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Quotations about Anger

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

There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen.  ~Alexandre Dumas

He who angers you conquers you.  ~Elizabeth Kenny

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.  ~Author Unknown

Anger is one letter short of danger.  ~Author Unknown

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.  ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.  ~Will Rogers

Never write a letter while you are angry.  ~Chinese Proverb

Get mad, then get over it.  ~Colin Powell

The world needs anger.  The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.  ~Bede Jarrett

Never go to bed mad.  Stay up and fight.  ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.  ~Mark Twain

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.  ~Malachy McCourt

Anger as soon as fed is dead -
'Tis starving makes it fat.
~Emily Dickinson

If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot.  ~Korean Proverb

Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.  ~Chinese Proverb

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.  ~Albert Einstein

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.  ~George Jean Nathan

Anger is short-lived madness.  ~Horace

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.  ~George Eliot

If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person.  And mean it.  You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so.  It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other.  ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

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

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.  ~Robert G. Ingersoll

Sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.  ~Author Unknown

Next time you're mad, try dancing out your anger.  ~Sweetpea Tyler

Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Always write angry letters to your enemies.  Never mail them.  ~James Fallows

Anger and folly walk cheek by jole.  ~Benjamin Franklin

Temper tantrums, however fun they may be to throw, rarely solve whatever problem is causing them.  ~Lemony Snicket

I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.  ~Author Unknown

Can anger survive without his hypocrisy?  ~Jareb Teague

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

Malice drinks one-half of its own poison.  ~Seneca

Anger is a killing thing:  it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him.  ~Louis L'Armour

Never strike your wife - even with a flower.  ~Hindu Proverb

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.  ~Ambrose Bierce

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.  ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894

Anger is a bad counselor.  ~French Proverb

Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous.  I have no desire to make my own toxins.  ~Neil Kinnock

The worst-tempered people I've ever met were people who knew they were wrong.  ~Wilson Mizner

To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.  ~William H. Walton

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.  ~Jacqueline Schiff

When a man sends you an impudent letter, sit right down and give it back to him with interest ten times compounded, and then throw both letters in the wastebasket.  ~Elbert Hubbard

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

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