Bitterness Quotes

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.


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


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


The bitterness of poor quality remains long after low pricing is forgotten!

Leon M. Cautillo

For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values -- or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be -- to be through her son, to live through her son.

Andrea Dworkin

Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly — hurt, bitterness, grief, and, mostof all, fear.

Joan Rivers

Worry, hate, fearótogether with their offshoots: anxiety, bitterness, impatience, avarice, unkindness, judgmentalness, and condemnationóall attack the body at the cellular level. It is impossible to have a healthy body under these conditions


Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.

William Arthur Ward

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him

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