We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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.
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
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.
Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
People always clap for the wrong reasons.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
It's amazing what you can accomplish if you simply refuse to quit.
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