Category Archives: ANGER

Once one seizes happiness, one should hang onto it like an octopus.

― Mehmet Murat ildan, The Beggar’s Prophecy

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“When Mary is confused or perplexed, she spurts anger the way an octopus spurts ink, and hides in the dark cloud of it.”
― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

It’s meant I will act like less of an asshole, but feel much more like one.

― Koren Zailckas, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood


“Drunkenness – that fierce rage for the slow, sure poison, that oversteps every other consideration; that casts aside wife, children, friends, happiness, and station; and hurries its victims madly on to degradation and death.”

― Charles Dickens, Sketches by Boz

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

― Abigail Adams


“Rage is a powerful energy that with diligent practice can be transformed into fierce compassion. However much we disagree with our enemies, our task is to identify with them. They too feel justified in their point of view.”

Siddhārtha Gautama

“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 as they are.” Augustine of Hippo


“The desert and the ocean are realms of desolation on the surface.
The desert is a place of bones, where the innards are turned out, to desiccate into dust.
The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being.
Inside out and outside in. These are worlds of things that implode or explode, and the only catalyst that determines the direction of eco-movement is the balance of water.
Both worlds are deceptive, dangerous. Both, seething with hidden life.
The only veil that stands between perception of what is underneath the desolate surface is your courage.
Dare to breach the surface and sink.”
Vera Nazarian The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Even in dreams the mind goes on creating the world. Osho.


Angry with someone?
ask yourself, what does this say about me?
ask yourself what reason do I have?
what’s the reason behind the reason?
It say more about you then the other person, we all are reflections, mirrors of each-other, hidden parts of ourselfs are being expressed by those who you feel angry with.

Hebrew. Envy and wrath shorten the life.

"Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths"


In the bush, as usual, he picked up a sandalwood cutters’ trail and began to follow it. The sandalwooders’ tracks were like watercourses, following the path of least resistance, meandering and criss-crossing through the bush.

The Bowgada Birds, Shire of Kalamunda (Kalamunda), 1986.

Discipline without freedom is tyranny; freedom without discipline is chaos. Cullen Hightower


A man should avoid these six evils: lust, anger, avarice, pleasure, pride, and rashness, for free of these he may be happy. Sanskrit.

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

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If you wish to be a king become A wild ass. (Syrian)


That man is a king who brings himself under sub- jection. "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. " (Prov. xvi : 32). The power to bring oneself under subjection is best secured in solitude, hence a man becomes a king by separating himself from others and living a hermit’s life. The wild ass keeps away from human habitation, so let men keep away from intercourse with their fellow men if they desire to discipline their wills. The proverb is intended to commend a monastic life.

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

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Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm – Unknown


The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
Arnold Bennett

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The sudden storm lasts not three hours The sharper the blast, the sooner ’tis past.

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STORMS often fell the stately oak,

High mountains feel the thunder’s stroke ;

And lofty tow’rs, when winds assail,

In their resistance less prevail

Than doth the reed upon the shore, 

Which rises when the storm is o’er.


foto – storm over coldstream street paddocks nov 09.

anger is a short madness


Wrath is a sorceress (lit. a transformer), as is said in stories ; for it bereaveth and depriveth man of his right under- standing, and changeth his whole countenance, and transforms him from man into beast’s nature.

Early English proverbs, chiefly of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, with illustrative quotations