Anger Quotes

Most popular anger quotes

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.

buddhist wise

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.


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.


The Dance of Anger.
Anger ends in cruelty.

Indian proverbs proverbs

Anger is a bad counselor.
— French proverb

French proverbs proverbs

We boil at different degrees.
What begins in anger ends in shame.
Anyone who angers you, conquers you.
Anger is one letter short of danger.
Anger as well as love casts out fear.
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.
The greatest cure for anger is delay.
Hot words make a real cool friendship.
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
— Ephesians 4:26


Grow angry slowly—there's plenty of time.


Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Anger is loaded with information and energy.
No man is angry that feels not himself hurt.
Temper, if ungoverned, governs the whole man.


Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.
Hot heads and cold hearts never solve anything.


No person is important enough to make me angry.
Great anger is more destructive than the sword.

Indian proverbs proverbs

To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him angry.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.


Anger always thinks it has power beyond its power.
You don't get rid of your temper when you lose it.


Anger is the fluid that love bleeds when you cut it.

love and hate

There is no sight so ugly as the human face in anger.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

aggression thinking

Anger is the wind that blows out the light of reason.
Never forget what a man says to you while he is angry.
Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.
— Chinese proverb

Chinese proverbs proverbs

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.


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


Anger as soon as fed is dead—
'Tis starving makes it fat.
Great fury, like great whisky, requires long fermentation.
To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.


When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.
To be angry is to revenge the fault of others upon ourselves.
Wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
— Job 5:2


Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.


My life is in the hands of any fool who makes me lose my temper.


Anger must be the energy that has not yet found its right channel.
Anger—the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice.


A man that does not know how to he angry does not know how to be good.
A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
People in a temper often say a lot of silly, terrible things they mean.
Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside.
Anger is a bow that will shoot sometimes where another feeling will not.
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.


Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.
If you are angry, people will focus on your anger instead of your problem.
When anger spreads through the breast, guard thy tongue from barking idly.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.


It is my rule never to lose my temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.


Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Anger can give energy to the mind but only if it is harnessed and held in control.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
— Chinese proverb

advisory Chinese proverbs patience proverbs

An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.


Never answer an angry word with an angry word. It's the second one that makes the quarrel.


If anger isn't released, it "turns inward" and metamorphoses into another creature altogether.
I don't know if fury can compete with necessity as the mother of invention, but I recommend it.

invention necessity

Bitterness is like cancer.  It eats upon the host.  But anger is like fire.  It burns all clean.
A man can't eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul.
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
Temper is a quality that at a critical moment brings out the best in steel and the worst in people.


Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.


Many of our problems with anger occur when we choose between having a relationship and having a self.

the self

One man was so mad at me that he ended his letter: 'Beware. You will never get out of this world alive.
Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins.


Anger is like the blade of a butcher knife—very difficult to hold on to for long without harming yourself.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

biblical proverbs

There's a bit of ancient wisdom that appeals to us: it's a saying that a fight starts only with the second blow.


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 not only inevitable, it is necessary. Its absence means indifference, the most disastrous of all human failings.


It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.

human nature temper

The spirit of wrath — not the words — is the sin; and the spirit of wrath is cursing. We begin to swear before we can talk.
Anger is like a storm rising up from the bottom of your consciousness. When you feel it coming, turn your focus to your breath.


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


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

attitude sorrow

When you are angry, do not sin, and be sure to stop being angry before the end of the day. Do not give the devil a way to defeat you.
— EPHESIANS 4:26–27


Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly—hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear.


Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one [sic] should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.
We are not bitter, not because we have forgiven but because there is so much to be done that we cannot afford to waste valuable time and resources on anger.


When I am angry I can write, pray, and preach well, for then my whole temperament is quickened, my understanding sharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.
Getting angry can sometimes be like leaping into a wonderfully responsive sports car, gunning the motor, taking off at high speed and then discovering the brakes are out of order.
Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way — that is not easy.
Anger is a signal and one worth listening to..... Just as physical pain tells us to take our hand off the hot stove, the pain of our anger preserves the very integrity of our self.
A man who cannot get angry is like a stream that cannot overflow, that is always turbid. Sometimes indignation is as good as a thunder-storm in summer, clearing and cooling the air.


Anger is the common refuge of insignificance.  People who feel their character to be slight, hope to give it weight by inflation.  But the blown bladder at its fullest distention is still empty.
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.


Tom Murphy said, "Warren, you can always tell someone to go to hell tomorrow." It's such an easy way of putting it. You haven't missed the opportunity. Just forget about it for a day. If you feel the same way tomorrow, tell them then—but don't spout off in a moment of anger.
I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad: and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they happen to strike me.
When we're hurt, there are two ways to think. We can think in a way that makes us angrier and want to retaliate. Or we can try to calm ourselves, touch our compassion and understanding, and give ourselves a peaceful mind. This way helps us see that the other person also suffers, and then our anger will dissipate.