Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Edward Elgar 1857-1934 ‘The Mill on the Floss’ (1860) bk. 1, ch. 10
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603 To Sir Edward Dyer, in T. Tenison (ed.) ‘Baconiana’ (1679) Apophthegm 5
Personal relations are the important thing for ever and ever, and not this outer life of telegrams and anger.
E. M. Forster 1879-1970 ‘Howards End’ (1910) ch. 19
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Thomas Fuller 1608-61 ‘The Holy State and the Profane State’ (1642) bk. 3 ‘Of Anger’
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
George Savile, Marquis of Halifax 1633-95 ‘Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections’ (1750) ‘Of Anger’
It is no cause for anger that the Trojans and the well-greaved Achaeans have suffered for so long over such a woman: she is wondrously like the immortal goddesses to look upon.
Homer 8th century B.C. ‘The Iliad’ bk. 3, l. 156 (referring to Helen)
When he was angry, one of his eyes became so terrible, that no person could bear to behold it; and the wretch upon whom it was fixed, instantly fell backward, and sometimes expired. For fear, however, of depopulating his dominions and making his palace desolate, he but rarely gave way to his anger.
William Beckford 1759-1844 ‘Vathek’ (1782, 3rd ed., 1816) opening para
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
Sydney J. Harris
There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen.
Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long.
He who angers you conquers you.
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Anger is one letter short of danger.
Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
Never write a letter while you are angry.
Get mad, then get over it.