Anger Sayings and Quotes

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.
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Don’t get your back up.
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Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)


Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.
German Proverb


Hard words break no bones.
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If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Chinese Proverb


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.
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The anger of the prudent never shows.
Burmese (on anger)


The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
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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.
Elizabeth Kenny


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.
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


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


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


It is wise to direct your anger towards problems
not people; to focus your energies on answers
not excuses.
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.
Bohdi Sanders


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


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


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


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


Beware the fury of a patient man.
Publilius Syrus


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.
Buddha


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


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


There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Plato


The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.
Gautama Buddha


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


Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Albert Einstein


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


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


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.
Toni Morrison


Anger is a valid emotion. It’s only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don’t want to do.
Ellen Hopkins


Get mad, then get over it.
Colin Powell


Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin


Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.
Kazi Shams


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


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.
Bertrand Russell

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