Top 80 Bitterness Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Bitterness Quotes from famous people such as Phan Thi Kim Phuc, Ja Rule, Brian Banks, Nelson Mandela, Saint Bernard, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

There's such a connection between Vietnam and America,

There’s such a connection between Vietnam and America, but it should be one of friendship. Not bitterness. Not enemies.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
I feel like unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, it blocks the flows of God’s blessings in life.
Ja Rule
I can hold on to that, that bitterness and that anger. It won’t get me anywhere.
Brian Banks
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.
Nelson Mandela
Custom turns everything upside down. Give it time, and what can resist its hardening effect? What does not yield to use? How many find that the bitterness they had formerly dreaded has, unfortunately, through use alone, turned to sweetness?
Saint Bernard
Satire is focused bitterness.
Leo Rosten
From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
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.
Sharon Salzberg
Over the past months and years, divisions have opened up in Malaysian society. Now it is time for all of us, in government and beyond, to put the bitterness behind us.
Najib Razak
I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment.
Pierce Brosnan
As for us, during twenty years’ reign, we have known much bitterness.
Bao Dai
Thinking of the dismissal by Leicester, the first thing that comes to mind is a sense of surprise even more than of bitterness.
Claudio Ranieri
We must reject the easy impulses of bitterness and rancor and embrace the difficult work, but the important work, the vital work of finding a path forward together.
Loretta Lynch
To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
Flannery O’Connor
The worst thing in life is not to die but to live with bitterness.
Vitor Belfort
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.
Persis Khambatta
Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness and the feeling of helplessness.
Lech Walesa
Neutrality is generally used as a mask to hide unusual bitterness. Sometimes it hides what it is – nothing. It always stands for hollowness of head or bitterness of heart, sometimes for both.
Robert Green Ingersoll
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.
Mikhail Kalashnikov
Bitterness is cancer – it eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure.
Maya Angelou
One can never regret the decisions made at the time you make them, because that can only lead to bitterness and sadness.
David Nutter
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.
Paul P. Harris
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 don’t think you can ever be bitter about anything, because if you don’t allow your heart to stay open, then all you have is a filled heart of hate and bitterness, and you’re never able to love or like anybody.
Debbie Reynolds
If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
James Broughton
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.
Jimmy Chamberlin
If people become kinder to each other and begin to forgive some bitterness, if they begin to love their neighbor as the Most High loves us, then I am for it.
Oleksandr Usyk
Usually in stories there are big problems in the beginning or couples are pulling away, there’s a lot of bitterness.
Amy Ryan
I’ve purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
Tatum O’Neal
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.
Joyce Meyer
‘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.
Miguel Syjuco
Money brings jealousy and bitterness.

Money brings jealousy and bitterness.
Phil Taylor
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.
Paula Radcliffe
Fighting bitterness can be a full-time job.
Ira Sachs
I don’t feel bitterness, I don’t feel anger towards anybody. Fighting is never emotional to me.
Conor McGregor
My relationship with my father still troubles me because it never got resolved, and there was no closure. There was a lot of bitterness, but having written about it, I found that I was able to overcome that bitterness and look at the relationship anew.
Naseeruddin Shah
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.
Jane Goodall
When we blanch some ingredients in ash water it removes all their bitterness and astringency, which has opened up a new list of ingredients that we had never considered as edible.
Jock Zonfrillo
Have you ever thought how one phrase, one sentence, one troll can ruin someone’s entire life? Why do we interfere in their private lives? Think of others as our properties? And say whatever bitterness is in our hearts without thinking twice?
Saba Qamar
I don’t think I’m influencing younger artists – they’re not trying to be me. But I don’t say that in bitterness. I say that with realism.
Brad Paisley
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I don’t have any bitterness in my heart, man.
Monty Williams
Sacrifice always seems to imply a bitterness attached to it. But I don’t feel bitter about the choices I’ve made. Yes, I sacrifice a job because I made certain family decisions, but I don’t regret it.
Dana Reeve
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.
Dick Gephardt
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.
Kathy Griffin
When you’re a chill, laid back guy, you maybe have more pent-up frustration, anger, bitterness, than maybe somebody a little wilder would have.
Adam Page
My father always tells me to be forgiving, as it purges you of pent-up negativity. I harbour no bitterness and malice towards anyone.
S. Sreesanth
Many Palestinians have been living for decades in camps, disconnected from the environment in which they grew up, wallowing in poverty, in neglect, alienation, bitterness, and a deep, unrelenting sense of humiliation.
Ehud Olmert
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou
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.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Edith Cavell
From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers.
I started realizing how the condition of our hearts affects the way we see. If your heart is full of bitterness, anger, and resentment, you’re going to look at this world as a very evil place.
Danny Gokey
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
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
The people who have done it – I have been in there – a lot of people love boxing but they have not actually been in there, and haven’t tasted the bitterness of a beating.
Chris Eubank Sr.
People are fed up with the way things are. There is a lot of bitterness out there, a lot of anger about a lack of jobs and concerns for the next generation.
Gary Lineker
Retiring from writing is to avoid the inevitable bitterness which a writing career is bound to deliver as its end product in almost every case.
Jim Crace
Scepticism may be evidence of a healthy and independent mindset; but conspiracism is a virus that feeds off insecurity and bitterness.
Mehdi Hasan
People go forward in life. Bitterness and grudges and resentments only poison it.
David Furnish
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Lech Walesa
I see people around me with very unhappy love lives, who may have held out for that perfect somebody. And the failure to achieve that brings along a lot of bitterness which is very unattractive; therefore they’re probably less likely to achieve it.
David Thewlis
A man can submit today in order to resist tomorrow. My

A man can submit today in order to resist tomorrow. My submission had been such. And because I had not been free to show my real feeling, to voice my true thoughts, my submission had bred bitterness and anger. And there were nearly ten million others who had submitted with equal anger and bitterness.
Peter Abrahams
I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can’t. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence that you are about to impose and will serve it without bitterness.
Andrew Fastow
Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.
Terry Brooks
Three or four years ago, I got really caught up in the movies people were making, the opportunities they were getting, and I was looking at them with bitterness.
Seth Green
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
I don’t hold grudges or bitterness about the past.
Rahul Roy
Bitterness and unforgiveness block the flow of God’s blessing in your life and actually hinder your prayers.
Victoria Osteen
You don’t have to believe the electorate secretly hankers for a dose of Marxist-Leninism to accept that there are deep levels of justified bitterness out there waiting to be tapped.
Howard Jacobson
Certainly, we are all on the shoulders of those who fought for our country. But the first peoples of this land justifiably might feel bitterness.
John Densmore
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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 Menzies
The Americans invaded a country without understanding what eight years of a war with Iran had meant, how that traumatized Iraq. They didn’t appreciate what they support for a decade of sanctions in Iraq had done to Iraq and the bitterness that it created and that it wiped out the middle class.
Anthony Shadid
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.
Emil Zatopek
I think my comedy, the put-downs I do to hecklers, are the accumulated bitterness of years of people feeling that it’s perfectly acceptable to make a comment on your appearance when they don’t even know you.
Jo Brand
Some carry the burden of bitterness and resentfulness for many years.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
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.
Jane Goldman
I am the most successful unsuccessful actor in New York. And I guess with that, maybe apparent only to myself, there started to be a very subtle but unmistakable whiff of entitlement, bitterness, jealousy. I was not respecting the work.
Norbert Leo Butz
If you’re afraid of death, I would say, either fight for your life or come to grips with the fact you may not make it. And in doing that there shouldn’t be bitterness. There should be a celebration. There should be an understanding of how lucky you are. That’s how I feel.
Robby Benson