100+ Anger Quotes and Sayings


Anger is an overwhelming feeling that engulfs one’s mentally and affects physical health as well. Sometimes, one has to take the help of therapy and classes to control anger issues. We humans cannot stop ourselves from experiencing anger, and it is the same as other emotions. Still, somewhere it is true that we need to check our behavior continually, patterns, especially how often and easily we get frustrated.

Today there are plenty of ways to deal with developing anger issues, but that person has to accept it first. Also, there is no need to panic about having anger problems, sometimes talking to a friend or reading self-help books can help a person. If someone is noticing frequent incidents of experiencing anger that even turns into rage may need to take medical help. Here to calm you, we have collected Top Anger Quotes and Sayings that may help you overcome your anger.

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin                                

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Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.
Nhat Hanh                         

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

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

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“Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”

Mahatma Gandhi                 

  

 

“Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.”

Mahatma Gandhi

 

We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.
Eleanor Roosevelt                                  

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It is good for society to have this introspection.
Jacques Verges                           

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

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Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
Charlotte Bronte                        

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Any person capable of angering you becomes your master.
Epictetus                            

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So you try to think of someone else you’re mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.
Ellen Hopkins                              

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Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
Austin O’Malley                          

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Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
Tryon Edwards                           

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

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Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
Herb Caen                         

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When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out, because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.
Wayne Dyer                                  

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The human race’s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
Arnold J. Toynbee                                 

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The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
A. J. Liebling                                

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I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.
Elie Wiesel                        

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Most women have no characters at all.
Alexander Pope                          

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For pale and trembling anger rushes in With faltering speech, and eyes that wildly stare, Fierce as the tiger, madder than the seas, Desperate and armed with more than human strength.
John Armstrong                         

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A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.
Mary Garden                                

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Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton                       

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You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi                              

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When God forgave me, I figured I’d better do it too.
Johnny Cash                                 

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What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
Wayne Dyer                                  

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

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It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy – but he who has shown the better temper.
Samuel Butler                              

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The worst expression of the Prophet’s (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) anger towards his wife was that he would remain silent.
Nouman Ali Khan                                  

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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 a Kempis                                   

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The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
Wayne Dyer                                  

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Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.
Saint Augustine                          

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In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Douglas Adams                            

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A man who cannot control his temper is not very likely to control his passions, and no matter what his pretensions in religion, he moves in daily life very close to the animal plane.
David O. McKay                          

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The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
James A. Garfield                                   

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Inspirational quotes to deal with frustration

A constant feeling of being upset and irritated often ends up making you frustrated. It is quite reasonable to feel frustrated when you are trying to achieve something for a long time but ain’t getting any positive results or due to work deadlines.

Most of it arises from dissatisfaction from self or people around you. You get the advice of distracting yourself for a while and indulging in any hobby or fun activity. For some people, it might work, and to some, it triggers the anger issues more.

Also, the first and foremost reason for frustration is expectations! We expect things to happen according to our plan, but that’s not how life works. So its better to shift your perspective and relax for a while. And if you are looking out the ways online, then go on and read our collection of Inspirational quotes to deal with frustration and learn from these famous sayings.

Getting angry doesn’t solve anything.
Grace Kelly

 

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

 

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

 

Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present, today.
Steve Maraboli

 

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

 

If you stay in the company of anger, pain, or hurt, happiness will find someone else to visit. Make the choice to view all of your past relationships as a gift. Throw out what hasn’t worked in the past and incorporate new concepts. Focus on being happy.
Kristen Crockett

 

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

 

It is okay to talk about the past, as long as there’s no bitterness and anger. It only gives you a heart attack. It won’t change the past either.
Ann Marie Aguilar

 

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

 

A void in my chest was beginning to fill with anger. Quiet, defeated anger that guaranteed me the right to my hurt, that believed no one could possibly understand that hurt.
Rachel Sontag

 

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

 

Transformation is my favorite game and, in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you.
Jason Mraz

 

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

 

When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Confucius

 

A heart filled with anger has no room for love.
Joan Lunden

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

He who angers you conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny

 

Anger’s not a good emotion.
Lincoln Chafees

 

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
Willard Gaylin

 

“An angry people cannot create anything that is not imbued with anger.”

John McAfee

 

“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

 

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.”

Thomas Fuller

 

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

 

“I’ve never felt that anger is a very powerful emotion.”

John Hurt

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Sometimes with anger you can be much more dangerous than with skill.”

Mathieu Amalric

 

 “When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.”

Grace Slick

 

“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

 

“There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.”

Saint Francis de Sales

 

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

David Lynch

 

“You can survive with anger, but you can’t live with it forever.”

Ariel Dorfman

 

“Violent anger makes me physically ill.”

Langston Hughes

 

“Anger has a way of seeping into every other emotion and planting itself in there.”

Dane Cook

 

“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 is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.”

George Savile

 

“Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

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

 

“I think, often, when you are in just a lot of pain, it comes out as anger.”

Nell Hudson

Expressing Anger Quotes and Sayings

Not everyone experiences excessive anger, but then some occasionally do! And understanding that there is no harm in expressing anger will lead you to accept the things around you and might help you acknowledge the art of letting go.

However, getting angry is considered normal emotion. Still, at the same time, it is essential to know the difference between when to hold onto it and when you need to seek help from loved ones or professionally.

Remember, emotional and mental health is as equally important as physical health; due to lack of knowledge, many of us neglect or forget to take care of it. Here are some inspiring quotes that help you to express the deep anguish and anger in front of others and lead you to find the path to utmost happiness.

 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

 

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

 

When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count to a hundred.
Thomas Jefferson

 

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

 

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

“Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

“The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.”

Mehmet Oz

 

“Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.”

Lyman Abbott

 

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

Cherie Carter-Scott

 

“A man can’t eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul.”

Garrison Keillor

 

Anger, it’s a paralyzing emotion, you can’t get anything done. People sort of think it’s an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling. I don’t think it’s any of that – it’s helpless, it’s absence of control, and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers, and anger doesn’t provide any of that, I have no use for it whatsoever.
Toni Morrison

 

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

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Anger is like flowing water; there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.
C. JoyBell C.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours.
Shannon Alder

 

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

 

Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.
Tagalog Proverb

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 one letter short of danger.
Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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

 

Anger is a sign that something needs to change.
Anonymous

 

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

Buddha

 

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

Anger Quotes

One of the strongest emotions of humans is anger, which makes you weak from inside if it gets out of control. Though little incidents might trigger the feeling, don’t let it consume you from inside. In this column, we have collected the most inspiring quotes on anger and frustration that will help to overcome the disguised feeling!.