Anger Quotes

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself.
Douglas Horton

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
Thomas Jefferson

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
Joel Osteen

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
Phyllis Diller

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
Lee Iacocca

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
James Thurber

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
William Congreve

He who angers you conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny

Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
Laurence J. Peter

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T. Washington

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Francis Bacon

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Marcus Aurelius

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Alexander Pope

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
Mahatma Gandhi

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
Carl Jung

There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.
Sylvester Stallone

If you get down and quarell everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.
Bob Marley

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen

When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound.
Ford Frick

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.
Louis L’Amour

People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Stephen Hawking

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.
Edward Albert

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
G. M. Trevelyan

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
Austin O’Malley

Get mad, then get over it.
Colin Powell

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Albert Einstein

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings

We boil at different degrees.
Clint Eastwood

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.
Mehmet Oz

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas a Kempis

Don’t get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.
Richard M. Nixon

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
Zora Neale Hurston

Sometimes, you have to get angry to get things done.
Ang Lee

Getting angry doesn’t solve anything.
Grace Kelly

Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
Arthur Schopenhauer

When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
Dylan Thomas

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
Louis Nizer

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
Francis Quarles

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.
Wayne Dyer

It doesn’t pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he’ll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn’t say.
Jules Renard

When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Frank Herbert

Anger is a short madness.

I don’t usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it’s true – I’m scary.
Eva Mendes

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
Martin Luther

I get angry at a principle, not a person.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
Charles Simmons

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
Daniel Webster

Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night’s sleep, and you can’t settle anything until morning anyway.
Rose Kennedy

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
George Herbert

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
Jessamyn West

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
Saint Francis de Sales

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.
George William Curtis

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
Sydney J. Harris

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.
Pope Paul VI

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Baltasar Gracian

An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Publilius Syrus

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
Joseph Joubert

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
George Eliot

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
George Jean Nathan

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.

Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.
James Fallows

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.
Edward Abbey

Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.
Billie Holiday

When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.
Grace Slick

I get angry about things, then go on and work.
Toni Morrison

Behind every argument is someone’s ignorance.
Louis D. Brandeis

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
James Russell Lowell

One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.
William Butler Yeats

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
Thomas de Quincey

You want to see an angry person? Let me hear a cell phone go off.
Jim Lehrer

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A hungry man is an angry one.
Buchi Emecheta

The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.
James Whitcomb Riley

You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate.
Bryant H. McGill

Somebody hits me, I’m going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn’t eaten in a while.
Charles Barkley

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
Alfred A. Montapert

I am too weary to listen, too angry to hear.
Daniel Bell

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
Henry Ward Beecher

There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.
Wayne Dyer

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough.
Bede Jarrett

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.

Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It’s not anger, it’s motivation.
Roger Clemens

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.
Abraham Cahan

Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you’re feeling festive?
Roseanne Barr

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
John Ruskin

My father was often angry when I was most like him.
Lillian Hellman

My whole life, people have been saying, Why are you so angry?
Fiona Apple

My tastes lean toward the more negative, angry and eclectic.
Josh Silver

Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
Booth Tarkington

He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
B. C. Forbes

A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.
Mary Garden

You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.
Dick Armey

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Francis Bacon

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
Frank Moore Colby

A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.
Mark Twain

Anger cannot be dishonest.
Marcus Aurelius

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
Willard Gaylin

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
William Congreve

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
George Savile

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Benjamin Franklin

To rule one’s anger is well; to prevent it is better.
Tryon Edwards

Hatred is inveterate anger.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
Baltasar Gracian

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
Thomas Fuller

People are unjust to anger – it can be enlivening and a lot of fun.
Philip Roth

I am a danger to myself if I get angry.
Oriana Fallaci

There never was a social change in America without angry people at the heart.
Keith Miller

Anger is a transient hatred; or at least very like it.
Robert South

I’ve purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
Tatum O’Neal

I don’t like anybody to be angry with me. I’d rather have friends.
B. B. King


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