Quotation Explorer - 'Bitter'

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything. - Kurt Vonnegut
Some words are sweet but unprotifable! Some are bitter but important. First weigh your words on the counter of integrity and speak not only because your words are sweet, but because they contain the truth! - Israelmore Ayivor
Every woman is as bitter as gall. But she has two good moments: one in bed, the other at her death. - Palladas
The problem is not in the sugar when it tastes bitter, the problem is with the tongue. - Munia Khan
remember 's First Rule of Writers and Agents, learned by bitter personal experience: You don't need one until you're making enough for someone to steal ... and if you're making that much, you'll be able to take your pick of good agents. - Stephen King
Do not worry when situations get bitter. A bitter situation is a better teacher. The greatest lessons in life can least be found in comfort and much more in uncomfortable situations of life. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future. - Sidney J. Harris
A bitter awareness that everything is a sensation of mine and at the same time something external, something not in my power to change. Ah, how often my own dreams have raised up before me as things, not to replace reality but to declare themselves its equal - Pessoa
Peace without truth is nothing but an illusion a deceptive misguidance which generates opportunities and problems to chew the sweet and bitter tastes of evil respectively. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
The obstacles of life is meant to make us better, not bitter. - Akshay Dubey
THOUGH you are in your shining days,Voices among the crowdAnd new friends busy with your praise,Be not unkind or proud,But think about old friends the most:Time's bitter flood will rise,Your beauty perish and be lostFor all eyes but these eyes. - W.B. Yeats
Love should make you better not bitter. - Temitayo Olami
Like all bitter men, Flint knew less than half the story and was more interested in unloading his own peppery feelings than in learning the truth. - John Cheever
I invite all brats to throw their cookies at the baker’s head if they’re not sweet, winos to chuck their wine if it’s bad, the dying to shuck their souls when they croak, and men to throw their existence in God’s face when it’s bitter - Gustave Flaubert
AFFLICTION, n. An acclimatizing process preparing the soul for another and bitter world. - Ambrose Bierce
That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous. - George Gissing
I've seen so much and lived it all. I wanted to bite the earth and taste it. It is both bitter and sweet, and if I had my time to live over again, I wouldn’t change a damn thing Reg Spiers - Julie McSorley Marcus McSorley
It's not what happens to you but your response to it that will either make you better or bitter. - Benjamin Lotter
Love the world. Otherwise, you will be forced to carry the heaviest load: your own bitter self. - Sri Chinmoy
The taste of love is always amazing; even when it’s bitter - Munia Khan
I laughed under my breath, and it sounded bitter. Listen to me. What am I talking about, worth it? Is any experience or bit of beauty worth the cost of my life? I know nothing but safety and self-preservation at all costs.And yet, he said softly, you’re risking everything to help me. - Kate Avery Ellison
Indolence is sweet, and its consequences bitter. - Voltaire
Gratitude is the best food to start and sustain you. Hankering creates hunger, unhappiness, bellyache, headache and heartache - and often leaves a bitter taste - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Vice may triumph for a time, crime may flaunt its victories in the face of honest toilers, but in the end the law will follow the wrong-doer to a bitter fate, and dishonor and punishment will be the portion of those who sin. - Allan Pinkerton
How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes! - William Shakespeare
Bitter truths have the power to expect backups if they are shared at all. - Hira Mariam
Sin bites bitter. But oh, the sweet taste of salvation, that stirs the spirit! - Anthony Liccione
oh, how bitterhow bitter silentthe bewildered sorrowof a texture too thickto be brought outthrough the eyes. - Anna Jae
The laugh left a bitter taste in our mouths, but we laughed out all the same. - Haruki Murakami
Every individual lives their life with some bitter past....!!So do I... - Gargi Pattanayak
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. - Robert Burton
No hatred is so bitter as that of near relations. - Cornelius Tacitus
We need dualities or opposites to appreciate, understandand recognize value and distinction in our lives. If we did not have bitter, we could not appreciate sweet.... - I. Alan Appt
This world will turn you into a mean and bitter person if you let it. You have purpose, you are better then what people my perceive you as. Don't let the world change your spirit, mind, thoughts and soul. - Alcurtis Turner
In life, you have a choice to be better or bitter. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide. - Shannon L. Alder
When our expectations differ from better, we think bitter, but that is not better! Stay better, think positive, no matter what; there is always a better lesson to learn! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. - Mark Twain
Don't be sweet, lest you be eaten up; don't be bitter, lest you be spewed out. - Jewish Proverb
The taste of your life depends on the spices you used to brew it. Add laziness to it and it becomes bitter as the bile; put a cube of good attitudes into it and you will lick your lips more and more due to its sweet taste. - Israelmore Ayivor
I said that " I love you ", and there's no responce from you.It's like i am eating a dark chocolate,too bitter - Carizza Bright
Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't. - Tom Hiddleston
Until sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet. - Thomas Watson
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. - Lewis B. Smedes
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest. - Samuel Johnson
Life is sweet or bitter depending on where your attention is, at that moment. - George Alexiou
Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it. - Seneca
So if various trials are allotted to you, partake of life's bitter cups, but without becoming bitter.
The real you is not sad, angry, depressed, ashamed, hurt, bitter or lost. These things are not real. They feel real but they're not. As spiritual beings living a brief human existence, this is not who we are. We are beautiful, radiant, joyful and loving. - Sue Fitzmaurice
Have you had a failure or rejection? You could get bitter. That's one way to deal with it. Or...you could just get BETTER. What do you think? - Destiny Booze
I mostly hope you think I miss you and in the end you hope you'll get me, but that's fantasy, untrue as you, and bitter as the hope you left me. - Phar West Nagle
It's more cruel to give someone false hope than telling the bitter truth - Unknown
This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perils -- that has been more than any baggins deserves. - J.R.R. Tolkien
I'm pretty lost in becoming all this frost. Bitter, like Winter. Strung-out like a string of pearls. - Ashly Lorenzana
I believe that being happy is the only important thing. Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or torturous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive. - Joanne Harris
It is easy to tell confidence from pride. Confidence lifts, encourages, helps, and is full of gratitude. Pride demeans, mocks, destroys, and is bitter and resentful. - Damon Throop
War is food and drink and disease and patience and anger and hate and cold and stealth and terror as well as sweet silver and bitter iron and the glitter of arms in the sun or under the moon. - Miles Cameron, The Dread Wyrm
There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. - Colette
Men can such the heady juice of exalted self-importance from the bitter weed of failure--failures are usually the most conceited of men. - D. H. Lawrence
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise - Oscar Wilde
Gratitude is the best food and fuel to start anything that you need to do - it will nourish and sustain you...and others too. Hankering will leave you hungry - or with with heart, head or belly ache - and tends to have or leave a sour or bitter taste too. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
There is nothing so bitter that a patient mind cannot find some solace in it. - Seneca
Wisdom is better than flattery, even if bitter in your ears. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. - Kahlil Gibran
Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers. - Leigh Hunt
Bitter truths have the need to expect backups if they are shared at all. - Hira Mariam
What I had to face, the very bitter lesson that everyone who wants to write has got to learn, was that a thing may in itself be the finest piece of writing one has ever done, and yet have absolutely no place in the manuscript one hopes to publish. - Thomas Wolfe
I am grateful for all those dark years, even though in retrospect they seem like a long, bitter prayer that was answered finally. - Marilynne Robinson
What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse. - Henry Miller
Honey from the devil's fingers tastes bitter. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Love is sweet even when what you go through is bitter. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Make choices in life that don't leave people bitter, worse off or confused. Any choice that leads you to do this is a choice that didn't include God in the decision making process. - Shannon L. Alder
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death. - Mary Renault
Ah, what shall I be at fifty, should nature keep me alive, if I find the world so bitter when I am but twenty-five?
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter. - W. Somerset Maugham
Sometimes our Biggest Nightmare turns out to be our Biggest Gift. And it all comes down to our attitude. Life will throw us curve balls and disappointments, even heartbreak. But ultimately we can choose if we're going to be Bitter or Better for the experience. - Kathryn Orford
When love is sweet, the sweetness means its lightAnd light may keep the truth, when love is pure.But love is bitter, when it turns to fight.Lovers in a fight are quite immature.''From the poem ''A Note on Existentialist Love - Marieta Maglas
Do not be bitter over the past. Believe in a brighter future. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Yea I may come across as blunt, but I will say the truth even if its bitter, that's just me. You either hate me for it or respect me for it. - Tilicia Haridat
It's sad when the people you love most become a bitter memory. - Kiera Forsythe
I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
I threw bitter tears at the ocean, but all that came back was the tide. - Sarah McLachlan
Although not a very old man, I have yet lived a great deal in my life, and I have known sorrow too bitter and joy too keen to allow me to become either cast down or elated for more than a very brief period over any success or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
Never be bitter, become better. A testimony is pain that has been reassigned - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Make not the scars of yesterdayMake you bitter todayYesterday has passedAnd like water in a river once passed Can never be returnedThe KhoiSan Book of Wisdom - rassool jibraeel snyman
Love is sweet but its journey can be very bitter - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Every uncomfortable experience in life gives you the choice of growing bitter or better. - Orrin Woodward
If someone puts you through hell, don’t be mad or bitter about it, because the thing that will free you from that hell is forgiveness. - Jeanette Coron
There is no need returning anger to those who made your past horrible, do not think of making them feel bitter, maybe a help from you can just make them ashame and miserable, and can probably change their attitude. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, And the reason of things, And to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness: And I find more bitter than death, the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands- - Compton Gage
Life is a bitter sweet journey my friend, a bitter sweet journey. - Luellen Hoffman
There is no pathos more bitter than that of parting from someone we have never met. - P.G. Wodehouse
The grey of a bitter, starved-looking morning. The town like a mortally wounded creature, torn by shells, gashed open by bombs. Dead streets - streets of death - death in streets and their houses; yet people still able to sleep and still sleeping. - Radclyffe Hall
No man with a man's heart in him, gets far on his way without some bitter, soul searching disappointment. Happy he who is brave enough to push on another stage of the journey, and rest where there are living springs of water, and three score and ten palms.
Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim. - Charles Buxton
We dreamt of a crappy apartment somewhereMaking love while we let the midnight airFlow through the open window, into our closed heartsLeft bitter from heartbreak and too much time apart - Jessica-Lynn Barbour
A wealth of experience and wisdom doesn't have to be a dead giveaway to your increasing years. The spin you put on it is what will keep you young. Don't let it make you bitter. Learn from it, and let it make you better. - Jayleigh Cape
The truth may make you bitter; but it must make you better. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
You've got to take the bitter with the sour. - Samuel Goldwyn
Life is sweet till a bitter reality comes and hits us! After that, if you are a strong person, life will continue being sweet! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Tea should be as bitter as wormwod and as sharp as a two eged swordKit Snicket (a series of unfortunate events) - Lemony Snicket
You can be treated badly. But you do not have to be bitter. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Experience is bitter. But it fruits is sweet like honey. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword! - Oscar Wilde
Savor the warmth of every sun-filled day, and the chill wind of every raging storm, weeds as much as flowers, the bitter and the sweet.
To be allowed, no, invited into the private lives of strangers, and to share their joys and fears, was a chance to exchange the Southern bitter wormwood for a cup of mead with Beowulf or a hot cup of tea and milk with Oliver Twist. - Maya Angelou
Bitter wisdom is better than sweet folly. - Matshona Dhliwayo
He wept bitter tears over the death of his enemy. It was his enemy, after all, who knew him best and kept him up at night. - Donna Lynn Hope
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, And life unto the bitter in soul; Which long for death, but it cometh not; And dig for it more than for hid treasures; Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave? - Compton Gage
To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable! - Israelmore Ayivor
I wish I could find MY books listed on GOODREADS - DODGING JOE, THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN'T EXPLAIN, THE BITTER GRAPES - ll available through Amazon and Createspace - - Saaskia Aark-Bennett
I am a messenger who will bring back word from the men who are fighting (WWI) to those who want the war to go on forever. Feeble, inarticulate will be my message, but it will have a bitter truth and may it burn their lousy souls. - Paul Nash
Bitter love is better than sweet hate. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Better choose silence than bitter words which shall leave nothing but bitter footprints - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Patience can be bitter but her fruit is always sweet. - Habeeb Akande
In cities where peace and the arts flourish, men are more consumed by jealousy, worry, and anxiety than they are in cities under the blight of a besieging army. Private sorrows are more bitter than public suffering. - Voltaire
No, I am not bitter, I am not hateful, and I am not unforgiving. I just don't like you. - C. JoyBell C.
The action generated the possibility of a future different from the past. Bitter division was healed by way of bold, confident leadership. - Rom Watangu
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. - Kurt Vonnegut
Oh, miss Haversham said I,there have been sore mistakes and my life has been a blind and thankless one, and I want forgiveness and direction far too much to be bitter with you. - Charles Dickens
Judith (sadly): A change has come over my children of late. I have tried to shut my eyes to it, but in vain. At my time of life one must face bitter facts! - Noel Coward Sir
The world tells us to be mean and bitter to survive. But I believe kindness is the very thing that makes us thrive. - Rachel Hamilton
No matter how bitter the truth is, the beauty is that it liberates. - Gugu Mona
I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. - Shannon L. Alder
Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling.
Don't deny the past. Remember everything. If you're bitter, be bitter. Cry it out! Scream! Denial is gangrene. - Joy Kogawa
It was a bitter moment for us. We weren't two mature parents. We were just two kids playing grown-up. We still needed Mommy and Daddy's permission, blessings, and money to survive. - Erma Bombeck
The art of betrayal has not taught me to be bitter, but to not so easily misplace trust. - VaeEshia Ratcliff-Davis
I always have a fear of loosing Love ones. Even if I don't want to see this happen, I will have to face the bitter truth sooner or later. - Ahmed Falah
I fear liars, and I fear tricksters, and worst I fear the bitter truth. And so I rule my country well. Because only fear rules men. Nothing else works. Nothing else lasts long enough. - Ursula K. Le Guin
What is food to one, is to others bitter poison. - Lucretius
Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people - Anonymous
Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue.Words you can’t have back, so they linger. - Coco J. Ginger
Honesty must sometimes be taken in small measure, like a bitter medicine. - Jan Cox Speas
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. - John Locke
I am not so sure I should like the facts of life, but I have got over the bitter disappointment I felt when I first heard about them,... - Dodie Smith
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. - Aristotle
Abhorrence towards bitter circumstances and attachment towards sweet ones is the nature of agnan (ignorance of the self). Bitter and sweet will not exist if agnan (ignorance of the self) leaves. - Dada Bhagwan
The art of betrayal has not taught me to be bitter, but not so easily misplace trust. - VaeEshia Ratcliff-Davis
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