Bitterness Quotes

If failure has the strength to turn your life into bitterness itself, then patience has the strength to turn your life into the sweetest joy. Do not surrender to fate after a single failure. Failure, at most, precedes success.

Sri Chinmoy

There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

He had never disagreed with anyone in his life, no matter how unfairly they may have treated him. He preferred to swallow his tears, suppress his anger and bitterness; he would bear anything rather than oppose a person directly. Nor did it ever occur to him to wonder whether this forbearance might not be harmful to others.

Li Yaotang

Hate and bitterness are the only weapons wielded by the blade.

Thomas Gregory

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.

Aldo Gucci

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes.

Harry Fosdick

Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in bitterness

Friedrich Nietzsche

We say those who suffered here ... your suffering is not in vain. We assure you that we, the children of the world, will learn new lessons. We will define the future, not hatred, not bitterness, not alienation. But joy (and) happiness.

Andrew Young

Rage and bitterness do not foster femininity. They harden the heart and make the body sick.

Marion Woodman

Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness

Henry David Thoreau

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

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Abdul Kalam

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Martin Luther King Jr

An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivac.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

Maya Angelou

The heart knoweth his own bitterness.

Bible

My cup of sweets is not unmingled: it is dashed with a bitterness that I cannot hide from myself, disguise it as I will.

Anne Bront

Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure.

Bertrand Russell

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit

William Makepeace Thackeray

It is better to live in peace than in bitterness and strife

Confucius

From the midst of the very fountain of pleasure, something of bitterness arises to vex us in the flower of enjoyment.

Lucretius
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