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Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.

Author: Akhenaton

Profession: Egyptian King, Monotheist

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.

Author: Akhenaton

Profession: Egyptian King, Monotheist

It takes two flints to make a fire.

Author: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Profession: American Author

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.

Author: Helen Alfredsson

Profession: American Golfer

Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.

Author: William R. Alger (1822-1905)

Profession: American Writer

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

Author: Barbara De Angelis

Profession: American Expert on Relationships, Author

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

Author: Maya Angelou (1928)

Profession: African-American poet, Writer, Performer

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.

Author: Marcus Antonius

Profession: Roman Triumvir, Related to Julius Caesar

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.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

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.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Anger cannot be dishonest.

Author: George R. Bach


Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.

Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Profession: American Author