quote by William Arthur Ward

Three enemies of personal peace: regret over yesterday’s mistakes, anxiety over tomorrow’s problems, and ingratitude for today’s blessings.

— William Arthur Ward

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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.

The wicked are always ungrateful.

Ingratitude is the soul's enemy... Ingratitude is a burning wind that dries up the source of love, the dew of mercy, the streams of grace.

If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.

You love a nothing when you love an ingrate.

Friendship is the medicine for all misfortune;

but ingratitude dries up the fountain of all goodness.

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

A revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief.

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.

It has been said that the sin of ingratitude is more serious than the sin of revenge. With revenge, we return evil for evil, but with ingratitude, we return evil for good.

Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude.

Even though many people prove to be ungrateful, do not let that stop you from benefiting others-for not only is beneficence in itself a noble and almost divine quality, it may also happen that while you practice it, you will encounter someone so grateful that he will make up for all the others' ingratitude.

Ingratitude is a nail which, driven into the tree of courtesy, causes it to wither; it is a broken channel, by which the foundations of the affections are undermined; and a lump of soot, which, falling into the dish of friendship, destroys its scent and flavor.

Gratitude gives birth to gratitude and ingratitude creates more ingratitude.

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

There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.

If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.

Ingratitude is monstrous.

If we are devoted to the cause of humanity, we shall soon be crushed and broken-hearted, for we shall often meet with more ingratitude from men than we would from a dog; but if our motive is love to God, no ingratitude can hinder us from serving our fellow men.

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.

Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness – all of them due to the offenders’ ignorance of what is good or evil.

There is so much to love and to admire in this life that it is an act of ingratitude not to be happy and content in this existence.

Man is, beyond dispute, the most excellent of created beings, and the vilest animal is a dog; but the sages agree that a grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.

The ingratitude of the world can never deprive us of the conscious happiness of having acted with humanity ourselves.

Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.

Lovers cannot imagine any opposition, no matter how small, to the beloved.

They cannot endure to see the beloved veiled by something that causes Him to be forgotten. Moreover, lovers regard as futile any speech not about the beloved, and any act not related to Him as ingratitude and disloyalty.

In sickness we ought to ask God to give us patience, because it often happens, that when a man gets well, he not only does not do the good he proposed to do when he was sick, but he multiplies his sins and his ingratitude.

Greed's worst point is its ingratitude.

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

True generosity means accepting ingratitude.

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

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

Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.

In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of your own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give you a humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of people, or the iniquity of the times may rob you of other rewards.

The true sin against the Holy Ghost is ingratitude.

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