C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.
Resentment gratifies him who intended an injury, and pains him unjustly who did not intend it.
There is a spirit of resistance implanted by the Deity in the breast of man, proportioned to the size of the wrongs he is destined to endure.
C. J. Fox.
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for defence, and for defence only; it is the safeguard of justice, and the security of innocence.
Resentment is a union of sorrow with malignity; a combination of a passion which all endeavor to avoid with a passion which all concur to detest.
4 Resentment is, in every stage of the passion, painful, but it is not disagreeable, unless in excess; pity is always painful, yet always agreeable; vanity, on the contrary, is always pleasant, yet always disagreeable.