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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

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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
The single clenched fist lifted and ready,
Or the open hand held out and waiting.
Choose:
For we meet by one or the other.

~ Carl Sandburg

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

Beware the fury of a patient man.

~ John Dryden

I was angry with my friend
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

~ William Blake

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

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.

~ Daniel Webster

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

Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.

~ William Rounseville Alger

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
the best speech you will ever regret.

~ Ambrose Bierce

For every minute you remain angry, you give
up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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:
what he can help, and what he cannot help.

~ Thomas Fuller

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.

~ Buddha

People who fly into a rage always make a bad
landing.

~ Will Rogers

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more
hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

~ Seneca

No man can think clearly when his fists are
clenched

~ George Jean Nathan

There was never an angry man that thought
his anger unjust.

~ St. Francis De Sales

When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.

~ Thomas C. Haliburton

Consider how much more you often suffer
from your anger and grief, than from those
very things for which you are angry and
grieved.

~ Marcus Antonius

Do not teach your children never to be angry;
teach them how to be angry.

~ Lyman Abbott

Anger is what makes a clear mind seem
clouded.
-- Kazi Shams

~ Kazi Shams

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