Wednesday, May 20, 2009



Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.— W. R. Alyer.

Anger is an affected madness, compounded of pride and folly, and an intention to do com monly more mischief than it can bring to pnss; and, without doubt, of all passions which actually disturb the mind of man, it is most in our power to extinguish, at least, to suppress and correct, oar anger.—Clarendon.

Anger is like a full-hot horse, who being allowed his way, self-mettle tires him.—


Anger is like the waves of a troubled sea ; when it is corrected with a soft reply, as with a little strand, it retires, and leaves nothing behind but froth and shells, — no permanent mischief.—Jeremy Taylor.

Anger causes us often to condemn in one what we approve of in another.—

Pasquier Quesnel.

Anger is the most impotent passion that accompanies the mind of man. It effects nothing it goes about; and hurts the man who is possessed by it more than any other against whom it is directed.—Clarendon.

He submits himself to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in fit of passion.—Lapater.

He that would be angry and sin not must not be angry with anything but sin.—Seeker.

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.—Dr. Watts.

To be in anger is impiety, but who is man that is not angry ?—Shakespeare.

Arc you angry ? Look at the child who has erred, he suspects no trouble, he dreams of no harm; you will borrow something of that innocence, you will feel appeased.—Chateaubriand.

To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.—Edwards. '

When anger rushes unrestrained to action, like a hot steed, it stumbles on its way. The man of thought strikes deepest and* strikes safely.—Savage.

To be angry is to revenge the fault of others upon ourselves.—Pope.

He does anger too much honor, who calls it madness, which, being a distemper of the brain, and a total absence of all reason, is innocent of all the ill effects it may produce.—Clarendon.

Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.—


The elephant is never won by anger; nor must that man who would reclaim a lion take him by the teeth.—Dryden.

An angry man who suppresses his passions thinks worse than he speaks; and an angry man that will chide speaks worse than he thinks.—Bacon.

To abandon yourself to rage is often to bring upon yourself the fault of another.—At/apet.

Had I a careful and pleasant companion that should show me my angry face in a glass, I should not at all take it ill; to behold man's self so unnaturally disguised and dishonored will conduce not a little to the impeachment of anger.—Plutarch.

He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.—Salnat.

If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always cither terrible or ridiculous.—Jemny Taylor.

Anger is blood, poured and perplexed into a

froth; out malice is the wisdom of our wrath.—

Sir W. Dacenant.

An angry man opens his month and shot! up his eyes.—Goto.

Anger is a noble infirmity, the generous failing of the just, the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.—


Never anger made good guard for itself.—

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves, and we injure our own cause, in the opinion of the world, when we too passionately and eagerly defend it.—Cotton.

Lamentation is the only musician that always, like a screech-owl, alights and sits on the roof of an angry man.—Plutarch.

Anger is a transient hatred, or at least very like it.—South.

Anger manages everything badly.—Stadias.

Anger and the thirst of revenge are a kind of fever ; fighting and lawsuits, bleeding, — at least, an evacuation. The latter occasions a dissipation of money ; the former, of those fiery spirits which cause a preternatural fermentation .—Shenstone.

When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.—lluliburton.

Angry and choleric men are as ungrateful and unsociable as thunder and lightning, being in themselves all storm and tempest; but quiet and easy natures are like fair weather, welcome to all.—Clarendon.

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.—Jejfermn.

The sun should not set upon our anger, neither should he rise ujwii our confidence. We should forgive freely, but forget rarely. I will not he revenged, and this I owe to my enemy ; but I will remember, and this I owe to myself.— Cotton.

Must I give way nnd room to your rash choler ? Shall I be frighted when a madman stares ?—Shukespatrt.

Those passionate persons who carry their heart in their mouth nre rather to be pitied than feared ; their threatening* serving no other purpose than to forearm him that is threatened.— Fuller.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty ; nnd he that rulcth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.—VilJe.

As a conquered rebellion strengthens a government, or us health is more perfectly established by recovery from some diseases; so anger, when removed, often gives new life to affection.—Fielding.

Be ye angry, and sin not; therefore all anger is not sinful; I suppose because some de- grec of it, and upon some occasions, is inevitable. It becomes sinful, or contradicts, however, the rule of Scripture, when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.—Paley.

Violence in the voice is often only the death- rattle of reason in the throat.—J. F. Boye».

Never forget what n man has said to you when he was angry. If he has charged you with anything, you had better look it up. Anger is a bow that will shoot sometimes where another feeling will not.—Beeclier.

An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.—Pulxius Syria.

If anger is not restrained, it is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.—Seneca.

There is no passion that so much transports men from their right judgments as anger. No one would demur upon punishing a judge with death who should condemn a criminal upon the account of his own choler; why then .should fathers and pedants be any more allowed to whip and chastise children in their anger ? It is then no longer correction but revenge. Chastisement is instead of physic to children; and should we suffer a physician who should be animated against and enraged at his patient ?—Moiitaiyne.

Anger has some claim to indulgence, and railing is usually a relief to the mind.—-Juntas.

Consider how much more vou often suffer from your anger and grief than from those very things for which you are angry an4 grieved.—Marcus Antoninus.

He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.—Plato.

When I myself had twice or thrice made a resolute resistance unto anger, the like befell me that did ihc Thebans; who, having once foiled the Lacedaemonians (who before that time had held themselves invincible), never after lost so much as one battle which they fought against them.—Plutarch.

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.—Pylhayorus.

The round of a passionate man's life is in contracting debts in his passion, which his virtue obliges him to pay. He s|>ends his time in outrage and acknowledgment, injury and reparation.—Johnson.

Anger is uneasiness or discomposure of the mind upon the receipt of any injury, with a present purpose of revenge.—Locke.

A lamb, that carries anger as the flint bears fire; who, mnch enforced, shows a hasty spark, and straight is cold again.—Shakespeare.

He injures the absent who contends with an angry man.—Publius Syms.

Think when you are enraged at any one, what would probably become your sentiments ihoold he die during the dispute.—Shenstone.

Wise anger is like fire from the flint; there ii a great ado to bring it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.—

Matthew Henry.

Beware of him that is slow to anger; anger, when it is long in coming, is the stronger when it conies, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.—Quarks.

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