resentment

A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on absence, advice, attitude, church, circumstances, correction, facts, family, fear, force, friendship, giving, heart, leadership, listening, losing, love, past, pride, resentment, solution, and truth

In moments of truth, when meekness matters, other forces, including pride, flow into the chemistry of that moment. Take, for instance, the matter of receiving correct counsel, whether given by a spouse, a family member, a friend, or a Church leader. Often the counsel, even when spoken in love, is resisted by the recipient who - chained by pride - focuses instead upon the imperfections of the person giving the counsel. In another situation, the recipient may have much pride in the position he or she has already taken and refuse to deny himself or herself the continuation of that conduct, lifestyle, or attitude, which denial is at the heart of the solution. However, those who fear losing face cannot have His image in their countenances. In yet another circumstance, the recipient may, instead of listening to the counsel given, be nursing some past grievance upon which he or she would prefer to focus rather than the real issue at hand. Neither advice-giver nor circumstances can be perfect. Absent mutual meekness, the counsel given may not only go unheeded, but, in fact, may even be resented. Italics added.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Meek and Lowly, p. 57., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on anger, good, resentment, and soul

Resentment and anger are not good for the soul. They are foul things.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1988, p. 63.

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A Quote by M. F. K. Fisher on boredom, family, and resentment

Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.

M. F. K. Fisher

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on anger, conflict, desires, disappointment, discontent, effort, embarrassment, emotion, existence, expectation, fear, feeling, goals, idealism, mind, perfection, promises, resentment, trying, and world

The term ideal, herein is not used in the sense of an abstract, unattainable perfection; but rather it means a worthy goal that has promise of attainment through appropriate efforts. The gap between where you are and where you desire to be creates a mental and emotional conflict, "a holy discontent" - often called stress in today's world. Normally the first response to stress is to mentally and emotionally run over the outward indications of the conflict - anger, fear, disappointment, resentment, embarrassment, or other such negative feelings. In doing this one's mind is trying to fill the gap between his expectation of what he desires and what actually exists.

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton on acting, force, resentment, retirement, and theater

On resentment at his forced retirement from the stage after he was fired by Britain's National Theater, I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare.... An actor must act.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: On Acting, Simon & Schuster 86, quoted by Robert Brustein, New Republic, 3 Nov 86

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A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton on force, resentment, retirement, and theater

On resentment at his forced retirement from the stage after he was fired by Britain's National Theater, My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself, my film successes the best moments, professionally, within myself.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: On Acting, Simon & Schuster 86, quoted by Robert Brustein, New Republic, 3 Nov 86

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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on ignorance, people, and resentment

He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: words of Bokonon in Cat's Cradle

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A Quote by John Sutherland Bonnell, DD on christianity, depression, disillusionment, faith, guilt, needs, overcoming, problems, resentment, spirituality, and therapy

Emphasis on educational and vocational rehabilitation must not be allowed to overshadow the profound need that will exist for spiritual reorientation. Inevitably there will exist, to a considerable degree, psychological maladjustments manifested in disillusionment, resentment toward civilians, depression, and a sense of guilt. Spiritual therapy available in the resources of the Christian faith can accomplish most in overcoming these problems.

John Bonnell (1893 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on divinity and resentment

To prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on anger, devil, divinity, practice, resentment, and temper

To be angry about trifles is mean and childish; to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

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