14 quotes on anger by His Holiness Dalai Lama.

1. Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.
Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.
2. Anger is a disturbing emotion based on a wrong view, the misconception that things exist the way they appear.
Anger is a disturbing emotion based on a wrong view, the misconception that things exist the way they appear.
3. No one intentionally creates problems, but we tend to be slaves to powerful emotions like anger, hatred and attachment that are based on misconceived projections about people and things.
No one intentionally creates problems, but we tend to be slaves to powerful emotions like anger, hatred and attachment that are based on misconceived projections about people and things.
4. Responding to a trying situation with patience and tolerance rather than reacting with anger and hatred involves active restraint, which arises from a strong, self-disciplined mind.
Responding to a trying situation with patience and tolerance rather than reacting with anger and hatred involves active restraint, which arises from a strong, self-disciplined mind.
5. Anger may seem to be a source of energy, but it’s blind. It causes us to lose our restraint. It may stir courage, but again it’s blind courage.
Anger may seem to be a source of energy, but it’s blind. It causes us to lose our restraint. It may stir courage, but again it’s blind courage.
6. Anger destroys our peace of mind and our physical health. We shouldn’t welcome it or think of it as natural or as a friend.
Anger destroys our peace of mind and our physical health. We shouldn’t welcome it or think of it as natural or as a friend.
7. There needs to be understanding that anger never helps to solve a problem.
There needs to be understanding that anger never helps to solve a problem.
8. Just as heat dispels cold, loving-kindness counters anger.
Just as heat dispels cold, loving-kindness counters anger.
9. Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
10. The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.
The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.
11. While anger and hatred, like compassion and love, are part of our mind, I still believe the dominant forces are compassion and affection.
The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better.
12. Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.
Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.
13. If we ourselves remain angry and then sing world peace, it has little meaning. First, our individual self must learn peace.This we can practice. Then we can teach the rest of the world.
14. In general I think that anger is a sign of weakness and tolerance a sign of strength.
In general I think that anger is a sign of weakness and tolerance a sign of strength.