47 Quotes About Anger

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Dealing with anger and having compassion for others requires a certain amount of strength. These quotes about anger highlight the dangers to look out for and remind us of the damage that can happen when anger gets out of hand.

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

“A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.”

“A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.”

“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”

“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 never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”

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

“Anger is one letter short of danger.”

“Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.”

“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.”

“Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.”

“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.”

“Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.”

“Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.”

“Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.”

“He who angers you conquers you.”

“I am not an angry guy. It’s just the roles I do that impact my personality.”

“I believe much of the pain of a breakup comes from having a life plan that you have fallen in love with. When it does not work out, you become angry that you now have to pursue a new life plan. ”

“I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.”

“I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.”

“If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?”

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

“If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.”

“In a meadow full of flowers, you cannot walk through and breathe those smells and see all those colors and remain angry. We have to support the beauty, the poetry, of life.”

“In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.”

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

“It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.”

“Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.”

“Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.”

“Much of the time, the things we feel guilty about are not our issues. Another person behaves inappropriately or in some way violates our boundaries. We challenge the behavior, and the person gets angry and defensive. Then we feel guilty.”

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

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

“Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.”

“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”

“The anger of the prudent never shows.”

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.”

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

“There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.”

“There’s a general culture in this country to cut all the trees. It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting.”

“Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well, we don’t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.”

“We all get angry and jealous sometimes, none of us is perfect, but we should not try to be different.”

“We all want to be in love and find that person who is going to love us no matter how our feet smell, no matter how angry we get one day, no matter the things we say that we don’t mean.”

“When times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good, but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. What works in the real world is cooperation.”

“When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response.”

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

“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.”

Putting anger to constructive use can change the course of your future and make way for new positive things to enter your life.

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