Bitter Quotations And Sayings


Bitter Quotations And Sayings

Here is a collection of bitter quotations and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.”
– Bill Cosby

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

“But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.”
– William Shakespeare

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”
– Lewis B. Smedes

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

“I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
– Barack Obama

“Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.”
– Jan Peter Balkenende

“Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.”
Khalil Gibran

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.”
– John F. Kennedy

“I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out.”
– Bill Hicks

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.”
– Victor Hugo

“Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.”
– Robert Burton

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.”
– John Locke

“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

“There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.”
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.”
– Solomon Ortiz

“We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.”
– Denis Diderot

“To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.”
– Erich Fromm

“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”
– Kurt Vonnegut

“If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don’t feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there’s too much that I still want to do.”
– Richard Pryor

“I’m a person that carries everything that happened to me in my past, with me into the future. I refuse to let it make me bitter. I still completely believe in love and I remain open to anything that will happen to me.”
– Nicole Kidman

“I think it’s your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.”
– Billie Joe Armstrong

“The country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We have to offer an alternative vision.”
– Mitt Romney

“The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.”
– Anatole France

“Some people won’t go the extra mile, and then on their birthday, when no one makes a fuss, they feel neglected and bitter.”
– Anne Lamott

“Because the sweeter the cake, the more bitter the jelly can be.”
– Lady Gaga

“How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!”
– Albert Camus

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.”
– Francis Bacon

“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.”
– Greg Norman

Death is less bitter punishment than death’s delay.”
– Ovid

“But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.”
– Arthur Rimbaud

“It is so much more difficult to live with one’s body than with one’s soul. One’s body is so much more exacting: what it won’t have it won’t have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.”
– David Herbert Lawrence

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