|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.|
| 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.|