Resentment Quotes

Most popular resentment quotes

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.  Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.


Resentment isn't a magnetic personal style.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Resentment is a communicable disease and should be quarantined.
Resentment is like taking poison and hoping it'll kill someone else.
The life of pleasure breeds boredom. The life of duty breeds resentment.


Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.
Resentment is like drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Weigh the true advantages of forgiveness and resentment to the heart. Then choose.


Hanging on to resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
— Yellowed Pages
Being resentful, they say, is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Do you know the hallmark of the second-rater?  It's resentment of another man's achievement.
As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff of it is bad for you.
Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins.


Resentment is an evil so costly to our peace, that we should find it more cheap to forgive even were it not more right.
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings, but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
We challenge life for its meaning—and we haven't the courage for what hurts our feelings.  We resent—and then we are shut out from understanding.  Resentment opens no door and breeds no courage.
Resentments, carried too far, expose us to a fate analogous to that of the fish-hawk, when he strikes his talons too deep into a fish beyond his capacity to lift, and is carried under and drowned by it.
There are those who clutch to resentment like it were a treasure of great worth. This is foolishness. The question to be asked is not how badly we were wronged, but what are we profited by our unforgiveness?
Resentment is like a poison we carry around inside us with the hope that when we get the chance we can deposit it where it will harm another who has injured us. The fact is that we carry this poison at extreme risk to ourselves.
To ruminate upon evils, to make critical notes upon injuries, and to be too acute in their apprehension, is to add unto our own tortures, to feather the arrows of our enemies, to lash ourselves with the scorpions of our foes, and to resolve to sleep no more; for injuries long dreamt on, take away at last all rest.