Quotes About Anger


Anger.—And to be wroth with one we love
Doth work like madness in the brain.

Anger is implanted in us as a sort of sting, to make us gnash with our teeth against the devil, to make us vehement against him, not to set us in array against each other.

When anger rushes unrestrain'd to action,
Like a hot steed, it stumbles in its way.

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

He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.—Seneca.

Men in rage strike those that wish them best.—Shakespeare.

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

[Pg 16]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.

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

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up his eyes.—Cato.

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

Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.—Ephesians 4:26.

Anger begins with folly and ends with repentance.—Pythagoras.

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


Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself,
And so shall starve with feeding.
SHAKS.: Coriolanus, Act iv., Sc. 2.

Never anger made good guard for itself.
SHAKS.: Ant. and Cleo., Act iv., Sc. 1.


Anger is like
A full-hot horse; who being allowed his way,
Self-mettle tires him.
_King Henry VIII., Act i. Sc 1_. SHAKESPEARE.

Being once chased, he cannot
Be reined again to temperance; then he speaks
What's in his heart.
_Coriolanus, Act iii. Sc. 3_. SHAKESPEARE.

I am very sorry, good Horatio,
That to Laertes I forgot myself,

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But, sure, the bravery of his grief did put me
Into a towering passion.
_Hamlet, Act v. Sc. 2_. SHAKESPEARE.

Senseless, and deformed,
Convulsive Anger storms at large; or, pale
And silent, settles into fell revenge.
_The Seasons: Spring_. J. THOMSON.

Be advised;
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
That it do singe yourself: we may outrun.
By violent swiftness, that which we run at,
And lose by over-running.
_King Henry VIII., Act i. Sc. 1_. SHAKESPEARE.

Never anger made good guard for itself.
_Antony and Cleopatra, Act iv. Sc. 1_. SHAKESPEARE.


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