Great Throughts Treasury

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François Fénelon, fully Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon

On this earth all is temptation. Crosses tempt us by irritating our pride, and prosperity by flattering it. Our life is a continual combat... We must pass on unmoved, while temptations rage around us, as the traveler, overtaken by a storm, simply wraps his cloak more closely about him, and pushes on more vigorously toward his destined home.

Character | Earth | Life | Life | Pride | Prosperity | Rage | Temptation |

Horace, full name Quintus Horatius Flaccus NULL

He who will not curb his passion, will wish that undone which his grief and resentment suggested, while he violently plies his revenge with unsated rancor. Rage is a short madness. Rule your passion, which commands, if it do not obey; do not restrain it with a bridle, and with fetters.

Character | Grief | Madness | Passion | Rage | Rancor | Resentment | Revenge | Rule | Will |

Ida Tarbell, fully Ida Minerva Tarbell

Sacredness of human life! The world has never believed it! It has been with life that we settled our quarrels, won wives, gold and land, defended ideas, imposed religions. We have held that a death toll was a necessary part of every human achievement, whether sport, war, or industry. A moment’s rage over the horror of it, and we have sunk into indifference.

Achievement | Character | Death | Gold | Ideas | Indifference | Industry | Land | Life | Life | Rage | War | World |

John Armstrong

Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage and poison and of plague.

Grief | Joy | Music | Pain | Rage | Wisdom |

William Congreve

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.

Heaven | Love | Rage | Wisdom |

Albert Einstein

Those who rage today against the ideals of reason and of individual freedom, and seek to impose an insensate state of slavery by means of brutal force, rightly see in the Jews irreconcilable opponents.

Force | Freedom | Ideals | Individual | Means | Rage | Reason | Slavery | Wisdom |

Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers

People who fly into rage always make a bad landing.

People | Rage | Wisdom |

Jeremy Taylor

Humility is the most excellent natural cure for anger in the world, for he, that by daily considering his own infirmities and failings, makes the error of his servant or neighbor to be his own case, and remembers that he daily needs God’s pardon and his brother’s charity, will not be apt to rage at the levities, or misfortunes, or indiscretions of another.

Anger | Charity | Error | God | Humility | Pardon | Rage | Will | World |

Jean de La Fontaine

By patience and time we sever what strength and rage could never.

Patience | Rage | Strength | Time |

Plutarch, named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus after becoming Roman citizen NULL

When one is transported by rage it is best to observe attentively the effects on those who deliver themselves over to the same passion.

Passion | Rage |

Tom Brown, Jr.

Evil must never be fought with rage or hatred, for that will only make it stronger. You must never fear the evil ones, for your fear will consume and destroy you. Instead, fight the evil spirits with love and compassion, for those are our greatest weapons.

Compassion | Destroy | Evil | Fear | Love | Rage | Weapons | Will |

Claudian, latin Claudius Claudianus NULL

Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy.

Envy | Nothing | Rage |

Dylan Marlais Thomas

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Light | Rage |

George Washington

For the sake of humanity, it is devoutly to be wished that the manly employment of agriculture, and the humanizing benefit of commerce, would supersede the waste of war and the rage of conquest; that the swords might be turned into ploughshares, the spears into pruning-hooks, and, as the Scriptures express it, "the nations learn war no more."

Nations | Rage | War | Waste | Learn |

Horace, full name Quintus Horatius Flaccus NULL

The man who is just and resolute will not be moved from his settled purpose, either by the misdirected rage of his fellow citizens, or by the threats of an imperious tyrant.

Man | Rage | Will |

Karl Menninger, fully Karl Augustus Menninger

Clinical experience has indicated that where a child has been exposed early in his live to episodes of physical violence, whether he himself is the victim or ... the witness, he will often later demonstrate similar outbursts of uncontrollable rage and violence of his own. Aggression becomes an easy outlet through which the child's frustrations and tensions flow, not just because of a simple matter of learning that can be just as simply unlearned, not just because he is imitating a bad behavior model and can be taught to imitate something more constructive, but because these traumatic experiences have overwhelmed him. His own emotional development is too immature to withstand the crippling inner effects of outer violence. Something happens to the child's character, to his sense of reality, to the development of his controls against impulses that may not later be changed easily but which may lead to reactions that in turn provoke more reactions - one or more of which may be criminal. Then society reacts against him for what he did, but more for what all of us have done - unpleasantly - to one another. Upon him is laid the iniquity of us all.

Aggression | Behavior | Experience | Learning | Model | Rage | Sense | Society | Will | Society | Child | Victim |