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Appreciation Quotations
Appreciation Quotations

Appreciation is the key element to maintain our relationship with others. Relationships are strong when you appreciate others’ positive qualities, success, productivity, hard work, sincerity, patience, responsibility and more. Appreciating the positive qualities of others can work as encouragement and develops the “feel good” sense in them.  Most useful tips to improve your appreciation skills are:

  • Be specific as much as you can
  • Concentrate on individual accomplishments
  • When you see or know the thing, be the first to pat on the shoulder
  • Be genuine and sincere in recognizing the merits
  • Appreciate in front of all, if it is related to teamwork.

Appreciation is a gesture of recognition of the work done or qualities/traits in a person. When an individual gets proper recognition, it helps to boost his morale and motivates him to perform the duties with enhanced sincerity.  If the hard work receives recognition openly in public, the inclination to do the job gets multipled manifold. The aspect of hard work has been discussed in detail in our article on Hard Work, dealing with various circumstances necessitating putting in extra efforts to finish the task.

The act of appreciation should always accompany the elucidation of how the contribution of person’s hard work specifically has helped in achieving the overall progress. This clarifies the significance of one’s contribution in reaching the final goal. In team work, the importance of roles of each individual should be brought about clearly. Prompt and timely recognition of the completed sub-tasks will create a healthy competition in a group. In the absence of timely recognition, one is prone to lose interest and seriousness in one’s job and there is a peril of self-demoralisation. It is always important to bear in mind that only sincere hard workers get proper recognition sincerely. Wrong selection of team members for appreciation would only breed unwanted misgivings and results in deliberate sabotage of work in a group, which defeats the very purpose of achieving the ultimate objectives.

While it is undeniable that appreciation certainly elicits more work from the workmen, it is all the more important to inculcate the work ethics in their minds. Work is to be treated with reverence. Work is to be perceived as a sacred activity. Any individual’s share of work is to be seen as important as that of anybody else in the team. If the work done by a person is recognised as valuable as anybody’s in the higher hierarchy, however menial it may seem, there is absolutely no scope for internal resentment within the group. Dignity of labour should be the mainstay while getting the work done by all the team members.

The ultimate goal of the task should be regarded as a concerted endeavour of the highest sanctity with the motto “Work is Worship”. Appreciation of sincere hard work certainly cements the faith in work ethics and the quality of work finished would be of incomparable standards.

Appreciation is not mere limited to collective efforts alone. It has its effectiveness in the character-building of children too. Recognising the acts of helping others in difficulties, sincerity, meritorious achievements in academics, sports and co-curricular activities like elocution, essay-writing, drawing sketches, painting, singing, playing instrumental music, selfless sacrifice etc., go a long way in shaping the integrity and making worthy citizens the world cannot afford to lose.

Appreciation Quotations For Motivation:

"Everyone wants to be appreciated. So if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret".
-Mary Kay Ash 

"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

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

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

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others".

"Next to excellence is the appreciation of it".
-William Makepeace Thackeray 

"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 

"Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them".
-Richard Carlson

"Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfilment".
-Doc Childre

"Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated".
-H. Jackson Brown Jr

"Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours".
-Marty Rubin

"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life".
-Christiane Northrup

"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".
-Gilbert K. Chesterton 

"Everyone appreciates being appreciated!"
-Lance Mitchell

Appreciation Quotations "Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone".
-G.B. Stern

"To say thank you, is in recognition of humanity".
-Toni Mont

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it".
-William Arthur Ward

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow".
-Melody Beattie

Appreciation Quotations "No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude".

"Gratitude is the best attitude. There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance".
-Joseph Addison

"Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness, where we notice what’s right instead of what’s wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment".
-M. J. Ryan

"You never really appreciate a thing until you have to give it up".
-John Rhodes Sturdy

Appreciation Quotations "I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about"

-Arthur C. Clarke

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things"

-Robert Brault

Appreciation Quotations

"Gratitude changes everything"


"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life"

-William Morris

Very Common Appreciations

  • You are a great. You did it successfully

  • You did an excellent job.

  • I want to appreciate you publicly for your hard work, sincerity and dedication.

  • Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

  • You picked the perfect gift for me.

  • You have been a valuable member of our team.

  • Thank you for giving me the chance.

  • I appreciate your support.

  • You have a great attitude.

  • You are a good visionary.

  • Thanks for being so thoughtful.

  • Your commitment to excellence has inspired others.

  • Thank you for the delightful gift.

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