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I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
As you get older and wiser you realize that when people are given anything without having to earn it (unless they are physically or mentally utterly incapable of earning anything), they become ungrateful and lazy. They also become less happy.
I sometimes feel a bit embarrassed to play guitar. There's something - I don't want to sound ungrateful - but there's something very old-fashioned and traditional about it. You meet kids today whose grandparents were in punk bands. It's very old and traditional, but then, so is an orchestra and so is a string section.
Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?
I've been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have.
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.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Whenever anybody comes to me with a way that I can give something back, it would be ungrateful at this point in my life to not say yes.
It's ungrateful to be wishing you were doing something else at the moment you are living. You haven't lived in the moment that you are really living, you are wishing you were somewhere else.
I am very harsh on myself. I can point out a list. My nose is very strange. I have a very round face. I sound so ungrateful. Obviously I'm being hard on myself. Whether it's body dysmorphia, or whatever it is, I can always find something wrong.
The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I think that would be ungrateful if I were upset because I'm seen as attractive or sexy. That's opened so many doors for me in my life.
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
I wouldn't have become an engineer, I wouldn't have done what I did, had a hand not been held out to me. I have to remember who helped me when I needed help. The people of Jamaica helped me. I can't forget that. I would be ungrateful if I forgot.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I want to assure you that working in transition period is an ungrateful job for any honest government.
To be President of the United States, sir, is to act as advocate for a blind, venomous, and ungrateful client.
I am all right when I work. I am not superficial and I am not ungrateful.
When Jane and I spoke out, people thought, What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father.
I have a karaoke punk band called The Ungrateful Dead, but we don't exist yet.
The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian, dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for the sake of America's interests.
When you sling a saddle atop a llama's back, just after he's rolled in the dirt to scratch the unscratchable tickle of having lugged an ungrateful hiker's 90 pounds of impedimenta another eight miles along the trail, you're struck by how matted, coarse, and snarly the wool seems. But that's why it makes for versatile outdoor wear.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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