Quotes About Grudges

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Charlotte Brontë
“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”

Criss Jami
“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Steve Maraboli
“When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Steve Maraboli
“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people...but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Anne Lamott
“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”
Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Julie Kagawa
“Well, don't worry about it too much, princess. Let ice-boy cool off for the night and then try to talk to him tomorrow. He wont stay angry with you too long, I bet. Ash isn't one to hold a grudge. ''
''What are you talking about? He's held a grudge against you for centuries!''
''Oh, right.”
Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen

J.K. Rowling
“Some wounds run too deep for the healing.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

William Arthur Ward
“A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.”
William Arthur Ward

William Blake
“I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.”
William Blake

Derek Landy
“Corrival looked around. 'So is this it? Is everyone here? Erskine, maybe you should start the ball rolling. I have places to go and things to do.'

'Me?' Ravel asked. 'Why do I have to start it? You're the most respected mage here. You start it, or Skulduggery.'

Skulduggery shook his head. 'I can't start it. I don't like most of these people. I might start shooting.”
Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

Shannon L. Alder
“The problem with people that ignore people they dislike is they can’t ignore them. Anger carries a person in your mind forever, whether you choose to speak to them or not. Therefore, don’t mistake prosperity or accomplishments as resolution. You can’t escape what you will not deal with. The day you can stand in the room with someone and not be affected is the day you truly moved on.”
Shannon L. Alder

Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges
“Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present... today.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Reif Larsen
“I suddenly had an idea of how adults can hold on to a feeling for very long periods of time, long after the event is finished, long after cards have been sent and apologies made and everyone else had moved on. Adults were pack rats of old, useless emotions”
Reif Larsen

Christopher Hitchens
“Part of the function of memory is to forget; the omni-retentive mind will break down and produce at best an idiot savant who can recite a telephone book, and at worst a person to whom every grudge and slight is as yesterday's.”
Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

Liane Moriarty
“They say it's good to let your grudges go, but I don't know, I'm quite fond of my grudge. I tend it like a little pet.”
Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies

“I hold a strict policy of automatic grudges against people everyone likes.”
Kate Hattemer, The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

“Be happy by forgiving or forgetting or doing both, but we can gain no happiness by holding grudges.”
Dinesh Kumar Radhakrishnan

Will Davis Jr.
“Once you decide to forgive, you initiate the healing process. Forgiveness gives your soul permission to move on to the higher and healthier ground of emotional recovery. Forgiveness is to your soul what antibiotics are to infection. It is the curative agent that will help to fully restore your soul. It doesn't immediately remove the pain of defense but it does start you on the road to recovery.”
Will Davis Jr., 10 Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them

Jobie Hughes
“And the past, for those foolish enough to subscribe to it, holds a grudge harder than anything known to man.”
Jobie Hughes, At Dawn

Donna Lynn Hope
“Don't focus on her hiss. Remember her purr.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Maggie Cox
“Most people are only doing the best that they know how to do.Blaming and holding grudges only brings more pain.”
Maggie Cox, Bought: For His Convenience or Pleasure?

“A long held belief based on a perceived reality that is rooted in a diminishing view of yourself or others probably is not serving you.
Today is a good day to let go of one of them.
Today is a great day to let go of one of them-if it's a secret grudge you've been harboring
for years.
Particularly if that person is YOU.
Coach Me Dave/Get Relationship Coaching”
Dave Rudbarg

M.F. Moonzajer
“Hatred, rancor and grudge, they are not humanity elements; but you need to have them to survive.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Alexander McCall Smith
“..."Charming people, when not actively shooting one another," a friend had once said, which was so unkind, but, like so many unkind comments, had a grain of truth in it. They did shoot one another and had been doing so for centuries. They did bicker over and brood on long-dead history--or history that should be long dead. The problem with history was that it refused to lie down and die.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Forgotten Affairs Of Youth

“A grudge is like a cesspool; forgiveness like a flowing river.”
Chris Northrup

Andrew Ashling
“...Obyann, you're talking about the Landemere-Ramaldah border dispute of 1416. Damn it, man, that was in the time of our grandfathers.”
Andrew Ashling, The Invisible Chains - Part 2: Bonds of Fear

Antonella Gambotto-Burke
“I remember everything,' Bette Midler flatly notes. 'But you know how in life, you tend to hold grudges? Well, I don’t do that any more. Bad, bad stuff. I did as a young person, but it just wore me out. Oh, it really did! How many times can you wake up in the middle of the night gnashing your teeth? It’s so boring. Give it up!”
Antonella Gambotto-Burke, Mouth

“In my experience when a friend unloaded about a boyfriend or spouse, the listener soaked up the complaint and remembered it long after the speaker had forgiven the offense.”
Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You can do the right thing that seems wrong to others, or the wrong thing that seems right, and its actually puerile to await recommendation when what you are about to do doesn't concerns anyone.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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