Anger Quotes

84 Anger Quotes – Truly Thought Provoking


My dear, don’t let the sun go down upon your anger; forgive each other, help each other, and begin again to‑morrow. – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, “Jo Meets Apollyon,” 1868


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


There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen. – Alexandre Dumas



Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long. – Robert Brault,


He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny


For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Author Unknown


Anger is one letter short of danger. – Author Unknown


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


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People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. – Will Rogers


Never write a letter while you are angry. – Chinese Proverb


Get mad, then get over it. – Colin Powell


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


Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. – Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints, 1966  [“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.” Ephesians 4:26 —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


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


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. – Baptist Beacon


Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. – Mark Twain


Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. – Malachy McCourt


Take no revenge that you have not pondered beneath a starry sky, or on a canyon overlook, or to the lapping of waves and the mewing of a distant gull. – Robert Brault,


If you kick a stone in anger, you’ll hurt your own foot. – Korean Proverb


Anger as soon as fed is dead –
‘Tis starving makes it fat –
– Emily Dickinson, from “Cupid’s Sermon,” 1881


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


Laughter is a feather. Anger is a brick. – Terri Guillemets, “Be Light,” 1998


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


Frustration is nothing more than letting your own mind bully you. – Terri Guillemets


Anger and worry are caused by phantoms that we create within ourselves and whose only strength is that with which we endow them. – Horace Fletcher, Menticulture, 1895


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


Don’t let your anger take the shape of fists. – Terri Guillemets, “Rather, shape a delightful morning,” 2007


Anger is short-lived madness. – Horace


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


Before you give someone a piece of your mind, make sure you can get by with what is left. – Author Unknown


Anger’s my meat; I sup upon myself,
And so shall starve with feeding.
– William Shakespeare, Coriolanus [IV, 2, Volumnia]


If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug — which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other. – Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997


When I get mad, I stop being mad and be awesome instead. – Author Unknown


Anger and worry are the most unprofitable conditions known to man. They are like thieves that steal precious time and energy from life. Anger is a highway robber and worry is a sneak thief. – Horace Fletcher, Menticulture, 1895  [a little altered—tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


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


Anger is smoke, revenge a consuming fire. – James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897


people are strange: they are constantly angered by
trivial things,
but on a major matter
totally wasting their lives,
they hardly seem to
– Charles Bukowski (1920–1994)


Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. – Robert G. Ingersoll


Get angry, get furious but never crumble to resentment. – Dodinsky


All of the evil passions are traceable to one of two roots. Anger is the root of all the aggressive passions. Worry is the root of all the cowardly passions…. It is not necessary to engage in battle the small army of lesser passions if you concentrate your efforts against anger and worry, for they are all children of these parents. – Horace Fletcher, Menticulture, 1895


Good resolutions are seldom made in anger. – James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone, 1882


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


Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along. – Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960


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


At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled. – Marshall B. Rosenberg


Anger and folly walk cheek by jole. – Benjamin Franklin


The velocity of anger.
The tardiness of gratitude.
– Dr. SunWolf,


Temper tantrums, however fun they may be to throw, rarely solve whatever problem is causing them. – Lemony Snicket


Resentment is rubbing salt into your own wound. – Terri Guillemets


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


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


Anger and worry are the rankest forms of Egotism. – Horace Fletcher, Menticulture, 1895


If you get upset when the toast burns, what are you going to do when your house burns down? – Author unknown


I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to. – Author unknown


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


Malice drinks one-half of its own poison. – Seneca


Anything done in anger can be done better without it. – Dallas Willard


Can anger survive without his hypocrisy? – Terri Guillemets


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’Armour


Never strike your wife — even with a flower. – Hindu Proverb


Changing from ‘kind regards’ to just ‘regards’, to indicate that you’re rapidly reaching the end of your tether. – Rob Temple, @SoVeryBritish (Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time, 2013)


When angry, count four; when very angry, swear. – Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar


Anger makes your life — and your body — off-key. All bitter emotions do. – Terri Guillemets, “A turning trial by fire,” 1999


Anger is a bad counselor. – French Proverb


Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins. – Neil Kinnock


The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were people who knew they were wrong. – Wilson Mizner


To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee. – William H. Walton


Two things a man should never be angry at: What he can help, and what he cannot help. – Thomas Fuller


The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. – Jacqueline Schiff


Next time you’re mad, try dancing out your anger. – Terri Guillemets, “Boom box philosophies,” 1992


When a man sends you an impudent letter, sit right down and give it back to him with interest ten times compounded, and then throw both letters in the wastebasket. – Elbert Hubbard




Lessons from jealousy and anger: sometimes the poison-keeper gets poisoned. – Terri Guillemets


Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved. – Marcus Antonius


We can never drown anger and worry; yet, if let alone, they drown themselves. – Horace Fletcher, Menticulture, 1895  [a little altered —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


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