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Bitterness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Bitterness and Love

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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

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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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Satire is focused bitterness.
- Leo Rosten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish
there was less immaturity in political thinking.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
- Francis Bacon

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

I was briefly bitter.
- Margot Kidder

Heaven is high, Earth Wide.
Bitter between them flies my sorrow.
- Li Po

There is some self-interest behind every friendship.
There is no friendship without self-interests.
This is a bitter truth.
- Chanakya

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is little for the great part of the history of
the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.
- Woodrow Wilson

O conscience, upright and stainless,
how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
- Dante Alighieri

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

Most jokes state a bitter truth.
- Larry Gelbart

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

I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter,
old bastard.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

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

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
- William Penn

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

I have been back in Paris for two weeks.
Nothing new.
Life is still bitter.
- Camille Claudel

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


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