Pure Anger

Sunday, December 13, 2020 – Pure Anger

Everybody in America is angry about something. ~ Anthony Braxton

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best fighter is never angry. ~ Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anger is the prelude to courage. ~ Eric Hoffer

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