Farid's Collection of Quotes

Farid Hajji

Quotes of Anger

And she has a thousand virtues and not one acknowledged sin,
But she is the sort of person you could liken to a pin.
And she pricks you, and she sticks you, in a way that can't be said,
When you seek for what has hurt you, why, you cannot find the head.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, A Pin.

It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured.
-- Publius Cornelius Tacitus.

If there be devils, would I were a devil,
To live and burn in everlasting fire,
So I might have your company in hell,
But to torment you with my bitter tongue!
-- William Shakespeare. Titus Andronicus, V:1.

I've been on a long guilt trip, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.
-- FH.

Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way... that is not easy.
-- Aristotle.

We boil at different degrees.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

If you prick us, do we not bleed?
if you tickle us, do we not laugh?
if you poison us, do we not die?
and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice.

There wanst was two cats at Kilkenny,
Each thought there was one cat too many,
So they quarrell'd and fit,
They scratch'd and they bit,
Till, excepting their nails,
And the tips of their tails,
Instead of two cats, there warn't any.
-- Anonymous.

Yet, within the soul's deep center,
Oft when peace reigns o'er the land,
Graver, fiercer conflicts enter
Than those waged by warlike band.
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. Two Conflicts.

Respect is mutual, if you don't respect others viewpoints, chances are they won't acknowledge yours.
-- Unknown.

The sin and the shame and the sorrow,
The crime and the want and the woe
That are born there in your workshop,
No hand can paint, you know...
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, The Signboard.

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
-- Eric Hoffer.

Darkness boils in my blood
Its hot, bubbling anger oozes out of my pores.
I feel its need for absolute vengeance,
The fire is inside me, ravaging at me,
Plundering at my mind, obliterating my own thoughts.
The hellstorm takes over;
I have become one with Darkness.
I am my own shadow nemesis;
I am the Dark Reprisal.
-- Sylvia Wei.

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
-- George Bernard Shaw.

Not respecting yourself, is the same as committing suicide at a slow rate.
-- Unknown.

The degree of one's emotion varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts: the less you know the hotter you get.
-- Bertrand Russell.

You've obviously mistaken me for someone who cares.
-- Unknown.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt.

Nonviolence is about speaking the whole complicated truth, the truth of our rage, the truth of our longing, the truth of our tears and our laughter, the truth of our smallest fears and our grandest dreams.
-- Pam McAllister.

Without love, benevolence becomes egotism.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.
-- Proverbs, 15:1.

Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.
-- Walter Savage Landor.

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.
-- Charles Caleb Colton.

If we miraculously became the people we hate, how lovable we would find ourselves.
-- Unknown.

Is the one who slowly destroys you with law suits any better than the one who shoots you at point blank?
-- FH.

The best revenge is a vow to never be like the one who hurt you.
-- Unknown.

The opposite of love is not hate, but apathy. You cannot hate someone you don't care about.
-- Unknown.

Just as war is more the absence of love than the presence of hate, and darkness is the absence of light, a negative attitude is the absence of a positive one.
-- Unknown.

Be careful what rubbish you toss in the tide.
On outgoing billows it drifts from your sight,
But back on the incoming waves it may ride
And land at your threshold again before night.
Be careful what rubbish you toss in the tide...
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, The Tides.

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
-- Elie Wiesel.

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
-- Buddha.

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.
-- William Sloan Coffin.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.
-- Unknown.

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
-- Isidore Ducasse, Comte De Lautreamont.

A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt.

Never say anything unless it is kind, necessary and true.
-- Unknown.

Blowing out another's candle will not make yours shine brighter.
-- Unknown.

Could he calmly sit, high on his throne in the sky
While pain and distress to his children drew nigh?
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. A Skeptic's Thought.

Having the right to do it doesn't mean it is right to do it.
-- Unknown.

To belittle is to be little.
-- Unknown.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great.
-- Mark Twain.

When you put somebody down, you have to be down there to hold him down. You could soar high otherwise.
-- Unknown.

Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
-- Unknown.

Be careful of the words you say,
And keep them soft and sweet;
For you never know from day to day,
Which ones you'll have to eat.
-- Unknown.

Never write a letter while you are angry.
-- Chinese Proverb.

You never can tell when you send a word,
Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
Just where it may chance to go! ...
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, You never can tell.

Show a little bit of your anger everyday instead of showing a lot of it on one day.
-- Unknown.

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
-- Oscar Wilde.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me. But it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some paths have sorrow in them. Wrong deeds done,
By self or others, frequently on one,
Or innocent or guilty find their way,
And he the debt thru suffering must pay...
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. The Ways of Life.

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.
-- Unknown.

To cool a hot attitude, apply nice. To melt a cold attitude, address warmly.
-- Unknown.

Anger [is a wind which] blows out the lamp of the mind.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll.

God save me from my friends. I can protect myself from my enemies.
-- Martin Luther.

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
-- Francis Bacon.

A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Truth fears no trial.
-- Proverb.

Speak softly and own a big, mean Doberman.
-- Dave Miliman.

It is extremely difficult to like oneself in a culture which thinks you are a disease.
-- Chrystos.

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
-- Khalil Gibran.

Most women have no characters at all.
-- Alexander Pope, Moral Essays (II:1).

The best way to beat your enemy is to beat him at politeness.
-- Unknown.

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
-- Bede Jarrett.

15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
-- John, 15:18-15:19.

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
-- Malcolm X.

I refuse to engage in an intellectual battle with an unarmed man.
-- Unknown.

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Sticks and stones may break your bones when there's anger to inpart. Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.
-- Unknown.

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
-- Aldous Huxley.

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.

A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not.
-- Turkish Proverb.

As men in rage strike those that wish them best, [...]
-- William Shakespeare, Othello.

Beshrew the heart that makes my heart to groan.
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet #133.

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
-- Bede Jarrett. (The House of Gold)

I have come to believe that the one thing people cannot bear is a sense of injustice. Poverty, cold, even hunger, are more bearable than injustice.
-- Millicent Fenwick.

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
-- Henry David Thoreau.

Never appeal to a woman's "better nature." She may not have one. Invoking her self-interest gives you more leverage.
-- Unknown.

Men of integrity, by their existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
-- John W. Gardner.

I like your approach, let's see your departure.
-- Unknown.

There was a guy telling his friend that he and his wife had a serious argument the night before. "But it ended," he said, "when she came crawling to me on her hands and knees." "What did she say?" asked the friend. The husband replied, "She said, 'Come out from under that bed, you coward!'"
-- Unknown.

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
-- Malayan Proverb.

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
-- Robert Frost.

Domestic and social violence usually starts off with a few angry words and a few hurt feelings that don't get resolved, then escalates into feelings of betrayal, rage and revenge. Inner feelings of rage soon spill over into all aspects of society. Social stress multiplies daily with every new report of political upheaval, child abuse, drug abuse, workplace violence, children bringing guns to school, homelessness, ethnic wars or some other crisis. The root cause of a lot of these social stresses is the inner violence created by dysfunctional communication between the heart and the mind. As social stress increases, we're faced with a choice: Retreat into fear and isolation, become angry and bitter, try to ignore it all, or take responsibility for our own stress reactions.
-- Doc Childre.

Hating people is like burning down your house to kill a rat.
-- Henry Fosdick.

Some days you're the dog, and some days you're the hydrant.
-- Unknown.

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
-- Cindy Clabough.

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair. In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
-- Bertrand Russell. (Education and the Social Order)

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
-- Unknown.

There is no passion so much transports the sincerity of judgment as doth anger.
-- Michel de Montaigne.

I have always been on the side of the heretics against those who burned them because the heretics so often turned out to be right... Dead, but right.
-- Edward R. Murrow.

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
-- Lord Dewar.

Love is nothing but slow poison!
-- Unknown.

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road, and the way is lost.
-- Terry Brooks.

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
-- Buddha.

I love the smell of Napalm in the morning.
-- Apocalypse Now.

What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment.
-- Horace.

She's alive yet dead. Never thinking, just breathing, solidified rock.
-- Unknown.

We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt.

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
-- Chinese Proverb.

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
-- Elbert Hubbard.

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but you are abusing the priviledge.
-- Unknown.

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

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
-- Seneca.

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
-- Seneca.

Daphne knows, with equal ease,
How to vex and how to please;
But the folly of her sex
Makes her sole delight to vex.
-- Jonathan Swift, Daphne.

Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than on anything on which it is poured.
-- Seneca.

In the beginning the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
-- Douglas Adams.

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
-- Seneca.

The degree of one's emotion varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts -- the less you know the hotter you get.
-- Bertrand Russell.

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
-- Thomas Jefferson.

When angry count four; when very angry, swear.
-- Mark Twain.

27:4 ira non habet misericordiam nec erumpens furor et impetum concitati ferre quis poterit.
-- Proverbs, 27:4.

27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
-- Proverbs, 27:4.

Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral.
-- Bertholt Brecht.

Eat shit! 1,000,000,000,000 flies can't be wrong.
-- Unknown.

Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study.
-- Francis Bacon.

The full form of LOVE is:
L: Land of sorrow;
O: Ocean of tears;
V: Valley of death;
E: End of life.
-- Unknown.

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
-- H. L. Mencken.

Life's a bitch and then you die!
-- Unknown.

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
-- Sally Kempton.

Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.
-- David Borenstein.

Guests and fish start to stink after two days.
-- Spanish Proverb.

I'm tired of the 'can't win against evil' way. I'm sorry, you cannot. They'll run you over. So that is my one big passion. 'Ten Stupid Things People Do to Let Evil Win' - that will be my next passion book. I am angry.
Laura Schlessinger.

Did God make Satan? In this world of peace,
Of pristine purity, of light and joy,
Bloom knew no blight and pleasure no alloy
Did He create the demon of caprice? ...
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman.

It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
-- Francois VI. Duc de La Rochefoucauld.

He was so narrow-minded he could see through a keyhole with both eyes.
-- Unknown.

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
-- George Bernard Shaw.

Be wise as thou art cruel, do not press
My tongue-tied patience with too much disdain:
Lest sorrow lend me words and words express,
The manner of my pity-wanting pain...
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet #140.

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
-- Herbert Hoover.

He who angers you, controls you.
-- Elizabeth Kenny.

Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible.
He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not.
-- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.

He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.
-- Chinese Proverb.

The continuance of anger is hatred.
-- Unknown.

Woman's dearest delight is to wound Man's self-conceit, though Man's dearest delight is to gratify hers.
-- George Bernard Shaw, Unsocial Socialist (V).

Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
-- Lawrence J. Peter.

Anger begins with folly and ends with repentance.
-- Pythagoras.

There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.
-- Nikki Giovanni.

Be at peace with yourself first and then you will be able to bring peace to others.
-- Thomas A. Kempis.

Those who are at war with others are seldom at peace with themselves.
-- Unknown.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If I want your opinion, I'll ask you to fill out the necessary forms.
-- Unknown.

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.
-- Unknown.

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
-- Sydney J. Harris.

A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the Lord in vain then have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system?
-- Robert A. Heinlein.

Thank Fate for foes! I hold mine dear
As valued friends. He cannot know
The zest of life who runneth here
His earthly race without a foe...
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Foes.

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp;
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live;
-- Dorothy Parker.

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
-- Pearl Bailey.

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
-- Alfred A. Montapert.

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Whenever people say "we mustn't be sentimental", you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, "we must be realistic", they mean they are going to make money out of it.
-- Brigid Brophy. (...explaining feminist terminology.)

Anger is the most impotent passion that accompanies the mind of man; it effects nothing it goes about; and hurts the man who is possessed by it more than any other against whom it is directed.
-- Clarendon.

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
-- Unknown.

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
-- Booker T. Washington.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
-- Albert Einstein.

Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice.
-- Stanley Horowitz.

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
-- Benjamin Franklin.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius... and a lot of courage... to move in the opposite direction.
-- E. F. Schumacker.

She speaks poniards, and every word stabs:
if her breath were as terrible as her terminations,
there were no living near her; she would infect to
the north star. I would not marry her, though she
were endowed with all that Adam bad left him before
he transgressed
-- William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, II:1.

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
-- St. Francis De Sales.

Blessed is he who doesn't show hatefulness over what is lost, but instead, shows gratefulness over what is left.
-- Unknown.

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so shall I choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
-- Seneca.

Everytime you point your finger at someone, three fingers point back at you!
-- Unknown.

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.
-- George Jackson.

He who begins by loving Christianity better than Truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end by loving himself better than all.
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Don't ever slam a door, you may want to go back.
-- Unknown.

Government employees (Bureaucrats) like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.
-- George Van Valkenburg.

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you, not because they are nice, but because you are.
-- Unknown.

We really don't have enemies. It's just that some of our best friends are trying to kill us.
-- Unknown.

Friends are just enemies that don't have the guts to kill you.
-- Judy Tenuda.

'Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed,
When not to be, receives reproach of being,
And the just pleasure lost, which is so deemed,
Not by our feeling, but by others' seeing...
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet #121.

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
-- Katherine Hepburn.

A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
-- Henry Chadwick.

A man who does not know how to be angry, does not know how to be good.
Now and then a man should be shaken to the core with indignation over things evil.
-- Henry Ward Beecher.

You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.
-- Joseph Stalin.

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The gene pool could use a little chlorine!
-- Unknown.

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world own shame.
-- Oscar Wilde.

La vengeance est un plat qui se mange froid.
-- Pierre Ambroise Francois Choderios de LaClos.

He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life.
-- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
-- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.
-- Michel de Montaigne.

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
-- Arnold H. Glasgow.

Some days you're the bug. Some days you're the windshield.
-- Unknown.

It's funny, but when you think about even the biggest tragic fire, it's just a sustained chemical reaction. The oxidation of Joan of Arc.
-- Unknown.

16:27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
-- Acts, 16:27.

A drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts.
-- Unknown.

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
-- Will Rogers.

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
-- Benjamin Franklin.

In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.
-- John Steinbeck, The Graphes of Wrath.

Nothing brings people together more, then mutual hatred.
-- Henry Rollins.

If you step in a puddle, don't blame the puddle.
-- Unknown.

I have wished you dead and myself dead.
How could it be otherwise.
I have broken into you like a burglar.
And you've set your dogs on me.
And a pile of broken sticks.
A child could kick.
I have climbed you like a monument, gasoing,
For the exercise and the view,
And leaned over the railing at the top...
Strong and warm, the summer wind.
-- Alicia Ostriker, Years.

Love is an emotion a woman always feels for her poodle, and sometimes for a man.
-- Unknown.

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
-- Emily Post.

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
-- Albert Einstein.

Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element.
-- Rosa Luxemburg.

Never wrestle with a pig. You both get all dirty, and the pig likes it.
-- Unknown.

You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world.
-- Octave Mirbeau.

Furens quid foemina possit.
[That which an enraged woman can accomplish.]
-- Vergil, The Aeneid V.

Be angry, yet do not sin;
Do not let the sun go down on your anger.
-- Unknown.

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
-- Sir Winston Churchill.

Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your door for years.
-- Unknown.

14:17 inpatiens operabitur stultitiam...
-- Proverbs, 14:17a.

14:17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly...
-- Proverbs, 14:17a.

Treat anger like gold. Spend it wisely or not at all.
-- Grandfather.

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
-- Aesop.

Anger warms the invention, but overheats the oven.
-- Benjamin Franklin.

Don't hate, it's too big a burden to bear.
-- Martin Luther King, Sr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only life can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness
in a descending spiral of destruction...
The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate,
wars producing more wars -- must be broken,
or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Who can describe
Women's hypocrisies! their subtle wiles,
Betraying smiles, feign'd tears, inconstancies!
Their painted outsides, and corrupted minds,
The sum of all their follies, and their falsehoods.
-- Thomas Otway. Orpheus.

I met a young man who was wounded in love, I met another man who was wounded in hatred.
-- Bob Dylan.

For long the cruel wish I knew
That your free heart should ache for me
While mine should bear no ache for you;
For, long--the cruel wish!--I knew
How men can feel, and craved to view
My triumph--fated not to be
For long! . . . The cruel wish I knew
That your free heart should ache for me! ...
-- Thomas Hardy, The Coquette, And After.

Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
-- Leo Buscaglia.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it a someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
-- Buddha.

The fire you kindle for you enemy often burns you more than him.
-- Chinese Proverb.

Woman reduces us all to the common denominator.
-- George Bernard Shaw, Great Catherine.

Hate and bitterness are the only weapons wielded by the blade.
-- Thomas Gregory.

Some minds are like concrete, thouroughly mixed up and permanently set.
-- Unknown.

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
-- Booker T. Washington.

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
-- August Strindberg.

If we preached what we live, we wouldn't have to worry about practicing what we preach!
-- Unknown.

Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.
(Hell hath no Fury like a Woman Scorned)
-- William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, III:2.

She is not old, she is not young,
The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue.
The haggard cheek, the hungering eye,
The poisoned words that wildly fly,
The famished face, the fevered hand,
Who slights the worthiest in the land,
Sneers at the just, contemns the brave,
And blackens goodness in its grave...
-- William Watson, The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue.

It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates. Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility.
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Be advised;
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
That it do singe yourself
: we may outrun,
By violent swiftness, that which we run at,
And lose by over-running. Know you not,
The fire that mounts the liquor til run o'er,
In seeming to augment it wastes it?
-- William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

A banker is someone who lends you an umbrella when the sun is shining, and who asks for it back when it starts to rain.
-- Unknown.

Only the dead have seen the end of war.
-- Plato.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
-- Isaac Asimov. Salvor Hardin, Foundation.

A thorn jacket is soon mended
But hard words bruise the heart.
-- Unknown.

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
-- Unknown.

Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.
-- Unknown.

Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values.
-- Jose Ortega y Gasset.

If you judge people, you will have no time to love them.
-- Mother Teresa.

Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
-- Anne McCaffrey.

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.
-- Unknown.

The first myth of justice is that it exists (the second myth being that you can obtain it in court).
-- FH, paraphrasing Dennis' Law: "The first myth of management is that it exists."

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
-- James Thurber.

A long dispute means that both parties are wrong.
-- Unknown.

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
-- Thomas Carlyle.

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
-- Michael McGriff [Rev. Larry Lorenzoni, M.D.]

Don't be angry at a friend who told your secret, for neither could you keep it yourself.
-- Unknown.

If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
-- Khalil Gibran.

A fine is a tax for doing wrong.
A tax is a fine for doing well.
-- Unknown.

Can you sentence a homeless man to house arrest?
-- Unknown.

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
-- Unknown.

Never argue with a stupid person. First they'll drag you down to their level, then they will beat you with experience.
-- Unknown.

Make sure your critics get maximum publicity at all times. Don't let them fade away quietly, sue, harrass, and intimidate them to make sure their story is covered by the national press. Critics hate that.
-- Unknown.

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
-- Anatole France.

Consider, when you are enraged at anyone, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.
-- Shenstone.

Even Popeye didn't eat his spinach until he absolutely had to.
-- Unknown.

They tell us that we're savages
who haven't got a hope
We're burning in the furnaces,
we're choking at the smoke
They say we haven't got a choice,
refuse to recognize our voice
Yet they enjoy comissions
from the proceeds of the joke.
-- Keith Reid.

Raise your voice and your dignity is lowered.
-- Melchor F. Cichon.

Mulieri nimio male facere melius est onus, quam bene.
A woman finds it much easier to do ill than well.
-- Titus Maccius Plautus, Truculentus II:5,17.

War never decides who is right, only who is left.
-- Unknown.

Anger is a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
-- Malabar Proverb.

Why is it that the uneducated minds always criticize the brilliant minds?
-- Kelly Nelson.

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
-- Thomas Jefferson.

When we look at modern man we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance. We've learned to fly the air like birds, we've learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven't learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Waiting to incur the wrath of
The almost murdered man.
Much to her surprise
Her target appears to have another plan.

A naive girl you'll witness later,
If not from the very start.
"No vengeance taken upon me," she thought,
"He has quite a forgiving heart!"

"You must remain within my walls,
Where I can keep an eye on you."
Grateful to be spared, argues not.
Instead, she nods on cue.

His gestures are good, and kindly.
There's a smile on his face,
As she sips the icy drink
That surely has been laced.

Is a deadly poison
Not to body, but the core.
Gladly abandons the memories
That shall resurface not once more.

Left behind is a sterile blankness
That he fills with grave deceit.
She's disbelieving, yet complacent
While he binds her two, bare feet.

Once a woman, now a child
Laughing despite her circumstance.
Squirming, gasping, writhing, screaming,
And she doesn't stand a chance.

Her mind loses solidity,
Time is in his palm,
The soft torment has ended.
She rests quietly, and calm.

Relieves herself in private
While he views her on the screen.
Somehow he still seems absent
Of the desire to demean.

Gradually stitched into his world.
Wanting not to know better,
She gleefully memorized his lies,
And recites them to the letter.
-- Hannah Rokel. (No Vengeance Taken)

Don't try to have the last word. You might get it.
-- Robert A. Heinlein.

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