88 Anger Quotes

88 Anger Quotes

Read this collection of anger quotes to encourage you not to lose your temper, and to find ways to control any anger you may feel. Anger is an emotion we all feel, the difference is how we react to that feeling.

Published by: Catherine Pulsifer and Ben Gillison

  1. “Anger resolves nothing it only puts up your blood pressure.” Catherine Pulsifer
  2. “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, How to win friends & influence people
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  3. “To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.” Buddha
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  4. “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
  5. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
  6. “I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.” Chinese Proverb
  7. “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, It Is Only For One Day
  8. “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
  9. If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverb

  10. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” Chinese Proverb
  11. “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, What Counts
  12. “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, Setting An Example
  13. “Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.” George Eliot
  14. “Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.” Robert G. Ingersoll
  15. When we talk about anger management, we are talking about how you control your emotional and physiological responses to situations that cause anger. You cannot avoid these situations and you cannot avoid becoming angry at times; that is only natural. However, you can learn to control how you react. James Seals, Anger
  16. When the feelings of sadness, anger, and depression appear, allow them to flow and allow yourself to express the emotion with the intention of not doing harm to others. Molly McCord, Conscious Messages
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  17. “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, Forgiveness
  18. Anger is the emotion preeminently serviceable for the display of power. Walter B. Cannon
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  19. “When you feel anger beginning to build up inside of you, let your whole body droop and relax to the best of your ability while beginning to breathe slowly from the diaphragm. Breathing in this way helps to calm both the body and the mind which leads to letting go of anger before it takes a hold.” Marge Powers, Anger: What’s Up With That?
  20. Anger expressed in a healthy and positive way means that we channel emotional anger towards resolution not attack. Byron R. Pulsifer
  21. “But the day is a steady drain of small annoyances, and the difference in the size of men becomes hourly more apparent. The little man loses his temper; the big man takes a firmer hold.” Bruce Barton, The Man Nobody Knows
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  22. “Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time.” Francis Bacon, Essays
  23. “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, Anger Management
  24. “A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self control is the rule. Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself. Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  25. “Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.” Benjamin Franklin
  26. “… what is clear is when we refuse to put on our Compassion Hat and instead hold onto resentment, we hold onto our own pain, potentially becoming what we resent or don’t understand. Laura Jack, The Compassion Code
  27. Anger can be an expensive luxury. Italian Proverb

  28. “Anger can be an expensive luxury.” Italian Proverb
  29. When we are caught up in a destructive emotion, we lose one of our greatest assets: our independence. Dalai Lama
  30. When anger rises, think of the consequences. Confucius
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  31. A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce Lee
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  32. Great anger and violence can never build a nation. Nelson Mandela
  33. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will. Yoda
  34. We have often heard people use the expression “I hate you” when they are simply expressing anger. At times, however, intense anger may indeed swell into a state that we can reasonably label “hatred,” even though it is transient. Aaron T. Beck M.D., Prisoners Of Hate
  35. While a challenging life circumstance is one thing, the truth is, we wouldn’t have to manage our anger if the people in our lives would manage their stupidity. Dr. David J. Lieberman, Ph.D. Never Get Angry Again
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  36. Anger is one of the powerful emotions humans are bound to feel, and it is very okay, but when it becomes too much, and we let it control us, it can become destructive. Adrienne Blodgett, Anger Management
  37. Being unable to control your temper is no less of an illness than being anxious or depressed, and it deserves every bit as much sympathy. John Crawford, Anger Management
  38. Speak the truth, do not become angered, and give when asked, even be it a little. Buddha
  39. “Once you recognize that anger brings you nothing but internal emotional stress, you are ready to move forward with a more clearly defined positive action.” Catherine Pulsifer
  40. Anger at oneself is a destructive thing. Qui-Gon Jinn

  41. Anger at oneself is a destructive thing. Qui-Gon Jinn
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  42. “For some people, feelings of anger can be quite frightening, so they seek to suppress these emotions in order to avoid conflict. Paul Gilbert, PhD
  43. “Controlling anger is a personalized exercise. What works for me may not work for you. You need to find what makes you angry.” Q. C. Aaron, Anger: Overcoming your Inner Demon
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  44. “Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one.” Benjamin Franklin
  45. … never feeling anger might be just as unhealthy as experiencing excessive anger. A healthy level of anger means that we have a sense of right and wrong, that we know when we are being treated unfairly, and that we are willing to stand up for ourselves when we experience injustice. When channeled in a healthy and productive way, anger can help us to overcome barriers to our success and well-being. Thomas Westover, Anger Management
  46. “Those trapped by their own anger persistently attempt to force others to meet their demands before they can find peace, whereas those who find release from anger do not.” Les Carter, The Anger Trap
  47. “Forgiveness is the key to unlocking all the anger and hurt, the emptiness and darkness within. To unleash love, joy, fulfillment, and light inside. Why did I wait so long? I could’ve been feeling like this all along, you say to yourself.” Zaneta Beverford, Unleashing The Power Of Forgiveness
  48. “Explosive anger can really hurt your relationships with your spouse, kids, family, and friends. It causes lasting scars in the people you love most, and it can get in the way of resolving conflicts.” Alexis G. Roldan, Marriage: How To Rescue Your Marriage
  49. “Self control refers to controlling one’s emotions and feelings and not losing one’s cool even in the worst of situations.” Brian Adams, Self Improvement
  50. “The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.” Josh Billings
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  51. “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.” James Whitcomb Riley
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  52. The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Seneca

  53. “The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” Seneca
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  54. “I could see, early in my career, that helping my clients manage their anger would have a huge impact on their lives and pay extra dividends. Research shows, for example, that children are much less likely to become aggressive when their parents and the other adults around them effectively handle conflict with civility.” W. Robert Nay, Taking Charge of Anger
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  55. “An important key in anger management is identifying the trigger and what it means for you.” Daniel Brush, Anger Management
  56. “The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” Barbara de Angelis
  57. “Put all hatred and anger aside for you will not reach the truth unless you reach for the loving spirit that resides within you.” M. Lee
  58. “Anger that is getting the way of happiness needs decluttering. Begin by refusing to blame others for your moods.” Julianne Neilson, Declutter You
  59. I would love to help you experience freedom from the past, freedom from failures and fears, freedom from anger and mistakes, freedom from regret and unresolved grief – and the freedom to enjoy the full, rich feast of life. We cannot choose to have a life free of hurt. But we can choose to be free, to escape the past, no matter what befalls us, and to embrace the possible.” Edith Eva Eger, The Choice
  60. The development of genuine, open-minded patience may very well lead one to also examine one’s experience of anger and its root causes. Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living
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  61. No matter what type of anger or frustration we have to struggle with, … a clear picture of how our faith in God is the answer to anything we need to overcome. Carol Graham
  62. I heard from marriage and family counselors, who agreed that the… problem is getting couples not to ‘express’ anger, but to shut up long enough to listen to each other. Carol Tavris, Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion
  63. . . . my personal opinion is that expectations are not bad. I do understand that it can create some anger or stress in someone to wish and wait for something they don’t already have. But expectations can also be used to your advantage. Kevin Cole, Potential
  64. Anger is a bad advisor. Czech Proverb

  65. “Anger is a bad advisor.” Czech Proverb
  66. Anger is our unconsciousness’s fastest way to let us know that our boundaries are being stepped on. Wendy Hammond, Leaving the Castle
  67. Anger is not a matter of despair or a matter of experiencing a situation or circumstance which is beyond your control. Anger, instead, is allowing the opposite of love, compassion, or respect for another person to control how you act or behave. Byron Pulsifer
  68. We seldom realize what power there is in patience. All the energy consumed in exploding against others, in retaliating, in unkind words, in the anger that brings grief to others and ulcers to ourselves – all that energy can be harnessed as positive, creative power, simply by learning patience. Eknath Easwaran, Patience
  69. When true forgiveness takes place in our hearts, the only thing that is removed is our resentment and anger toward the offender concerning the transgression that caused the pain. Thomas Bear, Christian Marriage
  70. True forgiveness is like a fire, burning everything in its path. When held towards ourselves, it burns away our guilt, shame, and negative thoughts. When held in the context of others, forgiveness can release feelings of animosity, anger, intolerance and therefore, restore love and intimacy in our relationships. Sean PI, Forgiveness: The Miracle of Forgiveness
  71. It’s only through the accumulation of knowledge, and then testing it in the real world, that you’re able to increase your understanding of life. You need to have experiences that excite you, experiences that anger you, experiences that frighten you, and even experiences in which you have no particular emotion at all. Evan Tarver, The New Meaning of Rich
  72. Thoughts that are powered by fear will cause feelings of anxiety, anger or frustration, which will manifest into your life and create negative or bad experiences. Joe Hinchliffe, Average Joe’s Secrets to Personal Development
  73. Death has a way of making our feel violated, as if someone stole something from you. In many cases anger occurs while grieving, but there may not be anyone to blame for your loss. Marita Kinney, Grief: Healing From Grief and Loss
  74. Identifying the true root causes of your anger can take a lot of courage. No one likes to admit that they are responsible for their own negative behaviors. Philip Johnson, Anger Management
  75. The fact of the matter is that anger is unleashed emotions. It is emotions that you cannot handle and thus, the only way forward is to let out all of those feelings of frustration…it’s possible to handle all of your emotions in a positive way, instead of letting anger get the better of you. A.C. Drexel, Anger Management
  76. It is serious, and you won’t get control of your anger unless you mean business about sorting this difficulty out, once and for all. You will need to be committed to change, but, it can be done. John Crawford, Anger Management

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