Anger quotes page 1
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.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Don't be quick to get angry; rage is found in the bosom of fools.
If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may
tend to its increase.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common
denominator of human achievement.
The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
He who conquers his anger conquers an enemy.
In anger, a person becomes a danger to himself and to
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.
Anger makes dull men witty; but it keeps them poor.
Now there's a seven-day waiting period to buy a gun. Who can stay mad that long?
A soft answer turns away anger.
Anger without power is folly.
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.
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
Henry Ward Beecher
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
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.
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
Anger is a bad counselor.
A man can't eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage
to his soul.
When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.
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
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.
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.
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.