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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.
From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
Some carry the burden of bitterness and resentfulness for many years.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.
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.
After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
Robert Dale Owen
Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality.
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
William Makepeace Thackeray
From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers.
Bitterness is so ugly. I don't want to go there.
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.
Satire is focused bitterness.
I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment.
Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness and the feeling of helplessness.
I had the honor to meet Nelson Mandela, and I heard him explain his forgiveness of his captors of 27 years by saying hatred and bitterness is destructive - the power is in love and forgiveness.
I've purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
I've yet to meet a bitter teenager. Bitterness, jealousy and jadedness, I think, are the most unattractive qualities in a person, and unfortunately they do seem to come with age.
Any designer believes his gun is the best, and when its test performance is a bit less impressive compared to others, he feels bitterness and envy.
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.
I don't bear any bitterness towards anyone.
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.
One feels as if it could never, never be less. And yet all griefs, when there is no bitterness in them, are soothed down by time.
Jane Welsh Carlyle
I love America. I eagerly became a citizen. I have no bitterness toward those casting directors who dismissed me because of my accent, nor toward the producers and directors who wanted to cast me but thought the audience wouldn't accept my accent. I think they're selling their audience short.
'Illustrado' is not an autobiography. Only the ideas are autobiographical; the ideas of bitterness, frustration, unchanging society, an individual lost, social awkwardness... The book satirises archetypes from across Filipino society, and I felt that the least I could do was offer myself up, too.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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