Appreciation Proverbs

Sayings about Appreciation

It is the fate of the great ones of this earth, to be appreciated only after they are gone. ~ Traditional Proverb

Only when you have eaten a lemon do you appreciate what sugar is. ~ Ukrainian Proverbs

You only appreciate your father the day you become a father yourself. ~ Iranian Proverbs

As soon as you have finished a job, you start appreciating the difficulties. ~ Chinese Proverb

You never miss the water till the well runs dry. ~ English Proverbs

Who does not thank for little will thank for much. ~ Estonian Proverbs

People who have bread to eat do not appreciate the severity of a famine. ~ Traditional Proverb

Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold. ~ Latin Proverbs

Take hold of a good minute. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Even the smallest drop is appreciated by the drunkard. ~ Lithuanian Proverbs

If there’s no bread, cakes are very good. ~ Spanish Proverb

Only with a new ruler do you realize the value of the old. ~ Burmese Proverbs

An ass does not appreciate fruit compote. ~ Turkish Proverb

Do good and throw it into the sea — if it is not appreciated by an ungrateful man, it will be appreciated by God. ~ Lebanese Proverb

Only when a new government comes to power do you learn to appreciate the values of the old one. ~ Myanmar Proverb

Quotations about Appreciation

Saying about appreciation

Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. ~ Barbara Bush

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

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

What you really value is what you miss, not what you have. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

A man should always consider… how much more unhappy he might be than he is. ~ Joseph Addison Quotes

Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want. ~ Geoffrey F. Abert

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. ~ Peter Sellers

When I’m not thanked at all, I’m thanked enough, I’ve done my duty, and I’ve done no more. ~ Henry Fielding

A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. ~ Princess Diana Quotes

It is with certain good qualities as with the senses; those who are entirely deprived of them can neither appreciate nor comprehend them. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life. ~ Harry Hepner

It is a matter of the simplest demonstration, that no man can be really appreciated but by his equal or superior. ~ John Ruskin

Welcome everything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else. ~ Andre Gide

If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm. ~ Elizabeth Bowen

No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word father. ~ Lydia M. Child

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. ~ Joseph Addison

Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~ Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire Quotes

Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you’re in a crowd, you’ll always have some clean air to breathe. ~ Julia Child

I actually remember feeling delight, at two o’clock in the morning, when the baby woke for his feed, because I so longed to have another look at him. ~ Margaret Drabble

He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has. ~ Epictetus

To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

Appreciate life instead of resisting it. ~ Judy Tatelbaum

It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn’t, and when it does, we may well reject it. ~ Bernard Berkowitz

Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Who I am is the best I can be. ~ Leontyne Price

It matters very little whether a man is discontented in the name of pessimism or progress, if his discontent does in fact paralyze his power of appreciating what he has got. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

One appreciates that daily life is really good when one wakes from a horrible dream, or when one takes the first outing after a sickness. Why not realize it now? ~ William Lyon Phelps

A word of appreciation often can accomplish what nothing else could accomplish. ~ B.C. Forbes

The happiest is he who suffers the least pain; the most miserable, he who enjoys the least pleasure. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today. ~ Abraham Hicks

If we get everything that we want, we will soon want nothing that we get. ~ Vernon Luchies

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. ~ Henry Clay

We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed or damps our efforts. ~ William Hazlitt

Considering the fortune you might have lost, you’ll have to admit you’re rich already. ~ John Rothchild

By appreciation we make excellence in others our own property. ~ Voltaire Quotes

Next to invention is the power of interpreting invention; next to beauty, the power of appreciating beauty. ~ Sarah Margaret Fuller

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. ~ Anne Frank

Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Better a little fire to warm us than a great one to burn us. ~ Thomas Fuller

It is common, to esteem most what is most unknown. ~ Tacitus

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

Long tresses down to the floor can be beautiful if you have that, but learn to love what you have. ~ Anita Baker

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like. ~ Coco Chanel

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you”? ~ William A. Ward

Generally the man with a good wife, or the woman with a good husband, or the children with good parents discover too late the goodness they overlooked while it was in full bloom. ~ James Douglas

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. ~ William James

We must never undervalue any person. The workman loves not that his work should be despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work. ~ Saint Francis de Sales

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 rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate. ~ Elbert Hubbard

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have. ~ Woody Allen

If you would but exchange places with the other fellow, how much more you could appreciate your own position. ~ Victor E. Gardner

The human mind can bear plenty of reality, but not too much of intermittent gloom. ~ Margaret Drabble

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. ~ Thomas Paine

Few love what they may have. ~ Ovid

To be of value, expressions of appreciation must be continually renewed. ~ Sberee Parris Nudd

May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. ~ Richard L. Evans

The best things in life are appreciated most after they have been lost. ~ Roy L. Smith

It often happens that those of whom we speak least on earth are best known in heaven. ~ Nicolas Caussin

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. ~ Author Unknown

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