165 Anger And Resentment Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of anger and resentment quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about bitterness and resentment.

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The Most Famous Anger And Resentment Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. — Gautama Buddha

Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. — Carrie Fisher

Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head. — Ann Landers

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. — Nelson Mandela

Being angry and resentful of someone is like letting them live rent-free in your head. — George Foreman

Anger is a hot coal that you hold in your hand while waiting to throw it at someone else. — Naval Ravikant

Hatred is settled anger. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Hatred, revenge, bitterness - these are negative emotions. The person harbouring those emotions suffers more. — Ahmed Kathrada

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost. — Terry Brooks

Short Anger And Resentment Quotes

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  • Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours. — Shannon Alder
  • In fact, not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die. — Anne Lamott
  • Anger is one letter short of danger. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people. — Mario Puzo
  • Don't let the sun go down on me. — Elton John
  • Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. — Eckhart Tolle
  • Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. — Joan Lunden
  • Resentment and anger are bad for your blood pressure and your digestion. — Desmond Tutu
  • I'm just permanently agitated by everything and everyone. — John Lydon
  • Resentment and anger are not good for the soul. They are foul things. — Marvin J. Ashton
Anger and resentment quote Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

What Is Anger Quotes

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Sabr is not remaining quiet and allowing anger to build up inside you. Sabr is to talk about what's bothering you without losing control of your emotions. — Nouman Ali Khan

What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive. — Jay Sekulow

Activism is something that no one can fake. You get angry. You cry. But you never throw in your towel, because that anger is what is propelling you to further action. — Leymah Gbowee

Anger and resentment quote It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flo
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

President Obama clearly cannot run on his record. All he's offering is more of the same. That's not good. Look at the economy. It's stagnating. And so, what they're now going to try and do is bring this campaign down to little things, distractions, distortions, smear, fear, anger, frustration. — Paul Ryan

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. — Suzanne Somers

Anger and resentment quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change. So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger, but in wisdom, understanding and love. — Jennifer Edwards

Life is a mirror. You get what you see. If you project anger into the mirror, that is what you get back. If you project joy into the mirror, it reflects joy right back to you. Failure for failure. Success for success. What you project is what is reflected back to you. — Robert G. Allen

Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love. The gaze of love is not deluded. It sees what is best in the beloved even when what is best in the beloved finds it hard to emerge into the light. — J. M. Coetzee

The weak can never forgive. — Mahatma Gandhi

Bitterness And Resentment Quotes

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Our life is full of brokenness - broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives. — Henri Nouwen

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. — Unknown Author

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. — Corrie Ten Boom

Anger and resentment quote Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your w
Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet.

It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness — Adrienne Rich

Let anyone speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving a bitter reply. If you tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy. If anybody wants any money from you, and you are not inclined to give, do not give. But do not bark at him like a Dog. — Sai Baba

I feel like unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, it blocks the flows of God's blessings in life. — Ja Rule

You may accept the inevitable with bitterness and resentment or with patience and grace. Mere acceptance is not sufficient. — Paul Brunton

Bitterness and resentment only hurt one person, and it's not the person we're resenting - it's us. — Alana Stewart

Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life's just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff. — Kevin Rudd

I wrap the potential for bitterness, resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness and just set it down. Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away. — Mary Anne Radmacher

Resentment Quotes

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Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly. — Lawrence G. Lovasik

Every time there are losses, there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper. — Henri Nouwen

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there? — Jack Kornfield

Forgiveness. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. You are relieved of carrying that burden of resentment. You really are lighter. You feel lighter. You just drop that. — Maya Angelou

When routine bites hard, and ambitions are low. When resentment rides high, but emotion won't grow...and we're changing our ways, taking different roads. Love will tear us apart. — Ian Curtis

If we do not fill our mind with prayer, it will fill itself with anxieties, worries, temptations, resentments, and unwelcome memories. — Scott Hahn

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Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. — Buddha

Anger, resentment, envy, and self-pity are wasteful reactions. They greatly drain one's time. They sap energy better devoted to productive endeavors. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. — Catherine Ponder

Here’s a question every angry man and woman needs to consider: How long are you going to allow people you don’t even like — people who are no longer in your life, maybe even people who aren’t even alive anymore — to control your life? How long? — Andy Stanley

Anger And Bitterness Quotes

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Lord, grant that anger or other bitterness does not reign over us, but that your grace, genuine kindness, loyalty, and every kind of friendliness, generosity, and gentleness may reign in us. Amen — Martin Luther

A KEY TO BEGIN FORGIVING: Become soft and tender with the person. The first step is to become soft in your mind and spirit. Lower your voice and relax your facial expressions. This reflects honor and humility; and as Proverbs 15:1 suggests, "A gentle answer turns away anger." — Gary Smalley

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. — Solomon

Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence. — Billy Graham

It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail. — Lech Walesa

Harboring bitterness against people is actually confessing their sin to myself, over and over again. Anger is akin to confessing their sin to God, dissatisfied that he hasn't done something and placing myself in his position as judge. — Paul David Tripp

I want to say somewhere: I've tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in. — Nicole Krauss

The practice of gratitude is incompatible with negative emotions and may actually diminish or deter such feelings as anger, bitterness, and greed. — Sonja Lyubomirsky

Feelings of anger, bitterness, and hate are negative. If I kept those inside me, they would spoil my body and my health. The are of no use. — Dalai Lama

He who harbors hatred and bitterness injures himself far more than the one towards whom he manifests these evil propensities. — David O. Mckay

Resentful Quotes

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The true Christian reaction to suffering and sorrow is not the attitude of self-pity, fatalism or resentment; it is the spirit which takes life's difficulties as a God given opportunity, and regards its troubles as a sacred trust, and wears the thorns as a crown. — James Stewart

It is natural for the immature to harm others. Getting angry with them is like resenting a fire for burning. — Shantideva

To harbor no envy, no anger, no resentment against an offender is still not to have charity for him. It is possible, without any charity, to avoid rendering evil for evil. But to render, spontaneously, good for evil - such belongs to a perfect spiritual love. — Maximus the Confessor

A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is -- a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves. — E. Stanley Jones

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A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. — John Wooden

Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. — Roberto Assagioli

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. — Dale Carnegie

Remember that any time you're filled with resentment, you're turning the controls of your emotional life over to others to manipulate. — Wayne Dyer

I have stood your meanness as long as I intend to. You have played the part of a damn scoundrel, and if you were any part of a man I would slap your jaws and force you to resent it. — Nathan Bedford Forrest

Freedom includes the right to say what others may object to and resent... The essence of citizenship is to be tolerant of strong and provocative words. — John Diefenbaker

No Resentment Quotes

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The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character. — George Santayana

You practice forgiveness for two reasons: to let others know that you no longer wish to be in a state of hostility with them and to free yourself from the self-defeating energy of resentment. Send love in some form to those you feel have wronged you and notice how much better you feel. — Wayne Dyer

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. — Norman Vincent Peale

If one steps out on a starry night and observes one's inner state, one asks if one could hate or be overwhelmed by envy or resentment. ... Is it not true that no man or woman has ever committed a crime while in a state of wonder? — Jacob Needleman

I honestly felt no envy or resentment, only astonishment at how much of a world there was out there and how much of it others already knew. The agenda for self-cultivation that had been set for my classmates by their teachers and parents was something I'd have to develop for myself. — Sonia Sotomayor

When two friends part they should lock up each other's secrets and exchange keys. The truly noble mind has no resentments. — Diogenes

At my worst, I even resented Nic because an addict, at least when high, has a momentary respite from his suffering. There is no similar relief for parents or children or husbands or wives or others who love them. — David Sheff

When I'm in a good mood I like to cook. But I don't like saying it in public because I find myself being resentful of the idea; "Now you will make a good wife. You can cook, right?" So when people ask me I go, "No, I don't like cooking!" — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Hail to the man who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Such is the stuff of which the great moral leaders are made. — Albert Einstein

There are still hungry people in Ethiopia, but they are hungry because they have no money, no longer because there is no food to buy... we strongly resent the abuse of our poverty to sway the interests of the European public. — Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher

Anger And Forgiveness Quotes

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We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all. — Dorothy Day

Our anger and annoyance are more detrimental to us than the things themselves which anger or annoy us. — Marcus Aurelius

Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart. — Jim Henson

Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. No destructive lies. No ridiculous fears. No debilitating anger. — Bill Bradley

True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience. — Oprah Winfrey

When you forgive, you heal your own anger and hurt and are able to let love lead again. It's like spring cleaning for your heart. — Marci Shimoff

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. — Joan Lunden

With self-acceptance, we have the ability to choose compassion and forgiveness over anger and self-hatred. — Michelle Cruz

Learning to forgive is much more useful than merely picking up a stone and throwing it at the object of one's anger, the more so when the provocation is extreme. For it is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others. — Dalai Lama

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. — Cherie Carter-Scott

Letting Go Of Anger Quotes

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A foolish physician he is, and a most unfaithful friend, that will let a sick man die for fear of troubling him; and cruel wretches are we to our friends, that will rather suffer them to go quietly to hell, then we will anger them, or hazard our reputation with them. — Richard Baxter

Just for today, I will let go of anger. Just for today, I will let go of worry. Today, I will count my many blessings. Today, I will do my work honestly. Today, I will be kind to every living creature. — Mikao Usui

Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness — Nhat Hanh

Once you know the nature of anger and joy is empty and you let them go, you free yourself from karma. — Gautama Buddha

I may never let go of my wrath, my anger, but I will always have the last laugh. — Corey Taylor

You're only human. Let's break free of this gravity of judgment And fly high on the wings of forgiveness. — India.Arie

Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose — George Lucas

Rose quartz is said to be the stone of unconditional love. This crystal opens the heart chakra and is believed to encourage self-love and forgiveness, and to help you let go of anger, resentment, and jealousy. — Miranda Kerr

Nirvana means to extinguish the burning fires of the Three Poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. This can be accomplished by letting go of dissatisfaction. — Shinjo Ito

The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit. — Jack Kornfield

Anger And Fear Quotes

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My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. — Jack Layton

We all have inner demons to fight, we call these demons, fear and hatred and anger. If you do not conquer them then a life of one hundred years is a tragedy. If you do, then a life of a single day can be a triumph. — Yip Man

Whenever society begins to create policies and laws rooted in fear and anger, there will be abuse and injustice. — Bryan Stevenson

Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not 'yours,' not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you. — Eckhart Tolle

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Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear. — Zora Neale Hurston

There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient. — Ieyasu Tokugawa

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself That you have no time to criticise others, To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, And too happy to permit the presence of trouble. — Christian D. Larson

Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it's on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you've got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration. — Taylor Swift

There is no true joy and compassion except through the difficult emotions - all we get without the experience of fear, anger, and sadness are cheap imitations of joy and compassion - pleasantness and sentimentality. — Gabrielle Roth

Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear. — Guy Finley

Sadness And Anger Quotes

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A man is about as big as the things that make him angry. — Winston Churchill

Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. — George W. Bush

If your beliefs are stressful and you question them, you come to see that they aren't true - whereas prior to questioning, you absolutely believe them. How can you live in joy when you're believing thoughts that bring on sadness, frustration, anger, alienation, and loneliness? — Byron Katie

Forget your sadness, anger, grudges and hatred. Let them pass like smoke caught in a breeze. Do not indulge yourself in such feelings. — Masaaki Hatsumi

If we are to feel the positive feelings of love, happiness, trust, and gratitude, we periodically also have to feel anger, sadness, fear, and sorrow. — John Gray

Every man has his secret sorrows. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hoping a situation will change keeps you at a distance from your true feelings-sadness, anger, fear. Each of these feelings is best appreciated up close. Feel them deeply, and they will cease to bother you. Hope they'll go away, and they'll bother you all day. — Gay Hendricks

Most anger stems from feelings of weakness, sadness and fear: hard to remember when one is at the receiving end of its defiant roar. — Alain de Botton

The gardener knows how to turn garbage into compost. Therefore our anger, sadness, and fear is the best compost for our compassion. — Kayla Mueller

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it. — Seneca

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Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome. — Joel Osteen

Anger, pain, resentment, and even hate are best healed through compassionate conversation, not through censorship and derision. — Lex Fridman

A trustworthy marriage has weathered temptation and anger and jealousy, resentment, self-righteousness and a little bit of selfishness. When you get over and get through that, then maybe you can see the light to love. — Ruby Dee

One of the first signs that you’re beginning to develop boundaries is a sense of resentment, frustration, or anger at the subtle and not-so-subtle violations in your life. Just as radar signals the approach of a foreign missile, your anger can alert you to boundary violations in your life. — Henry Cloud

Disgust is often more deeply buried than envy and anger, but it compounds and intensifies the other negative emotions. — Martha C. Nussbaum

It’s harder to be angry at home when we lose. When it was just me and the missus, she didn’t mind. She’d take the wrath of the loss! But it’s harder when there’s a little baby now. — Harry Kane

Sorrow, anger and resentment look back, worry looks around, while faith, hope, and optimism look to the future. — Dan Miller

Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego. — Eckhart Tolle

Life is but short; no time can be afforded but for the indulgence of real sorry, or contests upon questions seriously momentous. Let us not throw away any of our days upon useless resentment, or contend who shall hold out longest in stubborn malignity. It is best not to be angry; and best, in the next place, to be quickly reconciled. — Samuel Johnson

The Light of the Christ within now wipes out all fear, doubt, anger and resentment. God's love pours through me, an irresistible magnetic current. I see only perfection and draw to me my own. — Florence Scovel Shinn

Thinking, or more precisely identification with thinking, gives rise to and maintains the ego, which, in our Western society in particular, is out of control. It believes it is real and tries hard to maintain its supremacy. Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego. — Eckhart Tolle

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old. — Rowan Williams

All the things I resent most about out-of-control government and the politicians who support it, grow it, or simply fail to deal with it, what angers me above all else is the knowledge that all of this waste and ruin is entirely preventable. — Carly Fiorina

I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Some people never observe anything, Life just happens to them. They get by on little more than a kind of dumb persistence, and they resist with anger and resentment anything that might lift them out of that false serenity. — Frank Herbert

Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we're holding back. — Pema Chodron

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too.The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,Which wolf will win?The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed. — American Indian Proverbs

The hours and days you spend being annoyed or frustrated are times when you deny yourself access to life's best possibilities. When you live in anger and resentment, you cut yourself off from life's goodness. — Ralph Marston

Democrats don't have reasons for people to vote for them. They're just trying to gin up anger and resentment for their opposition. And it's just not working anymore. — Rush Limbaugh

Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined. — Tom Lantos

Resentment, anger, frustration, worry, disappointment-negative emotional states, justified or not, take a toll on your heart, brain and body. Don't let justified emotions rob your health and well-being. — Howard Martin

Forgiving is one of the most difficult things for a human being to do, but I think it means looking at some slight you feel, putting yourself in the position of the other person, and wiping away any sort of resentment and antagonism you feel toward them. Then let that other person know that everything is perfectly friendly and normal between you. — Jimmy Carter

Other people are not here to fulfill our needs or meet our expectations, nor will they always treat us well. Failure to accept this will generate feelings of anger and resentment. Peace of mind comes with taking people as they are and emphasizing the positive. — A.S.A. Harrison

To find gratitude and generosity when you could reasonably find hurt and resentment will surprise you. It will be so surprising because you will see so much of the opposite: people who have much more than others yet who react with anger when one advantage is lost or with resentment when an added gift is denied. — Henry B. Eyring

It’s not just what you eat that matters, it’s what eats you. You can have all the right macrobiotics and organic food, but if your body is filled with resentment, worry, fear, lust, guilt, anger, bitterness, or any other emotional disease, it’s going to shorten your life. — Rick Warren

Really, according to the shrinks, I am angry at everyone ever. Especially them. I am all anger and resentment all the time. Not one of them has ever suggested that maybe I lie because the world is better the way I tell it. — Justine Larbalestier

Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment — Unknown

Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others. — Stephen Covey

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. — Henri Nouwen

The dog is often quick to resent a kick, be it from man or beast, but I have never known him to show anger at the door that slammed to and hit him. Probably, if the door held him by his tail or his limb, it would quickly receive the imprint of his teeth. — John Burroughs

I feel that rich women are soft targets.... There's a lot of legitimate resentment and anger about inequality in our culture, about money... I feel like a lot of the anger about income disparity is aimed not at wealthy men, but at wealthy women. — Wednesday Martin

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