Ingratitude Quotes

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We set ourselves to bite the hand that feeds us.
A wretched child is one who does not return his parents' care.


Ingratitude is surely the chief of the intellectual sins of man.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child.


Too great haste in paying off an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Every time I fill an office, I make a hundred malcontents and one ingrate.
Blow, blow, thou winter wind!
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude.
What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.
Ingratitude, more strong than traitor's arms,
Quite vanquished him: then burst his mighty heart.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge middling ones, and repay great ones with ingratitude.
The ingratitude of the world can never deprive us of the conscious happiness of having acted with humanity ourselves.
Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul abhors [more], than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
I hate ingratitude more in a man
Than lying, vainness, babbling drunkenness,
Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption
Inhabits our frail blood.
Of all crimes that human creatures are capable of committing, the most horrid and unnatural is ingratitude, especially when it is committed against parents.
Never enter into a league of friendship with an ungrateful person.  That is, plant not thy friendship upon a dunghill.  It is too noble a plant for so base a soil.
Ingratitude is the frost that nips the flower even as it opens, that shrivels the generous apple on the branch, that freezes the fountain in mid-flow and numbs the hand, even in the very act of giving.


Our gratitude to most benefactors is the same as our feeling for dentists who have pulled our teeth.  We acknowledge the good they have done and the evil from which they have delivered us, but we remember the pain they occasioned and do not love them very much.