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40 Anger Quotes

Last Updated Sept 2023

40 Anger Quotes

Anger is defined as the strong emotion that you feel when you think that someone has behaved in an unfair, cruel, or unacceptable way; a strong feeling of displeasure. May these Anger Quotes inspire you to control your anger so that you may become the best version of yourself.

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

2. “Anger is a sign that something needs to change.” Anonymous

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

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

5. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” Roy T. Bennett

6. “If you kick a stone in anger, you will hurt your foot.” Korean Proverb

7. “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

8. “Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.” Tagalog Proverb

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

10. “Speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Ambrose Brierce

11. “Anger is like flowing water; there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.” C. JoyBell C.

12. “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.” Toni Morrison

13. “When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count to a hundred.” Thomas Jefferson

14. “Anger is just anger. It isn’t good. It isn’t bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It’s like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice.” Jim Butcher

15. “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

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

17. 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

18. “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

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

20. “A heart filled with anger has no room for love.” Joan Lunden

21. “Transformation is my favorite game and, in my experience, anger and frustration are the result 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

22. “A void in my chest was beginning to fill with anger. Quiet, defeated anger that guaranteed me the right to my hurt, that believed no one could possibly understand that hurt.” Rachel Sontag

23. “It is okay to talk about the past, as long as there’s no bitterness and anger. It only gives you a heart attack. It won’t change the past either.” Ann Marie Aguilar

24. “If you stay in the company of anger, pain, or hurt, happiness will find someone else to visit. Make the choice to view all of your past relationships as a gift. Throw out what hasn’t worked in the past and incorporate new concepts. Focus on being happy.” Kristen Crockett

25. “Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge and 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

26. “Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present, today.” Steve Maraboli

27. “Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.” Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

30. “The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” Thomas Paine

31. “Anger is useful only to a certain point. After that, it becomes rage, and rage will make you careless.” Lauren Oliver

32. “Scores of studies have shown that venting doesn’t soothe anger; it fuels it.” Susan Cain

33. “Love gives us a heightened consciousness through which to apprehend the world, but anger gives us a precise, detached perception of its own.”  Scott Spencer

34. “Hold your words when you are angry because sometimes words spoken in anger leave a scar that can never be healed.” Anonymous

35. “To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.” Alexander Pope

36. “Whoever is able to anger you is able to control you.” Lamine Pearlheart

37. “The best fighter is never angry.” Lao Tzu

38. “Make your anger so expensive that no one can afford it, and make your happiness so cheap that people can almost get it free.” Anonymous

39. “Conquer the angry pne by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.” Siddhartha Gautama

40. “Don’t get angry quickly – be kind, be forgiving, be patient.” Patricia Meyers

I hope you enjoyed these Anger Quotes. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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