Anger quotes and sayings

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
Abraham J. Heschel

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

There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen.
Alexandre Dumas

Next time you’re mad, try dancing out your anger.
Sweetpea Tyler

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
Mark Twain

Never write a letter while you are angry.
Chinese Proverb

Anger is a bad counselor.
French Proverb

Get mad, then get over it.
Colin Powell

When anger rises, think of the consequences

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

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

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Malachy McCourt

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
George Eliot

Anger as soon as fed is dead – ‘Tis starving makes it fat.
Emily Dickinson

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

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Winston Churchill

If you kick a stone in anger, you’ll hurt your own foot.
Korean Proverb

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

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

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
Jacqueline Schiff

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
Will Rogers
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Thomas Fuller

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Albert Einstein

Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.
Elliott Larson quotes

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

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

An angry man is unfit to pray.
Nachman of Bratslav

Anger is one letter short of danger.

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.
Robert G. Ingersoll

He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.

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

Anger supplies the arms.

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
Phyllis Diller

You should make a woman angry if you wish her to love.
Publilius Syrus

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

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.

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

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Thomas Paine

The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were people who knew they were wrong.
Wilson Mizner

Spleen can subsist on any kind of food.
William Hazlitt

The man who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time, is commended.

Anger and folly walk cheek by jole.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.
James Fallows

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough.
Bede Jarrett

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

Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins.
Neil Kinnock

I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to.

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’Armour

Can anger survive without his hypocrisy?
Jareb Teague

When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
Bible: Acts