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Mignon McLaughlinDespair is anger with no place to go.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

AristotleAny one can get angry — that is easy — or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

HoraceAnger is a momentary madness so control your passion or it will control you.

—  Horace, 65-8 BC, Roman poet

Mahatma GandhiWhen you are right,you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Benjamin FranklinTake it from Richard, poor and lame, what’s begun in anger ends in shame.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

H.L. MenckenEvery normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Mark TwainWhen angry, count four. When very angry, swear.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Ambrose BierceSpeak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

CiceroIn anger nothing right nor judicious can be done.

—  Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman orator & statesman

Martin Luther KingIf I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Elbert HubbardRighteous indignation: Your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Thomas JeffersonWhen angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.

—  Thomas Jefferson, 1749-1826, American President [1801-1809]

Phyllis DillerNever go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.

—  Phyllis Diller, 1917 - 2012, American comedian

EpicurusA happy and eternal being has no trouble himself and brings no trouble upon any other being; hence he is exempt from movements of anger and partiality, for every such movement implies weakness.

—  Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher


Personal Stories

Charles de GaulleWhen 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, 1890-1970, French President

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Funny Quotes

Steven WrightDepression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian

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Ancient Greek

HeraclitusIt is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger.

Χαλεπώτερον ηδονῇ μάχεσθαι ή θυμῷ.

—  Heraclitus, 544-484 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

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HomerAnger inflates the mind.

Χόλος νόον οιδάνει.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Iliad X

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HomerBreathing fury.

Μένεα πνείοντες.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Iliad II


Proverbs

English proverbA hungry man is an angry man.

—  English proverb

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Movie Quotes

Star Wars-The Phantom Menace (1999)Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

—  from the film Star Wars-The Phantom Menace (1999)










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