Anger - Quotes & Sayings

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In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.

Margaret J. Wheatley

While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself.

Douglas Horton

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

Maya Angelou

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

Francis Bacon

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

William Arthur Ward

Sometimes, you have to get angry to get things done.

Ang Lee

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov

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

Thomas Jefferson

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.

Richard M. Nixon

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We boil at different degrees.

Clint Eastwood

I have sadness in me. I have anger in me. I have heartbreak in me.

Ellen DeGeneres

If your partner is angry with you, recognize that his anger is a misdirected plea for love. Your partner's simply upset because he feels something you said or did was a sign of not loving him enough.

Karen Salmansohn

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

For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I'm outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it's hardest to see.

Robin Williams

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue... and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.

Naomi Campbell

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

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Plato

He who angers you conquers you.

Elizabeth Kenny

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

Dylan Thomas

As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do - anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of - your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.

Dalai Lama

Boxing gave me a voice to express the anger I felt for where I came from.

Gerry Cooney

Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.

Janet Fitch

If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.

Bob Marley

Denial, panic, threats, anger - those are very human responses to feeling guilt.

Joshua Oppenheimer

The dog is often quick to resent a kick, be it from man or beast, but I have never known him to show anger at the door that slammed to and hit him. Probably, if the door held him by his tail or his limb, it would quickly receive the imprint of his teeth.

John Burroughs

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

Marcus Aurelius

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

Albert Einstein

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

Carl Jung

I don't know if I'm ready to know what triggers my anger. I just feel like I figured out on my own how to stay calm, how to enjoy life, how to be happy.

Rolando McClain

Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with - don't go to that level.

Tim Gunn

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.

D. H. Lawrence

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.

Martin Luther

As much time and effort, emotion, anger, love, joy that you put into another human being, you're not guaranteed to receive that back. And that's OK. That's alright.

Logic

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves - at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others - at what they did or did not do.

Peter McWilliams

I'm too mature to be angry.

Jesse Jackson

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

Epictetus

Get mad, then get over it.

Colin Powell

Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.

Dalai Lama

Sometimes the routes leading to feelings of anger are so convoluted and circuitous that it takes enormous skill to discern their original source, or fountainhead. But regardless of the reason for or the source of the anger or the relative ease or complexity in perceiving either the anger or its source - everybody, but everybody, gets angry.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

I don't think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake it.

Keira Knightley

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

Baltasar Gracian

I think people should be angry at things that are worthy of anger. Injustice is outrageous and deserves outrage.

Chris Hayes

Yesterday, we fought wars which destroyed cities. Today, we are concerned with avoiding a war which will destroy the earth. We can adapt atomic energy to produce electricity and move ships, but can we control its use in anger?

Robert Kennedy

I've been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I've always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I've been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out a little bit. But politically, uh-uh. No.

Ani DiFranco

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.

Thucydides

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.

Wilson Mizner

I think that crying is a way women and men express frustration, anger, or passion. And we should not feel compelled to mute those emotions.

Jennifer Palmieri

One reason why it has become harder to promote the beneficial side of emotions such as anger is that the moral vocabulary of good and bad has been replaced by the self-help lexicon of positive and negative thinking.

Julian Baggini