The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Life can be seen through your eyes but it is not fully appreciated until it is seen through your heart.

Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight

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

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.

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.

I had no idea how much music and singing really means to people, and in my own tiny way to be a part of that is very humbling and very sweet, and and I feel very honored. … I have a great appreciation for this, in every ways and a new understanding, and I’m just as amazed as anyone else.

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it

Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation.

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.

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

The appreciation of a painting or a piece of music, for example, or even falling in love, is all about our subjectivity. But to decide that the entire universe operates in such a way, let alone to go to war because we are so convinced we are right that others must agree with us or die, that surely should demand a higher level of argument than ‘It’s true because I really, really feel it is.

If you cannot immediately change your undesirable situation, you can choose the practice of appreciation.

Religion is hard work. Its insights are not self-evident and have to be cultivated in the same way as an appreciation of art, music, or poetry must be developed.

When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have

By appreciation we make excellence in others our own property.