ingratitude

A Quote by John Milton on ingratitude

Swinish gluttony Ne'er looks to heav'n amidst his gorgeous feast, But with besotted base ingratitude Crams, and blasphemes his feeder.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 776.

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A Quote by Heber Q. Hale on angels, christ, crime, emptiness, evil, god, good, ingratitude, legends, life, and revenge

As stewards of God we must be truly appreciative of the things we receive. One has said that, 'Ingratitude is a crime more despicable than revenge which is only returning evil for evil, while ingratitude returns evil for good.' You remember that of the ten lepers healed by Christ, only one returned to give thanks. A beautiful legend tells the story of two angels that were sent forth throughout the land, each given a basket, one to gather up requests and the other thanksgivings. The angel of requests came back with her basket running over full. The angel of thanksgivings came back with her basket practically empty. So it is in life. It seems that all have requests to make, but few of us think to return and give thanks.

Heber Q. Hale

Source: Conference Report, October 1919, p.172

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on blessings, children, god, gratitude, guilt, ingratitude, and life

God help us to be grateful for our blessings, never to be guilty of the sin of ingratitude, and to instill this same gratitude into the lives of our children. Someone has said that an ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating apples and never looking up to see where they come from.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson", p. 364

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on ingratitude

Ingratitude is one of our great sins.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1977, p. 33

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A Quote by E. B. White on friendship and ingratitude

Geese are friends to no one, they bad mouth everybody and everything. But they are companionable once you get used to their ingratitude and false accusations.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on ingratitude, kindness, and obligation

Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on ingratitude and people

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on crime, ingratitude, life, and temptation

PARDON, v. To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on death, ingratitude, life, and power

ORPHAN, n. A living person whom death has deprived of the power of filial ingratitude . . .

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on ingratitude

BENEFACTOR, n. One who makes heavy purchases of ingratitude, without, however, materially affecting the price, which is still within the means of all.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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