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Quotes About Anger

“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.”
Joel Osteen

“Not my daughter, you bitch!” 
― J.K. Rowling, 

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

“Anger resolves nothing it only puts up your blood pressure.” 
Catherine Pulsifer 

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

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

“Angry people are not always wise.” 
― Jane Austen,

“If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.”
 Korean (on anger)

“If you and I want to stir up a resentment tomorrow that may rankle across the decades and endure until, death, just let us indulge in a little stinging criticism – no matter how certain we are that it is justified.” 
Dale Carnegie, 

“Anger is like a storm rising up from the bottom of your consciousness. When you feel it coming, turn your focus to your breath.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“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.”
Aristotle

“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.” 
― Simone de Beauvoir

“Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd take warning.” 

“I lose my temper, but it’s all over in a minute,” said the student. “So is the hydrogen bomb,” I replied. “But think of the damage it produces!” 
George Sweeting

“I believe anger is a wasted emotion, and I don’t like to waste emotions.” – Jim Webb

“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.”
Yoko Ono

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

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

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” 
Yoda 

“Anger does not solve problems – anger only makes things worse. I go by the old saying, ‘Don’t make important decisions when you’re angry.”
Lionel Sosa

“I’m not the perfect person. I’m not the happiest person. I get angry, and I get mad sometimes, but I try my best to control my thoughts. Because that flows throughout your body.”
Karrueche Tran

“I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.” 
― J.K. Rowling

“Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness, and concealed often hardens into revenge.”
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.”
 Chinese Proverb 

“Anger is an unnecessary emotion. Loads of stuff in life can trigger it, but what matters is how you react. I choose not to react.”
Nicola Adams

“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

“During the day, you can go from task to task, to meet each colleague and each person no matter how frustrating without losing your temper, or showing frustration by being arrogant or ignorant. After all, it is only one day.” 
Byron Pulsifer, 

“Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can’t see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.”
Thylias Moss

“How do I control my emotions? How do I stop getting angry so often, or how do I stop being sad? And I think there’s a really important distinction to understand is that you can’t completely control your emotions. What you control is your reaction to your own emotions. And a lot of people don’t ever make that separation for what goes on with them.”
Mark Manson

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

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

“It is your natural emotional energy that arises when you feel like something (or someone) is blocking you from getting what you need or want. For this purpose, anything on the frustration to rage continuum is considered anger.”
 Laurie Weiss 

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

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

“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

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

“It’s you, from the dawn to nighttime; you when the day is fair, you when the storm is raging – how do you face despair?” 
Edgar A Guest

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

“It’s been a long comeback. Things were pretty dark for me. But I have faith now, and it saves my day. I was angry with God for a long time because I was unhappy with me. I hadn’t learned to make the distinction between God and my parents. But there’s peace now. In the end, I got sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
William Hurt

“When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.” 
― Mark Twain

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

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
 Jack Layton,

“Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound.”
Ford Frick

“Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.”
Lena Horne

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” 
― Thich Nhat Hanh, 

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

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

“When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.”
Mark Twai

” Sometimes the routes leading to feelings of anger are so convoluted and circuitous that it takes enormous skill to discern their original source or Fountainhead. But regardless of the reason for or the source of the anger or the relative ease or complexity in perceiving either the anger or its source – everybody, but everybody, gets angry.”
Theodore Isaac Rubin

“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

“Learn this from me. Holding anger is 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

“When we talk about anger management, we are talking about how you control your emotional and physiological responses to situations that cause anger. You cannot avoid these situations and you cannot avoid becoming angry at times; that is only natural. However, you can learn to control how you react.”
 James Seals, 

“Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.”
G. M. Trevelyan

“The worst thing about that kind of prejudice… is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.”
Nina Simone

“I want to say somewhere: I’ve tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in.” 
― Nicole Krauss, 

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”
Benjamin Franklin

“When the feelings of sadness, anger, and depression appear, allow them to flow and allow yourself to express the emotion with the intention of not doing harm to others.”
 Molly McCord,

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

” One might expect that the families of murder victims would be showered with sympathy and support, embraced by their communities. But in reality, they are far more likely to feel isolated, fearful, and ashamed, overwhelmed by grief and guilt, angry at the criminal justice system, and shunned by their old friends.”
Eric Schlosser

“Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.” 
― Shannon Alder

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

“Whether we like to admit it or not, those of us who struggle with an unforgiving heart also carry around a tremendous amount of anger.” 
Brian Jones,

“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

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

“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” 
― Shannon L. Alder

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

“Anger is the emotion preeminently serviceable for the display of power.”

 Walter B. Cannon 

“Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“If you’re someone who doesn’t have Muslim friends, and your only experience of Islam is what you see on the news – the angry man with a beard doing or saying something terrible – then you may inadvertently associate that with Islam and think that is what it’s all about.”
Sadiq Khan

“Anger … it’s a paralyzing emotion … you can’t get anything done. People sort of think it’s an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling — I don’t think it’s any of that — it’s helpless … it’s absence of control — and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers … and anger doesn’t provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever.”

“When you feel anger beginning to build up inside of you, let your whole body droop and relax to the best of your ability while beginning to breathe slowly from the diaphragm. Breathing in this way helps to calm both the body and the mind which leads to letting go of anger before it takes hold.”
 Marge Powers,

“Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.”
George William Curtis

“There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.”
Viggo Mortensen

“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about change.” 
― Malcolm X

“Anger expressed in a healthy and positive way means that we channel emotional anger towards resolution not attack.” Byron R. Pulsifer 

“It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.”
Wayne Dyer

“Feeling angry is a universal human phenomenon. It is as basic as feeling hungry, lonely, loving, or tired. The capacity to feel angry and to respond in some way to that feeling is in us from birth.”
Theodore Isaac Rubin

“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, 

“But the day is a steady drain of small annoyances, and the difference in the size of men becomes hourly more apparent. The little man loses his temper; the big man takes a firmer hold.” 
Bruce Barton

“There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.”
Wayne Dyer

“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.”
Margaret J. Wheatley

“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.” 
― Steve Maraboli

“Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in the race and in time.” 
Francis Bacon,

“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

“A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

“The next time you feel anger rising in you, create a distance with yourself. Dissolve the ‘I’ that has got offended and you will see that all the signs of anger will disappear.”

“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

“I’ve made so many people angry that they kind of blur into one unpleasant memory of people staring at you with somewhere between passive aggression and active aggression.”
John Oliver

“Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the results of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you.” 
― Jason Mraz

“A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule. Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself. Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire.”

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

“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.”
Robin Chase

“Whoa, who peed in your Cheerios?” 
― Becca Fitzpatrick

“Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.” 
Benjamin Franklin