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Buddha:Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with intent of throwing its at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.


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  • We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
  • As the whirlwind in its fury teareth up trees, and deformeth the face of nature, or as an earthquake in its convulsions overturneth whole cities; so the rage of an angry man throweth mischief around him. ·
  • Indulge not thyself in the passion of Anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
  • Anger turns to hatred,hatred is all consuming,control your anger or it will control you.
  • To be angry is easy. But to be angry with the right man at the right time and in the right manner, that is not easy. ·
  • Anyone can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not easy.
  • How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it?
  • Anger is like ruin,It breaks itself upon which it falls.
  • Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies.
  • When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them; attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.
  • Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
  • When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of.
  • Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
  • Anger is like holding onto a red hot coal with the intent to throw it at somebody else. You are the one who gets burned.
  • The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
  • I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight...I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence.
  • When anger rises, think of the consequences.
  • For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love — this is an old rule.
  • He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins.
  • To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is still better.
  • Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
  • Anger is a natural response to perceived disrespect for our inate rights.
  • Remember to not only say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
  • Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
  • When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.
  • Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.
  • Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.
  • Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
  • If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost: you can still call him vile names.
  • The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
  • An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
  • When angry count four; when very angry, swear.
  • Anger is like cancer, It wont stop until it consumes every last bit of you


  • Anger does nobody good, but patience is the father of kindness
  • Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
  • Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
    • Malabar Proverb
  • Anger is a thief who steals away the nice moments
  • If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
  • My passions flare, I weep in sadness, wallow in despair, my passions change, anger reigns, now all lie in fear.
  • Anger is an energy—so channel it!