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Quotes About Anger

Anger is a natural human emotion, however, when anger gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems in your life. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to anger. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about anger that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.


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


Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.  ~ Robert C. Ingersoll


Anger and folly walk cheek by jole.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. ~ Joseph Joubert


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


A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good. ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Anger is one of the sinners of the soul.  ~ Thomas Fuller


You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.  ~ Siddhārtha Gautama


Anger as soon as fed is dead, 'tis starving makes it fat.  ~ Emily Dickinson


To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.  ~ William H. Walton


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


It's my rule never to lose my temper until it would be detrimental to keep it.  ~ Sean O'Casey


There is no passion so much transports the sincerity of judgement as doth anger.  ~ Montaigne


Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.  ~ Albert Einstein


People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.  ~ Will Rogers


Great fury, like great whiskey, requires long fermentation.  ~ Truman Capote


Beware the fury of a patient man.  ~ John Dryden


At least if I can stay mad I can stay alive.  ~ Magdalena Gomez


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


Never ask a woman why she's angry at you. She will either get angrier at you for not knowing, or she'll tell you. Both ways, you lose.  ~ Ian Shoales


Who can refute a sneer?  ~ William Paley


One can't be angry when one looks like a penguin.  ~ John Ruskin


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


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


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


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


Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Speak when you are angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.  ~ Ambrose Bierce


Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.  ~ Aristotle


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


He who angers you conquers you.  ~ Elizabeth Kenny


Anger and worry are the enemies of clear thought.  ~ Madeleine Brent


Never forget what a man says to you when he's angry.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


In anger, you look ten years older.  ~ Hedda Hopper


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


When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.  ~ Mark Twain


Anger is a short madness.  ~ Horace


It takes me a long time to lose my temper, but once lost I could not find it with a dog.  ~ Mark Twain


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


Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.  ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers


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


No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.  ~ George Jean Nathan

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