Grudges Quotes

Quotes tagged as "grudges" (showing 1-30 of 72)
Charlotte Brontë
“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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

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

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

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

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

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 won't 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

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

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.

-A Poison Tree
William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience

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

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

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

Aaron Swartz
“I think deeply about things and want others to do likewise. I work for ideas and learn from people. I don’t like excluding people. I’m a perfectionist, but I won’t let that get in the way of publication. Except for education and entertainment, I’m not going to waste my time on things that won’t have an impact. I try to be friends with everyone, but I hate it when you don’t take me seriously. I don’t hold grudges, it’s not productive, but I learn from my experience. I want to make the world a better place.”
Aaron Swartz

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

Donald L. Hicks
“At the heart of all anger, all grudges, and all resentment, you'll always find a fear that hopes to stay anonymous.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

“He never did rid himself of the feeling that he had been denied his rightful place. It kept him from being good-natured, and made him unwilling to forget grudges.”
Warren Eyster

Dave Rudbarg
“One of the reasons the team on NCIS works so well-is that they live by their leader's rules-which are not a secret .
What are your rules/standards? Do the people in your life know what they are? Do you hold grudges/resentments when they don't measure up? Do you pretend that everything is fine-when it's not-and close up a little every day?
And most importantly-
When was the last time YOU reviewed/upgraded your standards/expectations rules-and took a look at the impact around you/checked in?
(Hint-most people live from rules/standards/expectations created from reactions/perceptions formed around the age of six)
Might be time for a review/upgrade........”
Dave Rudbarg

Melody  Lee
“She doesn’t burn bridges,
she covers them in gypsy flowers
and feather kisses,
then strolls along her merry way.
Too heavy to carry grudges,
she leaves love and hope droplets
wherever she goes.”
Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy

“Rid yourself of those High School grudges which are still stressing you”
Charmaine J Forde

“They gave me their names, asking me to forgive them and to pray for them. I would later learn how important it is not to keep a grudge against those who have died. In a mysterious way we 'hold them back' and they suffer if we do not forgive them. We keep them from the higher realm; they seem to remain chained and do not reach Heaven. We must forgive them.”
Vassula Ryden, Heaven Is Real But So Is Hell: An Eyewitness Account of What Is to Come

M.J. Mandrake
“I forgive,” Penny said. “But I don’t forget. I’ll remember the kind of gum you were chewing when you did me wrong.”
M.J. Mandrake, Death on the Wind

M.J. Mandrake
“I’m sure she didn’t mean what she said. Life’s too short to hold grudges.”
“No, you just have to organize your time better,” Elaine said. “I believe in grudges. They help you survive.”
M.J. Mandrake

Jim Butcher
“See, those who wield the primordial forces of creation have a long-running grudge with physics.”
Jim Butcher, Blood Rites

“Do not bear grudges. A heart full of grudges can never be fulfilled.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“Forgiveness isn't for the other person. It's for you. Holding a grudge gets heavy and depletes energy. Forgiveness offloads excess baggage, freeing us to live light.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

“Settle your conscience. Don't carry grudges and don't carry guilt. Forgive others and forgive yourself. Today is a new day, don't carry the past into the present.”
Akiroq Brost

Jodi Lynn Anderson
“Hook's fingers always twitched when he spoke of Pan. It turned him dark and antsy, and his jaw clenched and unclenched. It was an old grudge, and Smee still didn't understand where it had begun. All he knew was that Hook was stuck on it: he sometimes repeated a conversation over and over again, that he imagined he was having with Peter.”
Jodi Lynn Anderson, Tiger Lily

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