A fool gives full vent to his anger,
but a wise man keeps himself under control.
The word “fool” is often linked with anger in the Bible.
A quick-tempered man does foolish things (Prov. 14:16).
It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel (Prov. 20:3).
Do not be quickly provoked … for anger resides in the lap of fools (Eccl. 7:9).
Temper tantrums are unpleasant in children … and disgusting in adults. Grown-ups who fly off the handle are a disgrace to themselves, a humiliation to their target, and an embarrassment to those who witness their explosions.
“I have a quick temper,” she said, “but it doesn’t last long.” Neither does a tornado, but it leaves a mess that takes years to clean up. Words and actions sparked by anger leave wounds that may never heal.
A minute of uncontrolled anger
can give birth to years of regret.