Grudges Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old grudges quotes, grudges sayings, and grudges proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A bitter spirit will keep you from being a better person.     

Woodrow Kroll

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

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

Steven Adler

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

Sonya Parker

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.     


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


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

Robert Brault

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

Barbara De Angelis

Anger and bitterness are two noticeable signs of being focused on self and not trusting God's sovereignty in your life. When you believe that God causes all things to work together for good to those who belong to Him and love Him, you can respond to trials with joy instead of anger or bitterness.     

John C. Broger

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

Bruce Lee

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

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

Thomas Watson

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.     

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Indira Gandhi

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


Grudges are often worse enemies than pain.     

Erin Forbes

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

Ralph Marston

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

Barbara Johnson

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

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

Nora Roberts

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

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


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

William H. Walton

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

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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

Henry B. Eyring

A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.     

William Arthur Ward

Grudges seldom hurt anyone except the one bearing them.     

Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

Woodrow Kroll

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

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.     

Warren Eyster

There's no time to hold grudges when you've seen how fragile things can really be.     

Allison Winn Scotch