81+ Best Grudge Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Grudge is a feeling of deep-seated resentment or ill will. Profoundly inspirational grudge quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Grudge Quotes

Grudges are often worse enemies than pain. Erin Forbes

You figure that time could heal all wounds, but some people just really hold a crazy grudge. Steven Adler

I’m not holding a grudge. I just don’t like you. Brian Spellman

A strong person can go through a lot of things and still not be bitter. Sonya Parker

A life lived without forgiveness is a prison. William Arthur Ward

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

Holding grudges only exacerbates the situation. Corrie Ten Boom

Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should and let go of what you can’t change.

Holding grudges or resentments stops energy from flowing. Nelson Mandela

Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long. Robert Brault

Resentment and holding grudges are impediments to growth. Donna Kendall

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. Barbara De Angelis

Holding on to grudges holds you back from achieving success. Debasish Mridha

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce Lee

Holding grudges is like growing a garden of thorns in your heart. Thandazo Perfect Khumalo

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

Holding grudges serves no productive purpose. It eats at us like mental cancer. Martin Luther King Jr. 

We are to find as much bitterness in weeping for sin as we ever found sweetness in committing it. Thomas Watson

People who are very prompt at holding grudges are often very slow in giving others justice. Harold E. Will

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Harry Emerson Fosdick

I don’t like to hold grudges, I don’t like to talk ill of people. Jay Sean

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one. Indira Gandhi

A grudge is like a cesspool; forgiveness is like a flowing river. Chris Northrup

If you hold back your feelings because you are afraid of getting hurt, you end up hurting anyway.

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

Carrying a grudge is difficult work that brings nothing of value. Forgive, and be free. Ralph Marston

Don’t carry a grudge. While you’re carrying the grudge the other guy’s out dancing. Lamees Alhassar

Grudges are like hand grenades: it is wise to release them before they destroy you. Barbara Johnson

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. Marianne Williamson

Grudges are bridges with faulty spans. Falling off one is a lot more rewarding than getting stuck on the other side. Nora Roberts

Don’t hold a grudge. It takes up room in your heart; it takes up time in your life; it takes up space in your mind. Charlotte Bronte

Uncontrolled temper is soon dissipated on others. Resentment, bitterness, and self pity build up inside our hearts and eat away at our spiritual lives like a slowly spreading cancer. Jerry Bridges

I learned a long time ago that you need to bury the hatchet. No need to hold grudges. That only weighs you down. Ken Shamrock

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

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

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

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

There is enough heartache and sorrow in this life without our adding to it through our own stubbornness, bitterness, and resentment. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Grudge no expense  yield to no opposition  forget fatigue  till, by the strength of prayer and sacrifice, the spirit of love shall have overcome. Maria Weston Chapman

Carrying a grudge is a heavy burden. As you forgive, you will feel the joy of being forgiven. Henry B. Eyring

I bear no grudges. I have a mind that retains nothing. Bette Midler

A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.

A pure soul actually carries nothing. No hatred, no hate. Ghana Sodha

Grudges seldom hurt anyone except the one bearing them. Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do not bear grudges. A heart full of grudges can never be fulfilled. Gift Gugu Mona

When the root is bitterness, imagine what the fruit might be. Woodrow Kroll

Rage can be a very dangerous thing to the harbor in one’s heart. Lamees Al Jassar

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

If you withhold love as a form of punishment, who is being punished? Donald L. Hicks

There’s no time to hold grudges when you’ve seen how fragile things can really be. Allison Winn Scotch

I don’t hold on grudges, you know. They’re like expired milk in the fridge. Karen White

The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. Steve Maraboli

Stop holding grudges, and forgiving is essential for moving toward your greatness. Sherrie Flowers

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

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. Charlotte Bronte

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

The grudge you hold on to is like a hot coal that you intend to throw at someone, only you’re the one who gets burned. Gautama Buddha

Resentment is one burden that is incompatible with your success. Always be the first to forgive, and forgive yourself first always. Dan Zadra

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 you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others? Dolores Huerta

Grudges seldom hurt anyone except the one bearing them. Anne Lamott

The past is just that, past. Learn what went wrong and why. Make amends if you need to. Then drop it and move on. Sean Covey

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

 Envy’s memory is nothing but a row of hooks to hang up grudges on. John Watson Foster

Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die. Anne Lamott

Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even, and one upping even always make you less than you are. Malcolm Forbes

Holding grudges do nobody good. Speak your anger or let your anger go. Sarvesh Jain 

I can forgive, but I cannot forget,’ is only another way of saying, ‘I will not forgive. Henry Ward Beecher

Grudges are like hand grenades: it is wise to release them before they destroy you. Criss Jami

He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass.

Hold no grudges and practice forgiveness. This is the key to having peace in all your relationships. Wayne Dyer

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Malchy McCourt

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

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Franklin

They say it’s good to let your grudges go, but I don’t know, I’m quite fond of my grudge. I tend to it like a little pet. Liane Moriarty

Forgiveness means letting go of the past. Gerald Jampolsky

When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following: Stop it! Dieter F. Uchtdorf

May I forget what ought to be forgotten; and recall unfailing, all that ought to be recalled, each kindly thing, forgetting what might sting. Mary Carolyn Davies

Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge and harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people but not those who have hurt us. Forget them. Instead, get even with those who have helped us. Steve Maraboli