Anger Quotes and Sayings

Anger Quotes

Anger and resentment hurt one’s health, spoil relationships, and destroy opportunities. Avoiding anger should be the goal of everyone who wishes to live a happy and harmonious life.

Anger is an instinctive feeling that rises when plans do not turn as planned, when there are delays, and when we feel that people hurt our feelings.

It is a harmful feeling, which everyone should replace with tolerance, patience and tranquility. This might take effort and time, but is possible, and the results are are most worthwhile.

Here is a collection of quotes about anger, on being angry, the effects of anger, and how to avoid it.

Each quote contains wisdom and insight that can help people to overcome anger.

Quotes About Anger and on Being Angry

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

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

“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

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.” –Buddha

“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.” –Eric Hoffer

“The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.” –Buddha

“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.” –Buddha

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“We boil at different degrees. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

“The seeds of anger and resentment cannot germinate and grow in a peaceful and calm mind.” –Remez Sasson

“If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.” –Epictetus

“A quarrelsome man has no good neighbors.” –Ben Franklin

“Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.” –Mario Puzo

“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

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

“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.” –Baptist Beacon

“The degree of one’s emotion varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts: the less you know the hotter you get.” –Bertrand Russell

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

“Learn this from me. 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

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” –Thomas a Kempis

“If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?” –Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

“When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.” –Epictetus

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

“Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.” –Elliott Larson

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

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

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

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

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

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

“A life without anger is a life of peace, tolerance, kindness, discipline and inner strength.” –Remez Sasson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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