Pure Rage

Sunday, September 13, 2020 – Pure Rage

It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage… ~ Robert Frost

Everybody in America is angry about something. ~ Anthony Braxton

He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool. ~ Brigham Young

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

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

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

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

The greatest remedy for anger is delay. ~ Thomas Paine

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

The rage of the disesteemed is personally fruitless, but it is also so absolutely inevitable; this rage, so generally discounted, so little understood even among the people whose daily bread it is, is one of the things that makes history. Rage can only with difficulty, and never entirely, be brought under the domination of the intelligence and is therefore not susceptible to any arguments whatever. ~ James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

In the end, rage, no matter how profoundly justified, destroys the enraged. Just as we created anew by what we love, so we are reduced and unmade by what we hate. ~ Salman Rushdie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends? ~ George Eliot, Middlemarch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best fighter is never angry. ~ Lao Tzu

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

Get mad, then get over it. ~ Colin Powell

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

Anger is the prelude to courage. ~ Eric Hoffer

The finest fury is the most controlled. ~ Christopher Hitchens

Depression is rage spread thin. ~ George Santayana

I raged, and woke to hear the rain. ~ Virginia Woolf