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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 -- this is not easy.

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry.
The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.
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.
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
No person is important enough to make me angry.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
When angry, count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.
I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
No one can make us angry. People can say and do things to us but it is still up to us as individuals to do what we want with our emotions in response to those things.
Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result.
Sticks and stones may break your bones when there's anger to impart. Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
The broad general rule is that a man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
Danger -- if you meet it promptly and without flinching -- you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
Depression is rage spread thin.
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.
Anger is short madness
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
When danger approaches, sing to it.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Do not suppress it-that would hurt you inside. Do not express it-this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples in your surroundings. What you do is transform it.
We boil at different degrees.
When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out -- because that's what's inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.
There's nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. [Ephesians 4:26]
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. [Ecclesiastes 7:9]
Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. [Ephesians 4:26]
When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
It takes two flints to make a fire.
I do desire we may be better strangers.
Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much; such men are dangerous. [Julius Caesar]
The most dangerous thing is illusion.
The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.
It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one's own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.
The most dangerous people are the ignorant.
Every man is his own chief enemy.
Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Anger is a brief lunacy.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.
Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat.
The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman. [Proverbs 21:19]
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. [James 1:19-20]
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. [Proverbs 12:6]
If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wring, but the coals are.
Anger cannot be dishonest.
Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
There is nobody who is not dangerous for someone.
Danger past, God forgotten.
I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.
The responses of human beings vary greatly under dangerous circumstances. The strong man advances boldly to meet them head on. The weak man grows agitated. But the superior man stands up to fate, endures resolutely in his inner certainty If ignorant both
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
Danger, the spur of all great minds.
To be angry about trifles is mean and childish; to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.
When you meet up with a disagreeable person, never allow yourself to be upset. Say to yourself, if a dowdy like that can stand himself all his life, surely I can stand him for a few minutes.
Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
Anger itself does more harm than the condition which aroused anger.
When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.
Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
Go ahead, make my day.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
A soft answer truth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. [Proverbs 15:1]
The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.
Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.
Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.
Actually, the streets are quite safe today, it's the people on them who aren't.
In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
Between the anvil and the hammer.
When the danger is past God is cheated.
Biggest profits mean gravest risks.
A wreck on shore is a beacon at sea.
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.
If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
A person in danger should not try to escape at one stroke. He should first calmly hold his own, then be satisfied with small gains, which will come by creative adaptations.
Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
In time of danger it is proper to be alarmed until danger be near at hand; but when we perceive that danger is near, we should oppose it as if we were not afraid.
Stay out of the road, if you want to grow old.
As soon as there is life there is danger.
To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory.
Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring.
I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. [Proverbs 19:11]
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.
He understood that men were forever strangers to one another, that no one ever comes really to know any one, that imprisoned in the dark womb of our mother, we come to life without having seen her face, that we are given to her arms a stranger, and that, caught in that insoluble prison of being, we escape it never, no matter what arms may clasp us, what mouth may kiss us, what heart may warm us. Never, never, never, never, never.
Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.
It was his peculiar happiness that he scarcely ever found a stranger whom he did not leave a friend; but it must likewise be added, that he had not often a friend long without obliging him to become a stranger.
The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.
By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned; By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned.
Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
Don't play for safety -- it's the most dangerous thing in the world.
One is not exposed to danger who, even when in safety is always on their guard.
We are confronted by a first danger, the destructiveness of applied atomic energy. And then we are confronted by a second danger, that we do not enough appreciate the first danger.
Send danger from the east unto the west, so honor cross it from the north to south.
Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers, comprehend its mystery!
No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.
The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.
No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause.
I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad: and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they
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.
Anger is one letter short of danger, Greatest remedy for anger is delay
The best answer to anger is silence.
Whenever you get red in the face, whenever you raise your voice, whenever you get hot under the collar or angry, rebellious or negative in spirit, then know that the spirit of God is leaving you and the spirit of Satan is beginning to take over.
Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
I lose my temper, but it's all over in a minute, said the student. So is the hydrogen bomb, I replied. But think of the damage it produces!
Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, I'm sorry.
The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.
It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
A wave of anger washed over me, anger against myself, at my age at the time, that stupid lyrically age, when a man is too great a riddle to himself to be interested in the riddles outside himself and when other people are mere walking mirrors in which he is amazed to find his own emotions, his own worth.
My liver swells with bile difficult to repress.
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.
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 never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of a certain income can indulge.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.
Act nothing in a furious passion. It's putting to sea in a storm.
He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins
Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just what it does cruelly.
Anger rest in the bosom of fools.
Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath. [Proverbs 29:8]
I used to store my anger and it affected my play. Now I get it out. I'm never rude to my playing partner. I'm very focused on the ball. Then it's over.
On occasion, I derive great satisfaction from imagining my destructive powers onto such things as lamp posts, trees, and piles of leaves.