An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Robert Assaglioli


I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.


William Blake (1757-1827, British poet, painter)


In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.


Bob Dylan (1941-, American musician, singer, songwriter)


To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


You gave him an opportunity of showing greatness of character and he did not seize it. He will never forgive you for that.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


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 (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem.


Barbara Sher (American author of "I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was")


To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.


Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117, Roman historian)


Resentment is the "number one" offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick.


Author Unknown


To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.


William H. Walton


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