43 Quotes About Being Ungrateful and Selfish


Treating those closest to you with acts of ungratefulness can leave you feeling left alone and unwanted. In a world with billions more that are in need or may feel more gracious in your gifts, there are others more deserving. Here is a look at some great quotes about being ungrateful and selfish that will remind us to keep our heart in the right place.

“A complaining tongue reveals an ungrateful heart.”

“A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.”

“A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment.”

“A man may be ungrateful, but the human race is not so.”

“All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that being unhappy leads people to complain, but it’s truer to say that complaining leads to people becoming unhappy.”

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

“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.”

“Do not be angry with an ungrateful person; probably they are confused or inexperienced.”

“Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.”

“Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.”

“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.”

“He that calls a man ungrateful sums up all the veil that a man can be guilty of.”

“He that forgets his friend is ungrateful to him; but he that forgets his Savior is unmerciful to himself.”

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

“I believe the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped.”

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”

“I have too many flaws to be perfect. But i have too many blessings to be ungrateful.”

“I value in the cat the independent and almost ungrateful spirit which prevents her from attaching herself to any one, the indifference with which she passes from the salon to the housetop. ”

“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.”

“Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness. I have never known men of ability to be ungrateful.”

“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.”

“It is good to be charitable; but to whom? That is the point. As to the ungrateful, there is not one who does not at last die miserable.”

“It is no tragedy to do ungrateful people favors, but it is unbearable to be indebted to a scoundrel.”

“I’ve been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have.”

“Making the ungrateful grateful will bring tears to your eyes, tears of blood bleeding from the heart.”

“Never let ungrateful remarks prevent you from doing what you feel is right and good. Let God be your judge.”

“One can make this generalization about men: they are ungrateful, fickle, liars, and deceivers, they shun danger and are greedy for profit; while you treat them well, they are yours. ”

“One ungrateful man injures all who need assistance.”

“Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times. The ordinary person today lives better than a king did a century ago but is ungrateful!”

“Some natures are so sour and ungrateful that they are never to be obliged.”

“The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.”

“The imagination conjures gifts; what the ungrateful, unsentimental part of the mind has to do is to unwrap them, find fault with them, see them for what they are and then alter them.”

“The man who is ungrateful is often less to blame than his benefactor.”

“The wicked are always ungrateful.”

“There is a third silent party to all our bargains. The nature and soul of things takes on itself the guaranty of the fulfillment of every contract, so that honest service cannot come to loss.”

“There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.”

“They could never make me hate you. Even though what you was doing wasn’t tasteful.. Even though you out here looking so ungrateful.. I’m a keep it moving, be classy and graceful.”

“To be ungrateful is to be unnatural. The head may be thus guilty, not the heart.”

“Ungrateful people breed negativity. No one gets any pleasure from giving to an ungrateful person. When you show appreciation, the object of your attention blossoms and flourishes.”

“Ungrateful people forget what they are not grateful for.”

“Ungratefulness is worst 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.”

“We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.”

“You’ll never see a happy ungrateful person.”

There are many reasons that cause us to act ungrateful and take advantage of the generous things we do receive in life.

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