145 Unappreciated Quotes That You Can Relate To

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When you give all your hard work, heart and soul to a relationship or at work, and you feel unappreciated, undervalued or taken for granted, then the feeling can really be painful.

Also See: Feeling Ignored Quotes

Unappreciation at work or in any relation in life is one of the most discouraging feeling one can experience. We all quite often take our mothers, or friends, husband/wife, partners for granted and don’t appreciate all the initiative they take for us.

These inspirational unappreciated quotes will give you an insight about the pain and sadness you feel when you feel undervalued. Make sure your loved ones don’t feel unappreciated by you.

We have categorized the post in the following sections;

  • Unappreciated Quotes
  • Feeling Unappreciated Quotes
  • Unappreciated Treated Bad Quotes

Unappreciated Quotes

  1.  “The more you give, the more they try and take.”                                                                     

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    not feeling appreciated quotes

  2. “Sadness is… your hard work going unacknowledged.”

  3. “Some people will never appreciate what you do for them.”                                                           

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    feeling unappreciated in a relationship quotes

  4. “If they don’t appreciate you, they don’t deserve you.” – Mary J. Blige                                     

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    Unappreciated Quotes Images

  5. “The best way to appreciate something is to live without it for a while.”

  6. “I need to stop doing things for people who wouldn’t do things for me.”                                 

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    quotes about not being appreciated

  7. “We can’t be afraid to dismiss the unappreciative.” – Dominic Riccitello

  8. “Learn to give your absence to those who don’t appreciate your presence.”                                 

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    unappreciated quotes

  9. “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.”

  10. “While you’re IGNORING her someone else is BEGGING for her attention.”

  11. “It’s better to be alone than to be with someone who never sees your worth.”                                                                                                                                                     

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    Unappreciative Quotes

  12. “Staying with someone who doesn’t appreciate you isn’t loyalty, it’s stupidity.”                                                                                                                                           

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    unappreciated treated bad quotes

  13. “Just because I’m here all the time, doesn’t mean you can take me for granted.”

  14. “He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.” – William Hazlitt

  15. “Don’t give everything to a person that isn’t giving you anything.” – Sonya Parker

  16. “I try to keep everyone happy, but sometimes that means not being happy myself.”

  17. “One of those days where I’ve had beyond enough. Fed up of being unappreciated.”                                                                                                                                     

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    feeling unappreciated quotes

  18. “Life is too short to waste a single second with anyone who doesn’t appreciate you.”

  19. “Real people are destined to be hated and unappreciated by fools.” – Isaiah Harden

  20. “Sometimes I think I need a spare heart to feel all the things I feel.” – Sanober Khan

  21. “A lack of appreciation and respect can be a sad end to many wonderful relationships.”                                                                                                                                 

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    not appreciated quotes

  22. “Love goes unappreciated a lot of times, but you still gotta keep giving it.” – Snoop Dogg

  23. “Learn to treat those who are underappreciated with absence rather than your presence.”

  24. “You shouldn’t always be available for someone who doesn’t even ask how you are doing.”

  25. “You know you are not being appreciated when someone takes the credit for what you did.”

  26. “A husband’s biggest mistake is giving another man an opportunity to make his wife smile.”

  27. “He who is carried on another’s back does not appreciate how far off the town is.” – Proverb

  28. “Sometimes, even when you are with your group of friends, you will still feel unappreciated.”

  29. “It’s be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible and entirely ignored.”

  30. “Beware when a woman nags at you because that means you are not appreciating her enough.”

  31. “Evil was seductive and easy, and virtue was difficult and unappreciated.” – Melissa de la Cruz

  32. “Staying in a situation were you are unappreciated isn’t loyalty; it’s called breaking your heart.”

  33. “It was being unappreciated that it made me realize that sometimes, it is better to be all alone.”                                                                                                                     

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    quotes about being unappreciated

  34. “A place where you feel unappreciated and undervalued the most is the loneliest adobe to be at.”

  35. “If you can’t appreciate a woman when she is doing her best for you, then you don’t deserve her.”

  36. “Anything acquired without effort, and without cost is generally unappreciated.” – Napoleon Hill

  37. “Never worry about the unappreciative ones because one day they will miss you when you’re gone!”

  38. “You need to stop doing things for someone when you find out it’s expected rather than appreciated.”

  39. “I can’t decide if I feel like I’m not good enough or unappreciated and that is a very weird place to be.”

  40. “Your best efforts will never be enough when your best efforts are being wasted on the wrong person.”

  41. “A lack of appreciation and respect can be a sad end to many wonderful relationships.” – Bernajoy Vaal

  42. “Unappreciated because too many of his [Rudyard Kipling’s] peers were socialists.” – Jorge Luis Borges

  43. “The best feeling is when someone appreciates everything about you that someone else took for granted.”

  44. “Breakups hurt, but losing someone who doesn’t respect and appreciate you is actually a gain, not a loss.”

  45. “Staying in a situation where you’re unappreciated isn’t called loyalty; it’s called breaking your own heart.”

  46. “When your tireless work for the family is ignored, remember it’s not completely unnoticed… He sees you.”

  47. “If they don’t appreciate your presence, perhaps you should try giving them your absence.” – Tinku Razoria

  48. “There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t jump puddles for you.”

  49. “When you’re always there for people, they stop appreciating you because your favors are now an exception.”

  50. “Even a speck of love should not go unappreciated, because, as Rumi said, love is the water of life.” – Elif Safak

  51. “”Lose my attitude?” It’s not an attitude. I’m sick of being unappreciated. I’d love to see where you’d be without me.”

  52. “When you are beat down, frustrated, discouraged and feel like you have nowhere to go, you can still turn to God.”

  53. “Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.” – Anne Frank

  54. “People don’t leave bad jobs… They leave because of bad bosses, poor management, who don’t appreciate their value.”

  55. “I haven’t ever found any great writing on that wonderful and often unappreciated art form, the insult.” – Dick Cavett

  56. “People will notice the change in your attitude towards them but won’t notice their behavior that made you change.”

  57. “When a girl cries, it’s not usually over one thing. It’s built up anger and emotions that she’s been holding in for too long.”

  58. “The tools I handle are words. They may be unappreciated or misunderstood, but they tell us who we are.” – Tina Howe

  59. “Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.” – Frances Hesselbein

  60. “A boss who doesn’t appreciate his employees and management will never manage to get extraordinary results from them.”

  61. “If someone doesn’t appreciate your efforts, stop trying to please them. If they don’t appreciate you, they don’t deserve you.”

  62. “Give all your pearls, and the swine will make a pearl necklace, then run off. Don’t show all your glory.” – Anthony Liccione

  63. “Nobody will ever feel good watching their effort being unappreciated and going down the drain, regardless in whatever you do.”

  64. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” – Billy Graham

  65. “Scientists tend to be unappreciated in the world at large, but you can hardly overstate the importance of the work they do.” – Bill Bryson

  66. “Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who’s worth your kindness and who’s just taking advantage.”

  67. “Sometimes you’ll give your all to someone, and they won’t appreciate you. That’s life. Just don’t become bitter because of it.” – Sonya Parker

  68. “Teacher: Underappreciated professionals dedicated to working for less than they should, because they love and care about their students.”

  69. “You might feel worthless to one person, but you are priceless to another. Don’t ever forget your worth. Spend time with those who value you.”

  70. “Never feel empty when the person you like turns you down, because not all people are smart enough to appreciate you.” – Kemmy Nola

  71. “Sometimes you have to hide your feelings because no matter how much you try to show them you care, sometimes they still don’t get it.”

  72. “You can be the nicest person, try your best to please everyone, but at the end of the day all your efforts still go unappreciated!” – Rashida Rowe

  73. “I refused to be broken, unappreciated, used, or disrespected. I will handle myself in a way that no one can ever do those things to me.” – Massy Arias

  74. “Maybe its true that we don’t know what we have until we lose it. But it’s also true that we don’t know what we are missing until we find it!” – Aaron Chan

  75. “Children shouldn’t have to sacrifice so that you can have the life you want. You make sacrifices so your children can have the life that they deserve.”

  76. “Ungrateful people complain about the one thing you haven’t done for them instead of being thankful for the thousands of things you have done for them.”

  77. “When people feel under appreciated, and unnoticed, they in turn feel depleted, and put down, and like they would be worth more to someone else.” – Rivkin Statkin

  78. “A stepmom’s love is selfless, rarely noticed, unappreciated and takes jabs due to assumptions and misconceptions. But don’t forget that I have feelings too.”

  79. “I give to you because I want to and not expecting anything back, when you start demanding it and expect it like its owed to you, that’s when I turn my back.” – Tanya Kanakaole

  80. “The cultural insistence that parenting is the ‘most important’ job in the world is a smart way to satiate unappreciated women without doing a damn thing for them.” – Jessica Valenti

  81. “I can see a movie and believe the story and characterization and stay proud of it. It doesn’t change. Even if it’s unappreciated, that doesn’t mean it can’t be appreciated in the future.” – Oliver Stone

  82. “We gotta figure out a way to pay our teachers more. They’re like surrogate parents away from home. They have such a huge responsibility and they’re underappreciated and underpaid.” – Justin Timberlake

  83. “You may be serving in obscurity in some small place, feeling unknown and unappreciated. Listen, God put you were you are for a purpose!… He will let you know if he wants you somewhere else.” – Rick Warren

  84. “Don’t say you love me, show me that you do, don’t ask me to trust you, prove me that you can be trusted and don’t make me feel unappreciated because I will find someone who will appreciate me more than you did.”

  85. “I always felt as a kid that I was underappreciated, invisible or weird, but I’ve always secretly thought people would one day appreciate what is different about me. I’m always putting that message out there.” – Judd Apatow

  86. “If you feel unwanted or unappreciated where you are or by those you’re with, it only means you’re in the wrong place or with the wrong people. Hang in there. Someone else will see you for the true gift you are.” – LK Hunsaker

  87. “There are times in the lives of most of us, when we would have given all the world to be as we were but yesterday, though that yesterday had passed over us unappreciated and unenjoyed.” – William Edward Hartpole Le

  88. “At times, it hurts that the good that you do goes unappreciated. At times, people are ungrateful. Don’t worry. Continue doing the good work in silence. Your dad is watching and jotting down all your good deeds and one day you will be surely rewarded.”

  89. “It is the tragedy of a distinguished mind and a generous nature that have gone unappreciated in a conventional, unimaginative world. A victim of men’s incomprehension of women, a symptom of women’s mistrust of men.” – Francis Wyndham

  90. “I once stole a book. It was really just the once, and at the time I called it borrowing. It was 1970, and the book, I could see by its lack of date stamps, had been lying unappreciated on the shelves of my convent school library since its publication in 1945.” – Hilary Mantel

  91. “Unfortunately, just as the importance of the parent-child bond was disregarded in the past, today the significance of adult attachment goes unappreciated. Among adults, the prevailing notion is still that too much dependence in a relationship is a bad thing.” – Amir Levine

  92. “I feel like I’m a stay at home mom, which I was for the five years before this. She’s absolutely been my focus. That’s the choice I made. Desperate housewives is perfect for me. I get to go back to work and still be able to take my daughter to school and pick her up.” – Teri Hatcher

  93. “In life, you will be taken for granted granted by some people no matter what you do for them. Before you start questioning your worth and feel unappreciated or unloved, remember not everyone will matter in your journey. May you find the courage to move on, so you will get a chance to meet people worth your time and effort.” – Dodinsky

  94. “For more than two generations, my family had never achieved their ambitions. Their talents were unappreciated and unused. They deserved better. They hadn’t done anything wrong; they just had some bad breaks. Why was I succeeding? Why was I living my dreams? I wasn’t more deserving than they were. I wasn’t smarter or a better person. What was the difference between us that allowed me to attain so much in a short time? America. America was the difference. I had been born a citizen of the greatest nation in all of human history.” – Marco Rubio

  95. “You the rich are no whit more attractive or capable than you who were poor and struggling a few years back. But when before you plodded lonely and unappreciated, now the glamour of the motor and the smart apartment surrounds you with a tangible glory. It is amazing how many friends look you up, call you by name, and extol you, who were once a little timid, or indifferent, or utterly neglectful in your time of dire poverty. One has true friends when one is poor and no riches can be greater than that. They are not so obvious when one is rich.” – Alice Foote MacDougall

Feeling Unappreciated Quotes

  1. “I should stop caring.”

  2. “Hello. I’m feeling unappreciated.”

  3. “I did everything I could do for you.”

  4. “Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.”

  5. “Sadness is… your hard work going unacknowledged.”                                                   

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    feeling unappreciated at work quotes

  6. “Women only nag when they feel unappreciated.” – Louis De Bernieres

  7. “You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.”

  8. “I pushed everyone aside for you and you pushed me aside for everyone.”

  9. “Feeling unappreciated may result in resentment and jealousy.” – Ifeoma Ikenze

  10. “If you treat me like no one today, tomorrow you will be no one to me.” – Cv Pillay

  11. “One of those days where I’ve had beyond enough. Fed up of being unappreciated.”                                                                                                                                           

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    tired of being unappreciated quotes

  12. “Feeling unappreciated, trying to be the best girlfriend but I feel like you don’t care.”

  13. “Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  14. “As long as we’re all seeking gratitude, instead of giving it, we’ll all continue to feel unappreciated.”

  15. “The worst feeling: When your work and efforts are unappreciated at your workplace by your coworkers.”

  16. “Sometimes being the nice person in a relationship is overrated, and it can make you feel unappreciated.”                                                                                                 

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    feeling unappreciated quote images

  17. “I might be difficult today. Not because I choose to. But my goodness was taken for granted.” – Alfusainey jallow

  18. “The only reason people take you for granted is because they assume you’ll always be there. Prove them wrong.”

  19. “Don’t take them for granted. No matter how much someone loves you, everyone has their limit of feeling unappreciated.” – Charles J. Orlando

  20. “Hanging with people who make you feel unappreciated, for the mere sake of appearing to be popular, is the loneliest place to be.” – Ellen J. Barrier

  21. “If you are feeling low, or trampled, unappreciated, or forgotten… and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion.. the hope is real… you are valued… and what lies ahead… is brilliance.” – Tom Althouse

  22. “The wrong person will make you feel unwanted, unappreciated, unloved and they will make you feel like an option. The right person will have you feeling wanted, appreciated, loved and they will have you feeling like a priority.”

  23. “[John Adams] always felt that his contribution to bringing about independence went unappreciated, especially after the 1790s when [Tomas] Jefferson began to be lauded as the author of the Declaration of Independence.” – Gordon S Wood

  24. “If you feel unappreciated for what you have done, God wants you to know that He sees you. The hours you have put in, the kindness you have shown is making a difference in the hearts of the people around you, and God is working through you in more ways than you realize.” – Tony Warrick

  25. “If someone asks you to do more and you have a big reaction inside, it may be a sign that you’re already doing too much. Even strong, independent, hard-working people have limits and deserve to rest. Doing your best is a wonderful thing, but doing all you possibly can for as long as you possibly can will eventually lead to burning out and feeling unappreciated by the people around you.” – Doe Zantamata

Unappreciated Treated Bad Quotes

  1. “Nobody notices what I do until I don’t do it.”                                                                     

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    Unappreciated Quotes Pictures

  2. “He loved her most when she loved him least.”

  3. “Tired of being taken for granted and unappreciated.”                                                       

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    unloved unappreciated quotes

  4. “Tumblr pays more attention to me than my boyfriend…”                                                 

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    Unappreciated Quotes Funny

  5. “You take her for granted because you know she will always take you back.”

  6. “She’s on the line between giving up and seeing how much more she can take.”

  7. “People don’t notice the things we do for them until we stop doing them.” – Mike Skinner

  8. “I love being unappreciated, disrespected and everyone’s doormat… Said no mother ever.”                                                                                                                               

    Sarcastic Unappreciated Mom Quotes
    Sarcastic Unappreciated Mom Quotes

  9. “It hurts so much to love you the way I do, then look at you and realize that you don’t care.”

  10. “I’m not going to hold onto someone, who wants to be held by someone else.” – Lucas Hunter

  11. “It’s better to be alone than to be with someone who never sees your worth.” – Nishan Panwar

  12. “Oh, my bad. I’m sorry for bothering you. I forgot I only exist when you need me for something.”

  13. “Lonely isn’t a feeling when you’re alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares.” – James Merrow

  14. “She felt excluded, unappreciated and unloved. Never had been loved.” – Suzie Wilde, The Book of Bera

  15. “If you can go days without talking to me, I’m obviously not that important to you.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

  16. “Don’t let your loyalty become slavery if they don’t appreciate what you bring to the table, let them eat alone.”

  17. “You hurt me more than I deserve, how can you be so cruel? I love you more than you deserve, why am I such a fool.”

  18. “The saddest truth that I have come to learn is that I was never your first, nor second, but last resort.” – James Merrow

  19. “I hate when you hit a certain level of being unappreciated and you finally notice it…then you don’t know what to do, stay or leave?”

  20. “The very same person you are taking for granted today, is going to be your only chance of help in future.” – Tshepo Koos Maluleke

  21. “When you let people bring you down, you’ve successfully made yourself a step upon which they’ll climb and stand above you.” – Terry Mark

  22. “Some won’t appreciate you no matter how much you do for them. Release yourself. Go where you’re appreciated and understood.” – Robert Tew

  23. “You could give some people a drop of water, and they’d still appreciate you. You could give other people the entire ocean, and they’d still take you for granted.”

  24. “Learn how to give your absence to those who don’t appreciate your presence, in the end you will make them realize how important your present is.” – Kemmy Nola

  25. “Hurt feelings occur from appraisals of low relational evaluation that arise from a perceived discrepancy between one’s desired and perceived relational value.” – Anita L. Vangelisti

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