bitterness

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on anger, bitterness, control, experience, learning, energy, power, and world

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Francis Thompson on bitterness, love, and survival

The fairest things have fleetest end, Their scent survives their close: But the rose's scent is bitterness To him that loved the rose.

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on bitterness, children, and labor

Children sweeten labors, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Parents and Children

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on bitterness, borrowing, faith, foolishness, god, nature, needs, preachers, schools, and sorrow

There is no God," the foolish saith, But none, "There is no sorrow." And nature oft the cry of faith In bitter need will borrow: Eyes which the preacher could not school, By wayside graves are raised; And lips say, "God be pitiful," Who ne'er said, "God be praised."

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elaine L. Jack on bitterness, direction, effort, god, labor, needs, weather, and work

The fruit of our labors is sweet when the work is consecrated to God. But we have to be able to weather the conditions - the winds, the rain or the drought, the brilliant sun and sometimes the bitter cold. Sometimes our work needs to be directed at improving our ground rather than excusing our own harvests because the place we have been given is a little hard; there are too many rocks, too many hills, too little top soil. If we focus on where we are instead of what we can do with our plot, we will find our efforts significantly diminished.

Elaine L. Jack

Source: Ensign, March 1996, p. 19. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on bitterness, fear, heart, memory, mountains, pain, quiet, and time

Time does not bring relief; you all have lied Who told me time would ease me of my pain! I miss him in the weeping of the rain; I want him at the shrinking of the tide; The old snows melt from every mountain-side, And last year's leaves are smoke in every lane; But last year's bitter loving must remain Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide There are a hundred places where I fear To go, - so with his memory they brim And entering with relief some quiet place Where never fell his foot or shone his face I say,There is no memory of him here! And so stand stricken, so remembering him!

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

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A Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on bitterness, day, evil, failure, god, good, heart, joy, life, preparation, salvation, soul, suffering, understanding, and world

By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered, and confidently waiting come what may, we know that God is with us night and morning, and never fails to greet us each new day. Yet is this heart by its old foe tormented, still evil days bring burdens hard to bear; Oh, give our frightened souls the sure salvation for which, O Lord, You taught us to prepare. And when this cup You give is filled to brimming with bitter suffering, hard to understand, we take it thankfully and without trembling, out of so good and so beloved a hand. Yet when again in this same world You give us the joy we had, the brightness of Your Sun, we shall remember all the days we lived through, and our whole life shall then be Yours alone.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 - 1945)

Source: Hymn written by him in the concentration camp, shortly before his death.

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A Quote by Denton Welch on birth, bitterness, death, earth, heart, life, love, madness, and water

When you long with all your heart for someone to love you, a madness grows there that shakes all sense from the trees and the water and the earth. And nothing lives for you, except the long deep bitter want. And this is what everyone feels from birth to death.

Denton Welch

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A Quote by Denis Diderot on bitterness, lies, and truth

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

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Democritus on atoms, bitterness, colors, and reality

By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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