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I hate ingratitude more in man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice, whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.

If there be a crime of deeper dye than all the guilty train of human vices, it is ingratitude.

Ingratitude is monstrous; and for the multitude to be ungrateful, were to make a monster of the multitude.

Ingratitude is the abridgment of all baseness; a fault never found unattended with other viciousness.

Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.

Ingratitude; thou marble-hearted fiend, more hideous when thou showest thee in a child, than the sea monster.

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.

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

Not to return one good office for another is inhuman; but to return evil for good is diabolical. There are too many even of this sort, who, the more they owe, the more they hate.

Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.

Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.

One great cause of our insensibility to the goodness of our Creator is the very extensiveness of his bounty.

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

Swinish gluttony ne'er looks to heaven amid his gorgeous feast, but with besotted, base ingratitude, crams and blasphemes his feeder.

The general cry is against ingratitude, but the complaint is misplaced, it should be against vanity; none but direct villains are capable of wilful ingratitude; but almost everybody is capable of thinking he hath done more than another deserves, while the other thinks he hath received less than he deserves.

The greatest evils in human society are such as no law can come at; as in the case of ingratitude, where the manner of obligation very often leaves the benefactor without means of demanding justice, though that very circumstance should be the more binding to the person who has received the benefit.

There be three usual causes of ingratitude upon a benefit received - envy, pride, and covetousness; envy, looking more at other's benefits than our own; pride, looking more at ourselves than at the benefit; covetousness, looking more at what we would have than at what we have.

There neither is, or ever was, any person remarkably ungrateful, who was not also insufferably proud; nor any one proud, who was not equally ungrateful.

There never was any man so wicked as not to approve of gratitude and to detest ingratitude, as the two things in the whole world, the one to be the most esteemed, and the other the most abominated.

This was the most unkindest cut of all; For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitor's arm, Quite vanquish'd him; then burst his mighty heart.


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