Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold.
Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
-Geoffrey F. Abert
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
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
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.
Whatever you do, make it an offering to me -- the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
One ought to be ashamed to make use of the wonders of science embodied in a radio set, the while appreciating them as little as a cow appreciates the botanic marvels in the plants she munches.
When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more.
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement -- and we will make the goal.
-Jerome P. Fleishman
He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
The half is greater than the whole.
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants -- more than anything else -- to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are -- and have always been.
Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Appreciation is a combination of understanding, quiet amazement, and gratitude. Appreciating something permits its experience and integration.
There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people which tempts them to want what they can't have and not want what is readily available to them.
-Robert J. Ringer
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
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.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
-Seneca (Seneca the Elder)
Let never day nor night unhallowed pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done.
Like when I'm in the bathroom looking at my toilet paper, I'm like 'Wow! That's toilet paper?' I don't know if we appreciate how much we have.
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
If you can't appreciate what you have got then get what you appreciate.
The greatest need of every human being is the need for appreciation.
We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
-Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call ordinary life into a miracle. We come awake to such a realization when we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension.