Quotes: On Anger

“Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.”

“We all boil at different degrees.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Anger is never without a reason;  but seldom with a good one.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“No situation, past or present, changes just because we have pointed the finger at someone else.”
-Karen Casey

“Anger is just one letter short of Danger.”
–Author Unknown

“What I’ve learned in life: when you begin your sentence blaming or bashing others, no matter how right you are, people get annoyed AT YOU.”
-Paula Peralejo

 “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it’s stored than to anything on which it’s poured.”
-Mark Twain

“Anybody can become angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody’s power, that is not easy.”

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

“Don’t say something permanently hurtful, just because you’re temporarily upset.”
–@freddyamazin via Twitter

“No situation is so bad that losing your temper won’t make it worse.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“Any action committed in anger is doomed to failure.”
–Genghis Khan

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

“It’s never what people do that make us angry; it’s what we tell ourselves about what they did.”
-Marshall Rosenberg

“Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”
–Henry Ward Beecher

“When I’m angry, I have the right to be angry, but it doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“One moment of patience may ward off a great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a life.”
–Chinese Proverb

“Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.”

“Do not allow your wounds to transform you into someone you’re not.”
-Paulo Coelho

“When you’ve been angry at someone a long time, it’s easier to stay mad than to make up.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

 “If you allow someone to make you mad, you have let him/her conquer you.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”
-Golda Meir

“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
-James Thurbur

“He who angers you, conquers you.”
-Elizabeth Kenny

“Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long.”
-Robert Brault

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

“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

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

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

“Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.”
-Lyman Abbott

“Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.”
-James Fallows

“I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to.”

“The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were people who knew they were wrong.”
-Wilson Mizner

“Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.”
-Thomas Fuller

“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

“People who fly into rage always make a bad landing.”
-Will Rogers

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

“In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.”
-Abraham J. Heschel

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”

“A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.”
-Mark Twain

“Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your own anger.”

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

“Temper gets you in trouble. Pride keeps you there.”

“Remember, don’t insult the alligator until after you have crossed the river.”

“Never waste a minute of your precious life by squandering it thinking about people you don’t like.”


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