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William Shakespeare Quotes on Anger (31 Quotes)

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  • O, when she's angry, she is keen and shrewd! She was a vixen when she went to school; And though she be but little, she is fierce.
    (William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream")

  • My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • My brother's love, the devil, and my rage.
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • He was perfumed like a milliner,
    And 'twixt his finger and his thumb he held
    A pouncet box, which ever and anon
    He gave his nose, and took't away again;
    Who therewith angry, when it next came there,
    Took it in snuff; and still he smil'd and talk'd;
    And as the soldiers bore dead bodies by,
    He call'd them untaught knaves, unmannerly,
    To bring a slovenly unhandsome corse
    Betwixt the wind and his nobility.
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • My charity is outrage, life my shame;
    And in that shame still live my sorrow's rage!
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • Man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, As make the angels weep.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • Thy rage shall burn thee up, and thou shalt turn
    To ashes, ere our blood shall quench that fire.
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • And in this state she 'gallops night by night
    Through lovers' brains, and then they dream of love;
    O'er courtiers' knees, that dream on cursies straight;
    O'er lawyers' fingers, who straight dream on fees;
    O'er ladies' lips, who straight on kisses dream,
    Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues,
    Because their breaths with sweetmeats tainted are.
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • The youngest son of Priam, a true knight;
    Not yet mature, yet matchless; firm of word;
    Speaking in deeds and deedless in his tongue;
    Not soon provok'd, nor being provok'd soon calm'd;
    His heart and hand both open and both free;
    For what he has he gives, what thinks he shows,
    Yet gives he not till judgment guide his bounty,
    Nor dignifies an impair thought with breath;
    Manly as Hector, but more dangerous;
    For Hector in his blaze of wrath subscribes
    To tender objects, but he in heat of action
    Is more vindicative than jealous love.
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,
    But sad mortality o'ersways their power,
    How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
    Whose action is no stronger than a flower?
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • I am young, but something
    You may deserve of him through me, and wisdom
    To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb
    To appease an angry god.
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • God's is the quarrel; for God's substitute,
    His deputy anointed in His sight,
    Hath caus'd his death; the which if wrongfully,
    Let heaven revenge; for I may never lift
    An angry arm against His minister.
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

  • ... the spring, the summer, The chilling autumn, angry winter, change Their wonted liveries and the mazed world By their increase, now knows not which is which.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!
    (William Shakespeare)

  • Anger is like
    A full hot horse, who being allow'd his way,
    Self-mettle tires him.
    (William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew")

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