The bitterness of studying is preferable to the bitterness of ignorance.
Rather a bitter truth than a sweet lie.
Misfortunes are, in morals, what bitters are in medicine: each is at first disagreeable; but as the bitters act as corroborants to the stomach, so adversity chastens and ameliorates the disposition.
He'd do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter.
"Must" is a bitter herb.
If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don't feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there's too much that I still want to do.
Honey is bitter for a sore mouth.
Patience is bitter but its fruits are sweet.
It is sweet to drink but bitter to pay for.
Eat the wind and swallow bitterness.
You don't steal a bitter eggplant.
The bitter heart eats its owner.
Most jokes state a bitter truth.
Jade and men, both are sharpened by bitter tools.
Patience is a bitter plant but it has a sweet fruit.
Good medicine often has a bitter taste.
Cactus is bitter only to him who tastes it.
Bitter fruit will fall before the ripe.
Too much sugar is bitter.
False friends are worst than bitter enemies.
Nothing tastes more bitter than the truth.