The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.
AESOP, "The Farmer and the Snake," Aesop's Fables
Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Governor Dinwiddie, May 29, 1754
The greatest benefits will not bind the ungrateful.
AESOP, "The Farmer and the Snake", Aesop's Fables
It is better to expose ourselves to ingratitude than to neglect our duty to the distressed.
JEAN DE LA BRUYÈRE, "Of the Affections", Les Caractères
An extraordinary haste to discharge an obligation is a sort of ingratitude.
FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, Moral Maxims
Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness. I have never known men of ability to be ungrateful.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe