If he could not give the great and curious lady a very definite idea as to what the world was coming to, he had managed without effort to impress her by his unembittered
faith, by the sterling quality of his optimism.
She speaks of that world as a place unsullied by sin--of that life, as an era unembittered
by suffering; she mightily strengthens her consolation by connecting with it two ideas --which mortals cannot comprehend, but on which they love to repose--Eternity, Immortality; and the mind of the mourner, being filled with an image, faint yet glorious, of heavenly hills all light and peace--of a spirit resting there in bliss--of a day when his spirit shall also alight there, free and disembodied--of a reunion perfected by love, purified from fear--he takes courage--goes out to encounter the necessities and discharge the duties of life; and, though sadness may never lift her burden from his mind, Hope will enable him to support it.
On Fenner's death in Malaysia in 1978, the British high commissioner in Kuala Lumpur acknowledged that, through the Malaysianization agreements, 'the change over to Malaysian management on estates has been smooth, orderly and unembittered
He emerged from the experience like a god unembittered
. His name is Chia Thye Poh.
Despite the horror of their daughter's death, the Corries seem surprisingly unembittered
. They have made her death their new life, traveling the world to get her story out and to promote understanding of the treatment of Palestinians in Israel.
The paradox of John Paul II's life, concludes Weigel, is that "all this emptying of self leads to the richest imaginable human experience: a life unembittered
by irony or stultified by boredom, a life of both serenity and adventure."
Both parents come across as decent, reflective and unembittered
people, able to verbalize their experience with moving clarity and a complete lack of sentimentality.
They appeared unembittered
by the frequent restrictions on their freedom and totally committed to working nonviolently for change in their land.
For me it was instructive, enlivening, and fiercely amusing, the existence of such everyday political intelligence, such unembittered
, he kept his sweetness and sanity, his dewy laughter and his fluttering gratitude," said Wilfrid Whitten, assistant editor of The Academy.
To survive these with a tranquil mind and an unembittered
heart is no mean achievement.