Quotes on Anger And Bitterness

Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt. James A Baldwin

The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable, Is that which rages in the place of dearest love. Euripides

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

The more we hold on to our hurts, anger and bitterness, the more we become slaves to unforgiveness. Nancy Leigh DeMoss

The best fighter is never angry. Laozi

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

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost. Terry Brooks

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. Maya Angelou

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? Sydney J Harris

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. Benjamin Franklin

Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence. Billy Graham

Acrid bitterness inevitably seeps into the lives of people who harbor grudges and suppress anger, and bitterness is always a poison. It keeps your pain alive instead of letting you deal with it and get beyond it. Bitterness sentences you to relive the hurt over and over. Lee Strobel

When we depend on anything smaller than God to provide us with the security, significance, meaning, and value that we long for, God will love us enough to take it away. Much of our anger and bitterness, therefore, is God prying open our hands and taking away something we've held onto more tightly than him. Tullian Tchividjian

Acrid bitterness inevitably seeps into the lives of people who harbor grudges and suppress anger, and bitterness is always a poison. It keeps your pain alive instead of letting you deal with it and get beyond it. Bitterness sentences you to relive the hurt over and over. Lee Strobel

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail. Lech Walesa

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. Will Rogers

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Carrie Fisher

I've purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love. Tatum O'Neal

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. Barbara De Angelis

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success. Seneca the Younger

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. Joan Lunden

Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. Henry Ward Beecher

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Solomon

They promised me that this would be my home. That girls like you would always be my sisters. But they weren't my sisters, were they?" Catherine asked, but then the lunacy broke, a quick and fleeting crack, and through it I saw anger and bitterness and rage. Ally Carter

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

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. Kevin Rudd

Anger and bitterness are two noticeable signs of being focused on self and not trusting God's sovereignty in your life. When you believe that God causes all things to work together for good to those who belong to Him and love Him, you can respond to trials with joy instead of anger or bitterness. John C. Broger

When anger rises, think of the consequences. Confucius

The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. Omar N Bradley

He who harbors hatred and bitterness injures himself far more than the one towards whom he manifests these evil propensities. David O Mckay

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it. Seneca the Younger

Nirvana means to extinguish the burning fires of the Three Poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. This can be accomplished by letting go of dissatisfaction. Shinjo Ito

Gratitude is the antidote to bitterness and resentment. M. J. Ryan

Bitterness and resentment only hurt one person, and it's not the person we're resenting - it's us. Alana Stewart

One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us. The disappointments of life, the injustices, the battering events that are beyond our control, and the betrayals we endure, from those we befriended and loved, can make us cynical and turn our hearts into flint - on which only the matches of anger and bitterness can be struck into flame. By their delight in being with us, the reliable sunniness of their disposition, the joy they bring to playtime, the curiosity with which they embrace each new experience, dogs can melt cynicism,and sweeten the bitter heart. Dean Koontz

What folly made young people, even those in middle age, think they were immortal? How much better, their lives, if they could remember the end. Carrying your death with you every day would make it hard to waste time on unkindness and anger and bitterness, on anything petty. That was the secret: remembering your dying time, in order to keep the stupid and the ugly out of your living time. Rohinton Mistry

There's a lot of bitterness, there's a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds. Allen Boyd

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison. Nelson Mandela

Anger is one letter short of danger. Eleanor Roosevelt

Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work - though it's not necessarily evident in anything that's finished. Bruce Nauman

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves - at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others - at what they did or did not do. Peter Mcwilliams

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him. Louis L'Amour

Did he annoy me? Yes, he was like a wasp at a picnic. Gary Barlow

In arguing of the shadow, we forgo the substance. John Lyly

When one is in a good sound rage, it is astonishing how calm one can be. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. Eckhart Tolle

Men in rage strike those that wish them best. William Shakespeare

Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people. Mario Puzo

He who angers you conquers you. Elizabeth Kenny

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry. Winston Churchill

Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly - hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear. Joan Rivers

The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence. Henry Ward Beecher

Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love. Leo Buscaglia

In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. Deepak Chopra

Rage can only with difficulty, and never entirely, be brought under the domination of the intelligence, and therefore is not susceptible to any arguments whatsoever. James A Baldwin

When you allow desire, anger and frustration to dominate you, you are losing power. Frederick Lenz

Hatred - The anger of the weak. Alphonse Daudet

Love has both its gall and honey in abundance: it has sweetness to the taste, but it presents bitterness also to satiety. Plautus

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. Horace

Good works are continually being undone by the tons of hatred and anger which are being poured out on the world. Swami Vivekananda

Anger and hatred are the materials from which hell is made. Nhat Hanh

Life can't work for you if you don't show up as you. Jason Mraz

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed. Carl Sandburg

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Gautama Buddha

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger. Jacqueline Bisset

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. Elizabeth I

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. George Jean Nathan

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. Albert Einstein

Anger as soon as fed is dead- 'Tis starving makes it fat. Emily Dickinson

You may accept the inevitable with bitterness and resentment or with patience and grace. Mere acceptance is not sufficient. Paul Brunton

I feel like unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, it blocks the flows of God's blessings in life. Ja Rule

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. Benjamin Franklin

Get mad, then get over it. Colin Powell

Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry. Lyman Abbott

Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind. Evan Esar

The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Thomas Paine

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aurelius

There was no time for bitterness now: eat bitterness, and bitterness eats you. Joan Slonczewski



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