Recognition Quotes

Recognition Quotes

These recognition quotes refer to our need for appreciation and recognition…and the need to recognize others:

Recognition is the greatest motivator. -Gerard C. Eakedale

There are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise. -Mary Kay Ash

What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise – although the philosophers generally call it ‘recognition’! -William James

By the way, if this page isn’t what you’re looking for, I have a HUGE list of inspirational quotes by topic here.

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. -Spencer Tracy

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

Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. -Abraham Lincoln

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. -Aristotle

When someone comes along who genuinely thanks us, we will follow that person a very long way. -Alan Loy McGinnis

Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to ourselves. -Ambrose Bierce

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings. -Simone Weil

People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition. -Bob Nelson

Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times. -Steve Brunkhorst

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. -Zig Ziglar

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

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service. -Earl Nightingale

Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times. -Steve Brunkhorst

A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

These recognition quotes would be good to share in a business environment. Which ones do you think are most valuable to you?

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    • Dave Parrish
    • March 14, 2011

    Zig Ziglar has a way of making a serious point and making you laugh just to drive it home. I find his insights to quite helpful. And yes Shawn our students are enjoying their spring break but saddly that break doesn’t extend to the the rest of us.

      • Melinda Dodson
      • April 22, 2019

      Loved reading this.. My husband argues that I should not be told thank you for doing anything.He always acts as if he don’t recognize what I do. And to have read this it warms my heart.thanks so much..

    • Amar Agarwala
    • March 15, 2011

    The recognition quotes are amazing. Especially, the ones by Mother Teresa and Wheeler Wilcox. A lot many people would do much more for recognition and fame than they would for bread – it’s a great motivator, source of sustenance and caters to a certain emotional need like no other.

    It is more evident and cognizable in persons who have attained a certain level of maturity and realization. For one needs to rise above the baser levels to understand the true essence of recognition and a lasting legacy which man leaves behind by dint of his work, talent and abilities.

    Amar Agarwala

    • Amulya Kumar Mishra
    • March 15, 2011

    Recognization is dtuff for creativity.

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