Quotations About / On: ANGER

  • 21.
    ... 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.)
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  • 22.
    I seldom remember my father, but I sneeze and rub my nose the way he did. I also love my son with grief and anger, as he did.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
  • 23.
    Anger is one of the sinews of the soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.
    (Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), British cleric. The Holy State and the Profane State, bk. 3, "Of Anger," (1642).)
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  • 24.
    The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Studies in Classic American Literature, ch. 2 (1924).)
  • 25.
    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).)
  • 26.
    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).)
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  • 27.
    Go forward while you can, but if your strength fails you, sit down near the road and gaze without anger or envy at those who pass by. They don't have far to go, either.
    (Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Aleksei Petrovich, "A Correspondence," letter, September, 1842 (1856).)
  • 28.
    If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Maxims for Revolutionists: How to Beat Children," Man and Superman (1903).)
  • 29.
    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.)
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  • 30.
    What was my body to me? A kind of flunkey in my service. Let but my anger wax hot, my love grow exalted, my hatred collect in me, and that boasted solidarity between me and my body was gone.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. Flight to Arras, ch. 19 (1942).)
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