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Bitterness Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Bitterness are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Satire is focused bitterness.
- Leo Rosten

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

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

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

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

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

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger,
travel too far that road and the way is lost.
- Terry Brooks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

There is some self-interest behind every friendship.
There is no friendship without self-interests.
This is a bitter truth.
- Chanakya

I will see this game of life out to its bitter end.
- Zane Grey

So rather than face the bitter truth,
China has placed severe restrictions on the Internet
and enlisted America's high-tech companies as their Internet police.
- Tom Lantos

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

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

O conscience, upright and stainless,
how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
- Dante Alighieri

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

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

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

I didn't realize House would be the central character,
more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally.
I relish his wounded nature - the lameness,
the scarred Byronic hero.
- Hugh Laurie

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

If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter,
there is always the chance that you may find comfort
and the promise of something good.
- Bob Greene

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

I have sworn to only live free.
Even if I find bitter the taste of death,
I don't want to die humiliated or deceived.
- Osama bin Laden

It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing
in this unpolished country.
- Greta Garbo

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

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

I have been back in Paris for two weeks.
Nothing new.
Life is still bitter.
- Camille Claudel

People say you should read your criticism because it
will make you a better person but it doesn't.
It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.
- Jo Brand

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

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

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

I know people who grow old and bitter.
I want to keep making a fresh start.
I don't want them to defeat me.
That would be suicidal.
- Robert Wyatt

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

I have known the fruits of strikes.
The bitter and the sweet.
Hunger and music.
- Merle Travis

That is one of the bitter curses of poverty;
it leaves no right to be generous.
- George Gissing

I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time.
- Auberon Herbert

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

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

I was briefly bitter.
- Margot Kidder

And bitter waxed the fray; Brother with brother spake
no word When they met in the way.
- Jean Ingelow

With Hitchcock I had little relationship.
I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann,
his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain,
after the bitter fight between them.
- Maurice Jarre

What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.
- Lucretius

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


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