37 Quotes About Holding Grudges


In a world of several billion people, learning how to forgive one another is just one way we can go about healing the plant. Forgiving one another is just one way to create peace. Forgiving ourselves is an important part of moving forward. Here are some great quotes about holding grudges that are encouraging.

“A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.”

“A mind that opens its door to fears, doubts, grudges, jealousy and anger, compromises its peace in return.”

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

“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”

“Don’t hold grudges. Life’s too long.”

“Five years of someone’s life is too much to lose over a throwaway comment.”

“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.”

“Grudges make your heart fragile.”

“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.”

“I do not forget any good deed done to me & I do not carry a grudge for a bad one.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“If you have something over a person you’re not in a relationship; you are in a situation.”

“It is difficult to be generous-minded to those we have greatly harmed.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Life is so short. The only person you hurt when you stay angry or hold grudges is you. Forgive everyone, including yourself.”

“Negative experiences don’t create fears, doubts, anger, grudges, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, jealousy, stress or depression; one’s repeated negative interpretations of them do.”

“No matter how strong you plan to be, you can never subdue the pain that comes with the grudges you refuse to let go.”

“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”

“One of the most devastating symptoms of pride is the unwillingness to forgive.”

“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.”

“Some wounds run too deep for the healing.”

“Sometimes, you can hold a grudge for so long you forget why you were holding onto it. And before you know it, half a lifetime has gone by and all you’ve got is a empty fist and a lot of regret.”

“The first reaction is surely the most natural one, but not always the most correct one; thereupon, the invention of apologies.”

“The past does not define me, it ignites me. The past is not a piece of me, it has placed me.”

“The person who offends, and the person who has been offended and awaiting for a revenge have one thing in common: the real uncertainties of tomorrow is truly uncertain to both of them.”

“The worst grudge is being told that you are forgiven, yet your sins are still glowing in their hearts like a burning coal.”

“The wound never heals until the grudge is completely gone.”

“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.”

“Though some may see their shortcomings as the greatest evil from the pit of hell, while some throw invectives at God for bringing them into a cruel, problematic world.”

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

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

“You can do the right thing that seems wrong to others, or the wrong thing that seems right, and its actually puerile to await recommendation when what you are about to do doesn’t concerns anyone.”

Finding a way to let go of anger and resentment is an important way to start letting go and find a pathway to healing.

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