167+ EXCLUSIVE Anger Quotes To Make You Mentally Stronger

Everyone knows the feeling. Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. The difference is how we react to that feeling. Anger can be a corrosive emotion that can run off with a person’s mental and physical health. Famous anger quotes can show how do you handle by encouraging you not to lose your temper, and to find ways to control any anger you may feel.

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Best Anger Quotes

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

Shouting something didn’t make it any more possible. – Susan Sontag

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

If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them. – Confucius

It always makes me proud to love the world somehow – hate’s so easy compared. – Jack Kerouac

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

Getting angry doesn’t solve anything. – Grace Kelly

quotes on anger

A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble. – Maori

A man in a passion, rides a mad horse. – Ben Franklin

A quarrelsome man has no good neighbors. – Ben Franklin

Anger makes us feel so isolated. – Fred Rogers

Anger is a short madness. – Horace

quotes about anger

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system. – Alfred A. Montapert

An action committed in anger is an action doomed to failure. – Genghis Khan

An action committed in anger is an action doomed to failure. – Genghis Khan

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.

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

Anger is one letter short of danger. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing. – Sallust

One’s anger is one’s greatest enemy and one’s calmness is one’s protection. – Sathya Sai Baba

One’s anger is one’s greatest enemy and one’s calmness is one’s protection. – Sathya Sai Baba

Another person will not hurt you without your cooperation. You are hurt the moment you believe yourself to be. – Epictetus

Clouds gather before a storm.

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

Another person will not hurt you without your cooperation. You are hurt the moment you believe yourself to be. – Epictetus

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper. – Kahlil Gibran

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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

Control Anger Quotes

When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius

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

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

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If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot. – Korean Proverb

Shouting something didn’t make it any more possible. – Susan Sontag

Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. – Pema Chödron

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

Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow. – Tagalog Proverb

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. – Carl Jung

A person does not react to the insult. He reacts to what the insult makes him feel about himself. – Kapil Gupta

We will cease to be angry once we cease to be so hopeful. – Alain de Botton

It doesn’t hurt me unless I interpret it’s happening as harmful to me. I can choose not to. – Marcus Aurelius

Hating clouds the mind. It gets in the way of strategy. Leaders cannot afford to hate. – Nelson Mandela

A verbal threat is the most authentic certificate of impotence. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. – Buddhist proverb

Delay gratification. Don’t give your ego the satisfaction of a scream. – Maxime Lagacé

Delay gratification. Don’t give your ego the satisfaction of a scream. – Maxime Lagacé

It doesn’t hurt me unless I interpret it’s happening as harmful to me. I can choose not to. – Marcus Aurelius

When you think you’ve been injured, apply this rule: If the community isn’t injured by it, neither am I. And if it is, anger is not the answer. Show the offender where he went wrong. – Marcus Aurelius

Hatred is public and shameless demonstration of inferiority complex. – Paulo Coelho

Friendly reminder. If you ever lose your temper it is your fault. Always. Your emotional responses are never the responsibility of any other human being. – Thibaut

We can’t control what people say, but we do have a say in how we react. Refusing to give others power over our feelings is a mark of emotional intelligence. – Adam Grant

We will cease to be angry once we cease to be so hopeful. – Alain de Botton

A person does not react to the insult. He reacts to what the insult makes him feel about himself. – Kapil Gupta

If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away. – John Steinbeck

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

Angry Quotes About Life

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

When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear. – Mark Twain

The anger of the prudent never shows. – Burmese Proverb

Anger’s not a good emotion. – Lincoln Chafees

Expressing anger is a form of public littering. – Willard Gaylin

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

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

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

I’m not the perfect person. I’m not the most happy 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

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight. – William Congreve

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. – Eckhart Tolle

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

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

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

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

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

I get angry about things, then go on and work. – Toni Morrison

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. – Robert Green Ingersoll

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. – Buddha

One of man’s greatest obligations is anger. – Nikos Kazantzakis

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

Wise Quotes On Anger

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. – Don Miguel Ruiz

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

Beware the fury of a patient man. – Publilius Syrus

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

I don’t usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it’s true I’m scary. – Eva Mendes

Anger… it’s a paralyzing emotion. You can’t get anything done. – Toni Morrison

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

Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life’s just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff. – Kevin Rudd

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. – Alexander Pope

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance. – Beverly Sills

Americans are slow to anger, but once they do get angry, they are impossible to stop. – Kathleen Troia McFarland

Be modest, humble, and simple. Control your anger. – Abraham Cahan

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

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. – Baltasar Gracian

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

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

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. – Albert Einstein

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. – Benjamin Franklin

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

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

The greatest remedy for anger is delay. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up. – Mahatma Gandhi

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. – Barbara De Angelis

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.

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

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

Powerful Anger Quotes

I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It’s to do with how much anger is in you. – Amy Winehouse

He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny

Life is precious and there’s not a lot of room for anger. – Fran Drescher

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

Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy. – Mehmet Oz

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. – Mahatma Gandhi

I think, often, when you are in just a lot of pain, it comes out as anger. – Nell Hudson

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world. – William Shenstone

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

A little anger is a good thing if it isn’t on your own behalf, if it’s for others deserving of your anger, your empathy. – David Simon

Anger has a way of seeping into every other emotion and planting itself in there. – Dane Cook

Violent anger makes me physically ill. – Langston Hughes

You can survive with anger, but you can’t live with it forever. – Ariel Dorfman

A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity. – David Lynch

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust. – Saint Francis de Sales

Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice. – Francis Quarles

When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows. – Grace Slick

Sometimes with anger you can be much more dangerous than with skill. – Mathieu Amalric

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused. – Luke Ford

There’s a reason why anger, fear, and hatred are paths to the dark side: they all spring from a single source – the same source as a certain flavor of love. A dangerously sweet, addictive flavor. – Matthew Stover

I Am Angry Quotes

Whatever you resist you become. If you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion,you are always confused. We think that we resist certain states because they are there, but actually they are there because we resist them. – Adyashanti

It’s better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart. – Pope John Paul II

I’ve never felt that anger is a very powerful emotion. – John Hurt

A lot of people think they should be happy all the time. But the writer understands you need both. You need the whole piano: the richness of the whole human experience. Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. – Janet Fitch

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul. – Thomas Fuller

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. – Sigmund Freud

Don’t promise when you’re happy. Don’t reply when you’re angry and don’t decide when you’re sad.

Anger can be a useful emotion; it’s built into our genetic code to help with self-preservation. But it can also be destructive, even when it is justified. – Michael Hayden

Never forget what someone says to you when they are angry. – Henry Ward Beecher

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry. – Abraham Lincoln

An angry people cannot create anything that is not imbued with anger. – John McAfee

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

To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself. – Buddha

What does the Bible say about anger?

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. Psalms 37:8

My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Your anger can never make things right in God’s sight. James 1:19-20

Don’t be quick-tempered, for anger is the friend of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9

Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is written, “I will take vengeance; I will repay those who deserve it,” says the Lord. Instead, do what the Scriptures say: “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink, and they will be ashamed of what they have done to you.” Don’t let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good. Romans 12:19-2

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. Proverbs 15:18

Stop your anger! Turn from your rage! Do not envy others — it only leads to harm. Psalm 37:5

A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. Psalm 12:16

A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression. Proverbs 29:22

Stay away from fools, for you won’t find knowledge there. Proverbs 14:17

Keep away from angry, short-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul. Proverbs 22:24-25

Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but those who are wise will calm anger. Proverbs 29:8

A hot-tempered person starts fights and gets into all kinds of sin. Proverbs 29:22

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. Proverbs 14:29

“I say, if you are angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you say to your friend, `You idiot,’ you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.” Matthew 5:22

“Don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26

Now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old evil nature and all its wicked deeds. In its place you have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about Christ, who created this new nature within you. Colossians 3:8-10