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Looking for the best anger quotes? Quotes about anger can be a great source of wisdom and inspiration that allow us to self-reflect and think about our anger issues.

There are hundreds of anger quotes out there but we’ve picked out 50+ of the best ones that are insightful and thought-provoking. Read on!

Best Anger Quotes 

  1. “Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way… that is not easy.” ― Aristotle
  2. “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
  3. “A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.” ― Winston Churchill
  4. “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “In a controversy, the instant we feel angry, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.” ― Thomas Carlyle
  6. “Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound.” ― Ford Frick
  7. “Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.” ― Robert Green Ingersoll
  8. “Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.” ― Elliott Larson
  9. “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” ― Malachy McCourt
  10. “There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” ― Plato
  11. “Get mad, then get over it.” ― Colin Powell
  12. “If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.” ― Adabella Radici
  13. “The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.” ― Joseph Joubert
  14. “The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” ― Seneca
  15. “Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.” ― William Shenston
  16. “Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.” ― Edward Albert
  17. “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” ― William Congreve
  18. “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
  19. “Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” ― Maya Angelou
  20. “How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” ― Marcus Aurelius
  21. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  22. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.” ― Shannon Alder
  23. “When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.” ― Thomas Jefferson
  24. “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.” ― Stephen Hawking
  25. “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
  26. “Angry people are not always wise.” ― Jane Austen
  27. “The best fighter is never angry.” ― Lao Tzu
  28. “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.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
  29. “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” ― William Arthur Ward
  30. “If we wish to express anger fully, the first step is to divorce the other person from any responsibility for our anger.” ― Marshall B. Rosenberg
  31. “A heart filled with anger has no room for love.” ― Joan Lunden
  32. “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
  33. “ Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ― James Thurber
  34. “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
  35. “An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.” ― Cato the Elder
  36. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” ― Confucius
  37. “Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly – hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear.” ― Joan Rivers
  38. “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
  39. “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
  40. “There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.” ― Wayne Dyer 
  41. “Men in rage strike those that wish them best.” ― William Shakespeare
  42. “If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.” ― Deepak Chopra
  43. “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” ― Benjamin Franklin
  44. “We boil at different degrees.” ― Clint Eastwood
  45. “Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  46. “Where there is anger there is always pain underneath.” ― Eckhart Tolle
  47.  “I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight… I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
  48. “Anger is a short madness.” ― Horace
  49. “Life is so short. The only person you hurt when you stay angry or hold grudges is you. Forgive everyone, including yourself.” ― Tom Giaquinto
  50. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” ― Buddha
  51. “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.” ― Benjamin Franklin
  52. “An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.” ― Publilius Syrus
  53. “Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.” ― George Herbert
  54. “How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.” ― Frank Herbert
  55. “If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?” ― Sydney J. Harris

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