quotes about anger

 In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Thanks to Ellen Fletcher.

Albert Schweitzer

Temper tantrums, however fun they may be to throw, rarely solve whatever problem is causing them.

Lemony Snicket

I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to.

Bede Jarrett

Can anger survive without his hypocrisy?

Jareb Teague

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.


Malice drinks one-half of its own poison.


The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough.

Bede Jarrett

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.

Phyllis Diller

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.

Mark Twain

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Malachy McCourt

If you kick a stone in anger, you’ll hurt your own foot.

Korean Proverb

Anger is one letter short of danger.

Bede Jarrett

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.

Will Rogers

Never write a letter while you are angry.

Chinese Proverb

Get mad, then get over it.

Colin Powell

Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.

Lyman Abbott

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.

Robert G. Ingersoll

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

Bede Jarrett

Next time you’re mad, try dancing out your anger.

Sweetpea Tyler

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

Never strike your wife – even with a flower.

Hindu Proverb

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

Ambrose Bierce

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear….

Mark Twain

Anger is a bad counselor..

French Proverb

Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins.

Neil Kinnock

The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were people who knew they were wrong.

Wilson Mizner

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.

Marcus Antonius

Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.

Chinese Proverb

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

Albert Einstein

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

George Jean Nathan

Anger is short-lived madness.


To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.

William H. Walton

When a man sends you an impudent letter, sit right down and give it back to him with interest ten times compounded, and then throw both letters in the wastebasket.

Elbert Hubbard

Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along.

Mignon McLaughlin

At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Anger and folly walk cheek by jole.

Benjamin Franklin

There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen.

Alexandre Dumas

The only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when they argue in full swing, then they reveal their true character.

Anne Frank

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.

Ayn Rand

Evil requires the sanction of the victim.

Ayn Rand

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

Bruce Lee

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


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.


In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.


When anger rises, think of the consequences.


Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little.


Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Martin Luther King

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.

William Butler Yeats

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.


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

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


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

Stephen Hawking

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

Laurence J. Peter

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

Eva Mendes

When anger rises, think of the consequences.


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

Maya Angelou

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.

Booker T. Washington

When angry, count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.

Thomas Jefferson

The longer I live, the more I observe that carrying around anger is the most debilitating to the person who bears it.

Katharine Graham

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Humor is almost always anger with its makeup on.

Stephen King

The best fighter is never angry.

Lao Tzu

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

Gautama Buddha

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Alexander Pope

Sometimes, you have to get angry to get things done.

Ang Lee

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.

Mehmet Oz

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.

Joseph Joubert

He who angers you conquers you.

Elizabeth Kenny

When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.

Abraham Cahan

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Anger is a short madness.


Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

Zora Neale Hurston

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

James Thurber

We boil at different degrees.

Clint Eastwood

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.

Saint Francis De Sales

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.

Martin Luther King

Hatred is inveterate anger.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.

James Fallows

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

Marcus Aurelius

Anger cannot be dishonest.

Marcus Aurelius

He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.


I don’t like anybody to be angry with me. I’d rather have friends.

B. B. King

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

Alfred A. Montapert

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.

William Congreve

When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.

Grace Slick

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.

George William Curtis

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.

Willard Gaylin

I’ve purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.

Tatum O’neal

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

George Eliot

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.

Pope Paul Vi

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.

Daniel Webster

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

Sydney J. Harris

The worst tempered people I’ve ever met were people who knew they were wrong.

Wilson Mizner

People are unjust to anger it can be enlivening and a lot of fun.

Philip Roth

I’m too mature to be angry.

Jesse Jackson

I get angry about things, then go on and work.

Toni Morrison

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.

Beverly Sills

I am a danger to myself if I get angry.

Oriana Fallaci

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

Thomas De Quincey

A hungry man is an angry one.

Buchi Emecheta

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.

John Ruskin

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self esteem and loneliness.

Naomi Campbell

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.

Terry Brooks

Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.

Hillary Clinton

The angry man always thinks he can do more than he can.

Albertano of Brescia

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

Francis Bacon

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.


Anger is one of the sinews of the soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.

Thomas Fuller

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.

Patrick Rothfuss

Never anger made good guard for itself.

William Shakespeare

Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.


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.

Malcolm X

The sun should not set upon our anger, neither should he rise upon our confidence.

Charles Caleb Colton

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