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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.
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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.
To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
We need the compassion and the courage to change the conditions that support our suffering. Those conditions are things like ignorance, bitterness, negligence, clinging, and holding on.
Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.
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
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.
My brother and I had a real love-hate relationship with my success. There was some bitterness there that I didn't understand until recently, but I told him that if I ever did a record I wanted him to play on it.
I feel like unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, it blocks the flows of God's blessings in life.
Bitterness and resentment only hurt one person, and it's not the person we're resenting - it's us.
Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.
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.
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
William Makepeace Thackeray
We were poor, my mother and I, living in a world of doom and gloom, pessimism and bitterness, where storms raged and wolves scratched at the door.
I have not personally suffered from the deprivations, the bitterness and sorrow which bring so many men and women to a realisation of social injustice.
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.
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.
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
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