33 Overcoming Anger Quotes and Sayings

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Having self control can be a difficult thing. Much breakthrough behavioral research has contributed to offering new methods for self control whether you are trying to quit smoking or want to decrease obesity, overcome anger, and more. Here are some great anger quotes and sayings that capture the volatile result of this emotion.

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

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

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

“Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can’t last.”

“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.”

“Anger is just anger. It isn’t good. It isn’t bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It’s like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice.”

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

“Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.”

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.”

“Angry people are not always wise.”

“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.”

“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.”

“Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.”

“Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.”

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.”

“Happiness cannot come from hatred or anger. Nobody can say, ‘Today I am happy because this morning I was angry.'”

“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.”

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”

“If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that indicate something about your size?”

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

“If you get angry easily, it may be because the seed of anger in you has been watered frequently over many years, and unfortunately you have allowed it or even encouraged it to be watered.”

“In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.”

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.”

“Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.”

“Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”

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

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

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

“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”

“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.”

“When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.”

“Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”

Finding a way to overcome anger is just one way to achieve new heights of success and happiness.