115 Quotes about anger to help you to stay calm

If you kick a stone in anger, you’ll hurt your own foot. – Korean Proverb

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

Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long. – Robert Brault,

He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny

Anger is the emotion preeminently serviceable for the display of power. Walter B. Cannon

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Author Unknown

Anger is one letter short of danger. – Unknown

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

When you feel anger beginning to build up inside of you, let your whole body droop and relax to the best of your ability while beginning to breathe slowly from the diaphragm. Breathing in this way helps to calm both the body and the mind which leads to letting go of anger before it takes a hold. – Marge Powers

Anger expressed in a healthy and positive way means that we channel emotional anger towards resolution not attack. – Byron R. Pulsifer

But the day is a steady drain of small annoyances, and the difference in the size of men becomes hourly more apparent. The little man loses his temper; the big man takes a firmer hold. – Bruce Barton

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

Never write a letter while you are angry. – Chinese Proverb

Get mad, then get over it. – Colin Powell

I could see, early in my career, that helping my clients manage their anger would have a huge impact on their lives and pay extra dividends. Research shows, for example, that children are much less likely to become aggressive when their parents and the other adults around them effectively handle conflict with civility. – W. Robert Nay

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough. – Bede Jarrett

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

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

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. – Baptist Beacon

Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. – Mark Twain

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. – Malachy McCourt

Take no revenge that you have not pondered beneath a starry sky, or on a canyon overlook, or to the lapping of waves and the mewing of a distant gull. – Robert Brault

Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger. – Chinese Proverb

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Laughter is a feather. Anger is a brick. – Terri Guillemets

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

Anger and worry are caused by phantoms that we create within ourselves and whose only strength is that with which we endow them. – Horace Fletcher

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

Don’t let your anger take the shape of fists. – Terri Guillemets


Anger is short-lived madness. – Horace

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

Before you give someone a piece of your mind, make sure you can get by with what is left. – Unknown

Anger’s my meat; I sup upon myself, And so shall starve with feeding. – William Shakespeare

If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug — which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other. – Walter Anderson

When I get mad, I stop being mad and be awesome instead. – Unknown

Anger and worry are the most unprofitable conditions known to man. They are like thieves that steal precious time and energy from life. Anger is a highway robber and worry is a sneak thief. – Horace Fletcher

Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry. – Lyman Abbott

Anger is smoke, revenge a consuming fire. – James Lendall Basford

people are strange: they are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice. – Charles Bukowski

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. – Robert G. Ingersoll

Get angry, get furious but never crumble to resentment. – Dodinsky,

All of the evil passions are traceable to one of two roots. Anger is the root of all the aggressive passions. Worry is the root of all the cowardly passions…. It is not necessary to engage in battle the small army of lesser passions if you concentrate your efforts against anger and worry, for they are all children of these parents. – Horace Fletcher, Menticulture

Good resolutions are seldom made in anger. – James Lendall Basford

Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel. – unknown

Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along. – Mignon McLaughlin

Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them. – James Fallows

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

Anger and folly walk cheek by jole. – Benjamin Franklin

Temper tantrums, however fun they may be to throw, rarely solve whatever problem is causing them. – Lemony Snicket

Resentment is rubbing salt into your own wound. – Terri Guillemets

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

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

Anger and worry are the rankest forms of Egotism. – Horace Fletcher

If you get upset when the toast burns, what are you going to do when your house burns down? – Author unknown

I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to. – Unknown

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

The anger of the prudent never shows. -Burmese Saying

Malice drinks one-half of its own poison. – Seneca

Anything done in anger can be done better without it. – Dallas Willard

Can anger survive without his hypocrisy? – Terri Guillemets

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. -Ambrose Bierce

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

If you and I want to stir up a resentment tomorrow that may rankle across the decades and endure until, death, just let us indulge in a little stinging criticism – no matter how certain we are that it is justified. – Dale Carnegie

To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself. – Buddha


When we talk about anger management, we are talking about how you control your emotional and physiological responses to situations that cause anger. You cannot avoid these situations and you cannot avoid becoming angry at times; that is only natural. However, you can learn to control how you react. – James Seals

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

Whether we like to admit it or not, those of us who struggle with an unforgiving heart also carry around a tremendous amount of anger. – Brian Jones

A quarrelsome man has no good neighbors. – Ben Franklin

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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

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’Armour

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

Never answer a letter while you are angry.” Chinese Proverb

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. – Malcolm X

Explosive anger can really hurt your relationships with your spouse, kids, family, and friends. It causes lasting scars in the people you love most, and it can get in the way of resolving conflicts. – Alexis G. Roldan

Self control refers to controlling one’s emotions and feelings and not losing one’s cool even in the worst of situations.- Brian Adams

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

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper. – Kahlil Gibran

Hard words break no bones.- unknown

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

Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow. – Filipino proverb

I would love to help you experience freedom from the past, freedom from failures and fears, freedom from anger and mistakes, freedom from regret and unresolved grief – and the freedom to enjoy the full, rich feast of life. We cannot choose to have a life free of hurt. But we can choose to be free, to escape the past, no matter what befalls us, and to embrace the possible.- Edith Eva Eger

Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd take warning. -Unknown

The greatest remedy for anger is delay. – Unknown

Anger is our unconsciousness’s fastest way to let us know that our boundaries are being stepped on. Wendy Hammond

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

He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny

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

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

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. – Baptist Beacon

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head. – German Proverb

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

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

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

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

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.- Josh Billings

It doesn’t pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke.
For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke,
Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away,
then he’ll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn’t say. – James Whitcomb Riley

Sadly, some folks want others to feel their pain, to hurt as much as they do-or more. My grandmother once told me to avoid colds and angry people whenever I could. It’s sound advice. – Walter Anderson

An important key in anger management is identifying the trigger and what it means for you. – Daniel Brush

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” Barbara de Angelis

If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don’t harbor any dislike, don’t enter into any contests, and don’t get upset, angry, or resentful. – Yuanwu

Put all hatred and anger aside for you will not reach the truth unless you reach for the loving spirit that resides within you. – M. Lee

Anger that is getting the way of happiness needs decluttering. – Julianne Neilson

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


The development of genuine, open-minded patience may very well lead one to also examine one’s experience of anger and its root causes. – Allan Lokos

No matter what type of anger or frustration we have to struggle with, a clear picture of how our faith in God is the answer to anything we need to overcome.- Carol Graham

Anger is a bad advisor. – Czech Proverb

Whatever the situation is – no matter how aggravated and angry you feel, staying cool and keeping your mind calm always pays off for the better. – Penelope Holmes

My personal opinion is that expectations are not bad. I do understand that it can create some anger or stress in someone to wish and wait for something they don’t already have. But expectations can also be used to your advantage. – Kevin Cole

A man in a passion, rides a mad horse. – Ben Franklin

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Clouds gather before a storm. – unknown

Anger is not a matter of despair or a matter of experiencing a situation or circumstance which is beyond your control. Anger, instead, is allowing the opposite of love, compassion, or respect for another person to control how you act or behave. – Byron Pulsifer

We seldom realize what power there is in patience. All the energy consumed in exploding against others, in retaliating, in unkind words, in the anger that brings grief to others and ulcers to ourselves ourselves – all that energy can be harnessed as positive, creative power, simply by learning patience. – Eknath Easwaran

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

When true forgiveness takes place in our hearts, the only thing that is removed is our resentment and anger toward the offender concerning the transgression that caused the pain. – Thomas Bear

Anger is a short madness.- Horace

True forgiveness is like a fire, burning everything in its path. When held towards ourselves, it burns away our guilt, shame, and negative thoughts. When held in the context of others, forgiveness can release feelings of animosity, anger, intolerance and therefore, restore love and intimacy in our relationships. Sean PI