1. Anger strikes down its possessor and exposes his faults.

1ـ اَلْغَضَبُ يُرْدي صاحِبَهُ، ويُبْدي مَعايِبَهُ.

2. Anger is a kindled fire, one who suppresses it extinguishes the fire and one who lets it burn freely is the first person who will be burnt by it.

2ـ اَلغَضَبُ نارٌ مُوقَدَةٌ، مَنْ كَظَمَهُ أطْفَأَها، ومَنْ أطْلَقَهُ كانَ أوَّلَ مُحْتَرِق بِها.

3. Anger arouses hidden feelings of malice.

3ـ اَلْغَضَبُ يُثيرُ كَوامِنَ الحِقْدِ.

4. Keep away from anger, for its beginning is madness and its end is regret.

4ـ إيّاكَ والغَضَبَ، فَأوَّلُهُ جُنُونٌ، وآخِرُهُ نَدَمٌ.

5. The person who is most capable of being on the right is one who does not get angry.

5ـ أقْدَرُ النّاسِ عَلَى الصَّوابِ مَنْ لَمْ يَغْضَبْ.

6. The best control is control over anger.

6ـ أفْضَلُ المِلْكِ مِلْكُ الغَضَبِ.

7. Leave some room from your anger for your satisfaction, and when you fly off [in a rage] then calm back down.

7ـ اِبْقَ لِرِضاكَ مِنْ غَضَبِكَ، وإذا طِرْتَ فَقَعْ شَكِيراً.

8. Guard yourselves from the vehemence of anger, and prepare for it the restraint and forbearance that will help you fight against it.

8ـ اِحْتَرِسُوا مِنْ سَوْرَةِ الغَضَبِ، وأعِدُّوا لَهُ ما تُجاهِدُونَهُ، بِهِ مِنَ الكَظْمِ وَالحِلْمِ.

9. Beware of anger, for it is indeed a burning fire.

9ـ اِحْذَرُوا الغَضَبَ، فَإنَّهُ نارٌ مُحْرِقَةٌ.

10. The best of people is one who swallows his anger and displays forbearance despite having power [to take revenge].

10ـ أفْضَلُ النّاسِ مَنْ كَظَمَ غَيْظَهُ، وحَلُمَ عَنْ قُدْرَة.

11. A person’s most bitter enemies are his anger and his lust, so whoever controls these two, his status is elevated and he attains his goal.

11ـ أعْدى عَدُوّ لِلْمَرْءِ غَضَبُهُ، وشَهْوَتُهُ، فَمَنْ مَلَكَهُما عَلَتْ دَرَجَتُهُ، وَبَلَغَ غايَتَهُ.

12. Anger is the conveyance of impetuosity.

12ـ اَلْغَضَبُ مَرْكَبُ الطَّيْشِ.

13. Anger evokes impetuosity.

13ـ اَلْغَضَبُ يُثيرُ الطَّيْشَ.

14. Anger is the fire of the hearts.

14ـ اَلْغَضَبُ نارُ القُلُوبِ.

15. Anger is an evil which will destroy [you] if you obey it.

15ـ اَلْغَضَبُ شَرٌّ إنْ أطَعْتَهُ دَمَّرَ.

16. Anger is an enemy, so do not let it control you.

16ـ اَلْغَضَبُ عَدُوٌّ، فَلا تُمَلِكّْهُ نَفْسَكَ.

17. Anger corrupts intellects and distances one from the right (or from reward).

17ـ اَلْغَضَبُ يُفْسِدُ الألْبابَ،وَ يُبْعِدُ مِنَ الصَّوابِ(عَنِ الثَّوابِ).

18. Verily if you obey the vehemence of anger, it will lead you to the utmost destruction.

18ـ إنَّكُمْ إنْ أطَعْتُمْ سَوْرَةَ الغَضَبِ أوْرَدَتْكُمْ نِهايَةَ العَطَبِ.

19. When anger comes over you, then overcome it with forbearance and dignity.

19ـ إذا تَسَلَّطَ عَلَيْكَ الغَضَبُ فَاغْلِبْهُ بِالحِلْمِ والوَقارِ.

20. Through excessive anger, impetuosity comes about.

20ـ بِكَثْرَةِ الْغَضَبِ يَكُونُ الطَّيشُ.

21. How evil an associate anger is! It exposes faults, brings evil closer and distances good.

21ـ بِئْسَ القَرينُ الغَضَبُ، يُبْدي المَعائِبَ، ويُدْنِى الشَّرَّ، ويُباعِدُ الخَيْرَ.

22. Remedy your anger with silence and your lust with reason.

22ـ داوُوا الغَضَبَ بِالصَّمْتِ، والشَّهْوَةَ بِالعَقْلِ.

23. Repelling anger with forbearance is the fruit of knowledge.

23ـ رَدُّ الغَضَبِ بِالحِلْمِ ثَمَرَةُ العِلْمِ.

24. Repel [fits of] rage with forbearance.

24ـ رُدُّوا البادِرَةَ بِالحِلْمِ.

25. Yielding to anger is the cause of destruction.

25ـ سَبَبُ العَطَبِ طاعَةُ الغَضَبِ.

26. Counter anger with forbearance and you will make your results praiseworthy in every matter.

26ـ ضادُّوا الغَضَبَ بِالحِلْمِ، تَحْمِدُوا عَواقِبَكُمْ في كُلِّ أمْر.

27. The raging fire of anger leads to the embarking of destruction.

27ـ ضِرامُ نارِ الغَضَبِ يَبْعَثُ عَلى رُكُوبِ العَطَبِ.

28. Counter anger with forbearance.

28ـ ضادُّوا الغَضَبَ بِالحِلْمِ.

29. Yielding to anger leads to regret and disobedience.

29ـ طاعَةُ الغَضَبِ نَدَمٌ وعِصْيانٌ.

30. One who overcomes his anger has gained victory over Satan.

30ـ ظَفِرَ بِالشَّيْطانِ مَنْ غَلَبَ غَضَبَهُ.

31. Satan is victorious over the one who has been overcome by his anger.

31ـ ظَفِرَ الشَّيْطانُ بِمَنْ مَلَكَهُ غَضَبُهُ.

32. In anger there is destruction.

32ـ فِي الغَضَبِ اَلعَطَبُ.

33. Increased anger degrades its possessor and exposes his faults.

33ـ كَثْرَةُ الغَضَبِ تُزْري بِصاحِبِهِ، وتُبْدي مَعائِبَهُ.

34. Be slow in getting angry, quick in calming down and ready to accept excuses.

34ـ كُنْ بَطيءَ الغَضَبِ، سَريعَ الفَيْءِ، مُحِبّاً لِقَبُولِ العُذْرِ.

35. The devil has no greater lasso [to ensnare human beings with] than anger and women.

35ـ لَيْسَ لإبْلِيسَ وَهَقٌ أعْظَمُ مِنَ الغَضَبِ والنِّساءِ.

36. One who gets angry frequently makes others weary [of him].1

36ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ تَغَضُّبُهُ مَلَّ.

37. One who turns his anger loose hastens his [own] death.

37ـ مَنْ أطْلَقَ غَضَبَهُ تَعَجَّلَ حَتْفُهُ.

38. One who is overpowered by his anger is not safe from destruction.

38ـ مَنْ غَلَبَ عَلَيْهِ الغَضَبُ لَمْ يَأْمَنِ العَطَبَ.

39. One whose anger overpowers him is susceptible to its harm.

39ـ مَنْ غَلَبَ عَلَيْهِ غَضَبُهُ تَعَرَّضَ لِعَطَبِهِ.

40. One who opposes his anger has yielded to forbearance.

40ـ مَنْ عَصى غَضَبَهُ أطاعَ الحِلْمَ.

41. Whoever submits to his anger, his ruin is hastened.

41ـ مَنْ أطاعَ غَضَبَهُ تَعَجَّلَ تَلَفُهُ.

42. One whose anger is much, his pleasure is not known.

42ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ غَضَبُهُ لَمْ يُعْرَفْ رِضاهُ.

43. He who gets angry on the one whom he cannot harm, prolongs his sadness and torments himself.

43ـ مَنْ غَضِبَ عَلى مَنْ لايَقْدِرُعَلى مَضَرَّتِهِ طالَ حُزْنُهُ، وعذَّبَ نَفْسَهُ.

44. Whoever is overpowered by his anger and lust, then he is in the category of beasts.

44ـ مَنْ غَلَبَ عَلَيْهِ غَضَبُهُ وشَهْوَتُهُ فَهُوَ في حَيِّزِ البَهائِمِ.

45. He who gets angry upon one whom he has no power over, dies with his rage.

45ـ مَنِ اغْتاظَ عَلى مَنْ لايَقْدِرُ عَلَيْهِ ماتَ بِغَيْظِهِ.

46. When shall I vent my anger if I get angry, is it when I am incapable (of taking revenge) and it is said to me “it is better for you to be patient” or when I have the power to (exact revenge) and it is said to me “it is better for you to forgive”?

46ـ مَتى أشْفِي غَيْظي إذا غَضِبْتُ، أحِيْنَ أعْجِزُ (عَنِ الاِنْتِقامِ) فَيُقالَ لي لَوْ صَبَرْتَ، أمْ حينَ أقْدِرُ (عَلَيْهِ) فَيُقالَ لي لَوْ عَفَوْتَ.

47. Let your anger never prevail over your forbearance.

47ـ لايَغْلِبَنَّ غَضَبُكَ حِلْمَكَ.

48. Never be quick in getting angry, thereby letting it become your uncontrollable habit.

48ـ لاتُسْرِعَنَّ إلَى الغَضَبِ فَيَتَسَلَّطَ عَلَيْكَ بِالعادَةِ.

49. There is no etiquette with anger.

49ـ لاأدَبَ مَعَ غَضَب.

50. There is no relationship move vile than anger.

50ـ لانَسَبَ أوْضَعُ مِنَ الغَضَبِ.

51. The glory of anger does not match the humility of seeking pardon.

51ـ لايَقُومُ عِزُّ الغَضَبِ بِذُلِّ الاِعْتِذارِ.

  • 1. Or: One who gets angry frequently becomes weary.