A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.
Maori (on anger)
A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Anger is a short madness.
Horace (65-8 BC)
Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
English (on anger)
Anger is one letter short of danger.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
Clouds gather before a storm.
Don’t get your back up.
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.
Hard words break no bones.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.
Korean (on anger)
Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.
Tagalog (Filipino) (on anger)
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd take warning.
The anger of the prudent never shows.
Burmese (on anger)
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
Sydney J. Harris
He who angers you conquers you.
Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
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.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems
not people; to focus your energies on answers
William Arthur Ward
Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it…Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.
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.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Robert Green Ingersoll
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.
A man can’t eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.
Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.
Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Anger … it’s a paralyzing emotion … you can’t get anything done.
Anger is a valid emotion. It’s only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don’t want to do.
Get mad, then get over it.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Barbara De Angelis
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go.