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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The uselessness of anger
Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. There is no point in holding on to the wrong doings of others. The first problem is that they are not close to God so you are not dealing with an apples-to-apples situation if you strive in the direction of above and they move to the direction of below. Afterall, if a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
Everyone experiences pain, suffering, hurt and betrayal. It's usually the ones you love the most that hurt you the deepest.
Here are some quotes on the uselessness of anger. I've learned a lot throughout my years and it's now time to move forward. Harmful words fall on deaf ears and a happy soul who takes no part in a delight in malice.
Forgiveness does not take away the consequences of the sinner. It's a universal law of reason and fact that if you intentionally cause harm, bad things will come your way. A God-fearing person who knows that good fortune, fate and entry to the Heavens above, will do their best to always do the right thing. It is not up to us to seek justice, for we know God takes care of good people, and punishes the evil, jealous, spiteful or greedy.
There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen. ~Alexandre Dumas
Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long. ~Robert Brault
He who angers you conquers you. ~Elizabeth Kenny
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~Author Unknown
Anger is one letter short of danger. ~Author Unknown
Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge. ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. ~Mark Twain
If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot. ~Korean Proverb
If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997
Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry. ~Lyman Abbott
Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Never strike your wife - even with a flower. ~Hindu Proverb
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. ~Ambrose Bierce
The worst-tempered people I've ever met were people who knew they were wrong. ~Wilson Mizner
To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee. ~William H. Walton
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. ~Jacqueline Schiff