49 Appreciation Quotes For Your Employees To Demonstrate Gratitude

November 23, 2023
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49 Appreciation Quotes For Your Employees To Demonstrate Gratitude

Show gratitude at work with these unique appreciation quotes for your employees. Build a culture of appreciation that your employees love being a part of.

From the wise words of William Arthur Ward: "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."

This is the embodiment of employee appreciation. Your employees work hard day in and out not just to get paid, but to also feel a sense of fulfillment and purpose in their work. It’s important to recognize their contributions and make them feel as valued members of your organization. While there are so many ways to express employee recognition, finding the right combination of words to express your appreciation can sometimes be difficult.

To help you on this journey, we’ve created a list of 40 appreciation quotes to motivate and inspire your employees. In other words, it's a way to give a big ‘thank you’ to the hard workers in the room. You can save these for a special occasion like Employee Appreciation Day, or incorporate them into your daily conversations to bring a smile to your employee’s workday.

Performance and quality of work

  1. I wanted to let you know personally that you didn’t just meet expectations; you blew them out of the water. Kudos!
  2. Our team shines because of stars like you, and I can't thank you enough for consistently rocking those results!
  3. Your dedication to excellence shines through in every project. Thank you for consistently delivering top-notch work!
  4. Your attention to detail and commitment to perfection make you an invaluable asset to the team. Thank you for raising the bar for us all.
  5. Your commitment to delivering high-quality results is nothing short of remarkable. Your work truly speaks volumes about your skills and dedication.
  6. I'm continually inspired by the precision in your work. Keep it up!
  7. You did an incredible job on that project. Great work

Project and goal completion

  1. I'm thrilled to see the project wrapped up so smoothly. Thanks for your dedication and efficiency!
  2. I have to give credit where it's due – your contribution to this project was outstanding!
  3. I just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much I valued your contributions on that project. Well done!
  4. Amazing job on the project! Your hard work shined through on this one.
  5. You’re a valuable asset to the team. Thanks for helping us reach our goals. 
  6. I commend your effort on the project! Your willingness to go above and beyond is much appreciated.
  7. ​​Thank you for your support over the last couple of days. We were able to make things happen under tight timelines because of you! 

Leadership and initiative

  1. Your leadership has been instrumental this quarter. You’ve been a great inspiration to us all!
  2. You make taking initiative look like second nature. Keep up the proactiveness!
  3. Thank you for leading by example. It’s a great asset to have in this environment and makes us all better professionals. 
  4. Your ability to see opportunities and turn them into reality is remarkable. I commend you for that!
  5. Thanks for leading the meeting today. You did a great job!
  6. Your ability to lead projects and team members successfully has made you someone I can rely on. I appreciate all that you do!
  7. Thanks for being a great role model. You set an example for others in the office!

Work Ethic

  1. Your work ethic is outstanding. Thanks for always going the extra mile!
  2. I really appreciate all the extra effort you put in. It doesn't go unnoticed. 
  3. Your ability to meet deadlines, even in high-pressure situations, is something I deeply appreciate. Thank you for your resilience and dedication to getting things done on time.
  4. Your work ethic is contagious – in a good way! It sets a standard that pushes us all to be better every day.
  5. I appreciate your strong work ethic and the positive impact it has on our team's performance. 
  6. Your hard work is a gift to our team. Thank you for consistently going above and beyond.
  7. I’m so grateful to have a dedicated member like you on our team. It makes my job truly rewarding. 

Exemplary Attitude

  1. Your can-do attitude is so refreshing. You’re proving that a positive mindset can move mountains.
  2. Thanks for infusing energy into everything we do. Your enthusiasm is always felt!
  3. Your positive vibes make the office a better place. Thanks for always spreading the energy!
  4. Thank you for always bringing a smile to the office. It makes the office a brighter place for everyone.
  5. It’s nice to have an optimistic person on the team. It lets us see the light even in the most challenging situations.
  6. You’re such a joy to work with. Appreciate having you on the team.
  7. Thanks for always keeping an open mind in discussions. It facilitates the flow of ideas and keeps the conversation going smoothly. 


  1. Teamwork makes the dream work. Thanks for being such an amazing team member.
  2. Your willingness to lend a hand is really appreciated. Teamwork like yours makes a great difference here.
  3. It’s such a pleasure working with you. Your insights are always so valuable and contribute immensely to our collective success.
  4. You’re like the glue that holds the team together. Thanks for being so cooperative.
  5. Your ability to facilitate team discussions has been a valuable asset. Thanks for fostering an inclusive team environment.
  6. The synergy in our team is unmatched. Thanks for being a major contributor!
  7. Great work coordinating responsibilities and deadlines with the team! It helps keep everyone on the same page.

Special Moments

  1. Work would be a lot less entertaining without you. Thanks for keeping the office lively and amusing!
  2. Your sense of humor is a real mood booster. Who knew work could be so much fun? Thanks for bringing joy to our office.
  3. Recognizing the exceptional talent we have on our team, your contributions truly stand out. 
  4. Congratulations on the promotion! You’re the right person for this role and I can't wait to see all the great things you’ll accomplish.
  5. Happy Work Anniversary! Here’s to another year of brilliance.
  6. On this employee appreciation day, I wanted to express my gratitude for your outstanding contributions. Thank you for being an integral part of our success.
  7. Farewell, and thank you for being an integral part of our team. Your impact has been significant, and we wish you the best on your next journey.

Building a stronger culture of appreciation

While expressing verbal recognition to your employees can bring joy and happiness to their routine, relying on it as the sole form of appreciation is not enough. In many cases, actions speak louder than words. But a supportive and encouraging work environment will use a combination of both. Building a culture of appreciation is just a matter of recognizing contributions, no matter how small or big, on a regular and consistent basis.

Employee appreciation gifts are a great way to provide a tangible and lasting expression of gratitude. They show thought and personalization that foster a sense of recognition amongst employees. This can serve as a powerful motivator of productivity and plays an important role in boosting employee morale. 

Learn more about how to choose the right employee appreciation gift

Ziyad Bakkali
Ziyad Bakkali

Ziyad is a Marketing and Content Intern at Litespace. With a background in leveraging digital growth strategies for client success and a passion for digital marketing trends, he is eager to contribute his expertise to support Litespace’s marketing efforts and help the brand thrive in the HRTech space.

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