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Anger Control through Anger Quotations

Anger is perhaps the one of the most recorded emotions in history that set events in motion and has launched countless consequences. If happiness felt in success and returned love as well as the sadness felt in failure and unrequited love hold dominion over the songs of ancient huntsmen, bards from the middle ages and present-day recording artists, anger is the feeling that made many books in literature and religion famous. Who can forget the book of Genesis, the first in the bible of Jews and Christians, where God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden because of their disobedience? Who can forget about Hitler's hatred for the Jews? Who can forget about the animals' anger in the novel “Animal Farm,” or Lord Voldemort's hatred for Harry Potter?

As stated in the website of the American Psychological Association (APA), anger is “an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage” and “accompanied by physiological and biological changes.” When a person is angry, his heart beats faster, his blood pressure goes up and his hormonal secretions change.

But one should not think of anger as unnatural, abnormal or obnoxious. It simply is a feeling experienced by humans or animals as a result of their internal and external surroundings. The Association also states that memories can also trigger emotions such as anger. That explains what happens to people who suddenly lost their nerves when no one is even provoking or inciting them.

According to APA, there are some people who immediately lose their cool and cannot bear even the smallest irritation. This condition is what psychologists call a “low tolerance for frustration,” People who have this “can't take things in stride, and they're particularly infuriated if the situation seems somehow unjust: for example, being corrected for a minor mistake.”

Anger control helps people adjust to their emotion, cope with the situation and assess what can be done. Some people opt to learn anger control in anger management programs like the one seen in the  movie starred by Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. There are those who choose to manage their anger on their own, employing methods by themselves such as using a mantra (try humming “Om Mani Padme Hum” and see its calming effect) and engaging in a full meditation.

Remembering a few anger quotes will also help in addressing this kind of problems. Anger quotes remind the person of the importance of calming one's self before doing any mistake out of anger.

Here are a few lines from Marcus Antonius, Horace, Albert Einstein, Elizabeth Kenny and Will Rogers, respectively:

“Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.”

“Anger is short-lived madness.”

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”

“He who angers you conquers you.”

“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.”


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