Quotations on Anger
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I am angry nearly every day of my life, but I have learned not to show it; and I still try to hope not to feel it, though it may take me another forty years to do it.~ Louisa May Alcott
- Character of Marmee in Little Women
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.~ Mahatma Gandhi
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, that is not easy.~ Aristotle
Reckon the days in which you have not been angry. I used to be angry every day; now every other day; then every third and fourth day; and if you miss it so long as thirty days, offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God.~ Epictetus
Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.~ Epictetus
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.~ Horace
When angry count four; when very angry, swear.~ Mark Twain
The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.~ Eric Hoffer
Choose~ Carl Sandburg
The single clenched fist lifted and ready,
Or the open hand held out and waiting.
For we meet by one or the other.
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.~ James Thurber
The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.~ John Dryden
I was angry with my friend~ William Blake
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
A Poison Tree
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.~ Thomas A. Kempis
To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is still better.~ Tyron Edwards
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.~ Publilius Syrus
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.~ Seneca
Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.~ Proverbs
- Malabar Proverb
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love. ~ Walter S. Landor
The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. We injure our own cause in the opinion of the world when we too passionately defend it.~ Charles Caleb Colton
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up his eyes.~ Cato
Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.~ H.G. Bohn
Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.~ Lord Halifax
Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.~ Matthew Henry
Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.~ Quarles Francis
Speak when you are angry and you will make~ Ambrose Bierce
the best speech you will ever regret.
For every minute you remain angry, you give~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.~ Marcus Aurelius
Two things a man should never be angry at:~ Thomas Fuller
what he can help, and what he cannot help.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal~ Buddha
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
People who fly into a rage always make a bad~ Will Rogers
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more~ Seneca
hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Consider how much more you often suffer~ Marcus Antonius
from your anger and grief, than from those
very things for which you are angry and
Do not teach your children never to be angry;~ Lyman Abbott
teach them how to be angry.
Anger is what makes a clear mind seem~ Kazi Shams
-- Kazi Shams
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