Quotes of Bitterness

“ The heart knoweth his own bitterness. ”

- Bible

“ Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. ”

- Harry Emerson Fosdick

“ 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

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

- Maya Angelou

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

- Lucretius

“ Satire is focused bitterness. ”

- Leo C. Rosten

“ Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read. ”

- Charles Churchill

“ Blows are sarcasm's turned stupid. ”

- George Eliot

“ He has to learn that petulance is no sarcasm, and that insolence is not invective. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ This music won't do. There's not enough sarcasm in it. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. ”

- Bible

“ You just hope the bitterness and rancor don't continue, and that everybody finds a peaceable ending. Watching a train wreck? or listening to one? isn't a great way to spend your morning. ”

- Tom Taylor

“ Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes. ”

- Bible

“ He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood. ”

- Bible

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

- Chanakya

“ It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. ”

- Katherine Mansfield

“ I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too. ”

- Wentworth Miller

“ 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

“ Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up. ”

- Marge Kennedy

“ A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ 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. ”

- Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

- William Makepeace Thackeray

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

- Abdul Kalam

“ Satire is focused bitterness. ”

- Curt Rosten

“ Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, and crowning injury inflicts upon him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself. ”

- Paul Valery

“ We may be at the end of a 40-year cycle of bitterness. I've spent enough of my life fighting. It would be nice to spend some time constructing, and I think that there's a feel in the country that's very similar. ”

- Newt Gingrich

“ I think the bitterness generated by this election should prompt people of good will in both parties to try and find common ground, or as Democratic Senator Chris Dodd put it, "Make it easy to vote, but tough to cheat.". ”

- John Fund

“ 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

“ 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. ”

- Madame Guizot

“ I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. ”

- Edith Cavell
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