“Anger Resteth in the Bosom of Fools”
9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
President Gordon B. Hinckley said:
“Many years ago I worked for one of our railroads. A switchman was aimlessly strolling about the platform one day. I asked him to move a car to another track. He exploded. He threw his cap on the pavement and jumped up and down on it, swearing like a drunken sailor. I stood there and laughed at his childish behavior. Noting my laughter, he began to laugh at his own foolishness. He then quietly climbed on the switch engine, drove it over to the empty car, and moved it to an empty track.
“I thought of a verse from Ecclesiastes: ‘Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools’ (Ecclesiastes 7:9).
“Anger is the mother of a whole brood of evil actions.”
(“Slow to Anger,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2007, 62.)