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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Anger in our mirth is like poison in a perfume.
            —Joseph Addison
  Like fragile ice, anger passes away in time.
  A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic to life.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  Watch against anger; neither speak of it nor act in it; for, like drunkenness, it makes a man a beast, and throws people into desperate inconvenience.
            —William Penn
  Anger is like rain which breaks itself whereon it falls.
  Anger is like a full-hot horse, who being allowed his way, self-mettle tires him.
            —William Shakespeare
  Angry as a waspe.
            —John Skelton

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