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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