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Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense,
by Adam Smith

Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense,
and for a defense only!
It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
- Adam Smith

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher,
the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner,
but from their regard to their own interest.
- Adam Smith

 

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

All money is a matter of belief.
- Adam Smith

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No complaint...
is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
- Adam Smith

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
for another is common to all men,
and to be found in no other race of animals.
- Adam Smith

Defense is superior to opulence.
- Adam Smith

Virtue is more to be feared than vice,
because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
- Adam Smith

I have never known much good done by those who affected
to trade for the public good.
- Adam Smith

On the road from the City of Skepticism,
I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
- Adam Smith

To feel much for others and little for ourselves;
to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections,
constitute the perfection of human nature.
- Adam Smith

Labor was the first price, the original purchase -
money that was paid for all things.
- Adam Smith

With the greater part of rich people,
the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.
- Adam Smith

Man is an animal that makes bargains:
no other animal does this -
no dog exchanges bones with another.
- Adam Smith

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health,
out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
- Adam Smith

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
- Adam Smith

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
- Adam Smith

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
- Adam Smith

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority,
of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man,
and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
- Adam Smith

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
- Adam Smith

Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest
degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace,
easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice:
all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
- Adam Smith

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production;
and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to,
only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
- Adam Smith

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property,
the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed,
and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
- Adam Smith

The real and effectual discipline which is exercised
over a workman is that of his customers.
It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains
his frauds and corrects his negligence.
- Adam Smith

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness
and good humor and with more real resignation to the
necessary course of things,
than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended
resignation to the will of God.
- Adam Smith

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country,
but by rendering a greater part of that capital active
and productive than would otherwise be so,
that the most judicious operations of banking can increase
the industry of the country.
- Adam Smith

Labour was the first price, the original purchase -
money that was paid for all things.
It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour,
that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
- Adam Smith

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts,
and persist in doing so, generation after generation,
through all changes of opinion and detail,
is the one that must rule all observation.
- Adam Smith

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Resenting someone, or hating someone, ensures that
you can never emotionally escape that person.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Resenting someone is a way of never leaving that person.
- Kare Anderson

Anger burns, resentment smolders.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The 3 Rs that Plague Humanity:
Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you choose to carry resentment and hatred,
you are shouldering an immense burden that damages
your happiness, and often your health.
Does it matter that your resentment and hatred are "justified?"
Only you suffer - not the person you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving others is a gift to yourself,
given not because the other deserves pardon,
but because you deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger,
and from embracing universal forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive everyone for every "wrong"
that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake,
that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A coach is someone who can give correction
without causing resentment.
- John Wooden

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
- Carrie Fisher

Addressing global resentment cannot be put off.
If we do not learn to use our predominant power with great restraint,
we will antagonize the world.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Since I also act, sometimes I get over my resentment
and commit to the pitch as an acting job.
- Christopher Durang

To try to fashion something from suffering,
to relish our triumphs, and to endure defeats without resentment:
all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic.
- Walter Kaufmann

If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else,
you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you.
- Peter Marshall

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

The organization and constant onward sweep of this
movement exemplifies the resentment of the many toward the selfishness,
greed and the neglect of the few.
- John L. Lewis

I tried to manipulate and control people,
and I harbored resentment.
I wanted to be forgiven, but I wouldn't forgive others.
- Lauryn Hill

Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by
an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
- Ben Elton

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves -
at what we did or did not do.
Resentment is anger directed at others -
at what they did or did not do.
- Peter McWilliams

Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem.
- Barbara Sher

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner,
but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
- Lord Chesterfield

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

More and more, unsolicited gifts from without are likely
to be received with unconscious resentment.
- Edward Sapir

Oh, there's tons of resentment.
That's normal.
I can't control that, and I don't worry about it.
- Brian Austin Green

The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists
also affect many of our former cold war allies.
- Richard Perle

It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen.
- John Henry Newman

I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult.
I still have a problem with authority,
I'm trying to listen!
- Nikki Sixx

Strength of character means the ability to overcome
resentment against others,
to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge
that one may have deserved it.
- Tacitus

A jury of my countrymen, it is true,
have found me guilty of the crime of which I stood indicted.
For this I entertain not the slightest feeling of resentment towards them.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment
in a world in which I was different from everyone else.
was to be indifferent to that difference.
- Al Capp

After World War I the resentment of the working class
against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan,
Wall Street and private capital than the government.
- C. L. R. James

The metaphor of Exodus is one that has dogged the Jews from the outset.
Their very success attracts resentment.
- Jack Schwartz

Our fatigue is often caused not by work,
but by worry, frustration and resentment.
- Dale Carnegie


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