quotations about resentment
Resentment is often a completely appropriate response to injury and wrongdoing. There is no need to beat ourselves up over the resentment we feel; rhetorical criticism should not lead us to willfully darken the sky above us. There are already plenty of clouds.
JEREMY ENGELS, The Politics of Resentment: A Genealogy
Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
CARRIE FISHER, attributed, Encyclopedia Neurotica
Resentment and bitterness and old grudges were dead things, which rotted the hands that grasped them.
WINSTON GRAHAM, Jeremy Poldark
As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff is bad for you.
ELIZABETH GILBERT, Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
The resentment of a good man is the hardest thing to bear.
PUBLILIUS SYRUS, attributed, Day's Collacon
She collected and polished resentments as if it were some kind of hobby.
ANNE TYLER, Noah's Compass
The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.
CHARLES F. GLASSMAN, Brain Drain the Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life
A long-simmering resentment against the world can burn off more calories than you might imagine.
PAUL RUSSELL, The Coming Storm
Resentment is a mental resistance to, a non-acceptance of, something which has already happened ... an emotional rehashing, or re-fighting of some event in the past. You cannot win, because you are attempting to do the impossible--change the past.
MAXWELL MALTZ, Psycho-Cybernetics
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
Resentment is also a way of making us feel important. Many people get a perverse satisfaction from feeling "wronged." The victim of injustice, the one who has been unfairly treated, is morally superior to those who caused the injustice.
MAXWELL MALTZ, Psycho-Cybernetics
Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment. Mortification, morbid susceptibility, the inability to wreak revenge, the desire and thirst for revenge, the concoction of every sort of poison--this is surely the most injurious manner of reacting which could possibly be conceived.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Ecce Homo
Resentment is a symptom that somewhere, somehow I have compromised myself.
DUSHKA ZAPATA, "The 9 Personal Boundaries I Don't Permit Anyone to Cross", Huffington Post, December 7, 2017
Resentment is a union of sorrow and malignity.
SAMUEL JOHNSON, Select Essays
Resentment is like setting yourself on fire and waiting for other people to die of smoke inhalation.
DIANE CAMERON, "A few tips on how to survive the feast day with family", Times Union, November 22, 2017
I only give you a hard time
'Cause I can't go on and pretend like
I tried and I tried to forget this
But I'm too damn full of resentment
Many people seem to be carrying their anger and resentment wherever they go like an overstuffed suitcase. It is baggage that weighs them down and demands considerable attention and energy.
DAN MAGER, "8 Strategies to Work Through Anger and Resentment", Psychology Today, January 17, 2017
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.
CHRISTIAN NESTELL BOVEE, Intuitions and Summaries of Thought
When you don't share your problems, you resent hearing the problems of other people.
CHUCK PALAHNIUK, Invisible Monsters
The bacteria of resentment bred: distance turned to distrust; distrust turned to bitterness; bitterness to hate, which is, after all, a kind of grievous love.
JOHNNY RICH, The Human Spirit