Anger Quotes

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
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Akhenaton
BC -~1375 Egyptian King Monotheist

As the whirlwind in its fury teareth up trees, and deformeth the face of nature, or as an earthquake in its convulsions overturneth whole cities; so the rage of an angry man throweth mischief around him.
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Akhenaton
BC -~1375 Egyptian King Monotheist

It takes two flints to make a fire.
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Alcott, Louisa May
1832-1888 American Author

I used to store my anger and it affected my play. Now I get it out. I’m never rude to my playing partner. I’m very focused on the ball. Then it’s over.
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Alfredsson, Helen
American Golfer

Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.
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Alger, William R.
1822-1905 American Writer

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
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Angelis, Barbara De
American Expert on Relationship and Love Author

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
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Angelou, Maya
1928 African-American poet Writer Performer

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
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Antonius, Marcus
c83-30 BC Roman Triumvir Related to Julius Caesar

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
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Aristotle
BC 384-322 Greek Philosopher

Anyone can become angry — that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way — this is not easy.
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Aristotle
BC 384-322 Greek Philosopher

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
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Aurelius, Marcus
121-80 AD Roman Emperor Philosopher

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man’s life.
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Aurelius, Marcus
121-80 AD Roman Emperor Philosopher

Anger cannot be dishonest.
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Bach, George R.

Anger makes dull men witty — but it keeps them poor.
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Bacon, Francis
1561-1626 British Philosopher Essayist Statesman

Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.
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Baldwin, James
1924-1987 American Author

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
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Barrie, Sir James M.
1860-1937 British Playwright

If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wring, but the coals are.
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Beecher, Henry Ward
1813-1887 American Preacher Orator Writer

Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
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Beecher, Henry Ward
1813-1887 American Preacher Orator Writer

The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.
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Beecher, Henry Ward
1813-1887 American Preacher Orator Writer

A soft answer truth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. [Proverbs 15:1]
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. [Proverbs 12:6]
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. [Proverbs 19:11]
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath. [Proverbs 29:8]
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. [James 1:19-20]
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. [Ephesians 4:26]
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman. [Proverbs 21:19]
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. [Ecclesiastes 7:9]
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

Anger rest in the bosom of fools.
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. [Ephesians 4:26]
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Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
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Bierce, Ambrose
1842-1914 American Author Editor Journalist The Devil’s Dictionary

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
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Bohn, H. G.
British Publisher

Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
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Boyes, John F.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
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Buddha
568-488 BC Founder of Buddhism

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
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Buddha
568-488 BC Founder of Buddhism

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
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Buddha
568-488 BC Founder of Buddhism

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
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Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G.
1803-1873 British Novelist Poet

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
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Carlyle, Thomas
1795-1881 Scottish Philosopher Author

No person is important enough to make me angry.
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Castaneda, Carlos
American Anthropologist Author

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
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Cato The Elder
BC 234-149 Roman Statesman Orator

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
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Clarendon

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
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Colby, Frank Moore
1865-1925 American Editor Essayist

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
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Colton, Charles Caleb
1780-1832 British Sportsman Writer

When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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Confucius
BC 551-479 Chinese Ethical Teacher Philosopher

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
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Congreve, William
1670-1729 British Dramatist

Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just what it does cruelly.
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Curtis, George William
1824-1892 American Journalist

He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins
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Dhammapada
BC 300 Buddhist Collection of Moral Aphorism

Anger as soon as fed is dead; ‘Tis starving makes it fat.
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Dickinson, Emily
1830-1886 American Poet

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
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Diller, Phyllis
1861-1951 American Columnist

There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.
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Dyer, Wayne
1940 American Psychotherapist Author Lecturer

What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
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Dyer, Wayne
1940 American Psychotherapist Author Lecturer

When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out — because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.
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Dyer, Wayne
1940 American Psychotherapist Author Lecturer

Go ahead, make my day.
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Eastwood, Clint
1930 American Actor Director Politician Composer Musician Producer

To rule one’s anger is well; to prevent it is better.
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Edwards, Tryon
1809-1894 American Theologian

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo
1803-1882 American Poet Essayist

We boil at different degrees.
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo
1803-1882 American Poet Essayist

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo
1803-1882 American Poet Essayist

Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
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Epictetus
50-120 Stoic Philosopher

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
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Francis De Sales, St.
1567-1622 Roman Catholic Bishop Writer

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
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Franklin, Benjamin
1706-1790 American Scientist Publisher Diplomat

The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.
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Freud, Sigmund
1856-1939 Austrian Physician – Founder of Psychoanalysis

Act nothing in a furious passion. It’s putting to sea in a storm.
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Fuller, Thomas
1608-1661 British Clergyman Author

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.
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Fuller, Thomas
1608-1661 British Clergyman Author

Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
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Fuller, Thomas
1608-1661 British Clergyman Author

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
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Gandhi, Indira
1917-1984 Indian Prime Minster

Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
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Gandhi, Mahatma
1869-1948 Indian Political Spiritual Leader

When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.
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Gaulle, Charles De
1890-1970 French President during World War II

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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Gracian, Baltasar
1601-1658 Spanish Philosopher Writer

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of a certain income can indulge.
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Gregory The Great, St.
c 540-604 Italian Pope

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
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Halifax, Edward F.
1881-1959 British Conservative Statesman

Most men’s anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
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Halifax, Edward F.
1881-1959 British Conservative Statesman

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
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Harris, Sidney J.
1917 American Journalist

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.
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Henry, M.

Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.
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Hillard, G. S.

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
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Horace
BC 65-8 Italian Poet

Anger is a brief lunacy.
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Horace
BC 65-8 Italian Poet

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
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Horace
BC 65-8 Italian Poet

Anger is short madness
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Horace
BC 65-8 Italian Poet

My liver swells with bile difficult to repress.
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Horace
BC 65-8 Italian Poet

Always keep your composure. You can’t score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
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Hull, Bobby
American Hockey Player

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.
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Ingersoll, Robert Green
1833-1899 American Orator Lawyer

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
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Ingersoll, Robert Green
1833-1899 American Orator Lawyer

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
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Irving, Washington
1783-1859 American Author

When angry, count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
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Jefferson, Thomas
1743-1826 Third President of the USA

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
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Joubert, Joseph
1754-1824 French Moralist

A wave of anger washed over me, anger against myself, at my age at the time, that stupid lyrically age, when a man is too great a riddle to himself to be interested in the riddles outside himself and when other people are mere walking mirrors in which he is amazed to find his own emotions, his own worth.
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Kundera, Milan
1929 Czech Author Critic

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
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Landor, Walter Savage
1775-1864 British Poet Essayist

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
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Luther, Martin
1483-1546 German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.
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Magnus, Saint Albertus

The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life.
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Maxim, Samurai

Anger itself does more harm than the condition which aroused anger.
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Mckay, David O.

The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.
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Mizner, Wilson
1876-1933 American Author

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
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Montapert, Alfred A.
American Author

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
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Paley, Babe

Do not suppress it-that would hurt you inside. Do not express it-this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples in your surroundings. What you do is transform it.
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Pilgrim, Peace
1908-1981 American Peace Activist

He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
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Plato
BC 427-347 Greek Philosopher

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
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Proverb

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
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Proverb

No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.
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Proverb

The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish.
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Proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
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Proverb, Chinese
Sayings of Chinese Origin

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.
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Proverb, Malabar
Sayings of Malabar Origin

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
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Quarles, Francis
1592-1644 British Poet

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
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Quincey, Thomas De
1785-1859 British Author

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
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Renard, Jules
1864-1910 French Author Dramatist

It doesn’t pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he’ll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn’t say.
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Riley, James Whitcomb
1849-1916 American Poet

The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.
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Ruskin, John
1819-1900 British Critic Social Theorist

Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
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Russell, Bertrand
1872-1970 British Philosopher Mathematician Essayist

Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, I’m sorry.
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Schuller, Robert H.
1926 American Minister (Crystal Cathedral) Author Social Leader

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
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Secker, Thomas

Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
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Seneca
4 BC � 65 AD Spanish-born Roman Statesman philosopher

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
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Seneca
4 BC � 65 AD Spanish-born Roman Statesman philosopher

The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
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Seneca
4 BC � 65 AD Spanish-born Roman Statesman philosopher

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
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Seneca
4 BC � 65 AD Spanish-born Roman Statesman philosopher

Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.
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Shenstone, William
1714-1763 British Poet

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
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Sivananda, Sri Swami
1887 Indian Physician Sage

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
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Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
1834-1892 British Baptist Preacher

I lose my temper, but it’s all over in a minute, said the student. So is the hydrogen bomb, I replied. But think of the damage it produces!
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Sweeting, George

An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
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Syrus, Publilius
1st Century BC Roman Writer

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
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Thurber, James
1894-1961 American Humorist Illustrator

Depression is rage spread thin.
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Tillich, Paul
1886-1965 German Protestant Theologian Philosopher

Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.
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Tupper, Martin
1810-1889 British Author Poet Inventor

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
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Twain, Mark
1835-1910 American Humorist Writer

The broad general rule is that a man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
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Unknown, Source

Whenever you get red in the face, whenever you raise your voice, whenever you get hot under the collar or angry, rebellious or negative in spirit, then know that the spirit of God is leaving you and the spirit of Satan is beginning to take over.
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Unknown, Source

When you meet up with a disagreeable person, never allow yourself to be upset. Say to yourself, if a dowdy like that can stand himself all his life, surely I can stand him for a few minutes.
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Unknown, Source

The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry.
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Unknown, Source

The best answer to answer to anger is silence.
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Unknown, Source

Sticks and stones may break your bones when there’s anger to impart. Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.
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Unknown, Source

No one can make us angry. People can say and do things to us but it is still up to us as individuals to do what we want with our emotions in response to those things.
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Unknown, Source

Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
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Unknown, Source

Anger is one letter short of danger, Greatest remedy for anger is delay
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Unknown, Source

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
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Unknown, Source

To be angry about trifles is mean and childish; to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.
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Watts, Alan W.
1915-1973 British-born American Philosopher Author

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
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Webster, Daniel
1782-1852 American Lawyer Statesman

There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.
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Webster, John
1580-1625 British Dramatist

I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad: and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they
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White, E(lwyn) B(rooks)
1899-1985 American Author Editor

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