Bitterness Quotes

Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in bitterness

Friedrich Nietzsche

When our hatred is too bitter it places us below those whom we hate.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

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

One may have been a fool, but there's no foolishness like being bitter.

Kathleen Norris

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

Maya Angelou

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

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

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

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Abdul Kalam

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness

Henry David Thoreau

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.

Victor Hugo

Patience is bitter, but it bears sweet fruit.

Turkish Proverb

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself

Max Ehrman

Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.

German Proverb

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

Marion Woodman

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

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

Lucretius

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

Confucius

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Bertrand Russell

You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hard-working. Never be fainthearted. Be resolute, but never bitter.... Permit no one to dissuade you from pursuing the goals you set for yourselves. Do not fear to pioneer, to venture down new paths of endeavor.

Ralph J. Bunche

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

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Updated On : November 26, 2013
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