Top 100 Anger Quotes

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Top 100 Anger Quotes

1. “When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.” – Thomas Jefferson

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2. “Getting angry doesn’t solve anything.” – Grace Kelly

3. “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

4. “I believe anger is a wasted emotion, and I don’t like to waste emotions.” – Jim Webb

5. “Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.” – Alfred A. Montapert

6. “Anger does not solve problems – anger only makes things worse. I go by the old saying, ‘Don’t make important decisions when you’re angry.” – Lionel Sosa

7. “He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.” – Sallust

8. “Anger is an unnecessary emotion. Loads of stuff in life can trigger it, but what matters is how you react. I choose not to react.” – Nicola Adams

9. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius

10. “Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can’t see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.” – Thylias Moss

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

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12. “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.” – Stephen Hawking

13. “Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound.” – Ford Frick

14. “When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.” – Mark Twain

15. “Anger’s not a good emotion.” – Lincoln Chafees

16. “Expressing anger is a form of public littering.” – Willard Gaylin

17. “Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.” – G. M. Trevelyan

18. “Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

19. “Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.” – William Congreve

20. “Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.” – Joan Lunden

21. “”Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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22. “Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.” – George William Curtis

23. “I get angry about things, then go on and work.” – Toni Morrison

24. “It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.” – Wayne Dyer

25. “There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.” – Wayne Dyer

26. “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’Amour

27. “”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

28. “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

29. “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

30. “Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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32. “One of man’s greatest obligations is anger.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

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

34. “Anger is a short madness.” – Horace

35. “I don’t usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it’s true – I’m scary.” – Eva Mendes

36. “Anger… it’s a paralyzing emotion. You can’t get anything done.” – Toni Morrison

37. “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce

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

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

40. “Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life’s just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff.” – Kevin Rudd

41. “To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.” – Alexander Pope

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42. “Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.” – Beverly Sills

43. “Americans are slow to anger, but once they do get angry, they are impossible to stop.” – Kathleen Troia McFarland

44. “Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.” – Abraham Cahan

45. “Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.” – Kazi Shams

46. “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” – William Arthur Ward

47. “Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.” – Baltasar Gracian

48. “Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.”

49. “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” – Benjamin Franklin

50. “A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.”

51. “A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.”

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52. “Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from 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.” – Mitch Albom

53. “Anger is a valid emotion. It’s only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don’t want to do.” – Ellen Hopkins

54. “”Anger is one letter short of danger.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

55. “Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.” – Kahlil Gibran

56. “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” – Joel Osteen

57. “The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

58. “If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.” – Korean Proverb

59. “”Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” – Mahatma Gandhi

60. “The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” – Barbara De Angelis

61. “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

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62. “The anger of the prudent never shows.”

63. “I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It’s to do with how much anger is in you.” – Amy Winehouse

64. “He who angers you conquers you.” – Elizabeth Kenny

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

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

67. “Life is precious and there’s not a lot of room for anger.” – Fran Drescher

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

69. “Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it… Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.” – Bohdi Sanders

70. “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.” – Benjamin Franklin

71. “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi

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72. “Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

73. “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

74. “A man can’t eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul.” – Garrison Keillor

75. “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

76. “The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.”

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

78. “Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.”

79. “The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.” – Mehmet Oz

80. “Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

81. “”Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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82. “I think, often, when you are in just a lot of pain, it comes out as anger.” – Nell Hudson

83. “Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.” – William Shenstone

84. “Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.” – George Savile

85. “A little anger is a good thing if it isn’t on your own behalf, if it’s for others deserving of your anger, your empathy.” – David Simon

86. “Anger has a way of seeping into every other emotion and planting itself in there.” – Dane Cook

87. “Violent anger makes me physically ill.” – Langston Hughes

88. “You can survive with anger, but you can’t live with it forever.” – Ariel Dorfman

89. “A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity.” – David Lynch

90. “There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.” – Saint Francis de Sales

91. “Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.” – Francis Quarles

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92. “When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.” – Grace Slick

93. “Sometimes with anger you can be much more dangerous than with skill.” – Mathieu Amalric

94. “Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused.” – Luke Ford

95. “There’s a reason why anger, fear, and hatred are paths to the dark side: they all spring from a single source – the same source as a certain flavor of love. A dangerously sweet, addictive flavor.” – Matthew Stover

96. “I’ve never felt that anger is a very powerful emotion.” – John Hurt

97. “A lot of people think they should be happy all the time. But the writer understands you need both. You need the whole piano: the richness of the whole human experience. Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” – Janet Fitch

98. “Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.” – Thomas Fuller

99. “Anger can be a useful emotion; it’s built into our genetic code to help with self preservation. But it can also be destructive, even when it is justified.” – Michael Hayden

100. “An angry people cannot create anything that is not imbued with anger.” – John McAfee