Quotations On Anger

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

  • 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.
  • 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.