Anger, bitterness, resentment, and jealousy all can destroy one’s life happiness, peace, and joy. That is why you need to be calm, compassionate, kind, and lovable if you want to live a happy and prosperous life. In this post, I’ve collected anger and bitterness quotes that help you cope with hate and resentment. You can also download images quotes on bitterness and anger.
Anger and Bitterness Quotes to help you Overcome Hate
1. Life has the ability to produce many emotions, but do your best to remove feelings of Anger, Bitterness, and Hate.
2. “Don’t let your anger consume you – for them, it turns it into bitterness – instead, give it a creative outlet – make it an opportunity to create something new…” – Maya Angelou
3. “Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick
4. Bitterness destroys happiness, ties you to the past, and blocks you from making progress, keeping you stuck. letting go of anger and baggage will free you to achieve your full potential.
5. It’s not worth the anger. Energy is everything. Be careful where you spend your energy – because you won’t get that time back. – Tony Gaskins
6. “You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it…Never stop taking it.”
7. Bitterness drives us away from God and places us in the enemy’s camp. That’s why we need God’s help to fight its growth in our hearts.
8. Anybody can become angry that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way-that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. – Aristotle
9. “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
10. “As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Short Quotes About Bitterness
11. “Bitterness leads nowhere. It turns back on itself. It is the eternal cul-de-sac.” – Agatha Christie
12. “Bitterness is how we punish ourselves for other people’s sins.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
13. “Bitterness is the venom that consumes its host.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
14. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha
15. Bitterness: anger that forgot where it came from. – Alain de Botton
16. “Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” – Maya Angelou
17. “You will be better if you leave bitter behind.” ― Christine E. Szymanski
18. “It’s better to get busy then to stay bitter.” ― Charles F. Glassman
19. “Raise your love so high that anger cannot reach it.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
20. “A grateful heart is better than a bitter soul.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
21. I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. Edith Cavell
22. “Never let bitterness make a home in your heart; raise the rent and kick it out.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
23. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. – Ephesians
24. You can be angry at life for not giving you all you want. Or you can feel blessed for all you have. – Karen
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Quotes on Bitterness and Anger to Cope with Resentment
25. “Don’t let anger control you, Don’t let hate enslave you,
Don’t let negativity overcome you, Don’t let bitterness conquer you.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
26. “There is no greater beast than envy, no greater thief than fear, no greater enemy than greed, no greater predator than wrath, and no greater poison than bitterness.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
27. Always do your very best to not allow the negativity, anger, and bitterness of another person affect your attitude.
28. Many people live for years, even a lifetime, holding on to anger and bitterness. Sadly, this affects every part of who they are. Forgiveness is the key to freedom!
29. Bitterness is the moldy leftovers after anger sits around too long. Don’t be controlled by anger. Instead, take your anger to God for His perspective.
30. The effects of holding anger and bitterness can be devastating. They will grow under the surface – eventually infecting every part of your life.
31. “The feeling of anger cannot be avoided, but bitterness results from daily choosing to let anger live in your heart.“ – Gary Chapman
32. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
33. “We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.” – Denis Diderot
34. If you wish to take control of your life, take control of your Anger. There is nothing macho about expressing your anger, take back control before your relationship, and the lives of others whom you love are damaged.
35. We need education in emotions like anger. We can learn to experience our anger in healthy ways that don’t hurt people and use words to effectively communicate.
36. Anger may seem to be a source of energy, but it’s blind. It causes us to lose our restraint. It may stir courage, but that too is blind. – 14th Dalai Lama
37. “Bitterness and resentment only hurt one person, and it’s not the person we’re resenting – it’s us.” – Alana Stewart
38. “The more we hold on to our hurts, anger, and bitterness, the more we become slaves to unforgiveness.” -Nancy Leigh DeMoss
39. Anger is its own punishment. An angry person trying to push your head below water is drowning at the same time. Naval Ravikant
40. Everyone asks how to deal with anger when it arises. No one asks how to prevent anger from arising. James Pierce
41. “To achieve peace let go of guilt, anger, and bitterness. To achieve happiness embrace: virtue, faith, and love.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
42. “When bitter, say little; when angry, say nothing; when happy, say much; when joyful, say all.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
43. “Life is like that…sometimes you have to peel off the bitterness in order to get to the part that is sweet.” ― Ken Poirot
44. When you want to become free, your righteousness and anger are much less interesting than they used to be. Ram Dass
45. “It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.” ~ Lech Walesa
46. The medical evidence is clear and mounting. It’s no exaggeration to say that bitterness is a dangerous drug in any dosage and that your very health is at risk if you stubbornly persist in being unforgiving. -Lee Strobel
47. 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
48. “Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being helpless prey to impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, drops him, promises and betrays, and -crowning injury- inflicts on him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself.” – Paul Valery
49. I eventually came to understand that in harboring the anger, the bitterness, and resentment towards those that had hurt me, I was giving the reins of control over to them. Forgiving was not about accepting their words and deeds. Forgiving was about letting go and moving on with my life. –Isabel Lopez
50. Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others — it only changes yours. – Shannon L. Alder
How to overcome Bitterness?
“10 Tips for Overcoming Bitterness
1. Avoid anger.
2. Live joyfully.
3. Shun envy.
4. Practice gratitude.
5. Seek peace.
7. Be content.
8. Tame your ego.
9. Murmur less.
10. Love more.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
“Bitterness is what happens when we view the things we want which we don’t have. Those harboring bitterness in their hearts has the tendency to alienate themselves from those things that cause the bitter taste. This is why bitterness never works. Because in order to achieve that which we want but don’t have, we need to be putting ourselves in that river, in those rivers and flowing in them.
Bitterness is an anchor that denies you the right to flow in, and towards, the things that you really wish you had. The grace of the Soul is what empowers you with the ability to be joyful for the ones who have what you don’t yet have. The grace of Soul is the canoe helping you to flow with and in those rivers.” ― C. JoyBell C
“Do not allow the constant thoughtlessness of some, leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Wash it down with sweetened understanding and move on.” ― Christine E. Szymanski
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