50 Anger Quotes To Help You Keep Your Cool

We all get angry at one point or another, but the most important thing is how we respond to anger. Anger is an emotion that makes us know we don’t like something, but it is important to know how to react when you are angry, so you don’t end up doing something even worse.

This set of anger quotes will inspire you to not lose your cool and to find strategies to manage any anger you may be experiencing

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Anger resolves nothing it only puts up your blood pressure. - anger quotes

Catherine Pulsifer

Anger resolves nothing it only puts up your blood pressure.

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were."

Chérie Carter-Scott.

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.”

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

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!”

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." -anger quotes

Yoda, ‘The Phantom Menace’.

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet."

Chinese Proverb

I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.”

It is your natural emotional energy that arises when you feel like something (or someone) is blocking you from getting what you need or want. For this purpose, anything on the frustration to rage continuum is considered anger."

Laurie Weiss

It is your natural emotional energy that arises when you feel like something (or someone) is blocking you from getting what you need or want. For this purpose, anything on the frustration to rage continuum is considered anger.”

Do not let your anger lead to hatred, as you will hurt yourself more than you would the other."

Stephen Richards.

Do not let your anger lead to hatred, as you will hurt yourself more than you would the other.”

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

Chinese Proverb

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

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

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.”

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

George Eliot

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

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.

When the feelings of sadness, anger, and depression appear, allow them to flow and allow yourself to express the emotion with the intention of not doing harm to others.

Molly McCord

When the feelings of sadness, anger, and depression appear, allow them to flow and allow yourself to express the emotion with the intention of not doing harm to others.

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.

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!'”

There's nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively."

Wayne Dyer.

There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.”

The best fighter is never angry."

Lao Tzu.

The best fighter is never angry.”

Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time." 

Francis Bacon

Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time.” 

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame

” Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame

Anger can be an expensive luxury.

Italian Proverb

Anger can be an expensive luxury.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

Confucius

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

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.

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.”

Anger is stupid, and stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent's blade."

Patricia Briggs.

Anger is stupid, and stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent’s blade.”

Don't waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy."

Roy T. Bennett.

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

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

William Arthur Ward.

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

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

Buddha.

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

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."

Thomas Kempis.

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”

Anger always comes from frustrated expectations."

Elliott Larson.

Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.”

The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable, is that which rages in the place of dearest love."

Euripides.

The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable, is that which rages in the place of dearest love.”

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When you want to become free, your righteousness and anger are much less interesting than they used to be."

Ram Dass.

When you want to become free, your righteousness and anger are much less interesting than they used to be.”

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

Plato.

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

Speak when you are angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret."

Ambrose Bierce.

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

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, 'What else could this mean?'"

Shannon L. Alder.

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, ‘What else could this mean?'”

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind."

Robert G. Ingersoll.

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.”

For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness."

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.”

Angry people are not always wise."

Jane Austen.

Angry people are not always wise.”

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

Maya Angelou.

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

"Anger is a bad counselor."

French Proverb.

“Anger is a bad counselor.”

People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining."

Stephen Hawking.

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

Calm is the best revenge."

Bangambiki Habyarimana.

Calm is the best revenge.”

Anger is a boomerang."

Karen Salmansohn.

Anger is a boomerang.”

Anger makes us feel so isolated."

Fred Rogers.

Anger makes us feel so isolated.”

Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love."

Leo Buscaglia.

Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.”

Free your hearts of anxiety, pain and anger, to have peace within your heart and soul."

Lailah Gifty Akita.

Free your hearts of anxiety, pain and anger, to have peace within your heart and soul.”

The smarter you get, the more you realize anger is not worth it."

Maxime Lagacé.

The smarter you get, the more you realize anger is not worth it.”

Patience and empathy are anger's mortal enemies."

Gary Rudz.

Patience and empathy are anger’s mortal enemies.”

Getting angry in a stressful situation is like trying to clean something with dirt."

Urbanky Aurel Petru.

Getting angry in a stressful situation is like trying to clean something with dirt.”

You are not the anger, you are the awareness behind the anger. Realize this and the anger will no longer control you."

Eckhart Tolle.

You are not the anger, you are the awareness behind the anger. Realize this and the anger will no longer control you.”

If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it's ok, let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don't let anything disturb your peace, and carry on."

Germany Kent.

If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it’s ok, let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb your peace, and carry on.”

You can't selectively numb your anger, any more than you can turn off all lights in a room, and still expect to see the light."

Shannon L. Alder.

You can’t selectively numb your anger, any more than you can turn off all lights in a room, and still expect to see the light.”

If you hate a person, then you're defeated by them."

Confucius.

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

It is not the actions of others which trouble us, but rather it is our own judgments. Therefore remove those judgments and resolve to let go of your anger, and it will already be gone."

Marcus Aurelius.

It is not the actions of others which trouble us, but rather it is our own judgments. Therefore remove those judgments and resolve to let go of your anger, and it will already be gone.”

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