Bitterness Quotes

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Bitterness Quotes

Bitterness: anger that forgot where it came from.

Alain De Botton

Bitterness and resentment only hurt one person, and it’s not the person we’re resenting – it’s us.

Alana Stewart

Bitterness is so ugly. I don’t want to go there.

Amy Heckerling

Sourness and bitterness come from the interfering and unappreciative mind. Life itself, when understood and utilized for what it is, is sweet. That is the message of The Vinegar Tasters.

Benjamin Hoff

Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure.

Bertrand Russell

The heart knoweth his own bitterness.


Bitterness never draws us closer to God. Bitterness is a nonproductive, toxic, emotion, usually resulting from resentlemt over unment needs.

Craig Groeschel

There’s no such thing as a bitter person who keeps the bitterness to himself.

Erwin W. Lutzer

As we pour out our bitterness, God pours in his peace.

F.B. Meyer

Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in bitterness.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Fighting bitterness can be a full-time job.

Ira Sachs

Surely if we knew what bitterness fate held in store, we would shrink back in fear and let the cup of life pass us by untasted.

Jacqueline Carey

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

James Broughton

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

James Broughton

Bitterness is a greater failure than failure.

James Richardson

Bitterness is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.

John Ortberg Jr

Acrid bitterness inevitably seeps into the lives of people who harbor grudges and suppress anger, bitterness is always a poison. It keeps your pain alive instead of letting you deal with it and get beyond it. Bitterness sentences you to relive the hurt over and over.

Lee Strobel

The medical evidence is clear and mounting. It’s no exaggeration to say that bitterness is a dangerous drug in any dosage and that your very health is at risk if you stubbornly persist in being unforgiving.

Lee Strobel

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


Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host.

Maya Angelou

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

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

Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.

Samuel J. Hurwitt

Hate and bitterness are the only weapons wielded by the blade.

Thomas Gregory

Bitterness does more harm to the vessel in which it is stored . . . than the vessel on which it is poured.


Bitterness is the outcome of a wrong mental movement – the attempt to force external events to conform to internal fantasy. The cure is to see fantasy as fantasy, which will reveal it as neither necessary nor rewarding.

Vernon Howard

A bitter spirit will keep you from being a better person.

Woodrow Kroll

When the root is bitterness, imagine what the fruit might be.

Woodrow Kroll

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