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"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

"To belittle is to be little."


"Be careful of the words you say,
And keep them soft and sweet;
For you never know from day to day,
Which ones you'll have to eat."


"Just as war is more the absence of love than the presence of hate, and darkness is the absence of light, a negative attitude is the absence of a positive one."


"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity."

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

"Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten."

Gautama Buddha (c. 563–483 B.C.)

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."

Chinese Proverb

"The greatest remedy for anger is delay."

Seneca (5 B.C.– 65 A.D.)

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

Seneca (5 B.C.– 65 A.D.)

"Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall."

Seneca (5 B.C.– 65 A.D.)

"Anger begins with folly and ends with repentance."

Pythagoras (c. 570– c. 495 B.C.)

"Ira furor brevis ist. Anger is a brief madness."

Horace (65–8 B.C.)

"If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods."

Epictetus (55–135)

"Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one."

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

"Anyone can become angry — that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way — this is not easy."

Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)

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