Quotations About / On:
All anger feels like righteous anger; sorrow does not care whether it is righteous or not.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Anger is a brief lunacy.
(Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 2 (22-8 B.C.).)
An insult angers me. Being ignored crushes me.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
My anger thought you too ignoble for my love, and close examination finds you too magnificent, and only equals are joined together smoothly.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 5, sc. 4 (1819).)
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
(Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, LI.)
From his proceedings in Congress, he appears demented, and his actings and doings inspire my pity more than anger.
(Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Letter, January 23, 1838, to Martin Van Buren, Van Buren Papers, Library of Congress.
About John Quincy Adams.)
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1860).)
Idleness makes people feeble and peevish. Work makes them stalwart and prone to anger.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Apr. 2, 1752, The French Correspondence of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, vol. I, p. 92, ed. Rex A. Barrell, trans. James Gray, Ottawa, Borealis Press (1980).)
You would rouse to anger a heart of stone.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 334.)