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Bitterness Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Bitterness

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Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Related topics: Inspirational Forgiveness

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

It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

I realize that patriotism is not enough.
I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell

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Bitterness is like cancer.
It eats upon the host.
But anger is like fire.
It burns it all clean.
- Maya Angelou

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's
most effective criticism until you provoke him.
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
- Henry David Thoreau

As for us, during twenty years' reign,
we have known much bitterness.
- Bao Dai


 

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.
- Sara Teasdale

If there is anything worse than international warfare,
is civil warfare, and the United States was destined
to experience it in the extreme of bitterness.
- Paul Harris

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the
greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the
cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
- Robert G. Menzies

From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet
of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers.
- Lucretius

I've purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
- Tatum O'Neal

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow,
half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
- Abdul Kalam

Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness
and the feeling of helplessness.
- Lech Walesa

Not too much, though there's a certain amount of rancour
and bitterness when someone tries to fire you.
- Donald Sutherland

From the very fountain of enchantment there arises
a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
- Lucretius

If bitterness wants to get into the act,
I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
- James Broughton

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of
life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
- Flannery O'Connor

Satire is focused bitterness.
- Leo Rosten

There's a lot of bitterness, there's a lot of anger out there.
We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.
- Allen Boyd

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger,
travel too far that road and the way is lost.
- Terry Brooks

My brother and I had a real love-hate relationship with my success.
There was some bitterness there that I didn't understand until recently,
but I told him that if I ever did a record I wanted him to play on it.
- Jimmy Chamberlin

You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder.
When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it,
then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness.
Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
- Emil Zatopek

I wouldn't call it bitter.
I think it's just sweet.
I've always believed my life seems like it's gotten
better and better as each decade has gone by.
So I don't see any I don't see any bitterness about it.
- Greg Norman

After voluntary exertions on the part of our people
to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel,
is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground,
to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
- Robert Dale Owen

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our
values are and how great the mission they represent.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.
- Lucretius

If I thought about it, I could be bitter,
but I don't feel like being bitter.
Being bitter makes you immobile, and there's too much that I still want to do.
- Richard Pryor

The compulsion of fate is bitter.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment,
no matter what the score.
- Nick Hornby

I have never seen such extreme partisanship,
such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of
the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd

When rock came in, I wasn't bitter about it.
I was puzzled.
- Jo Stafford

The truth is that life is delicious,
horrible,
charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
- Anatole France

I was briefly bitter.
- Margot Kidder

You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter.
- Nicole Kidman

We must be part of the general staff at the inception,
rather than the ambulance drivers at the bitter end.
- Lane Kirkland

I know people who grow old and bitter.
I want to keep making a fresh start.
I don't want them to defeat me.
That would be suicidal.
- Robert Wyatt

The amazing thing is that I'm sane.
I'm not bitter.
I'm not drugged out.
I'm not broke.
I'm still married to the same guy.
My children don't hate me.
- Brenda Lee

And bitter waxed the fray; Brother with brother spake
no word When they met in the way.
- Jean Ingelow

Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.
- Yevgeny Zamyatin

If they are unsuccessful in married life,
who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty
than the wife? But if successful,
she has not a dollar to call her own.
- Ernestine Rose

People say you should read your criticism because it
will make you a better person but it doesn't.
It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.
- Jo Brand

Oh, definitely and you know you take the bitter with
the sweet but the benefits far outweigh the burdens
of what I've been able to do for my family,
my word.
- Star Jones

Women's Lib? Poor little things.
They always look so unhappy.
Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?
- Joan Crawford

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us,
but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
- Denis Diderot

I like this life.
I like it when it's hard, and I like it better when it's not,
but I know you don't get the sweet part without the bitter.
- Holly Near

Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp,
so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
- Charles Dudley Warner

Most jokes state a bitter truth.
- Larry Gelbart

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our
particular year was going to get a record contract also.
So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
- Clay Aiken

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,
unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter
and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed
with hatred for his peaceful goals.
- Jimmy Carter

It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing
in this unpolished country.
- Greta Garbo

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having
to die without having lived is unbearable.
- Erich Fromm

She gave up beauty in her tender youth,
gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways;
she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity,
and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
- Robert Burton

I would wake up in Moscow or somewhere else,
my heart beating fast, feeling bitter and helpless.
- Alfred Schnittke

Here is the rule to remember in the future,
When anything tempts you to be bitter:
not,
"This is a misfortune" but "To bear this worthily is good fortune."
- Marcus Aurelius

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
- Khalil Gibran

I have known the fruits of strikes.
The bitter and the sweet.
Hunger and music.
- Merle Travis

A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and
Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisan warfare.
- Thomas E. Mann

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter
consciousness during adversity.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter,
when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
- John Locke

I didn't realize House would be the central character,
more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally.
I relish his wounded nature - the lameness,
the scarred Byronic hero.
- Hugh Laurie


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