Quotes about Wrath

Come not within the measure of my wrath.

William Shakespeare

Which way shall I fly
Infinite wrath and infinite despair?
Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell;
And in the lowest deep a lower deep,
Still threat'ning to devour me, opens wide,
To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.

John Milton

Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring
Of woes unnumber'd, heavenly goddess, sing!

Alexander Pope

Where sits our sulky, sullen dame,
Gathering her brows like gathering storm,
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

Robert Burns

Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe,
Bold I can meet,--perhaps may turn his blow!
But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save, save, oh save me from the candid friend!

George Canning

No pale gradations quench his ray,
No twilight dews his wrath allay.

Sir Walter Scott

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible, swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

Julia Ward Howe

The flag of our stately battles, not struggles of wrath and greed,
Its stripes were a holy lesson, its spangles a deathless creed:
'T was red with the blood of freemen and white with the fear of the foe;
And the stars that fight in their courses 'gainst tyrants its symbols know.

Julia Ward Howe

And this I know: whether the one True Light
Kindle to Love, or Wrath-consume me quite,
One Flash of It within the Tavern caught
Better than in the Temple lost outright.

Omar Khayyam

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

Old Testament

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.

New Testament

Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.

New Testament

A hangover: the wrath of grapes.

The Kingdom of the Lion THE beasts of the field and forest had a Lion as their king. He was neither wrathful, cruel, nor tyrannical, but just and gentle as a king could be. During his reign he made a royal proclamation for a general assembly of all the birds and beasts, and drew up conditions for a universal league, in which the Wolf and the Lamb, the Panther and the Kid, the Tiger and the Stag, the Dog and the Hare, should live together in perfect peace and amity. The Hare said, Oh, how I have longed to see this day, in which the weak shall take their place with impunity by the side of the strong. And after the Hare said this, he ran for his life.


The Lion, the Mouse, and the Fox A lion, fatigued by the heat of a summer's day, fell fast asleep in his den. A Mouse ran over his mane and ears and woke him from his slumbers. He rose up and shook himself in great wrath, and searched every corner of his den to find the Mouse. A Fox seeing him said: A fine Lion you are, to be frightened of a Mouse. 'Tis not the Mouse I fear, said the Lion; I resent his familiarity and ill-breeding. Little liberties are great offenses.


Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.

Francis Bible

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath die end. I was angry with my foe; I told it not, my wrath did grow.

William Blake

Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

Robert Burns

A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

The Bible

He who desires to become a spiritual man must not be ever taking note of others, and above all of their sins, lest he fall into wrath and bitterness, and a judging spirit towards his neighbors.

John Tauler

We know with our heads that the Bible and the Gospel have a bearing—sooner or later—upon every issue in life, every problem, every relationship, every practice. But is it not true that in our hearts we are afraid that the full-orbed, unfiltered revelation of God will disturb some custom, some privilege, some status by which we benefit in society, occupation, or government? And knowing that we are profiting by the blood, sweat, and tears of the many, we feel wrath rising in us whenever it is proposed that religion touches the thing in question.

Lewis J. Sherrill

Day of wrath that day of burning, Seer and Sibyl speak concerning, All the world to ashes turning. [Lat., Dies irae, dies illa! Solvet saeclum in favilla, Teste David cum Sybilla.]

Thomas Carlyle

In a trader-dominated society, the scribe is usually kept out of the management of affairs, but it given a more or less free hand in the cultural field. By frustrating the scribe's craving for commanding action, the trader draws upon himself the scribe's wrath and scorn.

Eric Hoffer

Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe; Bold I can meet--perhaps may turn his blow; But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save, save, oh! save me from the candid friend.

George Canning

And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

Walter Bible

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