Quotes by bitterness
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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
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.
Vietnamese emperor 1913-1997
As for us, during twenty years' reign, we have known much bitterness.
African-American poet and writer 1928-
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
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.
Roman poet and philosopher c.95-55 BC
From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
American journalist and filmmaker
In Old Havana, the names of the streets before the revolution provided a glimpse into the city's state of mind. You might have known someone who lived on the corner of Soul and Bitterness, Solitude and Hope, or Light and Avocado.
English writer 1812-1870
In this world a great deal of the bitterness amongst us arises from an imperfect understanding of one another.Source: Speech Birmingham’s Town Hall 30 december 1853
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.
Polish-American scientist 1908-1997
Satire is focused bitterness.
American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 1934-1992
Somedays, if bitterness were a whetstone, I could be sharp as grief.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
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.
11th President of India 1931-2015
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
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