Kindness in responce to Anger

Quotations are key.

History

The proverb "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." from the bible embodies this believe perfectly.

What this means

It means generally don't respond to anger with more anger, however it can also mean do kind things to those who have wronged you, or relieve a situation using kindness or humor.

Uses

Today

It isn't very common today. People generally respond angrily to anger and annoyances. That's why this should be a rule- do you know great New York would be if everyone responded humorously to traffic?

Citations

Taxi- Henning 48 on Wikipedia.

Bible- globe-views.com