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Bitterness Quotes

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

Related topics: Motivational

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

Satire is focused bitterness.
- Leo Rosten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter,
there is always the chance that you may find comfort
and the promise of something good.
- Bob Greene

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

To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a
taste of the police state.
It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.
- Elia Kazan

We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon,
to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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

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

The compulsion of fate is bitter.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

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

But, truly, I have wept too much!
The Dawns are heartbreaking.
Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
- Arthur Rimbaud

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

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time.
- Auberon Herbert

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

That is one of the bitter curses of poverty;
it leaves no right to be generous.
- George Gissing

In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter,
which stings in the very flowers.
- Lucretius

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

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

Life is only a long and bitter suicide,
and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.
- Franz Liszt

How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!
- Albert Camus

It is bitter to lose a friend to evil,
before one loses him to death.
- Mary Renault

The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing.
- Herbert Read

We drink VB, Victoria Bitter, which is way better.
- Brody Armstrong

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

I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears.
- Edith Piaf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Black frost.
The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter.
Your stars cluster in evil signs.
- Georg Trakl

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

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

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

I have sworn to only live free.
Even if I find bitter the taste of death,
I don't want to die humiliated or deceived.
- Osama bin Laden

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel,
but I am, so that's how it comes out.
- Bill Hicks

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
- Ovid


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