Are you angry and looking for a way to express anger?

Every human gets angry, what creates the difference is the ability to bend it into something constructive.

Whether you are searching for angry quotes about life, truth in anger, or self-anger quotes, our carefully selected best anger quotes from different philosophers and yogist will help you express anger and avoid holding on to anger for a long time. Uncontrollable anger is absolutely ridiculous, leverage on the following wisdom sayings to ease you from being extremely mad at anything.

Quotes about anger

  1. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  4. “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
  5. “The longer I live, the more I observe that carrying around anger is the most debilitating to the person who bears it.” – Katharine Graham
  6. “When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.” – Thomas Jefferson
  7. “A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.” – Maori (on anger)
  8.  “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
  9. “A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity.” – David Lynch
  10. “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
  11. “A man can’t eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul.” – Garrison Keillor
  12.  “A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.” – Benjamin Franklin
  13.  “A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.” – Benjamin Franklin
  14. “A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.” – Bruce Lee
  15. “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
  16. “Americans are slow to anger, but once they do get angry, they are impossible to stop.” – Kathleen Troia McFarland
  17. “An angry people cannot create anything that is not imbued with anger.” – John McAfee
  18. “Anger … it’s a paralyzing emotion … you can’t get anything done.” – Toni Morrison
  19. “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  20.  “Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.” – George Eliot
  21.  “Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can’t last.” – Greg Evans
  22. “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
  23. “Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.” – Beverly Sills
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “Anger doesn’t demand action. When you act in anger, you lose self-control.” – Joe Hyams
  27. “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein
  28.  “Anger has a way of seeping into every other emotion and planting itself in there.” – Dane Cook
  29. “Anger is a brief madness.” – Horace, Epistles (Book 1)
  30. “Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.” – William Shenstone
  31. “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
  32.  “Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.” – G. M. Trevelyan
  33.  “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
  34.  “Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.” – Robert Green Ingersoll
  35.  “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
  36.  “Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.” – George William Curtis
  37. “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
  38. “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, White Night
  39.  “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
  40. “Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  41. “Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.” – Horace
  42. “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.” – Benjamin Franklin
  43. “Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.” – George Savile
  44.  “Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.” – English (on anger)
  45.  “Anger is one letter short of danger.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  46.  “Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.” – Thomas Fuller
  47. “Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  48.  “Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.” – Kazi Shams
  49.  “Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.” – Elizabeth I
  50.  “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” – Cherie Carter-Scott
  51.  “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” – Cherie Carter-Scott
  52. “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
  53. “Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.” –  Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  54. “Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  55. “Anger’s not a good emotion.” – Lincoln Chafees
  56. “Anger… it’s a paralyzing emotion. You can’t get anything done.” – Toni Morrison
  57. “Angry people are not always wise.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  58. “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
  59.  “At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg
  60. “Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.” – Abraham Cahan
  61. “Beware the fury of a patient man.” – Publilius Syrus
  62. “Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” – Maya Angelou
  63. “Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” – Maya Angelou
  64. “But angry people are not always wise.” – Jane Austen
  65. “Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.” – Marcus Antonius
  66. “Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.” – Lyman Abbott
  67.  “Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.” – Leo Buscaglia
  68.  “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
  69.  “Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.” – Alfred A. Montapert
  70. “Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.” – Alfred A. Montapert
  71. “Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.” – Kahlil Gibran
  72.  “Expressing anger is a form of public littering.” – Willard Gaylin
  73. “Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.” – German Proverb
  74. “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  75.  “Get mad, then get over it.” – Colin Powell
  76. “Getting angry doesn’t solve anything.” – Grace Kelly
  77. “He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.” – Sallust
  78. “He who angers you conquers you.” – Elizabeth Kenny
  79.  “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
  80. “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
  81.  “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
  82.  “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” – Buddha
  83. “How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” – Marcus Aurelius
  84.  “I believe anger is a wasted emotion, and I don’t like to waste emotions.” – Jim Webb
  85. “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
  86. “I don’t usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it’s true – I’m scary.” – Eva Mendes
  87. “I get angry about things, then go on and work.” – Toni Morrison
  88. “I lose my temper, but it’s all over in a minute,” said the student. “So is the hydrogen bomb,” I replied. “But think of the damage it produces!”  – George Sweeting
  89. “I think, often, when you are in just a lot of pain, it comes out as anger.” – Nell Hudson
  90. “I’ve never felt that anger is a very powerful emotion.” – John Hurt
  91. “If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?” – Sydney J. Harris
  92.  “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
  93. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – Chinese Proverb
  94.  “If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.” – Korean Proverb
  95. “In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.” – Emily Giffin, Heart of the Matter
  96.  “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
  97. “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
  98. “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” – William Arthur Ward
  99.  “Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound.” – Ford Frick
  100. “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
  101. “Life is precious and there’s not a lot of room for anger.” – Fran Drescher
  102. “Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  103. “Men in rage strike those that wish them best.” – William Shakespeare, Othello, Act 2, Scene 3
  104. “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
  105.  “Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.” – Baltasar Gracian
  106.  “Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  107.  “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” – Phyllis Diller
  108. “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
  109.  “Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.” – Chinese Proverb
  110.  “One of man’s greatest obligations is anger.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
  111. “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.” – Stephen Hawking
  112. “Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.” – Tagalog (Filipino) (on anger)
  113. “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
  114.  “Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.” – unknown
  115. “Sometimes with anger you can be much more dangerous than with skill.” – Mathieu Amalric
  116.  “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce
  117.  “The anger of the prudent never shows.” – Burmese (on anger)
  118. “The best fighter is never angry.” – Lao Tzu
  119. “The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.” – Jacqueline Schiff
  120.  “The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  121. “The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” – Barbara De Angelis
  122.  “The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.” – Mehmet Oz
  123.  “The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.” – Gautama Buddha
  124.  “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Joe Klaas
  125.  “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” – Patrick Rothfuss
  126. “There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” – Plato
  127.  “There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.” – Saint Francis de Sales
  128. “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
  129. “There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.” – Wayne Dyer
  130. “To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.” – Alexander Pope
  131.  “Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” – Malcolm X
  132. “Violent anger makes me physically ill.” – Langston Hughes
  133. “Whate’ers begun in anger ends in shame.” – Benjamin Franklin
  134.  “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius
  135. “When angry we let others’ mistakes punish us. To forgive others is to be kind to yourself.” – Buddha
  136. “When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.” – Mark Twain
  137.  “When you are caught up in a destructive emotion, you have lost one of your greatest assets: your independence.” – Dalai Lama
  138. “When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.” – Grace Slick
  139. “Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.” – Eckhart Tolle
  140.  “You can survive with anger, but you can’t live with it forever.” – Ariel Dorfman
  141. “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi
  142.  “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

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