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127 Best Anger Quotes & Sayings



Here is a list of 127 Best Anger Quotes & Sayings.


Anger Quotes & Sayings


“The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry.” – Prophet Muhammad


“If you wish to conquer the world, first conquer your anger.”


“Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.” – German Proverb


“The wisest thing to do when you are angry is to keep quiet.”


“Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.” – Eckhart Tolle


“He who overcomes his anger conquers his greatest enemy.” – Latin Proverb


“A person who has lots of anger inside, definitely loves people more than anyone else can. Because if red color indicates anger, then it indicates love too.”


“Say nothing when you are angry, you won’t have to apologize when you become conscious.”


“He who angers easily is he who is easily distracted.”


“Life is precious and there’s not a lot of room for anger.” – Fran Drescher


“An angry person is a lonely person. No one wants to be around someone who’s quick to fly off the handle.”


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


“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius


“When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.” – Thomas C. Haliburton


“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein


“Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.” – Billy Graham


“Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.” – Tagalog


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


“Anger is the fuel of loosing control.”


“A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.” – Ben Franklin


“He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.” – Sallust


“Getting angry doesn’t solve anything.” – Grace Kelly


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


“Anger’s not a good emotion.” – Lincoln Chafees


“The one that angers you controls you. Don’t give anyone that power especially the one who does it intentionally.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


“Nobody makes you angry, you decide to use anger as a response.”


“Anger is a weakness in an insecure personality.”


“Expressing anger is a form of public littering.” – Willard Gaylin


“Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” – Mahatma Gandhi


“I believe anger is a wasted emotion, and I don’t like to waste emotions.” – Jim Webb


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


“Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.” – Clarendon


“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.” – Josh Billings


“Anger… it’s a paralyzing emotion. You can’t get anything done.” – Toni Morrison


“Angry? Take a deep breath before you speak, because your mouth acts quicker than your brain.”


“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha”


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


“One of man’s greatest obligations is anger.” – Nikos Kazantzakis


“Anger is a short madness.” – Horace


“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce


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


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


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


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


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


“Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You’ll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.”


“Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.” – Beverly Sills


“Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.” – Chinese Proverb


“Don’t get mad, smile and creep them out instead.”


“Americans are slow to anger, but once they do get angry, they are impossible to stop.” – Kathleen Troia McFarland


“Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.” – Abraham Cahan


“Anger transformed becomes compassion, sex transformed becomes prayer, greed transformed becomes sharing.” – Osho


“The embarrassment after the anger is the biggest humiliation a person can experience.”


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


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


“I think, often, when you are in just a lot of pain, it comes out as anger.” – Nell Hudson


“You can survive with anger, but you can’t live with it forever.” – Ariel Dorfman


“Anger has a way of seeping into every other emotion and planting itself in there.” – Dane Cook


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


“A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.”


“Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.” – Kazi Shams


“Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.”


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


“A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.”


“Anger is a valid emotion. It’s only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don’t want to do.” – Ellen Hopkins


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


“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” – Benjamin Franklin


“He who angers you conquers you.” – Elizabeth Kenny


“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.” – Bruce Lee


“Anger is one letter short of danger.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“Anger resolves nothing it only puts up your blood pressure.” – Catherine Pulsifer


“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” – William Arthur Ward


“Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.” – Kahlil Gibran


“To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.” – Buddha


“If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.” – Korean Proverb


“The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” – Barbara De Angelis


“Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” – Mahatma Gandhi


“The anger of the prudent never shows.”


“Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it… Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.” – Bohdi Sanders


“Whether we like to admit it or not, those of us who struggle with an unforgiving heart also carry around a tremendous amount of anger.” – Brian Jones


“I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It’s to do with how much anger is in you.” – Amy Winehouse


“Become more watchful and anger will be less and greed will be less and jealousy will be less.” – Osho


“Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.”


“The next time you feel anger rising in you, create a distance with yourself. Dissolve the ‘I’ that has got offended and you will see that all the signs of anger will disappear.” – Dianne Kane


“The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.” – Josh Billings


“Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.” – Lyman Abbott


“Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.”


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


“Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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


“Sometimes with anger you can be much more dangerous than with skill.” – Mathieu Amalric


“Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.” – Thomas Fuller


“A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity.” – David Lynch


“Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.” – Francis Quarles


“Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd take warning.”


“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.” – Buddha


“A man can’t eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul.” – Garrison Keillor


“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” – Cherie Carter-Scott


“Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.” – William Shenstone


“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


“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


“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


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


“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” – Jack Layton


“Anger can be a useful emotion; it’s built into our genetic code to help with self preservation. But it can also be destructive, even when it is justified.” – Michael Hayden


“An angry people cannot create anything that is not imbued with anger.” – John McAfee


“Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can’t see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.” – Thylias Moss


“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – Chinese Proverb


“Anger is an unnecessary emotion. Loads of stuff in life can trigger it, but what matters is how you react. I choose not to react.” – Nicola Adams


“Anger does not solve problems – anger only makes things worse. I go by the old saying, ‘Don’t make important decisions when you’re angry.” – Lionel Sosa


“Anger is like a storm rising up from the bottom of your consciousness. When you feel it coming, turn your focus to your breath.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.” – Joan Lunden


“Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life’s just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff.” – Kevin Rudd


“If your ego is hurt you may become angry. Understand that ego itself is a disease. Dissolve your ego as far as possible. If you have inferiority complex, or have a very deficient ego you will loose your temper very easily.” – Osho


“Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.” – Mitch Albom


“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


“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.” – Aristotle


“A lot of people think they should be happy all the time. But the writer understands you need both. You need the whole piano: the richness of the whole human experience. Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” – Janet Fitch


“There’s a reason why anger, fear, and hatred are paths to the dark side: they all spring from a single source – the same source as a certain flavor of love. A dangerously sweet, addictive flavor.” – Matthew Stover


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