Tag: Anger (home)

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

permalink source: Ben Franklin
tags: Anger

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

permalink source: Oscar Wilde
tags: Anger

Never hit a man with glasses. Hit him with a baseball bat.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Humor, Anger

"I never work better than when I'm inspired by anger: I can write, pray, and preach well. My whole temperament is quickened, my understanding sharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart."

permalink source: Martin Luther, German religious reformer
tags: Effectiveness, Anger

"I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world."

permalink source: Mahatma Gandhi, Indian philosopher
tags: Anger

Genuine outrage is not just a permissible reaction to the hard-pressed Christian; God himself feels it, and so should the Christian in the presence of pain, cruelty, violence, and injustice. God, who is the Father of Jesus Christ, is neither impersonal nor beyond good and evil. By the absolute immutability of His character, He is implacably opposed to evil and outraged by it.

permalink source: Os Guiness, The Dust of Death
tags: Sin, Anger

A panda walks into a diner, sits down, and orders a sandwich. He eats the sandwich, pulls out a gun, and shoots the waiter. As the panda stands up to go, the owner shouts, "Hey! Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didn't pay for your sandwich!" The panda yells back at the owner, "Hey man, I'm a PANDA! Look it up!" The owner opens his dictionary and sees the following definition for "panda": "A tree dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white coloring. Eats shoots and leaves."

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Anger, Language

If you don't like someone, the way he holds his spoon makes you furious; if you like him, he can turn his plate over into your lap and you won't mind.

permalink source: Irving Becker
tags: Love, Grace, Patience, Anger

A New York man was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard. When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the rest of the afternoon and he would have to return the next day. "What for?!" he snapped at the judge. His honor, equally irked by a tedious day and the sharp query, roared, "Twenty dollars for contempt of court. That's why!" Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented. "That's all right. You don't have to pay now" The young man replied, "I'm just seeing if I have enough for two more words."

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Humor, Anger, Profanity

Thu January 23, 2003 10:05 AM ET STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish man, desolate after his wife filed for divorce, converted the family's shares and mutual funds into cash and burned the money -- $81,300, a newspaper reported Thursday. "Bitterness is not uncommon in connection with divorces but it is almost unique that one of the spouses puts fire to all their wealth," Bengt Svensson, public prosecutor in the town of Jonkoping in southern Sweden, told the daily Aftonbladet.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Anger, Bitterness, Divorce, Revenge

Get a picture of Jesus, some darts, and some blank paper. Cover the Jesus with paper. Tell everyone you're going to engage in some therapy: draw a picture of a person who makes you mad and draw it on the paper. Throw darts at the paper. Then take the paper off, and show them the picture of Jesus. "As you have done it unto the least of my brothers you have done it unto me."

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Love, Discipleship, Anger

Norm Evans, all-pro tackle for the Miami Dolphins for several years, once confided, "It's really dangerous for a pro football player to get angry. In fact, that's when linemen sustain their most serious injuries." He explained, "Anger is so harmful in football that if I can get an opposing lineman or end angry at me, he will concentrate on beating me and forget to attack the quarterback—and that's my job, protecting the quarterback." Mike Fuller, fleet-footed safety and punt-return specialist for the San Diego Chargers in the late 1970s, agreed. "The wide receivers are continually trying to make us angry each time they come into our area, because they know if they can upset us emotionally, they can fool us on the next play." Bob Hutchins, former judo champion for Southern California and now a missionary in Mexico, stated, "I was just an above-average judo performer until I learned how to make my opponent angry. Then I won the championship." Like these athletes' opponents, millions of men fall into the trap of thinking you're not a man unless you get angry. However, an angry person makes poor decisions, wounds those he loves with his tongue, overreacts, disciplines too severely, and does things that calmness of thought would not otherwise permit.

permalink source: Adapted from Tim LaHaye and Bob Phillips, Anger Is a Choice (Zondervan, 2002), pp. 19-20
tags: Anger, Goals, Sports

To the Owner of the Extremely Loud Bass, I have to get up at 7:30 tomorrow and your music is driving me out of my mind. I felt compelled to write to you and try to discuss my feelings on this issue, having exhausted every other reasonable alternative; I've tried kicking on both the ceiling and the walls, while moaning loudly, but the responses in each circumstance gave me to understand that my neighbors are not the producers of this horrible, horrible noise. I don't know what to do anymore. I feel used, I feel vulnerable, I feel more than a little psychotic. . . Please turn down your music. Even better, just turn it off. I realize this request may seem offensive considering that we're not personally acquainted -yet- but on many levels I feel as if I already know you, because I've been lying in bed envisioning various ways of maiming you for about an hour now. It's unlikely that I would be able to carry any of them out because most of the weapons I was thinking of using would be difficult to construct, also you're probably stronger than me, but I urge you not to think about that, and still be moved to some degree of respectable fright when I conclude that: You don't know me. You don't want to know me. Just turn it off. Jessi

permalink source: Sent to the Mirilees dorm email list late one night
tags: Patience, Anger, Sleep

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.

permalink source: Chinese Proverb
tags: Discipline, Happiness, Anger, Self-awareness

Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back -- in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.

permalink source: Frederick Buechner
tags: Anger

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

permalink source: Thomas a Kempis
tags: Grace, Anger, Judging, Self-awareness

Hope has two beautiful daughters Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. – Augustine

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Courage, Anger, Hope

Anger is the fluid that love bleeds when you cut it.

permalink source: C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm, pg 97
tags: Love, Anger

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

permalink source: Buddha
tags: Anger

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permalink source: Monty
tags: Anger

http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,66364,00.html You Can't Ignore My Wrath By Kristen Philipkoski 11:07 AM Jan. 24, 2005 PT You can try, but you can't ignore that angry voice yelling at you, or anyone else. Whether it's your dad, your girlfriend, your sister or a stranger, you must pay attention. Human brains are just wired that way, according to a study published in the Jan. 23 issue of Nature Neuroscience. Wrathful voices trigger a strong response in the brain, even when we are trying not to pay attention or the comments are meaningless, say researchers at the University of Geneva. Researchers at the University of Geneva found that the human brain is unable to ignore surly voices, no matter how much the brain's owner might want to.The circle shows the part of the brain activated by angry voices. Researchers at the University of Geneva found that even when study subjects tried to ignore angry voices, the brain's superior temporal sulcus showed enhanced activity. The brain appears to place a high priority on processing urgent sounds, like angry voices, that might indicate a threat is present. So, try as we might, when someone is angry the brain cannot avoid noticing, regardless of what the fuss is all about. "The new finding (is) that the influence of attention cannot diminish the brain activity associated with certain types of salient input: in this case, angry voices," said G. Ron Mangun, a cognitive neuroscience professor at the University of California at Davis, who did not participate in the research. This tells us that the brain will give priority to potentially important sensory signals, allowing them to penetrate our otherwise engaged minds, Mangun said. Didier Grandjean and his colleagues collected brain scans from people while they listened to both angry and neutral voices making comments that were irrelevant to the listeners, then compared the results to responses to neutral speech. Using functional MRI technology, the researchers could see what part of the brain was activated by the surly sounds. The angry voices increased activity in the superior temporal sulcus, a brain region associated with voice recognition. Even when the subjects were told to ignore an angry voice played to one ear and asked instead to listen to a neutral voice played to the other ear, the MRIs showed increased brain activity in the superior temporal sulcus. Previous studies showed a similar fundamental brain response when subjects saw angry or fearful faces. "The paper by Grandjean and colleagues cleverly pits attention against emotional relevance, and uses fMRI brain imaging to investigate whether or not attention can override the registration of highly emotionally relevant verbal input," Mangun said. "They find that ... this influence of attention cannot diminish the brain activity associated with certain types of salient input: in this case, angry voices." The research could have implications in learning more about normal, as well as diseased, brains, Grandjean said. "A better understanding of how the brain implements emotion and attention is crucial both for our understanding of the interactions between emotion and attention in normal individuals," Grandjean said, "and for the identification of potential cerebral dysfunctions in pathologies with affective disorders such as social anxiety, autism, schizophrenia or depression."

permalink source: Wired News
tags: Anger

<table> <tr><td><b>Vice</b></td><td><b>Virtue against which it sins</b></td><td><b>Brief description</b></td></tr> <tr><td>Pride (1) </td><td>Humility </td><td>Seeing ourselves as we are and not comparing ourselves to others is humility. Pride and vanity are competitive. If someone else's pride really bothers you, you have a lot of pride.</td></tr> <tr><td>Avarice/Greed (5) </td><td>Generosity </td><td>This is about more than money. Generosity means letting others get the credit or praise. It is giving without having expectations of the other person. Greed wants to get its "fair share" or a bit more.</td></tr> <tr><td>Envy (2) </td><td>Love </td><td>"Love is patient, love is kind…" Love actively seeks the good of others for their sake. Envy resents the good others receive or even might receive. Envy is almost indistinguishable from pride at times.</td></tr> <tr><td>Wrath/Anger (3) </td><td>Kindness </td><td>Kindness means taking the tender approach, with patience and compassion. Anger is often our first reaction to the problems of others. Impatience with the faults of others is related to this.</td></tr> <tr><td>Lust (7) </td><td>Self control </td><td>Self control and self mastery prevent pleasure from killing the soul by suffocation. Legitimate pleasures are controlled in the same way an athlete's muscles are: for maximum efficiency without damage. Lust is the self-destructive drive for pleasure out of proportion to its worth. Sex, power, or image can be used well, but they tend to go out of control.</td></tr> <tr><td>Gluttony (6) </td><td>Faith and Temperance </td><td>Temperance accepts the natural limits of pleasures and preserves this natural balance. This does not pertain only to food, but to entertainment and other legitimate goods, and even the company of others.</td></tr> <tr><td>Sloth (4) </td><td>Zeal </td><td>Zeal is the energetic response of the heart to God's commands. The other sins work together to deaden the spiritual senses so we first become slow to respond to God and then drift completely into the sleep of complacency.</td></tr> </table>

permalink source: http://www.whitestonejournal.com/seven/
tags: Lust, Sin, Anger, Greed, Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth

Coinnosseurs of the deadly sins divide them into the warm-hearted or cold-blooded sins. Lust, anger, and gluttony in this reckoning are thought warm hearted, bodily sins, proceeding as they do from the physical passions; pride, greed, sloth, and envy are cold-blooded, proceeding as they do from states of mind. The cold-blooded sins are more rebukable, less forgivable, and (with the exception of sloth) inherently crueler. Envy, a case could easily enough be made, may be the cruelist of all.

permalink source: Joseph Epstein, Envy p 9
tags: Lust, Anger, Greed, Pride

Alert readers will have noticed that in the Bible stories of envy, the writers talk explicitly not of envy but of anger. Thus, when God blessed Abel, "Cain was very angry." When the Israelite women sang to one another "Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands" the writer adds tersely that "Saul was very angry, for this saying displeased him."

permalink source: Cornelius Plantinga, Not The Way It's Supposed To Be: A Breviary Of Sin, p 165
tags: Anger

People in a temper often say a lot of silly, terrible things they mean.

permalink source: Penelope Gilliatt, English novelist
tags: Honesty, Anger

The man who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time is commended.

permalink source: Aristotle
tags: Anger

Anger may be foolish and absurd, and one may be irritated when in the wrong; but a man never feels outraged unless in some respect he is at bottom right.

permalink source: Victor Hugo
tags: Anger

How much more grevious are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

permalink source: Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and philosopher
tags: Anger, Consequences

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. We injure our own cause in the opinion of the world when we too passionately defend it.

permalink source: Charles Caleb Colton, Anglican priest
tags: Apologetics, Anger

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.

permalink source: Baltasar Gracian, Jesuit priest & author
tags: Anger, Arguments

When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.

permalink source: Charles de Gaulle
tags: Politics, Anger

<i>Hatred</i> is an affair of the heart; <i>contempt</i> that of the head.

permalink source: Arthur Schopenhauer
tags: Anger

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

permalink source: Benjamin Franklin
tags: Anger, Shame

It is important to realize that the fundamental approach of the moralists is not that we ought to <i>suppress</i> anger but rather <i>dissipate</i> is by employing the various cognitive, affective, and behavioral strategies that we have described. Forgiveness, compassion, the recognition of human frailty, the cultivation of emotions incompatible with anger such as love or humility, and avoidance of provocation are all meant to preserve us from becoming angry or enable us to substitute some neutral, benevolent emotion.

permalink source: Solomon Schimmel, The Seven Deadly Sins, 109-110
tags: Forgiveness, Anger, Emotions

Anger is aroused when a person suffers a real or perceived injury. ... Envy, pride, and high material and status expectations make one particularly susceptible to anger since they lower the threshold for real or perceived injuries.

permalink source: Solomon Schimmel, The Seven Deadly Sins, 87,93
tags: Anger, Pride, Expectations, Envy

As a psychotherapist I spend more time helping clients deal with their anger than with any other emotion.

permalink source: Solomon Schimmel, The Seven Deadly Sins, 81
tags: Anger

Most Americans worry about personal failure--on school tasks when young, on one's vocation when older. But the emotion that follows failure depends on the interpretation imposed; shame if due to inadequate talent, anger if the product of prejudice, and guilt if the result of insufficient effort.

permalink source: Jerome Kagan, An Argument for Mind, 113
tags: Failure, Guilt, Anger, Shame