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.
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.
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.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
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.
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.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
He who angers you conquers you.
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.
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.
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.
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
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.
If you get down and quarell everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
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.
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.
People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
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.
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.
Get mad, then get over it.
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
We boil at different degrees.
The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.
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.
Getting angry doesn’t solve anything.
Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anger is a short madness.
I don’t usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it’s true – I’m scary.
When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
I get angry at a principle, not a person.
Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
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.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
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.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
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.
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.
Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.
Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.
When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.
I get angry about things, then go on and work.
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.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A hungry man is an angry one.
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.
Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
Alfred A. Montapert
I am too weary to listen, too angry to hear.
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.
The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough.
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.
Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.
Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you’re feeling festive?
He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
My father was often angry when I was most like him.
My whole life, people have been saying, Why are you so angry?
My tastes lean toward the more negative, angry and eclectic.
Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
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.
You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
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.
Anger cannot be dishonest.
Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
To rule one’s anger is well; to prevent it is better.
Hatred is inveterate anger.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
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.
People are unjust to anger – it can be enlivening and a lot of fun.
I am a danger to myself if I get angry.
There never was a social change in America without angry people at the heart.
Anger is a transient hatred; or at least very like it.
I’ve purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
I don’t like anybody to be angry with me. I’d rather have friends.
B. B. King