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Anger Quotes

25 of the best book quotes about anger
  1. #1
    “How fine you look when dressed in rage. Your enemies are fortunate your condition is not permanent. You’re lucky, too. Red eyes suit so few.”
  2. #2
    “As I fixed my eyes on the child, I saw something glittering on his breast. I took it; it was a portrait of a most lovely woman. In spite of my malignity, it softened and attracted me. For a few moments I gazed with delight on her dark eyes, fringed by deep lashes, and her lovely lips; but presently my rage returned; I remembered that I was forever deprived of the delights that such beautiful creatures could bestow and that she whose resemblance I contemplated would, in regarding me, have changed that air of divine benignity to one expressive of disgust and affright.”
  3. #3
    “When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation. I would have made a pilgrimage to the highest peak of the Andes, could I when there have precipitated him to their base.”
  4. #4
    “They were satisfied with their lives which had none of the vibrance his own was taking on. And he was angry at himself, that he could not change that for them.”
  5. #5
    “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart,
    Or else my heart, concealing it, will break.”
  6. #6
    “I have had many years to learn that losing my temper rarely helps.”
  7. #7
    “I am angry nearly every day of my life.”
  8. #8
    “When I’m mad I don’t have room to be scared.”
  1. #9
    “Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book. People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is one not easy to manage.”
  2. #10
    “When people are insulting you, there is nothing so good for them as not to say a word — just to look at them and think. When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wished they hadn’t said afterward. There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in — that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer your enemies.”
  3. #11
    “You have allowed yourself to become angrier than you should . . . Anger has its place, but it will not help you here. The way of the warrior is the way of knowing. If that knowledge requires you to use anger, then you use anger, but you cannot wrest forth knowledge by losing your temper. Pain and frustration will be your only reward if you try.”
  4. #12
    “Angry people are not always wise.”
  5. #13
    The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, began screaming “Off with her head! Off with—”
    “Nonsense!” said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.
  6. #14
    He said, “Do I like this? Oh, no! I do not.”
  7. #15
    “Bah,” said Scrooge, “Humbug.”
  8. #16
    “On the other hand, Florence was right. The kids were definitely mad at me. But as a Chinese mother, I put that out of my head.”
  1. #17
    “But it was all a dream; no Eve soothed my sorrows nor shared my thoughts; I was alone. I remembered Adam’s supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him.”
  2. #18
    “Studies show that aggressively expressing anger doesn’t relieve anger but amplifies it. On the other hand, not expressing anger often allows it to disappear without leaving ugly traces.”
  3. #19
    “I will NOT go away. I do NOT wish to go!”
  4. #20
    “Then, of course, those with stars all got frightfully mad. To be wearing a star now was frightfully bad.”
  5. #21
    “Now, don’t be angry after you’ve been afraid. That’s the worst kind of cowardice.”
  6. #22
    “A poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!” said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin. “But I suppose you must have the whole day. Be here all the earlier next morning.”
  7. #23
    “A good compromise leaves everyone angry.”
  8. #24
    “[Y]ou cannot wrest forth knowledge by losing your temper. Pain and frustration will be your only reward if you try.”
  1. #25
    “Mr. Scrooge!” said Bob; “I’ll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!”
    “The Founder of the Feast indeed!” cried Mrs. Cratchit, reddening. “I wish I had him here. I’d give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he’d have a good appetite for it.”
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