anger

A Quote by David Oman McKay on anger, suffering, temper, and wonder

A man in such a mental state that the anger itself does him more harm than the condition which aroused his anger . . . suffers more from the vexation than he does from the acts that aroused that vexation. I wonder how long it will take us to realize that in matters of temper nothing can bring us damage but ourselves.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Address, Brigham Young University, October 12, 1965.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on anger

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Anger itself does more harm than the condition which aroused anger.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, April 1958, p. 5.

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A Quote by Confucius on anger, caring, chance, consequences, diligence, doubt, information, kindness, sincerity, words, and work

The gentleman has nine cares. In seeing he is careful to see clearly; in hearing he is careful to hear distinctly; in his looks he is careful to be kind, in his manner to be respectful, in his words to be sincere, in his work to be diligent. When in doubt he is careful to ask for information; when angry he has a care for the consequences; and when he sees a chance for gain, he thinks carefully whether the pursuits of it would be right.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on anger, anxiety, consequences, doubt, duty, good, inferiority, opportunity, and speech

The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does the reverse. . . . The nobler sort of man pays special attention to nine points. He is anxious to see clearly, to hear distinctly, to be kindly in his looks, respectful in his demeanor, conscientious in his speech, earnest in his affairs. When in doubt, he is careful to inquire; when in anger, he thinks of the consequences; when offered an opportunity for gain, he thinks only of his duty.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on anger and consequences

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on achievement, anger, clarity, emptiness, fame, home, judgment, life, losing, men, power, reputation, simplicity, world, and taoism

If a man is crossing a river and an empty boat collides with his own skiff, even though he be a bad-tempered man he will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the boat, he will shout at him to steer clear. If the shout is not heard, he will shout again, and yet again, and begin cursing. And all because there is somebody in the boat. Yet if the boat were empty, he would not be shouting, and not angry. If you can empty your own boat crossing the river of the world, no one will oppose you, no one will seek to harm you.... Who can free himself from achievement, and from fame, descend and be lost amid the masses of men? He will flow like Tao, unseen, he will go about like Life itself with no name and no home. Simple is he, without distinction. To all appearances he is a fool. His steps leave no trace. He has no power. He achieves nothing, has no reputation. Since he judges no one, no one judges him. Such is the perfect man: His boat is empty.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu, (20:2, 4, pp. 168-171)

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on anger, failure, life, and women

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on anger, cats, improvement, people, and suffering

Nothing is improved by anger, unless it be the arch of a cat's back. A man with his back up is spoiling his figure. People look none the handsomer for being red in the face. It takes a great deal out of a man to get into a towering rage; it is almost as unhealthy as having a fit. . . . Whatever wrong I suffer, it can not do me half so much hurt as being angry about it.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on anger

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When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on anger and world

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. We injure our own cause in the opinion of the world when we too passionately defend it.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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