Bitterness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bitterness quotes, bitterness sayings, and bitterness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
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
When the root is bitterness, imagine what the fruit might be. Woodrow Kroll
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
A bitter spirit will keep you from being a better person. Woodrow Kroll
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
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. Maya Angelou
If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop. James Broughton
Bitterness is so ugly. I don't want to go there. Amy Heckerling
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
Bitterness is a greater failure than failure. James Richardson
Bitterness does more harm to the vessel in which it is stored . . . than the vessel on which it is poured. unknown
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 is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die. John Ortberg Jr
Bitterness: anger that forgot where it came from. Alain De Botton
There's no such thing as a bitter person who keeps the bitterness to himself. Erwin W. Lutzer
Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter. Samuel J. Hurwitt
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
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
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
Bitterness never draws us closer to God. Bitterness is a nonproductive, toxic, emotion, usually resulting from resentlemt over unment needs. Craig Groeschel
Hate and bitterness are the only weapons wielded by the blade. Thomas Gregory
The heart knoweth his own bitterness. Bible
Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure. Bertrand Russell
Fighting bitterness can be a full-time job. Ira Sachs
Bitterness and resentment only hurt one person, and it's not the person we're resenting - it's us. Alana Stewart
From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers. Lucretius
If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop. James Broughton
He hath filled me with bitterness. He hath made me drunken with wormwood. Lam 3:15
A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her that bore him. Prov 17:25
when bitterness is exhausted, sweetness follows. Chinese Proverb
What was bitter to endure is sweet to remember. German Proverb
I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. Job 7:11
If you have been harboring anger or bitterness or jealousy in your heart toward someone—a parent, an ex-spouse, a boss— hand it over to Christ, and ask Him to help you let it go. Billy Graham
We can react with bitterness and hate God, as some do, or we can accept suffering as a natural part of life and a condition that comes with living in this world. We cannot avoid suffering, but we can determine our response to it. Billy Graham
Anger and bitterness—whatever the cause—only end up hurting us. Turn that anger over to Christ! Billy Graham
We must face honestly the toll that anger and bitterness take on our lives. They are our enemies! The Bible says, 'An angry person stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. Billy Graham
Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness toward anyone. Edith Cavell
When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. Andy Rooney
A bitter feeling is death to the heart. Zulu
If 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
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
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle
Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent. Jan Peter Balkenende
When breaks and collapses, / The dams of the eyes, then / River of the tears / Flows as a flood. / If, exists not sweetness / In the conversation / The bitterness of that / Spoils friendly relations. Ehsan Sehgal
Thy healing pains, a keen distress / Thy tender light shines in; / Thy sweetness is the bitterness, / Thy grace the pang of sin. John Greenleaf Whittier
Only courageous hearts can endure the bitterness of truth. Michael Bassey Johnson
Bitterness is how we punish ourselves for other people’s sins. Matshona Dhliwayo
Life is like that...sometimes you have to peel off the bitterness in order to get to the part that is sweet. Ken Poirot
Bitterness is venom that consumes its host. Matshona Dhliwayo
You will be better if you leave bitter behind. Christine E. Szymanski
If you're betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root. Toba Beta
It wasn't too long before I seen something in me, had changed. A bitter seed was planted inside of me. And I just didn't feel so, accepting, anymore. Kathryn Stockett
There is no disappointment so someone no better than you achieving more. Joseph Heller
Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped. Suzy Kassem
One who gossips usually carries boredom in one hand and bitterness in the other. Suzy Kassem
There’s no such thing as a bitter person who keeps the bitterness to himself. Erwin W. Lutzer
You will never hold grudges when you know that your blessings are better than your bitterness. Thandazo Perfect Khumalo