80+ Anger Quotes, And Sayings

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The trouble with anger is, it gets hold of you. And then you aren’t the master of yourself anymore. Anger is. – Jeanne DuPrau

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. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

Anger Quotes

The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off. ― Joe Klaas,

We can shoot rockets into space but we can’t cure anger or discontent. – John Steinbeck

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.

I have heard it said that whining is anger coming out through a very small opening. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. – Ambrose Bierce— James Finley

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. – Dale Carnegie

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

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. -Victoria Aveyard

Anger glances in the breasts of wise men, but rests in the bosom of fools.

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.

Expressing anger is necessary. – Jenny Holzer

To be angry is to let others mistakes punish you. – Buddha

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. ― Roy T. Bennett

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.

Or tell me why are you staring at my nose! – Edmond Rostand.

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. — Geri Larkin in Love Dharma

Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain. – Dalai Lama

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!

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. ― Simone de Beauvoir

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!

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 Hasidic family points us in a good direction. 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. …

If we wish to express anger fully, the first step is to divorce the other person from any responsibility for our anger. – Marshall Rosenberg

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. – Yoda

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. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Anger is not the opposite of love, for the opposite of love is indifference. To be angry is to care tremendously. It is a signal that your caring extends beyond polite conversation, and that you are willing to risk a confrontation to share how you feel.

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.— Garret Keizer in

The best fighter is never angry. ― Lao Tzu

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

I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet. – Chinese Proverb Proverbs

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

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. – Albert Camus

It’s important for people to keep in mind that while anger is a feeling that everybody has, aggression is a choice.

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. — Henri J. M. Nouwen

Angry people are not always wise. – Jane Austen

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. – Byron Pulsifer,

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.― Shannon L. Alder

I am angry nearly every day of my life. – Louisa May Alcott

Anger is never without a Reason, but seldom with a good One.

Anger is the emotion that separates. It cuts everything right in two. — Charlotte Joko

Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. – Proverbs

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. – Laurie Weiss

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

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 just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.

My anger has often seemed out of proportion — that is, too great or too little, but more often too great — for the occasion that gave rise to it.

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

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

I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for. ― J.K. Rowling,

Life is hard, Kid, you gotta be harder […] There is an anger and there is a hardness and there is a resolve. – James Frey

A good therapist once told me that you should get angry as many times a day as you visit the bathroom. I think what she meant was, first, that anger is natural. You may not like it, but it has its place, and, depending on your temperament, it may be a constant in your life. She also meant that anger arrives on its own schedule and for its own purposes, and its schedule may be different from yours.

My anger has more often distressed those I love and who love me than it has afflicted those at whom I was angry.

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? – Edgar A Guest

Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind. – Evan Esar

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

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. – C.S. Lewis

The problem with anger is that once it burns out, you’re left with empty tanks.

My anger has not carried me far enough toward change what legitimately enrages me. In fact, the anger often saps the conviction. — Garret Keizer

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

When angry, count four. When very angry, swear. ― Mark Twain

Yes, I fear you, as I should when you’re angry. I won’t fight you when you’re angry. Nor should you fight me when I’m angry. That’s not the purpose of these practices. – Kristin Cashore

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others but hides us from ourselves.

Look at someone who is angry. When you see the tension in her, you become frightened, because the bomb in her may explode any minute

If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return. – Deepak Chopra

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. ― Thich Nhat Hanh

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

[Katsa] knew her nature. She would recognize it if she came face-to-face with it. It would be a blue-eyed, green-eyed monster, wolflike and snarling. A vicious beast that struck out at friends in uncontrollable anger, and a killer that offered itself as the vessel of the king’s fury. – Kristin Cashore

Anger is energy, and energy must be transferred into activity. Anger comes from our passions, but it becomes a sin when it is destructive, either to others or to ourselves. Pent-up anger will either explode uncontrollably or eat away at our hearts and souls until it takes up all of our interior space. Unless and until we deal with our anger, there is no room in us for anything else.

There is an old Turkish saying: ‘The one who gets up with anger sits down with a loss.’ Anger brings instant loss; instead of rationalizing it, we have to learn to control our temper. — Robert Frager in Heart,

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

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,

Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours. ― Shannon Alder,

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath

A man who cannot get angry is like a stream that cannot overflow, that is always turbid. Sometimes indignation is as good as a thunderstorm in summer, clearing and cooling the air.

We are not punished for our anger; we are punished by our anger. In other words, anger is its own karma. — Eknath Easwaran

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