Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to theright degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that isnot within everybody's power, that is not easy.
The single clenched fist lifted and ready,Or the open hand held out and waiting.Choose:For we meet by one or the other.
The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just,and pity is just, but judgement is never just.
He who angers you conquers you.
My mother used to say, "He who angers you, conquers you!" But my mother was a saint.
Reckon the days in which you have not been angry. I used to be angry every day; nowevery other day; then every third and fourth day; and if you miss it so long as thirty days,offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God.
The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others aswe do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant towardothers when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We areprone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smackyour lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitterconfrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are