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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Anger
 
A hasty man never wants woe.  1
A man in a passion rides a horse that runs away with him.  2
A man is a stark fool all the while he is angry.  3
A state’s anger should not take knowledge either of fools or women.  Ben Jonson.  4
An angry man cannot see right.  German.  5
An angry man heeds no counsel.  Portuguese.  6
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.  Publius Syrus.  7
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.  Cato.  8
An irritable and passionate man is a downright drunkard.  Spanish.  9
Anger and haste hinder good counsel.  10
Anger and love give bad counsel.  11
Anger assists hands however weak.  Ovid.  12
Anger begins with folly and ends with repentance.  Pythagoras.  13
Anger cannot stand without a strong hand.  14
Anger dieth quickly with a good man.  15
Anger edges valor.  16
Anger ends in cruelty.  Tamil.  17
Anger first and pity afterwards.  Tamil.  18
Anger increases love.  Italian.  19
Anger is a short madness.  Dutch.  20
Anger is a sworn enemy.  21
Anger is as useless as the waves of the ocean without wind.  Chinese.  22
Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.  23
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.  Fuller.  24
Anger is the fever and frenzy of the soul.  25
Anger is to be avoided in inflicting punishment.  Cicero.  26
Anger last of all becomes old.  Modern Greek.  27
Anger makes a rich man hated and a poor man scorned.  28
Anger manages everything badly.  Statius.  29
Anger may glance into the breast of a wise man, but rests only in the bosom of fools.  30
Anger occasioned by a trifle may extend to the sky before it ceases.  31
Anger punishes itself.  Tamil.  32
Anger rendereth the man insane and the prophet dumb.  Hebrew.  33
Anger resteth in the bosom of fools.  Bible.  34
Anger without power is folly.  German.  35
Base terms are bellows to a slackening fire.  36
Be master of thy anger.  Periander of Corinth.  37
Be not choleric, it will make you look old.  38
Dread the anger of the dove.  39
He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.  Plato.  40
He looks as angry as if he were vexed.  Irish.  41
He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.  Chilo.  42
He that can reply calmly to an angry man is too hard for him.  43
He that is angry is seldom at ease.  44
He that is angry without a cause, must be pleased without amends.  45
He who has been angry becomes cool again.  Modern Greek.  46
He who overcomes his anger subdues his greatest enemy.  Publius Syrus.  47
If you be angry you may turn the buckle of your girdle behind you.  48
Ruling one’s anger well is not so good as preventing it.  49
Striking and not making it felt is anger lost.  50
 
 
Take this remark from Richard, poor and lame,
Whate’er is begun in anger ends in shame.  Franklin.
  51
That anger is not warrantable that has seen two suns.  52
The anger of a good man is the hardest to bear.  Publius Syrus.  53
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger and it is glory to overlook a transgression.  Bible.  54
The pain of anger punishes the fault.  Homer.  55
The physician of anger is reason.  Modern Greek.  56
The sun should never set on our anger.  57
There is not in nature a thing that makes a man so deformed, so beastly, as intemperate anger.  John Webster.  58
To be angry is to punish myself for another’s fault.  59
Two things a man should never be angry at:
What he can help, and what he cannot help.
  60
Two to one in all things against the angry man.  61
We all know that anger cannot look at anger without laughing.  Buckminster.  62
When a man grows angry his reason rides out.  63
When anger rushes unrestrained to action, like a hot mettled steed, it stumbles on its way.  Savage.  64
When angry, count ten; when very angry, a hundred.  Jefferson.  65
 
 
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