreams that turned into reality and the likes that turned into love.


One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.


Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.


We often take our blessings for granted. The same goes for friendships. We tend to overlook the delicate, intricate bond of friendship. Only when we lose friends, and end up lonely, do we value friendship. Friendships are not just about sleepover parties or golf sessions. True friendships help you grow into a balanced individual. Build…


Appreciation Quotes for School and Teachers

A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.

-Mustafa Kemal Atatürk


“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.”

-Thomas Edison


Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.


In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work.  It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.

-Jacques Barzun


Summer vacation is the time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.


A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.


The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth.”

-Dan Rather


School may be hard, annoying, and irritating. But admit it, you’re going to miss it when it ends.


The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. 

-Henry Adams


I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.

-Lily Tomlin


One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

-Carl Jung


Appreciation Quotes for Work & Possessions

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.


Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.


The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better.


“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.”

-Pearl S. Buck


“By the work one knows the workman.”

-Jean de La Fontaine


“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”

-Ray Bradbury


“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

-Thomas Jefferson


“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.”

-Thomas Edison


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

-Elbert Hubbard


“I have never been a millionaire. But I have enjoyed a great meal, a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend, a hug from a child, a cup of soup, a kiss behind the ear. There are plenty of life’s tiny delights for all of us.”

-Jack Anthony


“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


Appreciation Quotes for Someone You Love or Past Relationships

To say I love you would be such an understatement. I’ll always love you because you found me when no one else was looking.


“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

-Theodor Seuss Geisel


Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you and misses you. Because one day, you might wake up from your sleep and realize that you lost the moon while counting the stars.


Sometimes we come into a person’s life not to make them love us but to let them feel that they’re so much worth loving for.


Even if we can’t be together in the end I’m still grateful you were part of my life at one point.


Spend your time on those that love you unconditionally, don’t waste it on those that only love you when the conditions are right for them.


Appreciate what you’ve got. Show her respect, tell her you love her, call her beautiful, protect her in any way you can, or somebody else will do it for you…


Sometimes it takes being away from someone for a while to realize how much you really need them in your life.


Appreciation Quotes  about LIFE itself , both Learnings & Experiences

“Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”


If you judge a book by its cover, you might miss out on an amazing story.


Appreciate yourself and take the time to deeply love yourself. We all have amazing talents and gifts that no one else has.


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


Never let a kind gesture go unnoticed. Always say thank you to those in need of hearing it”


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


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

-Margaret Cousins


“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


“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt


“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’”

-William Arthur Ward


“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.”

-G. K. Chesterton


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

-Annie Gottlieb


“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,


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


It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.


You Cannot Always Wait For The Perfect Time; Sometimes You Must Dare To Jump. Life Is All About Risks And It Requires You To Jump. Don’t Be A Person Who Has To Look Back And Wonder What They Would Have Or Could Have Had. No One Wait Forever.


Don’t get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity.

-Mark Hyman


“To me, sadness is great! Without it we could not appreciate true happiness.”

-Kaitlyn Cox


“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.”

-Ralph Marston


You ain’t gonna miss your water until your well runs dry”

-Bob Marley


“This place was truly the highest and the lowest of all worlds – the most beautiful senses, the most exquisite emotions.. the most malevolent desires, the darkest deeds. Perhaps it was meant to be so. Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached.”

― Stephenie Meyer


Stop looking for reasons to be unhappy. Focus on the things you do have, and the reasons you should be happy.


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

― Marcus Aurelius


“Nature didn’t need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.”

― Scott Westerfeld


“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”

― Paulo Coelho


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

― Steve Maraboli


“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


Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.


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

― Marilyn Suttle


“Finding happiness should not be seen as finding a needle in a haystack. Happiness is within. Each day is a blessing that brings an abundance of happiness. Therefore, finding happiness should be like finding a gift in a stack of gifts.”

― Steve Maraboli


This isn’t just “another day, another dollar.” It’s more like “another day, another miracle.”

― Victoria Moran


“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


Count the garden by flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.


“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

-Theodor Seuss Geisel


I hate you but you were always there for me to not make me look ridiculous. I appreciate what you did for me. Thank You Auto-Correct.


I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.


Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.

-William Arthur


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