Every action must be due to one or other of seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reasoning, anger, or appetite.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics
Anybody can become angry - that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
'Twas but a dream, yet by my heart I knew, Which still was panting, part of it was true: Oh how I strove the rest to have believed; Ashamed and angry to be undeceived!
Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689)
Source: “The Dream” from: A Voyage to the Isle of Love
There were angry men confronting me and I caught the flashing of defiant eyes, but above me and within me, there was a spirit stronger than them all.
Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825 - 1921)
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
WRATH, n. Anger of a superior quality and degree, appropriate to exalted characters and momentous occasions; as, "the wrath of God," "the day of wrath," etc. . . .
Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
Hatred - The anger of the weak.
There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen.
Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870)
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
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