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Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.
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
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
I know from personal experience how damaging it can be to live with bitterness and unforgiveness. I like to say it's like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die. And it really is that harmful to us to live this way.
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.
There's a lot of bitterness, there's a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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.
From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around.
It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
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.
If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
I am not driven by any bitterness by what happened in Athens. I learnt a lot of lessons from it and probably came through it a stronger person in the end. There have been a lot of near misses, and that's taught me to keep persevering and that there is a chance it can come right.
Bitterness is so ugly.
Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness and the feeling of helplessness.
Bitterness is so ugly. I don't want to go there.
The great thing about celebrity culture is that they can't seem to stop themselves from displaying their ridiculous behaviour. I feel it's my job as a serious investigative journalist to witness all kinds of behaviour and then report back to the audience through the prism of my own anger and bitterness.
Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life's just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff.
Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.
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.
I've purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
Satire is focused bitterness.
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