bitterness

A Quote by Mark Twain on bitterness, college, and education

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on bitterness, college, and education

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on bitterness, body, evil, imagination, limits, mind, pain, power, serenity, soul, tranquility, world, and path

Is your cucumber bitter? Throw it away. Are there briars in your path? Turn aside. That is enough. Do not go on and say, "Why were things of this sort ever brought into this world?" neither intolerable nor everlasting - if thou bearest in mind that it has its limits, and if thou addest nothing to it in imagination. Pain is either an evil to the body (then let the body say what it thinks of it!)-or to the soul. But it is in the power of the soul to maintain its own serenity and tranquility. . . .

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Mandie Ellingson on bitterness, difficulty, and life

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter

Mandie Ellingson

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus on bitterness and heart

From the heart of this fountain of delights wells up some bitter taste to choke them even amid the flowers.

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

Source: 55 B.C.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on bitterness and joy

Still from the fount of joy's delicious springs Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom flings.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto i. Stanza 82.

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A Quote by Laurence Sterne on art, bitterness, and slavery

"Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery," said I, "still thou art a bitter draught."

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Source: The Passport. The Hotel at Paris.

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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on bitterness, disappointment, existence, laughter, maturity, and remedies

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

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A Quote by Joseph R. Garber on achievement, bitterness, equality, good, happiness, harmony, libraries, police, politics, power, respect, self-respect, speech, superiority, thought, tolerance, truth, and women

I cannot feel good about being a woman unless you feel bad about being a man. I cannot be proud of being black unless you are ashamed of being white. I cannot respect myself for being gay unless you are embarrassed that you are straight. Tolerance has been put by the boards; it is a stale and bitter thing and we will have none of it. Equality, likewise; is condescending at best and in truth intended to demean. If I am to achieve the inner harmony and self-respect that is my due, it will not suffice for you and I to be equals. No! Nothing less than superiority will make me happy. And to ensure that I make my point, I shall commend your libraries to the flames, rewrite your histories, purge your dictionaries, and arm the thought police with power to enforce political correctness in all speech and apprehension.

Joseph R. Garber

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A Quote by John Tauler on bitterness, desires, judgment, neighbors, spirit, and spirituality

He who desires to become a spiritual man must not be ever taking note of others, and above all of their sins, lest he fall into wrath and bitterness, and a judging spirit towards his neighbors.

John Tauler

Source: Sermons

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