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If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

Chinese proverb

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.

Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

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.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.


For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.


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.

Unknown Source

The broad general rule is that a man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

Unknown Source