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ANGER
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[ Also see Equanimity Hatred Madness Malice Passion Quarreling Quarrels Rage Resentment Revenge Scorn Temper Vexation Wrath ]

To abandon yourself to rage is often to bring upon yourself the fault of another.
      - Pope Agapet

It takes two flints to make a fire.
      - Louisa May Alcott

Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.
      - William R. Alger

The angry people are those people who are most afraid.
      - Robert Anthony

For pale and trembling anger rushes in
  With faltering speech, and eyes that wildly stare,
    Fierce as the tiger, madder than the seas,
      Desperate and armed with more than human strength.
      - John Armstrong

Weak men are easily put out of humor. Oil freezes quicker than water.
      - Berthold Auerbach

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

No man is angry that feels not himself hurt.
      - Francis Bacon

There is no affectation in passion, for that putteth a man out of his precepts.
      - Francis Bacon

There is no way but to meditate and ruminate well upon the effects of anger,--how it troubles man's life; and the best time to do this is to look back upon anger when the fit is thoroughly over.
      - Francis Bacon

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
      - Francis Bacon,
        Certain Apophthegms of Lord Bacon
         (no. IV)

Mud, raised by hurricanes, wells up in the noblest and purest of hearts.
      - Honore de Balzac

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall riot be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wrong, but the coals are.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

Never forget what a 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.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.
      - Bible, Ephesians (ch. IV, v. 26-27)

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVI, v. 32)

I was angry with my friend:
  I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
    I was angry with my foe;
      I told it not, my wrath did grow.
      - William Blake, Christian Forbearance

Violence in the voice is often only the death-rattle of reason in the throat.
      - John Frederick Boyes

Anger is self-immolation.
      - Phillips Brooks

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.
      - Joyce Brothers

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

When one is in a good sound rage, it is astonishing how calm one can be.
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.
      - Robert Burns, Tam o'Shanter (l. 12)

Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are bitterer than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim.
      - Charles Buxton


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