75 Powerful Angry Quotes To Help You Controlling Anger

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Among emotions, Anger is a very powerful one. It is like a burning coal. While you might lash out at others, you are the one who gets hurt in the process. Modern world is full of frustration and chaos. All of us tend to hit the ‘Anger’ button from time to time. However, anger might make you regret your words/ actions later when you have calmed down. If you get annoyed frequently, check these angry quotes. It might help you to calm down when you getting angry.

Angry Quotes:

1.“Never go to bed angry, stay awake and plot your revenge!” – Unknown

2.“A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.” – Maori

3. “Anger is a short madness.” – Horace

4.“Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.” – Unknown

5.“Anger is one letter short of danger.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

6.“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

7.“If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.” –  Unknown

8.“Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.” – Unknown

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

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

11.“Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.” – Eckhart Tolle

12.“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

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

14.“Anger resolves nothing it only puts up your blood pressure.” – Catherine Pulsifer

15.“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” – William Arthur Ward

16.“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

17. “A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.” – Bruce Lee

18.“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi

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

20.“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” – Joel Osteen

21.“Anger is not the opposite of love, for the opposite of love is indifference. To be angry is to care tremendously. It is a signal that your caring extends beyond polite conversation, and that you are willing to risk a confrontation to share how you feel.” – Doris Moreland Jones

22.“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” – Unknown

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

24.“Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” – Groucho Marx

25.“He who angers you conquers you.” – Elizabeth Kenny

26.““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

27. “I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.” – Yoko Ono

28.“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

29.“The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry.” – Prophet Muhammad

30.“Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

31.“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

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

33.“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

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

35.“Angry people are not always wise.” – Jane Austen

36.“When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.” – Mark Twain

37.“Get mad, then get over it.” – Colin Powell

38.“Anger is a choice, as well as a habit. It is a learned reaction to frustration, in which you behave in ways that you would rather not. In fact, severe anger is a form of insanity. You are insane whenever you are not in control of your behavior. Therefore, when you are angry and out of control, you are temporarily insane.” – Wayne W. Dyer

39.“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” – Unknown

40.“Anger is fuel. We feel it and we want to do something. Hit someone, break something, throw a fit, smash a fist into the wall, tell those bastards. But we are nice people, and what we do with our anger is stuff it, deny it, bury it, block it, hide it, lie about it, medicate it, muffle it, ignore it. We do everything but listen to it. Anger is meant to be listened to.” – Unknown

41.“Anger is a voice, a shout, a plea, a demand…. We are meant to use anger as a fuel to take the actions we need to move where our anger points us. With a little thought, we can usually translate the message that our anger is sending us.” – Julia Cameron

42.“All angry persons are to be treated, by the prudent, as children.” – Samuel Richardson

43.“Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight.” – William Congreve

44. “He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.” – Sallust

45.“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.” – Unknown

46.“Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.” – Unknown

47.“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein

48.“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – Unknown

49. “Anger is never without a Reason, but seldom with a good One.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

51.“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” – Malcom X

52.“Anger glances in the breasts of wise men; but rests in the bosom of fools.” – Wellins Calcott

53. “Anger is a brief madness.” – Horace

54.“At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

55.“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

56. “How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” – Marcus Aurelius

57.“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius

58.“Being angry is like picking up a knife with no handle: it is self-harming.” – Koo Stark

59.“A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.” – Ben Franklin

60.“You want to see an angry person? Let me hear a cell phone go off.” – Jim Lehrer

61.“Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.” – Elizabeth I

62.“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

63.“Anger is simply our way of reminding ourselves that we have a problem that needs attention.” – Frederic Luskin

64.“Whate’ers begun in anger ends in shame.” – Benjamin Franklin

65.“Anger is a valid emotion. It’s only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don’t want to do.” – Ellen Hopkins

66.“If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.” – Martin Luther King

67.“Anger comes sometimes upon us, but we go oftener to it, and, instead of rejecting it, we invite it: Yet it is a vice that carries with it neither pleasure nor profit, neither honour nor security.” – Wellins Calcott

68.“Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.” – Kazi Shams

69.“It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go.” – Bertrand Russell

70.“Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can’t last.” – Greg Evans

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

72.“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

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

74.“Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.” – Alfred A. Montapert

75.“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


Holding anger, and keeping it buried inside is a poison. And at times, standing for yourself is good. However being angry time and again has its consequences. A quick temper never did good to anyone. A single minute of anger can make one lose peace of mind for sixty seconds. Anger is a monster which can swallow you whole and damage your personal or official relationships. For every single minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. While it might be difficult to control the temper, being angry doesn’t make you feel good. Anger can cloud even the wisest mind, impact decision capability, preventing one from peace. However we always have a choice. You can select to not focus on problem and channelize your anger towards finding solution. These useful angry quotes can be your first choice whenever you getting angry.


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