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Anyone can become angry - that is easy - but to be angry with the right person at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.

~ Aristotle

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

~ Henry Beecher

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Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.

~ John Boyes

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When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.

~ Charles de Gaulle

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Beware of the fury of the patient man.

~ John Dryden

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Anger is seldom without an argument but seldom with a good one.

~ Lord Halifax

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The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

~ Walter Landor

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The worst-tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.

~ Wilson Mizner

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When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear.

~ Mark Twain

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Sticks and stones may break your bones when there's anger to impart. Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.

~ Unknown

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Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.

~ Unknown

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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

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

~ Alexandre Dumas

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He who angers you conquers you.  

~ Elizabeth Kenny

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

~ Unknown

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Anger is one letter short of danger.  

~ Unknown

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

~ Will Rogers

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Never write a letter while you are angry.  

~ Chinese Proverb

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Get mad, then get over it.  

~ Colin Powell

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

~ Bede Jarrett

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Never go to bed mad.  Stay up and fight.  

~ Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966

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

~ Mark Twain

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

~ Malachy McCourt

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

~ Emily Dickinson

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

~ Korean Proverb

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

~ Chinese Proverb

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Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.  

~ Albert Einstein

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No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.  

~ George Jean Nathan

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Anger is a short madness.  ~Horace


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

~ George Eliot

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

~ Robert G. Ingersoll

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Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along.  

~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

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Always write angry letters to your enemies.  Never mail them.  

~ James Fallows

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

~ Unknown

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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

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Malice drinks one-half of its own poison.  

~ Seneca

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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

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Never strike your wife - even with a flower.  

~ Hindu Proverb

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

~ Ambrose Bierce

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When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.  

~ Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894

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Anger is a bad counselor.  

~ French Proverb

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

~ Neil Kinnock

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To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.  

~ William H. Walton

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The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.  

~ Jacqueline Schiff

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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

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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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We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.  

~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

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Love is often gentle, desire always a rage.  

~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

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If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.  

~ Benjamin Franklin

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It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters.  

~ Roger L'Estrange, Aesop's Fables, 1692

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Passion and prejudice govern the world, only under the name of reason. 

~ John Wesley

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Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.  

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion.  But cosmetics are easier to buy.  

~ Yves Saint Laurent

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The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another.  

~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

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Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.  

~ Amiel, Journal, 17 December 1856

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Passion is universal humanity.  Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.  

~ Honoré de Balzac

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In music the passions enjoy themselves.  

~ Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886

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It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.  

~ George Santayana

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You taught me to be nice, so nice that now I am so full of niceness, I have no sense of right and wrong, no outrage, no passion.  

~ Garrison Keillor

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I hated him with a passion so deep, sometimes it felt like love.  

~ Terri Guillemets

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Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.  

~ Aldous Huxley

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