Ingratitude Quotes

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Israelmore Ayivor
“A little "thank you" that you will say to someone for a "little favour" shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen "greater favours". Learn to say "thank you" and why not?”
Israelmore Ayivor

“Just for the sake of amusement, ask each passenger to tell you his story, and if you find a single one who hasn’t often cursed his life, who hasn’t told himself he’s the most miserable man in the world, you can throw me overboard head first.”
Candide, Candide

“Ingratitude is a crime more despicable than revenge, which is only returning evil for evil, while ingratitude returns evil for good.”
William George Jordan

Robert M. Pirsig
“This condemnation of technology is ingratitude, that's what it is. Blind alley, though. If someone's ungrateful and you tell him he's ungrateful, okay, you've called him a name. You haven't solved anything.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Israelmore Ayivor
“Ingratitude to God does not rely only on our refusal to give the verbal thanksgiving due to Him, but also recides in our inability to appreciate his gifts and potentials in us by leaving them untapped.”
Israelmore Ayivor

C.S. Lewis
“We call bad one who rejects the fruit he is given for the fruit he is expecting or the fruit he was given last time.”
C.S. Lewis, Perelandra

C.S. Lewis
“What you have made me see,' answered the Lady, 'is as plain as the sky, but I never saw it before. Yet is has happened every day. One goes into the forest to pick food and already the thought of one fruit rather than another has grown up in one’s mind. Then, may it be, one finds a different fruit and not the fruit one thought of. One joy was expected and another is given. But this I had never noticed before–that the very moment of the finding there is in the mind a kind of thrusting back, or setting aside. The picture of the fruit you have not found is still, for a moment, before you. And if you wished–if it were possible to wish–you could keep it there. You could send your soul after the good you had expected, instead of turning it to the good you had got. You could refuse the real good; you could make the real fruit taste insipid by thinking of the other.”
C.S. Lewis

Paul Bamikole
“Ingratitude makes man an animal, even worse, for some animals do have a way of saying thank you when you do them a favor; take a dog for instance.”
Paul Bamikole

“People often do not value beautiful things around them, and there is no more common thing in the world than human ingratitude.”
Ash Gabrieli, Petrichor

“I don't know why, but I'm not thankful. I'm never thankful. I want to be, I do, but all I feel is this annoyance that won't stop. Every nice thing that anyone could ever think to do to me leaves me feeling enraged. It's like, too little too late, buddy.”
Rivers Solomon, An Unkindness of Ghosts

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Josef Stalin once said that ‘Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.’ Let us correct this: Ingratitude is a horrible disease belongs to the callous rocks! A grateful dog is a being much more developed than an ungrateful man!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Dennis Prager
“One of humanity’s most common character traits is ingratitude.”
Dennis Prager, The Rational Bible: Exodus

“Suicide in whatever form is an act of ingratitude to God. You threw back at Him the gift He took His time, energy and resources to create specially for you.”
ikechukwu Izuakor , Great Reflections on Success

“In short, if one is entitled to everything, then one is thankful for nothing.”
Christopher Peterson, Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
“Wanting to pay love with friendship is not to be afraid of ingratitude, but to be afraid of looking ungrateful.”
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses

Tove Jansson
“As they pushed through the door a remarkable sight met their eyes: the Muskrat was sitting in the fork of a tree eating a pear.
"Where's mother?" asked Moomintroll.
"She's trying to get your father out of his room," replied the Muskrat, bitterly. "This is what comes of collecting plants. I've never quite trusted that Hemulen. Well, I hope the Muskrat heaven is a peaceful place, because I shan't be here much longer.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll

Billy Graham
“Gratitude is one of the greatest Christian virtues; ingratitude, one of the most vicious sins.”
Billy Graham, Billy graham in quotes

“You can't be passionate about gratitude and be crippled by ingratitude.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

Pam Malow-Isham
“The greatest dishonor is ingratitude.”
Pam Malow-Isham, Brilliant Words to Grow By: A Devotional Celebrating the Duality of Life

Jaquelle Crowe Ferris
“That's when I have to get my eyes off my sin, my ingratitude, and my fakeness and fix them fast on the beauty of God. On my worst day, he is the constant, always and absolutely worthy of worship.”
Jaquelle Crowe, This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Ambivalent disposition in the face of benevolence is equivalent to insolence.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Maurice Druon
“There's the gratitude of sons-in-law for you. You poison a king so that they may take his place, and then they do exactly as they please without consideration for anyone!”
Maurice Druon, The Royal Succession

Lisa Kleypas
“Cassandra gave him a reproachful glance. “I thought you liked Mr. Severin.”
“I do, absolutely. He occupies a high place on the list of things I don’t respect myself for liking, right between street food and filthy drinking songs.”
Cassandra was aware that it had always been West’s habit—as well as Devon’s and Winterborne’s—to make sarcastic remarks about Tom Severin, in the way of longstanding friends. But it rankled now in a way it never had before. “After all Mr. Severin has done for our family,” she said quietly, “he deserves more respect than that.”
They were all silent, darting surprised glances at her. Until that moment, Cassandra had never dared to utter one word of reproof to him.
To West’s credit, he considered the point, and relented. “You’re right,” he said in a different tone. “I beg your pardon for being a facetious arse. But I know both of you well enough to be certain you don’t belong together.”
Cassandra met his gaze without blinking. “Is it possible that Mr. Severin and I might know each other in a different way than you know either of us?”
“Touché. Is it possible that you might think you know him far less than you actually do?”
“Touché,” Cassandra replied reluctantly.”
Lisa Kleypas, Chasing Cassandra

Anthon St. Maarten
“Not committing the so-called deadly sins is not enough to avoid bad juju in this life, or the next. Those everyday little wrongdoings, like ingratitude, unkindness, and entitlement, are hefty cornerstones of karmic debt.”
Anthon St. Maarten

“Ingratitude is innate to humans.”
sir kristian goldmund aumann

Tove Jansson
“The Hemulen slid down onto the grass completely exhausted.
"Oh!" he moaned. "There has never been anything but trouble and danger since I came into the Moomin family.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll

“The lack of forgiveness and ingratitude leads unhappiness”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Ingratitude is the worst of sins.”
Ramesh Lohia

“In order to avoid egotism, a lot of us go way overboard in the other direction. We shrink from ever declaring that we have any virtue, any excellency, any special gifts, lest we be accused of boasting. And so we fall into that opposite pit from egotism, namely, ingratitude.”
Richard Nelson Bolles, What Color is Your Parachute?

Danny Trejo
“...usually you can't save people from themselves if they're hell-bent on fucking their lives up through egomaniacal behavior. Some people never appreciate what they have and are always focused on what they don't.”
Danny Trejo, Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood

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