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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
When you are right, you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.
The trouble with anger is, it gets hold of you. And then you aren’t the master of yourself anymore. Anger is.
Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
You don’t have to chase anger out of you. You allow it to be in you, you embrace it tenderly, and then anger will subside, and the danger is overcome. During the practice, you have helped anger, and it will be transformed slowly. This practice enables you to acknowledge your anger with a smile.
The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off.
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
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Aristotle Anyone can get angry — that is easy — or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy.
We can shoot rockets into space but we can’t cure anger or discontent.
Anger glances in the breasts of wise men, but rests in the bosom of fools.
I have heard it said that whining is anger coming out through a very small opening.
If you and I want to stir up a resentment tomorrow that may rankle across the decades and endure until, death, just let us indulge in a little stinging criticism – no matter how certain we are that it is justified.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. – Ambrose Bierce
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
Epicurus A happy and eternal being has no trouble himself and brings no trouble upon any other being; hence he is exempt from movements of anger and partiality, for every such movement implies weakness.
He’s right. It’s cruel to give hope where none should be. It only turns into disappointment, resentment, and rage—all the things that make this life more difficult than it already is.
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
Anger is also a beautiful emotion. It’s the emotion of self-care, of self-protection. It is the emotion by which we make ourselves known to others as worthy, valuable human beings. Anger is the way we tell other people that they’ve gone too far, that they’ve crossed the invisible boundary they shouldn’t have crossed if they want to remain in our good graces.
To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish you. – Buddha
Expressing anger is necessary. – Jenny Holzer
Not my daughter, you bitch!
Anger is stupid, and stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent’s blade. – Patricia Briggs
Cicero In anger nothing right nor judicious can be done.
I felt a fire burn in my cheeks and a cold, hard knot tighten in my heart. And in a flash I knew—I was through with Bryce Loski. He could keep his brilliant blue eyes. He could keep his two-faced smile and… and my kiss. That’s right! He could keep that, too. I was never, ever going to talk to him again!
I lose my temper, but it’s all over in a minute, said the student. So is the hydrogen bomb, I replied. But think of the damage it produces! George Sweeting
Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.
If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.– Deepak Chopra
Ambrose Bierce Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
I saw clearly that so long as I was still a human being and not nothingness, I was alive and so could suffer, be angry, and feel shame at my actions.
Anger is fuel. You need fuel to launch a rocket. But if all you have is fuel without any complex internal mechanism directing it, you don’t have a rocket. You have a bomb.
Whatever is begun in anger,
ends in shame.
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
If we wish to express anger fully, the first step is to divorce the other person from any responsibility for our anger
Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.
Horace Anger is a momentary madness so control your passion or it will control you.
And I, too, felt ready to start life all over again. It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe.
It’s important for people to keep in mind that while anger is a feeling that everybody has, aggression is a choice.
Relationship rage is at an all-time high. Maybe it’s just that there are more of us on the planet. All I know is this: Rage is completely painful. Screaming, pushing, shoving, sulking, manipulating, emotionally blackmailing, silently smoldering, and watching for ways to get even. All rage. And uncontrollable: You never know where it will aim itself.
I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.
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.
I am awfully greedy; I want everything in life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all that I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
I am angry nearly every day of my life.
People who habitually yield to anger are likely to acquire an erroneous notion of their own power. For there is no doubt that in anger there is a good deal of power. It often gets what it wants, like every form of self-assertion and tyranny. And what it loses may not be apparent on the surface. Nevertheless what it loses may be so vast as to be incalculable. For, great as the power of anger may be in some cases, it is pitifully small compared with the power of its opposite quality, self-control. And just as self-control may often seem to be a weakness, anger may seem to be a strength. The truth is, of course, that real strength lies not in anger, but in the control of anger.
Mignon McLaughlin Despair is angry with no place to go.
During the day, you can go from task to task, to meet each colleague and each person no matter how frustrating without losing your temper, or showing frustration by being arrogant or ignorant. After all, it is only one day.
The best fighter is never angry.
When a man gets angry with his brother and swears at him, when he publicly insults or slanders him, he is guilty of murder and forfeits his relation to God. He erects a barrier not only between himself and his brother but also between himself and God.
Usually, when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
The sanctification of our households through prayer, custom, and ceremonies of tenderness works to curb anger. Of course, for those who live ritually prescribed lives, sanctification is meant to come with the territory. That does not mean, however, that the rest of us cannot keep some version of a kosher home, or what Christians might call a sacramental home. …
It is your natural emotional energy that arises when you feel like something (or someone) is blocking you from getting what you need or want. For this purpose, anything on the frustration-to-rage continuum is considered anger.
Angry people are not always wise. – Jane Austen
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.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems, not people. Focus your energies on answers, not excuses.
Oliver W. Holmes Sr. To obtain a man’s opinion of you, make him mad.
Holding anger is poison. It eats you from the 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.
The effort to sanctify our household leads us to the recognition that our worst enemies are often within us, just as our worst behaviors can appear within the safe precincts of our homes. The beam that Jesus tells us to take from our own eye before attempting to remove a splinter from our brothers can amount to a beam in our domestic architecture. Clarity, like charity, begins at home.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverb
If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Benjamin Franklin Take it from Richard, poor and lame, what’s begun in anger ends in shame.
Life is hard, Kid, you gotta be harder […] There is an anger and there is a hardness and there is a resolve.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Thomas Jefferson When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.
He who angers you conquers you.– Elizabeth Kenny
And now we come to one of the nastiest things in this story. Up to that moment, Edmund had been feeling sick, sulky, and annoyed with Lucy for being right, but he hadn’t made up his mind about what to do. When Peter suddenly asked him the question he decided all at once to do the meanest and most spiteful thing he could think of. He decided to let Lucy down.
Anger is not the opposite of love, for the opposite of love is indifference. To be angry is to care tremendously. It signals that your caring extends beyond polite conversation and that you are willing to risk a confrontation to share how you feel.
Resentment is one of the most destructive forces in our lives. It is cold anger that has settled into the center of our being and hardened our hearts. Resentment can become a way of life that so pervades our words and actions that we no longer recognize it as such.
Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.
It’s you, from the dawn to nighttime; you when the day is fair, you when the storm is raging – how do you face despair?
I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.
Mark Twain When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.
[Mother] reared back to slap me. I saw it coming, so when she swung I grabbed her hand […] She couldn’t hit me because I had her arms, so she tried to kick me. As she did, I let go of her hands and she lost her balance and fell to the floor and she started crying, crying really hard.
Anger … it’s a paralyzing emotion … you can’t get anything done. People sort of think it’s an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling — I don’t think it’s any of that — it’s helpless … its absence of control — and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers … and anger doesn’t provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever.
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.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
Martin Luther King If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.
What’s the matter, Po? Do you fear me?
All angry persons are to be treated, by the prudent, as children.
Even a single moment of anger
Destroys years of kindness to others.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.
When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Elbert Hubbard Righteous indignation: Your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.
Yes, I fear you, as I should when you’re angry. I won’t fight you when you’re mad. Nor should you fight me when I’m angry. That’s not the purpose of these practices.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Anger is the emotion that separates. It cuts everything right in two.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.
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.
Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our hearts, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.
Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.
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