quotes tagged with 'anger'

If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot.

Author: Korean proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in stone anger proverb EDS angry foot 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Never write a letter while you are angry.

Author: Chinese proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in anger proverb EDS angry 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

His temper was something I don't know he ever got over, but he learned to control it. He confused temper and passion a lot. I told him that, but he had a hard time seeing it. He felt like if he didn't get angry he wasn't true to his passion. One time he said to me, "You wouldn't understand because you're so milquetoast." But finally it dawned on him that you don't have to be angry to be passionate or strong-willed. You can be those things and be a nice person.

Author: Gail Miller, Source: Driven, p.264Saved by mlsscaress in anger passion balance intensity 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

To be angry is to yield to the influence of Satan. No one can make us angry. It is our choice. If we desire to have a proper spirit with us at all times, we must choose to refrain from becoming angry. I testify that such is possible.......Anger, Satan's tool, is destructive in so many ways.

Author: Thomas S. Monson, Source: School Thy Feelings, O My Brother; Ensign, Nov 2009Saved by davejames99 in satan anger 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I sometimes become excited when I talk about them, and so do my brethren.

Why? Because we are made of flesh, blood, and bones, like other men, and sometimes our feelings are warm, when we think about the conduct of our enemies.

But what do the pure principles of the Gospel teach us?

“Be still, and know that I am God, that I rule in the heavens above, and perform my pleasure on the earth, and that I turn the hearts of the children of men, as the rivers of water are turned”
Author: Heber C Kimball, Source: Journal of Discourses 3:259-260Saved by Doc in persecution faith fear love patience anger violence charity enemies longsuffering 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Author: Buddha, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in punishment anger 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is. Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth. If there are rats in the cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly. But the suddenness does not create rats; it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way the suddenness of provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man; it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: Mere Christianity, pp. 164-5Saved by cboyack in disguise character temper anger personality guard provocation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Who can calculate the wounds inflicted, their depth and pain, by harsh and mean words spoken in anger? How pitiful a sight is a man who is strong in many ways but who loses all control of himself when some little thing, usually of no significant consequence, disturbs his equanimity. In every marriage there are, of course, occasional differences. But I find no justification for tempers that explode on the slightest provocation. . . . You may think it is the macho thing to flare up in anger and swear and profane the name of the Lord. It is not the macho thing. It is an indication of weakness. Anger is not an expression of strength. It is an indication of one’s inability to control his thoughts, words, his emotions. Of course it is easy to get angry. When the weakness of anger takes over, the strength of reason leaves. Cultivate within yourselves the mighty power of self-discipline.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: “Our Solemn Responsibilities,” Ensign, Nov. 1991, 49Saved by cboyack in control discipline anger weakness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.

Author: Victor Hugo, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in contention anger 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A person is just about as big as the things that make him angry.
Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in character anger 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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