Famous quotes about hatred, bad memories and negative feelings.
The resentment is a feeling close to hatred and resentment. When we feel resentment towards someone who hurt or humiliated us in the past, we discard the possibility of forgiveness and we remain anchored in what caused us pain.
Like any human sensation, resentment can be adaptive. However, taking it too far can have a boomerang effect and not let us soar and be autonomously happy.
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Famous phrases of resentment, resentment and hatred
Many writers and thinkers in history have uttered astonishing phrases of spite, reflecting on this unpleasant emotion that emanates from hatred and resentment.
In this article we have collected all these famous quotes to invite you to analyze the resentment and make positive decisions for your future.
1. Grudge is a bottomless abyss. Or a burning wasteland without borders. (Miguel Gutiérrez)
A poetic resentment phrase that invites us to reflect.
2. You couldn’t be full of hate and be pretty. Like any girl, I wanted to be pretty. But it was full of hate. (Alice Sebold)
The rancor from the female perspective. An excerpt from “Fortunate”, published in 1999.
3. Life is spiteful and unforgiving, but – despite everything – it’s worth it. (Monica Carrillo)
A thought of the Spanish writer and journalist.
4. This city is not placated with fire, this laurel with resentment is not cut down. This rose bush without luck, this lavish joy exhales. (Miguel Hernandez)
A poem by the great Spanish writer.
5. Grudge is the safe of evil. (Miguel Mihura)
The prelude to hatred, the prelude to aggression. Phrase of the great Miguel Mihura.
6. The last few weeks have refreshed me some grudges. Or perhaps they have become more stale. (Xavier Velasco)
A feeling that rots more the more we let it live in our mind.
7. Grudge could be an adaptive feeling until we realize that it affects our self-esteem. (Jonathan García-Allen)
Reflection of the Catalan psychologist and writer.
8. Our resentment stems from the fact that we have fallen below our means without having been able to reach ourselves. And we will never forgive others for that. (Emil Cioran)
Self-concept and the way we compare ourselves to others are the genesis of rancor and resentment.
9. To live happy you have to live without resentment. (Yasmina Khadra)
The Algerian writer leaves us a maxim that we should take into account.
10. It is not possible to take flight if we are anchored to the ground, prisoners of resentment. (Adrián Triglia)
Reflection of the Spanish social psychologist and writer.
11. One reason I did not hold a grudge or have bad feelings for Dad must have been that my mother rarely blamed him; at least she wasn’t doing it in front of us or for us to listen. (Ben Carson)
Childhood is a key stage to understand why we are prone to harbor this resentment towards others.
12. Memory that does not forget, resentment that is not appeased. (Hernan Cortes)
Sometimes it is preferable to forgive and start from scratch.
13. Grudge suffocates us, forgiveness oxygenates us. (Krishnamurti)
A metaphor for learning to forgive.
14. Forgetting about things is the worst thing that can happen to you, I remember everything. What I don’t hold is a grudge, because things happen and that’s it, period. I think you have to be positive, always look ahead and think that what is going to come is always better than what has happened. (Victor Manuel)
A happy and positive look at the matter of personal quarrels and the past.
15. He had no resentment towards society because he did not belong to it. (Charles Bukowski)
Always irreverent, the German author.
16. Grudge pilots your soul when you give in to forgiveness. (Guy Fields)
Another phrase of resentment that contrasts this feeling with the art of Ho’ponopono.
17. How quickly we forget the resentment when that person has something that interests us. (Anonymous)
Certainly, our mind tricks us into being more understanding and forgiving with whom we have no choice but to cooperate.
18. I don’t hold a grudge against you, but I don’t have amnesia either. (Anonymous)
Not being spiteful does not imply not being aware of the past.
19. The resentment is only a sample of the presence of memories. (Anonymous)
A sign that we do not forget the past and that it continues to anchor us to certain negative and limiting feelings.
20. If you’re not dead yet, sorry. The resentment is thick, it is worldly; leave it on the ground: die light. (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Phrase of rancor from the exceptional French philosopher.
21. Christianity has in its very essence the resentment of the sick, the instinct against what is healthy, against health. Anything that is well built, proud, brave, and most of all beautiful offends your ears and eyes. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
A critique of the German philosopher to the Christian belief system.
22. Greatness inspires envy, envy rancor and rancor lies. (JK Rowling)
The author of Harry Potter talks about resentment like this.
23. Grudge is like taking poison and expecting it to kill your enemies. (Nelson Mandela)
Unfortunately, it only hurts yourself.
24. ‘He reviled me; it hurt me; defeated me; he stripped me ‘… In those who harbor such grudges, hatred never ceases. (Buddha)
The spiritual leader Buddha thus speaks about resentment and hatred.
25. Nothing on earth consumes a man faster than the passion of resentment. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
A direct highway to emotional and existential crisis .
26. If you hold a grudge against someone else, destroy the bridge with which God will come looking for you. (Peter Marshall)
A religious view on resentment and hatred and their negative effects.
27. He who requires a lot from himself and very little from others will keep himself the object of resentment. (Confucius)
Having a very high self-concept can border on narcissism.
28. Oh, grudge! Too old for such tender youth … (William Shakespeare)
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29. Anger will disappear as soon as the spiteful thoughts are forgotten. (John Dryden)
Another famous quote that invites us to get rid of the burden of hatred and resentment.
30. Damn resentment, I spent the best years of my life concentrating on the pain of the past, instead of focusing on the happiness of the present … (Walter Riso)
The Latin American writer regrets having focused his mind on the negative.
31. A coach is someone who can make a correction without causing a grudge. (John Wooden)
The forerunner of basketball had this vision of the role of the coach.
32. The heart is like a garden. Compassion or fear, resentment or love can grow. What seeds will you plant there? (Jack Kornfield)
A beautiful phrase with which to think and change our life.
33. Where there is resentment there are memories. (Angeles Mastretta)
It is practically impossible not to keep these negative memories.
34. If you allow yourself to be overcome by resentment, the flower of hope will stop blooming. (Jorge Belzunces)
Do not be corrupted by bad feelings.
35. Is there something useful in the feeling of resentment? Anchoring ourselves to past frustrations is only going to imprison our creative talent … (Bertrand Regader)
Reflection of the educational psychologist and Spanish writer.
36. Let the resentment only last 10 minutes, that kindness be with you the rest of the time. (Richard Sennett)
A philosophy of life to look to the future with optimism and without pending bills.
37. Being resentful is the best way to dig a very deep hole from which it is increasingly difficult to escape. (Anonymous)
Don’t let your mind create problems where it is better to let the air flow.
38. If there is something that characterizes successful people, it is their ability to let go of all the bad and focus only on the positive. (Elon Musk)
Great reflection from the entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.
39. Grudge? I prefer living. (Isabel Allende)
Reflection of the Chilean writer.
40. If you love your life, worry about the buildable, not the miserable. (Anonymous)
Another reflection to avoid wasting time on things that do not contribute anything positive to our existence.