Monday, July 26, 2010

On Anger

"Anger is a short madness" - Horace

"If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size" - Sydney J. Harris

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame" - Benjamin Franklin

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" - Ambrose Bierce

"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools" - Albert Enstein

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured" - Mark Twain

"Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts" - Ovid

"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it" - Marcus Aurelius

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned" - Buddha

Need any more convincing that anger kills the angry? It's not that its new news, its our recurringly amazing propensity to ignore it that makes us perfectly and hurtfully foolish.

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