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Anger
 
  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 ———)
  1
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. Blake—Christian Forbearance.
  2
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.
        BurnsTam o’ Shanter. L. 12.
  3
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.
        Coleridge—Christabel. Pt. II.
  4
Beware the fury of a patient man.
        Dryden—Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. I. L. 1005.
  5
A man deep-wounded may feel too much pain
To feel much anger.
        George Eliot—Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I.
  6
          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 Eliot—Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I.
  7
  Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
        Ephesians. IV. 26.
  8
Craignez la colère de la colombe.
  Beware the anger of the dove.
        French Proverb. See Quitard’s Dict. of Proverbs.
  9
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
        Fuller—The Holy and Profane States. Anger.
  10
  Anger, which, far sweeter than trickling drops of honey, rises in the bosom of a man like smoke.
        Homer—Iliad. XVIII. 108.
  11
  Ira furor brevis est: animum rege: qui nisi paret imperat.
  Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
        Horace—Epistles. I. 2. 62.
  12
Fœnum habet in cornu.
  He has hay on his horns.
        Horace—Satires. I. 4. 34.
  13
          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.
        Lucan—Pharsalia. II. 109.
  14
Nemo me impune lacessit.
  No man provokes me with impunity.
        Motto of the Order of the Thistle.
  15
Quamlibet infirmas adjuvat ira manus.
  Anger assists hands however weak.
        Ovid—Amorum. I. 7. 66.
  16
Ut fragilis glacies interit ira mora.
  Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.
        Ovid—Ars Amatoria. I. 374.
  17
Fear not the anger of the wise to raise;
Those best can bear reproof who merit praise.
        Pope—Essay on Criticism. L. 582.
  18
  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.
  19
  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.
        Richter—Flower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces. Ch. VI.
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Dem tauben Grimm, der keinen Führer hört.
  Deaf rage that hears no leader.
        Schiller—Wallenstein’s Tod. III. 20. 16.
  21
No pale gradations quench his ray,
No twilight dews his wrath allay.
        Scott—Rokeby. Canto VI. St. 21.
  22
Quamvis tegatur proditur vultu furor.
  Anger, though concealed, is betrayed by the countenance.
        Seneca—Hippolytus. CCCLXIII.
  23
Never anger made good guard for itself.
        Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 9.
  24
If I had a thunderbolt in mine eye,
I can tell who should down.
        As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 226.
  25
          Being once chaf’d, he cannot
Be rein’d again to temperance; then he speaks
What’s in his heart.
        Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 27.
  26
Anger’s my meat; I sup upon myself,
And so shall starve with feeding.
        Coriolanus. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 50.
  27
What, drunk with choler?
        Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 129.
  28
          Anger is like
A full-hot horse; who being allowed his way,
Self-mettle tires him.
        Henry VIII. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 132.
  29
What sudden anger’s this? How have I reap’d it?
He parted frowning from me, as if ruin
Leap’d from his eyes: So looks the chafed lion
Upon the daring huntsman that has gall’d him;
Then makes him nothing.
        Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 204.
  30
          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.
  31
          Touch me with noble anger!
And let not women’s weapons, water drops,
Stain my man’s cheeks.
        King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 279.
  32
  The brain may devise laws for the blood; but a hot temper leaps o’er a cold decree: such a hare is madness the youth, to skip o’er the meshes of good counsel, the cripple.
        Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 19.
  33
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.
  34
Come not within the measure of my wrath.
        Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 127.
  35
      Ne frena animo permitte calenti;
Da spatium, tenuemque moram; male cuncta ministrat
Impetus.
  Give not reins to your inflamed passions; take time and a little delay; impetuosity manages all things badly.
        Statius—Thebais. X. 703.
  36
  Not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.
        Swift—Letter to Bolingbroke, March 21, 1729.
  37
Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia.
  Patience provoked often turns to fury.
        Syrus—Maxims. 178.
  38
          Senseless, and deformed,
Convulsive Anger storms at large; or pale,
And silent, settles into fell revenge.
        Thomson—The Seasons. Spring. L. 28.
  39
Furor arma ministrat.
  Their rage supplies them with weapons.
        Vergil—Æneid. I. 150.
  40
Tantæne animis cœlestibus iræ.
  Can heavenly minds such anger entertain?
        Vergil—Æneid. I. 11.
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