These thought-provoking and uplifting ungrateful quotes and sayings help us realize the inner richness we inherit and stop being ungrateful for what we don’t have.
But we human beings live the opposite completely. Instead of feeling grateful and blessed for what has been given to us, we keep feeling sober and disappointed for what we don’t possess.
William Arthur rightly quotes, ‘ A complaining tongue reveals an ungrateful heart.’
Equally, Walt Kelly quotes a powerful one, ‘ When we become negative and ungrateful, it is important to remember; We have met the enemy, and he is us.’
Since we feel quickly negative and ungrateful, we allow the other and the world to judge our self-worth.
If we would have known our inner potential and richness, nobody can upset us or make us feel inferior so easily.
How do you deal with ingratitude?
Gratefulness is our nature, and we are blessed in ways we never understand.
So, never be ungrateful for the beautiful relations already present in life. Only when they disappear, one realizes they were diamonds.
Do not fall to the temptations that the grass is green on the other side. There is no end to discontentment.
The inner discontentment is the real poverty in one’s life.
Even if you help someone and they are ungrateful to your kindness, do not get disheartened.
Do not point at the world’s insensitivity as an excuse for not doing the right thing in the world.
Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mahavira, Lord Krishna, and several other messengers of God have never worried whether the world is grateful or not but kept uplifting, helping humanity with the right cause.
Even revolutionary and humanitarian figures like Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and many great icons have kept doing what they felt was right. Humanity has greatly benefited from their kind and brave personality.
We hope reading these stop being ungrateful quotes and sayings inspire you to keep doing what you feel is right and good. Let inner clarity be your judge.
Best Ungrateful Quotes and Sayings
A complaining tongue reveals an ungrateful heart.
– William Arthur Ward
I’m going to be meeting with people today who talk too much – people who are selfish, egotistical, ungrateful. But I won’t be surprised or disturbed, for I can’t imagine a world without such people.
– Marcus Aurelius
If you’ve got a billion dollars and you’re ungrateful, you’re a poor man. If you have very little but you’re grateful for what you have, you’re truly rich.
– Tony Robbins
It’s ungrateful to be wishing you were doing something else at the moment you are living. You haven’t lived in the moment that you are really living, you are wishing you were somewhere else.
– Suzanne Farrell
The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.
Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain subjective, negative, ungrateful way.
– Edward de Bono
When we become negative and ungrateful, it is important to remember… We have met the enemy; and he is us.
– Walt Kelly
To be ungrateful is to be unnatural. The head may be thus guilty, not the heart.
– Antoine Rivarol
There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.
– R.H. Blyth
I believe the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
A man may be ungrateful, but the human race is not so.
– John Milton
A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment.
– David A. Bednar
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
– Louis XIV
One ungrateful person does an injury to all needy people.
– Publilius Syrus
A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.
Never let ungrateful remarks prevent you from doing what you feel is right and good. Let God be your judge.
– Terry Mark
You’ll never see a happy ungrateful person.
– Zig Ziglar
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The wicked are always ungrateful.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Some natures are so sour and ungrateful that they are never to be obliged.
– Roger L’Estrange
The saddest of all hearts is one without gratitude.
– Tom Krause
Sadness is so ungrateful.
– Han Suyin
Ungrateful people forget what they are not grateful for.
– Ana Monnar
Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.
– Decimius Magnus Ausonius
He that forgets his friend is ungrateful to him; but he that forgets his Savior is unmerciful to himself.
– John Bunyan
The man who is ungrateful is often less to blame than his benefactor.
– Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness. I have never known men of ability to be ungrateful.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
An ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating acorns, but never looking up to see where they come from.
– Timothy Dexter
Ungratefulness is worse than a cancer; it eats away at your soul; blinding your heart and eyes to the beauty and miracles that are all around us each day in our lives.
– Geraldine Vermaak
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He that’s ungrateful has no guilt but one; All other crimes may pass for virtues in him.
– Edward Young
He that calls a man ungrateful sums up all the veil that a man can be guilty of.
– Jonathan Swift
But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.
– Anne Frank
Ingratitude is monstrous; and for the multitude to be ungrateful, were to make a monster of the multitude.
Flints may be melted— we see it daily— but an ungrateful heart cannot be; not by the strongest and noblest flame.
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child.
One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.
– Publius Syrus
We seldom find people ungrateful as long as we are in a condition to render them services.
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.
Ingratitude! thou marble-hearted friend, more hideous when thou showest thee in a child, than the sea monster.
To awaken gratitude in the ungrateful were as vain as to try to wake the dead by cries.
– Oscar Wilde
The ungrateful son is a wart on his father’s face; to leave it as a blemish, to cut it off is a pain.
– Afghanistan Proverb
A man’s indebtedness is not his virtue, his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
– Ruth Benedict
Someone who denies that he received a benefit that he in fact did receive is ungrateful.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
But the forgetful person can never become grateful, the benefit received is totally lost to him.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Someone who pretends not to have received it is ungrateful. Someone who fails to repay it is ungrateful. But the most ungrateful of all is the person who forgets that he received it.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Ungrateful are they who wish their life away. Ungrateful are they who turn their backs on others. Ungrateful are they who waste and horde. Ungrateful are they who take advantage of the weak.
– Karalayne Maglinte
An ungrateful attitude is something most of us are unaware that we have, but everyone else sees.
– Dr. Louis Ngomo Okitembo
Every greed is the root of ungratefulness.
– Laila Gifty Akita
It is another’s fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
My life is ungrateful to me. I do so much for it to be comfortable, and still, it repays me by throwing tantrums left and right. As soon as I think it’s time for a present due to all my efforts, I get repaid with ingratitude. If this is how my life treats me, then maybe it’s time I mistreat it, as well.
– Lange Weile
I have too many flaws to be perfect. But I have too many blessings to be ungrateful.
– Zig Ziglar
The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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