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Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. 
       - Cherie Carter-Scott

Little chinese boy angryAnyone, any age, can get angry. Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China

When anger rises, think of the consequences.
       - Confucius

The wind of anger blows out the lamp of intelligence.
       - Anonymous 

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
       - Joan Lunden

When you feel "dog tired" at night, it may be because you growled all day.
       -
Anonymous

The best remedy for anger is delay.
       - Brigham Young

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one.
       - Benjamin Franklin

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
       - Elizabeth I

Photo of angry woman on the phone
People all over the world get angry, that's one of many things we have in common
 
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
       - Chinese Proverb

Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.
       - Mario Puzo
If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.
       - Epictetus
 
Speak when you are angry - and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
       - Laurence J. Peter

Anger is always more harmful than the insult that caused it.
       - Chinese Proverb

Anger is a bad adviser.
       - French Proverb

photo of woman hope, she gain the wisdom to deal with angerEventually, we hope, we gain the wisdom to deal with anger

Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power, that is not easy.
       - Aristotle

He who flings mud, loses a lot of ground.
       - Anonymous

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
       - Proverbs 29:11

If what we are doing with our anger is not achieving the desired result, it would seem logical to try something different.                                                                                               
       - Harriet Lerner

Anger helps strengthen out a problem like a fan helps straighten out a pile of papers.
       - Susan Mancotte
 


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