| Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.|
Certain Apophthegms of Lord Bacon. First published in the Remains. No. IV. (Remark stated to have been made by Queen Elizabeth to Sir Edward )
|I was angry with my friend:|
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe;
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
Wm. BlakeChristian Forbearance.
|Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.|
BurnsTam o Shanter. L. 12.
|Alas! they had been friends in youth;|
But whispering tongues can poison truth,
And constancy lives in realms above;
And life is thorny, and youth is vain;
And to be wrothe with one we love
Doth work like madness in the brain.
ColeridgeChristabel. Pt. II.
|Beware the fury of a patient man.|
DrydenAbsalom and Achitophel. Pt. I. L. 1005.
|A man deep-wounded may feel too much pain|
To feel much anger.
George EliotSpanish Gypsy. Bk. I.
| Anger seeks its prey,|
Something to tear with sharp-edged tooth and claw,
Likes not to go off hungry, leaving Love
To feast on milk and honeycomb at will.
George EliotSpanish Gypsy. Bk. I.
| Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.|
Ephesians. IV. 26.
|Craignez la colère de la colombe.|
Beware the anger of the dove.
French Proverb. See Quitards Dict. of Proverbs.
|Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.|
FullerThe Holy and Profane States. Anger.
| Anger, which, far sweeter than trickling drops of honey, rises in the bosom of a man like smoke.|
HomerIliad. XVIII. 108.
| Ira furor brevis est: animum rege: qui nisi paret imperat.|
Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
HoraceEpistles. I. 2. 62.
|Fnum habet in cornu.|
He has hay on his horns.
HoraceSatires. I. 4. 34.
| Trahit ipse furoris|
Impetus, et visum est lenti quæsisse nocentem.
They are borne along by the violence of their rage, and think it is a waste of time to ask who are guilty.
LucanPharsalia. II. 109.
|Nemo me impune lacessit.|
No man provokes me with impunity.
Motto of the Order of the Thistle.
|Quamlibet infirmas adjuvat ira manus.|
Anger assists hands however weak.
OvidAmorum. I. 7. 66.
|Ut fragilis glacies interit ira mora.|
Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.
OvidArs Amatoria. I. 374.
|Fear not the anger of the wise to raise;|
Those best can bear reproof who merit praise.
PopeEssay on Criticism. L. 582.
| He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.|
Proverbs. XVI. 32.
| Anger wishes that all mankind had only one neck; love, that it had only one heart; grief, two tear-glands; and pride, two bent knees.|
RichterFlower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces. Ch. VI.
|Dem tauben Grimm, der keinen Führer hört.|
Deaf rage that hears no leader.
SchillerWallensteins Tod. III. 20. 16.
|No pale gradations quench his ray,|
No twilight dews his wrath allay.
ScottRokeby. Canto VI. St. 21.
|Quamvis tegatur proditur vultu furor.|
Anger, though concealed, is betrayed by the countenance.
|Never anger made good guard for itself.|
Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 9.
|If I had a thunderbolt in mine eye,|
I can tell who should down.
As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 226.
| Being once chafd, he cannot|
Be reind again to temperance; then he speaks
Whats in his heart.
Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 27.
|Angers my meat; I sup upon myself,|
And so shall starve with feeding.
Coriolanus. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 50.
|What, drunk with choler?|
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 129.
| Anger is like|
A full-hot horse; who being allowed his way,
Self-mettle tires him.
Henry VIII. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 132.
|What sudden angers this? How have I reapd it?|
He parted frowning from me, as if ruin
Leapd from his eyes: So looks the chafed lion
Upon the daring huntsman that has galld him;
Then makes him nothing.
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 204.
| You are yoked with a lamb,|
That carries anger as the flint bears fire;
Who, much enforced, shows a hasty spark.
And straight is cold again.
Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 109.
| Touch me with noble anger!|
And let not womens weapons, water drops,
Stain my mans cheeks.
King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 279.
| The brain may devise laws for the blood; but a hot temper leaps oer a cold decree: such a hare is madness the youth, to skip oer the meshes of good counsel, the cripple.|
Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 19.
|It engenders choler, planteth anger;|
And better twere that both of us did fast,
Since, of ourselves, ourselves are choleric,
Than feed it with such over-roasted flesh.
Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 175.
|Come not within the measure of my wrath.|
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 127.
| Ne frena animo permitte calenti;|
Da spatium, tenuemque moram; male cuncta ministrat
Give not reins to your inflamed passions; take time and a little delay; impetuosity manages all things badly.
StatiusThebais. X. 703.
| Not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.|
SwiftLetter to Bolingbroke, March 21, 1729.
|Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia.|
Patience provoked often turns to fury.
| Senseless, and deformed,|
Convulsive Anger storms at large; or pale,
And silent, settles into fell revenge.
ThomsonThe Seasons. Spring. L. 28.
|Furor arma ministrat.|
Their rage supplies them with weapons.
VergilÆneid. I. 150.
|Tantæne animis clestibus iræ.|
Can heavenly minds such anger entertain?
VergilÆneid. I. 11.