Quotation Explorer - 'Bitterness'

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.
There should be no bitterness or hate where the sole thought is the welfare of the United States of America. No man can occupy the office of President without realizing that he is President of all the people. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
Kindness that turns to bitterness when it is not appreciated was never kindness at all. - Vironika Tugaleva
Fill your heart with kindness and forgiveness, there will be no stress, anger, or bitterness. - Debasish Mridha
Guard your heart against anger, bitterness, envy, jealousy….! - Lailah Gifty Akita
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The rich of this world will vanish like smoke, and no memory of their past pleasures will remain. But even in their lifetime they do not enjoy them without bitterness, weariness and fear, for the very things whence they derive their pleasures often carry with them the seeds of sorrow. - Kempis 1380-1471 Thomas
The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but the stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till out political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich, - a war constantly growing in intensity and bitterness. - Stephen Johnson Field
As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Love, love, love, love is all you can do, even in the face of bitterness, pain, anger, confusion, it's the only thing to keep you steady and stop you biting back. - Jay Woodman
Always maintain the attitude of a student. When a person thinks they have finished learning, that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in, as that person will wake up everyday wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honour for being so smart. - Nick Offerman
I've learned .... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. - Andy Rooney
Bitterness is a choice, not an option. - Steven Chopade
We study biology, physics, movements of glaciers... Where are the classes on envy, feeling wronged, despair, bitterness... - Alain de Botton
Without forgiveness and love, you will live with resentment, bitterness, malice and strife which result in more pain. You can never love without forgiving. Forgiveness deepens your ability to love and frees you from pain. - Kemi Sogunle
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison. - Nelson Mandela
A heart consumed by bitterness turns to stone. - Rona V Flynn
When we allow the bitterness of others to consume us, it prevents any chance of tasting life’s sweetness. - Charles F. Glassman
Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise. - Henry Fielding
Bitterness and resentment are a bottomless well. They can only be healed by the phenomenon of someone else's sorrow rising to your level of pain... it never happens - save yourself endless hurt. - Steve Maraboli
Bitterness block the sacred blessings. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The pessimist may call the optimist a fool; but who is more foolish, the happy individual who expects more happiness or the one who fills his life with bitterness and has only more despair to look forward to? - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Anger dulls the sharpness of mind, hardens the softness of feelings, and replaces the sweetness of the world with bitterness. - Debasish Mridha
Watch out for those who celebrate your success with bitterness in their hearts! surely, they'll hail you for what you are, and hate you for what you have become. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Human life is a sad show, undoubtedly; ugly, heavy and complex. Art has no other end, for people of feeling than to conjure away the burden and bitterness. - Gustave Flaubert
Fits of anger, vexation,and bitterness against ourselves tend to pride and they spring from no other source than self-love, which is disturbed and upset at seeing that it is imperfect. - Francis de Sales
Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others rather than what he ought to expect from them.
Time has laid its healing hand upon the wound when we can look back at the the pain we once fainted under, and no bitterness or despair arises in our heart. - Jerome K. Jerome
Do not let the transient bitterness of the journey steal happiness from your life. - Debasish Mridha
Harboring bitterness against people is actually confessing their sin to myself, over and over again. Anger is akin to confessing their sin to God, dissatisfied that he hasn't done something and placing myself in his position as judge. - Paul David Tripp
I head a bitterness that hadn't been there before. Something was changing inside him. He'd had enough of following the rules. - Alice Hoffman
The cost of forgiveness is less than the price of bitterness - Systenious Makhubele
HARMONISTS, n. A sect of Protestants, now extinct, who came from Europe in the beginning of the last century and were distinguished for the bitterness of their internal controversies and dissensions. - Ambrose Bierce
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
The heart knoweth his own bitterness. - Bible
You can never achieve greatness until you can leave bitterness behind. - Debasish Mridha
Each of us repeats Adam’s journey and acknowledges, with the loss of innocence, that he is mortal. Weep and pray, O Arseny. And do not fear death, for death is not just the bitterness of parting. It is also the joy of liberation. (Laurus, p. 30) - Eugene Vodolazkin
In every problem there is a lesson to learn, an asset to acquire, a rest to restore, a bitterness to sweeten, a load to lighten or a price to pay. - Ikechukwu Joseph
Any time you are with anyone or think of anyone you must say to yourself: I am dying and this person too is dying, attempting the while to experience the truth of the words you are saying. If every one of you agrees to practice this, bitterness will die out, harmony will arise. - Anthony de Mello
Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Sometimes, inflexibility creates a callus, scarring over all the bitterness and disappointment improperly, and there is no honest way to break that silence or that infinite distance, not even in death, not even in memory. - Víctor del Árbol
It is okay of talking about the past, as long as there's no bitterness and anger. It only gives you a heart attack. It won't change the past either. - Ann Marie Aguilar
Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.
I write to taste life twice; to savour the flavour of sweet times gone by, or spit out the bitterness before it multiplies. - Aisha Mirza
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. - Maya Angelou
Unforgiveness is a shadow of the past; it is behind you, but you always know it is there. Sorrow and bitterness covers your heart like the darkness covers the night. - Deborah Brodie
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