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Positive Quotes about Bitterness

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

Related topics: Inspirational Forgiveness

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Satire is focused bitterness.
- Leo Rosten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our
values are and how great the mission they represent.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

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

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our
particular year was going to get a record contract also.
So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
- Clay Aiken

The longer you wait, the less fun.
If you wait until the bitter end, the whole economy can be destroyed.
- Jeffrey Sachs

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

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
- Robert Burton

Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.
- Yevgeny Zamyatin

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

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

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

A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and
Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisan warfare.
- Thomas E. Mann

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness.
Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.
- Sima Qian

Let the word go forth from this time and place,
to friend and foe alike,
that the torch has been passed
to a new generation of Americans -
born in this century, tempered by war,
disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

World's use is cold, world's love is vain,
world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter
and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed
with hatred for his peaceful goals.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

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

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

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
- Khalil Gibran

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

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

She gave up beauty in her tender youth,
gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways;
she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity,
and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti

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

I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well,
but I get it.
It's business.
- Carlos Alazraqui

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

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

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

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

It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves
due to atrophy of the imagination.
- Martha Gellhorn

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

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

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

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


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