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Ingratitude! thou marble-hearted fiend, More hideous when thou show'st thee in a child Than the sea-monster.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (King Lear at I, iv)

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I hate ingratitude more in a man Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, Or any taint of vie whose strong corruption Inhabits our frail blood.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Viola at III, iv)

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An ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating acorns, but never looking up to see where they come from

Timothy Dexter Quotes

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Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.

Immanuel Kant Quotes

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Ingratitude is treason to mankind

James Thomson Quotes

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Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man. [Lat., Nil homine terra pejus ingrato creat.]

Decimus Magnus Ausonius Quotes , Source: Epigrams (CXL, 1)

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That man may last, but never lives, Who much receives, but nothing gives; Whom none can love, whom none can thank,-- Creation's blot, creation's blank.

Thomas Gibbons Quotes , Source: When Jesus Dwelt

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You love a nothing when you love an ingrate. [Lat., Nihil amas, cum ingratum amas.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Persa (II, 2, 46)

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He is ungrateful who denies that he has received a kindness which has been bestowed upon him; he is ungrateful who conceals it; he is ungrateful who makes no return for it; most ungrateful of all is he who forgets it. [Lat., Ingratus est, qui beneficium accepisse se negat, quod accepit: ingratus est, qui dissimulat; ingratus, qui non reddit; ingratissimus omnium, qui oblitus est.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: De Beneficiis (III, 1)

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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 Quotes , Source: As You Like It (Amiens at II, vii)

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This was the most unkindest cut of all; For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitor's arms, Quite vanquished him. Then burst his mighty heart; And in his mantle muffling up his face, Even at the base of Pompey's statue (Which all the while ran blood) great Caesar fell.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Antony at III, ii)

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What, wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Shylock at IV, i)

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He that's ungrateful has no guilt but one; All other crimes may pass for virtues in him.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Busiris

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Deserted, at his utmost need, By those his former bounty fed; On the bare earth exposed he lies, With not a friend to close his eyes.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Alexander's Feast (st. 4)

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One ungrateful man does an injury to all who are suffering. [Lat., Ingratus unus miseris omnibus nocet.]

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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All the stored vengeances of heaven fall On her ingrateful top!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (King Lear at II, iv)

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Ingratitude is monstrous

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Ingratitude's a weed of every clime, It thrives too fast at first, but fades in time.

Sir Samuel Garth Quotes , Source: Epistle to the Earl of Godolphin (l. 27)

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A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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Ingratitude is monstrous; and for the multitude to be ingrateful were to make a monster of the multitude; of which we being members, should bring ourselves to be monstrous members.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Third Citizen at II, ii)

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