Ingratitude Quotes, Sayings, Proverbs...
and ungracious quotes!
"Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose."
There is a huge body of quotes about being thankful and feeling gratitude, but there are also a good number of quotes and sayings about the polar opposite – ingratitude, thanklessness and being ungrateful.
In addition, there are several frankly ungracious quotes from those who appear to have considered gratitude a weakness! Here is a selection of ungracious & unthankful quotations & sayings for you to savor!
Ingratitude Quotes & Sayings
Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones – with ingratitude.
Ingratitude to man is ingratitude to God.
We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.
I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
Gratitude is the least of virtues; ingratitude the worst of vices.
Ungratefulness is the very poison of manhood.
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness. I have never seen clever men be ungrateful.
More Quotes about Thanklessness and Ingratitude
Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies.
A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude.
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.
More Ingratitude Quotations
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Ingratitude is monstrous.
Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Til it's gone
Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin.
Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.
Gratitude – the meanest and most sniveling attribute in the world.
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.