quote by Edward Gibbon

And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. The superstition of the people was not embittered theological rancor.

— Edward Gibbon

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I grew up in central Illinois midway between Chicago and St.

Louis and I made an historic blunder. All my friends became Cardinals fans and grew up happy and liberal and I became a Cubs fan and grew up embittered and conservative.

If our zeal is embittered by expressions of anger, invective, or scorn—we may think we are doing service of the cause of truth, when in reality we shall only bring it into discredit!

Affliction is a pill, which, being wrapt up in patience and quiet submission, may be easily swallowed; but discontent chews the pill, and so embitters the soul.

The world is always full of brilliant youth which fades into grey and embittered middle age: the first flowering takes everything. The great men are those who have developed slowly, or who have been able to survive the glamour of their early florescence and to go on learning from life.

Tennis can be a grind and there's always the danger of going stale if you think about it too much. You can get embittered if you train too hard and have nothing else on your mind. You have to be able to relax between matches and between tournaments.

He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him).

To harbor spiteful feelings against ordinary people for not being heroes is possible only for narrow-minded or embittered man.

As you pass from the tender years of youth into harsh and embittered manhood, make sure you take with you on your journey all the human emotions! Don't leave them on the road, for you will not pick them up afterwards!

Ridicule can do much, for instance embitter the existence of young talents;

but one thing is not given to it, to put a stop permanently to the incursion of new and powerful ideas.

Nothing embitters my old age [like] the circulation of absurd stories that I retire as civilization advances, that I shun the white men and seek the Indians, and that now even when old, I seek to retire beyond the second Alleganies.

Ridicule can do much, for instance embitter the existence of young talents.

Globalization not only has lost its promise but it is embittering many.

The forces representing human solidarity and community have no choice but to step in quickly to convince the disenchanted masses that, indeed, as the banner of World Social Forum in Porto Alegre proclaims, “Another world is possible.”

We must beware the revenge of the starved senses, the embittered animal in its prison.

A great proportion of the wretchedness which has embittered married life, has originated in a negligence of trifles.

Love has this in common with scruples, that it becomes embittered by the reflections and the thoughts that beset us to free ourselves.

The great problem with poisoning by Bitterness was that the passions - hatred, love, despair, enthusiasm, curiosity - also ceased to manifest themselves. After a while, the embittered person felt no desire at all. They lacked the will either to live or to die, that was the problem.

Where the vivacity of the intellect and the strength of the passions exceed the development of the moral faculties the character is likely to be embittered or corrupted by extremes, either of adversity or prosperity.

The same disappointments in life will chasten and refine one man's spirit, embitter another's.

Remus Lupin was supposed to be on the H.

I.V. metaphor. It was someone who had been infected young, who suffered stigma, who had a fear of infecting others, who was terrified he would pass on his condition to his son. And it was a way of examining prejudice, unwarranted prejudice towards a group of people. And also, examining why people might become embittered when they're treated that unfairly.

It's too easy to find people who've failed and are embittered.

The best thing you can do is hang around people who've succeeded and are happy doing what you want to do. Learn from them.

It seems that most of us could benefit from a brush with a near-fatal disaster to help us recognise the important things that we are too defeated or embittered to recognise from day to day.

Do not let yourselves be discouraged or embittered by the smallness of the success you are likely to achieve in trying to make life better. You certainly would not be able, in a single generation, to create an earthly paradise. Who could expect that? But, if you make life ever so little better, you will have done splendidly, and your lives will have been worthwhile.

The familiarity of superiors embitters one, because it may not be returned.

We would not have our politics distracted and embittered by the dissensions of other lands.

I think every high school student who was alert during the early '60s got very embittered by the slow progress and the violence surrounding the Civil Rights Movement.

Prime Minister Maliki, released from American restraint, acted on his worst instincts, creating enormous distrust in Iraq's Kurdish population and deeply embittering Sunnis in western Iraq's Al Anbar, who lost any confidence in a Baghdad government they saw as adversarial.

Rather than just becoming embittered by your friends' success, I think it can motivate you.

Earth is embittered to us, that heaven may be endeared.

Who can doubt that God created us to be happy, and thereto made us to love one another? It is plainly written as Gospel. The heart is sometimes so embittered that nothing but Divine love can sweeten it, so enraged that devotion can only becalm it, and so broken down that it takes all the forces of heavenly hope to raise it. In short, the religion of Jesus Christ is the only sure and controlling power over sin.

Let us therefore reject all superstition in order to become more human;

but in speaking against fanaticism, let us not imitate the fanatics: they are sick men in delirium who want to chastise their doctors. Let us assuage their ills, and never embitter them, and let us pour drop by drop into their souls the divine balm of toleration, which they would reject with horror if it were offered to them all at once.

If someone is leaving you behind, and you are becoming jealous and embittered, keep praying that he may have success in the very matter where he is awakening your envy; and whether he is helped or not, one thing is sure, that your own soul will be cleansed and ennobled.

It is a hard, embittering thing to have one's kind feelings and good intentions cast back in one's teeth.

We can be of little service to our fellows until we become disillusioned without being embittered.

I have nothing but the embittered sun;

Banished heroic mother moon and vanished, And now that I have come to fifty years I must endure the timid sun.

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