Quotations About / On:
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.)
If anger wishes to express itself, express it and control it, but if you cannot, do not express it, yet if anger wishes to express itself, run yourself. Yes! if you don not, others will count your coin.
Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can't see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.
(Thylias Moss, African American poet. As quoted in the Wall Street Journal (May 12, 1994).)
Sweeter than the red
smell pink saffron
and gold rose.
Their hues ignite no
lust or anger.
They spread more perfume
as they grow.
When the pond was smashed by his clenched fist..it became a cradle rocking for little fish. Anger is the ore for lovegold.