Favorite Quotations ~  Anger From Pain to Passion: Building A Truly Great Relationship

"When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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Anger is a tool for change when it challenges us to become more of an expert on the self and less of an expert on others. ~ Harriet Goldhor Lerne, Dance of Anger

There is no passion that so shakes the clarity of our judgment as anger. Things will truly seem different to us when we have quieted and cooled down. ~ Michel Montaigne

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear. ~ Zora Neale Hurston

To be angry is very good. It burns out things and leaves nutrients in the soil. You should always be ready to be angry at injustice and cruelty. ~ Maya Angelou

Two things one should never be angry at what one can help, and what one cannot help. ~ Thomas Fuller

When a man is wrong and won't admit is, he always gets angry. ~ Thomas Haliburton

Anger and hatred are the materials from which hell is made. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing in at someone else -- You are the one who gets burned. ~ The Buddha

We boil at different degrees. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man...it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture. ~ Sigmund Freud

Above all, anger needs to be felt so it can be talked through, understood and integrated, rather than acted out. In this way, it cleanses the self. ~ Tian Dayton

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