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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 - that is not easy.
Aristotle

When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Confucius

Don't be quick to get angry; rage is found in the bosom of fools.
Jewish proverb

If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may
tend to its increase.
Epictetus

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common
denominator of human achievement.
Jimmy Carter

The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.
Dalai Lama

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou

Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies.
Saint Augustine

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Thomas Paine

He who conquers his anger conquers an enemy.
German proverb

In anger, a person becomes a danger to himself and to others.
Chinese proverb

Grow angry slowly - there is plenty of time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever we hold on to our anger, we turn "small stuff" into really "big stuff" in our minds.
We start to believe that our positions are more important than our happiness. They are not.
Richard Carlson

Anger makes dull men witty; but it keeps them poor.
Elizabeth I

Now there's a seven-day waiting period to buy a gun. Who can stay mad that long?
Emo Philips

A soft answer turns away anger.
Irish proverb

Anger without power is folly.
German proverb

I had anger but never hate. Before the war, I was too busy studying to hate. After the war, I
thought, "What's the use?" To hate would be to reduce myself.
Elie Wiesel

Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
Henry Ward Beecher

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

Angry people usually end up looking ridiculous, for their response seems out of proportion to
what occasioned it. They have taken things too seriously, exaggerating the hurt or insult
that has been done to them. They are so sensitive to slight that it becomes comical how
much they take personally. More comical still is their belief that their outbursts signify power.
The truth is the opposite: Petulance is not power, it is a sign of helplessness.
Robert Greene

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
Seneca

Anger is a bad counselor.
French proverb

A man can't eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul.
Garrison Keillor

When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.
Mark Twain

Holding anger is a poison... It eats you from inside... We think that by hating someone we
hurt them... But hatred is a curved blade... And the harm we do to others... we also do to
ourselves.
Mitch Albom

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you
permit yourself to be disturbed by him.
Epictetus

If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?
Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov

Anger blurs the vision, poisons the blood, is the root of many diseases, and causes wrong
decision leading to failure.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
Ann Landers

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