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
"Anger resolves nothing it only puts up your blood pressure."
"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
"To be angry is to let others' mistakes punish yourself."
"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!"
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
"I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet."
"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
"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."
"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."
"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
"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
"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."
"Anger blows out the lamp of the mind."
Robert G. Ingersoll
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
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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"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
Anger is the emotion preeminently serviceable for the display of power.
Walter B. Cannon
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"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?
Anger expressed in a healthy and positive way means that we
channel emotional anger towards resolution not attack.
Byron R. Pulsifer
"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
"Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited
and confined, both in race and in time."
Francis Bacon, Essays
"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
"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
"Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame."
"... 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
"Anger can be an expensive luxury."
When we are caught up in a destructive emotion, we lose
one of our greatest assets: our independence.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
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Great anger and violence can never build a nation.
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.
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
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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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
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
Speak the truth, do not become angered, and give when asked,
even be it a little.
"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."
Anger at oneself is a destructive thing.
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"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
"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
"Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one."
... 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you
must say something or bust."
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"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
"The greatest remedy for anger is delay."
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"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
"An important key in anger management is identifying the trigger
and what it means for you."
Daniel Brush, Anger Management
"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart,
the less capable you are of loving in the present."
Barbara de Angelis
"Put all hatred and anger aside for you will not reach the truth unless
you reach for the loving spirit that resides within you."
"Anger that is getting the way of happiness needs decluttering.
Begin by refusing to blame others for your moods."
Julianne Neilson, Declutter You
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
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
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.
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
. . . 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
"Anger is a bad advisor."
Anger is our unconsciousness's fastest way to let us know that our
boundaries are being stepped on.
Wendy Hammond, Leaving the Castle
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Philip Johnson, Anger Management
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
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