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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 ]

We all boil at different degrees.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
      - Epictetus

Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.
      - Euripides

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

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Those passionate persons who carry their heart in their mouth are rather to be pitied than feared; their threatenings serving no other purpose than to forearm him that is threatened.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
      - Thomas Fuller (1),
        Holy and Profane States--Anger

Anger is not only the prevailing sin of argument, but its greatest stumbling-block.
      - Rt. Hon. William Ewart Gladstone

My rage is not malicious; like a spark
  Of fire by steel inforced out of a flint
    It is no sooner kindled, but extinct.
      - William Goffe (Gough)

A temperate anger has virtue in it.
      - Thomas Chandler Haliburton (used pseudonym Sam Slick)

When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.
      - Thomas Chandler Haliburton (used pseudonym Sam Slick)

The proud man hath no God; the envious man hath no neighbor; the angry man hath not himself.
      - Joseph Hall

Spleen can subsist on any kind of food.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

The most phlegmatic dispositions often contain the most inflammable spirits, as fire is struck from the hardest flints.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.
      - George Herbert

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
      - Abraham Heschel

A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life.
      - Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb)

Anger, which, far sweeter than trickling drops of honey, rises in the bosom of a man like smoke.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Iliad
         (XVIII, 108)

Anger is a short madness.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
  [Lat., Ira furor brevis est: animum rege: qui nisi paret imperat.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 2, 62)

He has hay on his horns.
  [Lat., Foenum habet in cornu.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires
         (I, 4, 34)

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
      - Zora Neale Hurston

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm.
      - Robert Green Ingersoll

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, one hundred.
      - Thomas Jefferson

The round of a passionate man's life is in contracting debts in his passion, which his virtue obliges him to pay. He spends his time in outrage and acknowledgment, injury and reparation.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")


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