"You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it."
– Mahatma Gandhi
"Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it."
– Vincent van Gogh
"When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change."
– Wayne Dyer
"Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame."
– Benjamin Franklin
"We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt."
– Dorothy Day
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else: you are the one who gets burned."
"There is no thinking without feeling and no feeling without thinking."
– Karen McCown
"Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you."
– Roger Ebert
"Any person capable of angering you becomes your master."
"Anyone can be 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."
"He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger."
– Japanese proverb
"Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand … prejudice, fear and ignorance walk hand-in-hand."
"The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason."
– Marya Mannes
"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom."
– Viktor E. Frankl
"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion."
– Dale Carnegie
"Every time we allow someone to move us with anger, we teach them to be angry."
– Barry Neil Kaufman
"It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently."
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"It is a choice. No matter how frustrating or boring or constraining or painful or oppressive our experience, we can always choose how we respond."
– Edith Eger
"When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master."
– Benedict de Spinoza
"Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions."
– Elizabeth Gilbert
"The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence."
– Oscar Wilde
"Always, emotional freedom involves choosing where you put your attention."
– Judith Orloff