quote by Charles Spurgeon

We cannot rely on ourselves, for we have learned by bitter experience the folly of self-confidence. We are compelled to look to the Lord alone. Blessed is the wind that drives the ship into the harbor. Blessed is the distress that forces us to rest in our God.

— Charles Spurgeon

Remarkable Bitter Experience quotations

Experience life in all possible ways -- good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.


Bitter experience quote Wear your tragedies as armor, not shackles.
Wear your tragedies as armor, not shackles.

... in Northern Ireland, if you don't have basic Christianity, rather than merely religion, all you get out of the experience of living is bitterness.

Bitter experience quote Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.
Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.
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Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.

The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness by what it chooses to compare the experience with. If it chooses to compare it to something worse then it will create happiness, gratitude and pride but if it chooses to compare it to something better then it will create unhappiness, bitterness and envy.

Do not allow negative experiences to make you bitter.

They should make you wiser, and with that wisdom you shall find joy.


Bitter experience quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

The theory of democratic government is not that the will of the people is always right, but rather that normal human beings of average intelligence will, if given a chance, learn the right and best course by bitter experience.

Don't be so bitter about a bad experience from your past that you miss the opportunities in front of you.

There are three ways of learning golf: by study, which is the most wearisome;

by imitation, which is the most fallacious; and by experience, which is the most bitter.

Bitter experience quote When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark.
When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark.
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It takes a major unhappiness, a prolonged and bitter experience, to drive us away from loyalties once formed. And sometimes no amount of punishment can make us repudiate our loyalty.

What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse.


Pain from problems and disappointments, etc.

, is inevitable in life, but suffering is a choice determined by whether you choose to compare your experience and pain to something better and therefore feel unlucky and bitter or to something worse and therefore feel lucky and grateful!

Bitter experience quote I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter.
I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter.

The free world knows, out of the bitter wisdom of experience, that vigilance and sacrifice are the price of liberty.

It should be no surprise that when rich men take control of the government, they pass laws that are favorable to themselves. The surprise is that those who are not rich vote for such people, even though they should know from bitter experience that the rich will continue to rip off the rest of us.

The Lord, before His Incarnation, let mankind experience all the bitterness of sin, all their powerlessness to eradicate it; and when all longed for a Deliverer, then He appeared, the most wise, all-powerful Physician and Helper. When men hungered and thirsted after righteousness, as it grew weaker, then the everlasting righteousness came.

Bitter experience quote Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesso
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesson afterward.

One writes out of one thing only - one's own experience.

Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art.


Neither drink [coffee or tea] was known in Frankish lands, but seated in the coffeehouses, I drank of each at various times, twirling my moustache and listening with attention to that headier draught, the wine of the intellect, that sweet and bitter juice distilled from the vine of thought and the tree of man's experience.

Bitterness is a result of clinging to negative experiences.

It serves you no good, and closes the door to your future.

Bitter experience quote Add life to your days, not days to your life.
Add life to your days, not days to your life.

God often used bitter experiences to make us better.

Gold can be a helpful servant, but a cruel master.

When we align our thoughts, emotions, and actions with the highest part of ourselves, we are filled with enthusiasm, purpose and meaning. Life is rich and full. We have no thoughts of bitterness. We have no memory of fear. We are joyously and intimately engaged with our world. This is the experience of authentic power

You learn out of bitter experience, trial and error.

Life teaches you that. As sincere as you all are, you can't learn it all in school.


Bitter experience quote How deep is the mud? Depends on who you ask. We all go through the same stuff di
How deep is the mud? Depends on who you ask. We all go through the same stuff differently.

Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today. I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her.

The beautiful souls of the world have an art of saintly alchemy, by which bitterness is converted into kindness, the gall of human experience into gentleness, ingratitude into benefits, insults into pardon.

It would be a very sharp & trying experience to me to think that I have an affliction which God never sent me, that the bitter cup was never filled by his hand, that my trials were never measured out by him, nor sent to me by his arrangement of their weight and quantity.

Bitter experience quote Life will give you whatever experience is the most helpful for the evolution of
Life will give you whatever experience is the most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced and contrasted and compared to sadness. In comparing how an experience could have been worse we develop gratitude and happiness, while if we compare it how it could have been better we develop bitterness and sadness.

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


Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous.

Bitter experience quote Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.
Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.

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.

The only way of learning the method of science is the long and bitter way of personal experience.

The artist who imagines that he puts his best into a portrait in order to produce something good, which will be a pleasure to the sitter and to himself, will have some bitter experiences.

Bitter experience quote I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.

A woman is not a whole woman without the experience of marriage.

In the case of a bad marriage, you win if you lose. Of the two alternatives - bad marriage or none - I believe bad marriage would be better. It is a bitter experience and a high price to pay for fulfillment, but it is the better alternative.


Certain people, in their eagerness to construct a world no external threat can penetrate build exaggeratedly high defense againts the outside world, againts new people, new places, different experiences and leave their own world stripped bare. It is there that bitterness begins irrevocable work.

Any time you are with anyone or think of anyone you must say to yourself: I am dying and this person too is dying, attempting the while to experience the truth of the words you are saying. If every one of you agrees to practice this, bitterness will die out, harmony will arise.

Nothing I did where the only reason for doing it was the money was ever worth it, except as bitter experience.

A strong defense is the surest way to peace.

Strength makes detente attainable. Weakness invites war, as my generationmy generationknows from four very bitter experiences. Just as Americas will for peace is second to none, so will Americas strength be second to none. We cannot rely on the forbearance of others to protect this Nation. The power and diversity of the Armed Forces, active Guard and Reserve, the resolve of our fellow citizens, the flexibility in our command to navigate international waters that remain troubled are all essential to our security.