31 Quotes About Grudges

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There are many moments in life where things happen that you may feel less than forgiving. These quotes about grudges will help you look for forgiveness in an unforgiving world.

“A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.”

“At least in my life, I cannot hold onto grudges. It’s a waste of energy, a waste of time.”

“At the heart of all anger, all grudges, and all resentment, you’ll always find a fear that hopes to stay anonymous.”

“Carrying a grudge is a heavy burden. As you forgive, you will feel the joy of being forgiven.”

“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.”

“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”

“Grudges are often worse enemies than pain.”

“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.”

“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

“I am someone who can’t hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don’t carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that’s the only way to be happy and peaceful.”

“I believe that life is short, and there is too much time wasted bearing grudges, and I like to move on.”

“I hold a strict policy of automatic grudges against people everyone likes.”

“I hold grudges, but I can’t hate nobody; that’s not my nature.”

“I was pretty dead set against ever writing an academic novel. It’s always been my view that there are already more than enough academic novels and that most of them aren’t any good. Most of them are self-conscious and bitter, the work of people who want to settle grudges.”

“I’m just a person who forgives and forgets. I have a hard time holding grudges.”

“I’m not normally the kind of person who holds on to grudges, I’m really not.”

“In wider spaces, people bearing historical grudges with each other were separated by the muting qualities of distance.”

“It doesn’t take strength to hold a grudge, it takes strength to let go of one.”

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept at apology you never got.”

“Life is too short for long-term grudges.”

“People go forward in life. Bitterness and grudges and resentments only poison it.”

“Sharks don’t target human beings, and they certainly don’t hold grudges.”

“Some wounds run too deep for the healing.”

“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”

“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.”

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

“To carry a grudge is like being stunned to death by one bee.”

“We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.”

“When someone does something wrong, don’t forget all the things they did right.”

“When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.”

Finding a way to deal with people that have grudges can be difficult.