49 Quotes About Sadness and Anger

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Having forgiveness in an age of anger is invaluable to bring about peace. These quotes about sadness and anger capture the spirit needed to achieve happiness and success.

“Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.”

“Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.”

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”

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

“Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.”

“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them; I only feel this appalling sadness.”

“Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.”

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”

“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 human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.”

“Everything with me is either worship and passion or pity and understanding. I hate rarely, though when I hate, I hate murderously. ”

“First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.”

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”

“From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That’s what I believe, and it was very, very strong in the forest.”

“He who angers you conquers you.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.”

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

“I have sadness in me. I have anger in me. I have heartbreak in me.”

“I look back with a mix of emotions: sadness for the people who are gone, nostalgia for times that have passed, but immense gratitude for the wonderful opportunities that came my way.”

“I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.”

“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.”

“In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.”

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”

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

“I’ve cried, and you’d think I’d be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.”

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”

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

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.”

“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!”

“Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness.”

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

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”

“The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”

“There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.”

“There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.”

“To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.”

“Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.”

“We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.”

“We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.”

“While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself.”

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

Compassion is the main thing needed to suppress the anger and resentment we feel in our life.