... two great areas of deafness existed in the South: White Southerners had no ears to hear that which threatened their Dream. And colored Southerners had none to hear that which could reduce their anger.
(Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 1, ch. 16 (1962).
Boyle, a white Virginian, was remembering what the American South was like at the commencement of the 1950s civil rights movement.)
Children treat their friends differently than they treat the other people in their lives. A friendship is a place for experimenting with new ways of handling anger and aggression. It is an arena for practicing reciprocity, testing assertiveness, and searching for compromise in ways children would not try with parents or siblings.
(Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Toddlers and Preschoolers, ch. 6 (1994).)
And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my fingers upon thee!
(Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Roger Avary. Jules (Samuel Jackson), Pulp Fiction, from Ezekiel 25:17, the Bible passage professional hit man Jules (Samuel Jackson) likes to quote before dispatching a victim (1994).)
The passions seldom give good advice but to the interested and mercenary. Resentment generally suggests bad measures. Second thoughts and good nature will rarely, very rarely, approve the first hints of anger.
(Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 62, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).
Originally written in 1787.)