Aesop quote about kindness from Aesop's Fables - The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.
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The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.
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Author Aesop
Source Aesop's Fables
Topic kindness ingratitude
Date
Language English
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Note Translated by George Fyler Townsend
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21/21-h/21-h.htm

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“The Snake was quickly revived by the warmth, and resuming its natural instincts, bit its benefactor, inflicting on him a mortal wound. «Oh,» cried the Farmer with his last breath, «I am rightly served for pitying a scoundrel.»
The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.
The Fawn and His Mother A YOUNG FAWN once said to his Mother, «You are larger than a dog, and swifter, and more used to running, and you have your horns as a defense; why, then, O Mother! do the hounds frighten you so?»” source

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