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Quotations on Ingratitude

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People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

~ Eric Hoffer

Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child!

~ William Shakespeare

- King Lear

Blow, blow thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.

~ William Shakespeare

- As You Like It

One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.

~ Publilius Syrus

When I'm not thanked at all I'm thanked enough.

~ Henry Fielding

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