Famous sayings on appreciation

  • When you drink the water, remember the spring.
    ~ Chinese Saying
  • A man dies before we appreciate him.
    ~ Jabo (Liberia) Saying
  • When eating fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.
    ~ Vietnamese Saying
  • He who is carried on another’s back does not appreciate how far the town is.
    ~ African Saying
  • What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
    ~ Colette (1873-1954, French Writer)
  • I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
    ~ Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915, American Editor, Publisher, Writer)
  • There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think, I can’t believe I’m here. This is so wonderful.
    ~ Leslie Darin (Historian)
  • A poor life this if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.
    ~ William Davies (1871-1940, Welsh Poet, Writer, Tramp )
  • Don’t be chary of appreciation. Hearts are unconsciously hungry for it.
    ~ Phillips Brooks (1835-1893, American Episcopal Cleric )
  • Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth.
    ~ George W. Crane