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Anger and Proverbs About it

Solomon, Seneca, Einstein, Churchill and many others came to the conclusion, it is best to "hold your horses" in anger. Here are some famous people's quotes and proverbs about anger.
Claudia Miclaus Feb 15, 2019
"One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city."
- Solomon's Proverbs 16:32

"A man is about as big as the things that make him angry"
- Winston Churchill
"The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense."
- Solomon's Proverbs 19:11

"Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret."
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
- Buddha

"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."
- Albert Einstein

"Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one."
- Benjamin Franklin
"In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves."
- Abraham J. Heschel

"When anger rises, think of the consequences."
- Confucius quotes
"It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses."
- William Arthur

"Anger is only one letter short of danger"
- Elanor Roosevelt 
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
- Benjamin Franklin

"He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not"

"The angry people are those people who are most afraid"
- Dr. Robert Anthony
"Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy."
- Aristotle

"Anger blows out the lamp of the mind."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."
- Chinese Proverb

"Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it"
- Seneca

"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."
- Marcus Aurelius
"The best answer to anger is silence."

"Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words"
- Dr. Joyce Brothers
"If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?"
- Sydney J. Harri

"For the pressing of milk bringeth forth butter, and the pressing of the nose bringeth forth blood; and the pressing of anger bringeth forth strife."
- Proverbs 30:33
"There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen."
- Alexandre Dumas

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

"Anger is short-lived madness."
- Horace
"If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other."
- Walter Anderson

"Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry."
- Lyman Abbott
"Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them."
- James Fallows

"Malice drinks one-half of its own poison."
- Seneca
"Anger and folly walk cheek by sole."
- Benjamin Franklin

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

"He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly."
- Proverbs 14:29
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
- Proverbs 15:1

"A man of great wrath will have to take his punishment: for if you get him out of trouble you will have to do it again."
- Proverbs 19:19

"Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than with a woman of contentions and anger."
- Proverbs 21:19
"Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger."
- Proverbs 22:24

"A stone is heavy, and the sand is heavy, and the anger of a fool Is heavier than they both."
- Proverbs 27:3

"A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control."
- Proverbs 29:11