Not Quite Normal

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – Anger Issues

The greatest remedy for anger is delay. ~ Thomas Paine

When angry, count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. ~ Thomas Jefferson

When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear. ~ Mark Twain

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. ~ Mark Twain

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. ~ Mark Twain

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. ~ Will Rogers

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

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Keep cool; anger is not an argument. ~ Daniel Webster

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance. ~ Robert Quillen

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~ Thomas a Kempis

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. ~ Alexander Pope

He who angers you conquers you. ~ Elizabeth Kenny

When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes. ~ Dylan Thomas

Everybody in America is angry about something. ~ Anthony Braxton

If the world were a bar, America would currently be the angry drunk waving around a loaded gun. Yeah, the other people in the bar may be afraid of him, but they sure as hell don’t respect him. ~ Will Wheaton

When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We are angry at each other much of the time. ~ Charles de Gaulle

There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen. ~ Alexandre Dumas

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at. ~ Frank Moore Colby

The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were people who knew they were wrong. ~ Wilson Mizner

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. ~ Sigmund Freud

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. ~ Mohandas Gandhi

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. ~ Albert Einstein

Expressing anger is a form of public littering. ~ Willard Gaylin

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? ~ Sydney J. Harris

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust. ~ Saint Francis de Sales

We will never be authentically angry or authentically fair while we are trying to be both at once. ~ Ray Blanton

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ~ Malachy McCourt

Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back – in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you. ~ Frederick Buechner

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. ~ Buddha

To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee. ~ William H. Walton

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. ~ Elizabeth I (1533-1603), in Francis Bacon, Apophthegms, 1625

The best fighter is never angry. ~ Lao Tzu

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before. It takes something from him. ~ Louis L’Amour

If you get down and quarrel every day, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say. ~ Bob Marley

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him. ~ Booker T. Washington

The finest fury is the most controlled. ~ Christopher Hitchens

Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge. ~ George William Curtis

Get mad, then get over it. ~ Colin Powell

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. ~ George Eliot

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul. ~ Thomas Fuller

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. ~ Maya Angelou

One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end. ~ William Butler Yeats

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness. ~ George Eliot

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. ~ Douglas Adams

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that’s in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be. ~ Benjamin Spock

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury. ~ Francis Quarles

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life. ~ Christopher Morley

You should make a woman angry if you wish her to love. ~ Publilius Syrus

I was so angry to realize I’m a Quebecois, with no past, no history – just two cans of maple syrup. ~ Jean Claude Lauzon

It’s practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry. ~ Joe Moore

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. ~ William Saroyan

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing. ~ Edward Abbey

Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you’re feeling festive? ~ Roseanne Barr

My father was often angry when I was most like him. ~ Lillian Hellman

Abstract anger is great for rhetorical carrying on. You can go on endlessly about the post office, but it doesn’t mean you’re mad at your mailman. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. ~ Gloria Steinem

Anger is the prelude to courage. ~ Eric Hoffer