Compiled by: Alysa Cummings
Last Modified: May 6, 2003
O! let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven;
Keep me in temper; I would not be mad!
William Shakespeare, King Lear
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.
Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.
You're a bad habit.Â I want to kick you...hard.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
I used to think I was most afraid of other people's anger.Â Now I think I'm more afraid of my own.
We boil at different degrees.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.Â
I sit in the throne of argument
and am cloaked in the robe of anger.
I hold a scepter made of the finest aggravation
and live in the Palace of Injustice...
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Malcolm X Â
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
When angry count four; when very angry, swear.
Do not go gentle into that good night
Rage, rage against the dying of the light
Get mad, then get over it.
Who will make the pain go away?
Anger warms the Invention, but overheats the oven.
Anger causes suffering.
Violence causes suffering.
All keep us from happiness.
To know these things,
Is to be on the road to paradise.
Thich Giac Thanh
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
...I hold my face in my two hands
to keep the loneliness warm
two hands protecting,
two hands nourishing,
two hands preventing
my soul from leaving me
Thich Nhat Hanh
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
Anger is loaded with
information and energy.
Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
Sri Swami Sivananda
Anger is just a demand for change, a passionate wish for things to be different.
Rachel Naomi Remen