Ungrateful People Quotes

Being ungrateful by definition is not showing gratitude, being thankless, and being unappreciative. Someone who is ungrateful is usually characterized as being narcissistic. Narcissistic people automatically expect favors, gifts and to be admired by people so they feel they have no obligation to pay it forward. They have a strong sense of self-importance and are often arrogant, because of this mindset they cannot mentally connect with the person/people that gives them something to be thankful for.

Everybody has their moments of being ungrateful but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are ungrateful people, they could simply just not be mentally able to be grateful in some moments or they could just not be able to express how grateful they are. Those that are genuinely ungrateful almost all of the time are unfortunately ungrateful people.

It is unknown how a person becomes an ungrateful person. It could have something to do with how they were raised, something or multiple things that happened to them in the past or if it is just a part of their personality. While most people tend to not ask for help from others, an ungrateful person will constantly be asking for help or expecting help because they feel entitled to it even though they usually wouldn’t help another soul if there was nothing in it for them.

Ungrateful People Quotes

  1. “It’s normal for us to become unhappy for a while due to how circumstances in life treat us, but it is ungodly for us to be ungrateful for these circumstances that make us unhappy!” – Israelmore Ayivor
  2. “You’ll never see a happy ungrateful person.” – Zig Ziglar
  3. “An ungrateful tongue reveals an ungrateful heart.” – William Arthur Ward
  4. “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.” – Mother Teresa
  5. “It is no great misfortune to oblige ungrateful people, but an unsupportable one to be forced to be under an obligation to a scoundrel.” – Philip James Bailey
  6. “Ungrateful people and complainers will not be blessed.” – Unknown
  7. “People are so ungrateful and inconsiderate. It just irritates me cause I don’t mind doing favors but I hate being taken for granted.” – Unknown
  8. “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.” – Seneca the Younger
  9. “Virtue is not always where it seems to be. People sometimes acknowledge favors only to maintain their reputations, and to make themselves more impudently ungrateful for favors that they do not wish to acknowledge.” – Madeleine De Souvre
  10. “The wicked are always ungrateful.” – Miguel De Cervantes
  11. “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
  12. “An ungrateful man is a tub full of holes.” – Latin Proverb
  13. “An ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating acorns, but never looking up to see where they come from.” – Timothy Dexter
  14. “Ungrateful people complain about the one thing you haven’t done for them instead of being thankful for the thousands of things you have done for them.” – Unknown
  15. “Spoilt people live rotten lives.” – Habeeb Akande
  16. “The man who is ungrateful is often less to blame than his benefactor.” – Francois de le Rochefoucauld
  17. “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” – Nicki Minaj
  18. “Only ungrateful people complain about the smallest issues.” – Unknown
  19. “Some people get whatever they want and yet still complain. Shows how ungrateful people are and can be. Take what you receive and appreciate it.” – Unknown
  20. “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.” – Paul McCabe
  21. “A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment.” – David A. Bednar
  22. “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.” – Dennis Prager
  23. “You can be anything in this world, just don’t be ungrateful.” – Unknown
  24. “ I got love for everyone except ungrateful people.” – Unknown
  25. “When you meet an ungrateful person, be great. The moment you become great, you will become fulfilled. There is no other secret. Nothing else will give you fulfillment.” – Harbhajan Singh Yogi
  26. “A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.” – Saadi
  27. “The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.” – Aesop
  28. “The saddest of all hearts is one without gratitude.” – Tom Krause
  29. “It’s sad how ungrateful people are. But the saddest thing of all is that they will never realize it.” – Unknown
  30. “To awaken gratitude in the ungrateful were as vain as to try to wake the dead by cries.” – Oscar Wilde
  31. “Ungrateful people forget what they are not grateful for.” – Ana Monnar
  32. “Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.” – Decimius Magnus Ausonius
  33. “The problem is people are ungrateful and I cannot stop being nice.” – Unknown
  34. “I have no respect for ungrateful people. How can you bite the hand that gave you help?” – Unknown
  35. “To be happy is easy enough if we give ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving, No self centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy. Life is giving, not getting.” – Joseph Fort Newton
  36. “In every class of society, gratitude is the rarest of all human virtues.” – Wilkie Collins
  37. “Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?” – Saint Basil
  38. “Ungrateful people don’t remember the million times you’ve helped them, only the one time you don’t.” – Unknown
  39. “Being amongst such ungrateful and conceited people all the time really takes a toll on you psychologically, it makes you a philosopher.” – Unknown
  40. “One ungrateful man injures all who need assistance.” – Publilius Syrus
  41. “Unhappiness is a contagious disease caused by a chronic deficiency of gratitude.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  42. “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.” – Seneca the Younger
  43. “A man may be ungrateful, but the human race is not so.” – John Milton
  44. “Making the ungrateful grateful will bring tears to your eyes, tears of blood bleeding from the heart.” – Ana Monnar
  45. “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
  46. “Every greed is the root of ungratefulness.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  47. “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!” – Gustave Flaubert
  48. “To do good to the ungrateful is to throw rose-water into the sea.” – Latin Proverb
  49. “The mind is inclined to zoom in on your problem, or few problems, to an extent that you cannot see your many blessings.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  50. “Do not be angry with an ungrateful person; probably they are confused or inexperienced.” – Chico Xavier
  51. “Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” – Immanuel Kant
  52. “When we become negative and ungrateful, it is important to remember… We have met the enemy; and he is us.” – Walt Kelly
  53. “Never help an ungrateful person get on their feet. It’s like telling a wolf that you’re a sheep.” – Unknown
  54. “I have too many flaws to be perfect. But I have too many blessings to be ungrateful.” – Zig Ziglar
  55. “Ungratefulness is the very poison of manhood.” – Sir Philip Sydney
  56. “People think that I’m really untouchable, and that’s also translated into a lot of people thinking that I’m super ungrateful.” – Kristen Stewart
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Dealing with an ungrateful person is certainly no fun. Ungrateful people are never satisfied and they expect so much from you without giving anything in return. In short, they are bitter and uncaring and they just drain you mentally with their narcissistic ways and mindset. No matter how hard you try, how much you try to help them, or how much you love them, they usually will never be appreciative towards you and they usually do not return anything you give to them, be it money, time, affection or even your heart.

Ungrateful people can be family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, partners, and in some cases your children. Sometimes you just have to step back and know where your line should be drawn, how much you can take. Sometimes you need to express your feelings to the ungrateful person and let them know exactly how their ungratefulness makes you feel, share some of these quotes with them.


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