Anger Quotes


  • In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
    o Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, chapter 1. (Second novel of the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series).

  • We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
    o Alfred Adler

  • As the whirlwind in its fury teareth up trees, and deformeth the face of nature, or as an earthquake in its convulsions overturneth whole cities; so the rage of an angry man throweth mischief around him. ·
    o Akhenaton

  • Indulge not thyself in the passion of Anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
    o Akhenaton

  • Iratus semplar plus putat posse facere quam possit.
    o The angry man always thinks he can do more than he can.
    o Albertano of Brescia, Liber Consolations

  • Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.
    o William Rounseville Alger

  • 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.
    o Aristotle

  • Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
    o Francis Bacon, Apophthegms (1679)

  • Anger is like ruin,It breaks itself upon which it falls.
    o Francis Bacon

  • Hatred is self-punishment.
    o Hosea Ballou

  • Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies.
    o Honoré de Balzac

  • When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them; attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.
    o Bhagavad Gita

  • I was angry with my friend:
    I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
    I was angry with my foe:
    I told it not, my wrath did grow.
  • William Blake
  • Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
    o H. G. Bohn

  • Your anger is a gift.
    o Zack de la Rocha

  • When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it’s a good indication of what you’re made of.
    o H. Jackson Brown Jr

  • Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
    o Buddha

  • Dangers by being despised grow great.
    o Edmund Burke, Speech on the Petition of the Unitarians, 1792

  • An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
    o Cato the Elder

  • Hatred is inveterate anger.
    o Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • Most men know what they hate, few know what they love.
    o Charles Caleb Colton

  • The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
    o Charles Caleb Colton

  • When anger rises, think of the consequences.
    o Confucius

  • Heav’n has no rage, like love to hatred turn’d. / Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.
    o William Congreve, The Mourning Bride

  • For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love — this is an old rule.
    o Dhammapada

  • He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins.
    o Dhammapada

  • Beware the fury of a patient man.
    o John Dryden

  • To rule one’s anger is well; to prevent it is still better.
    o Tryon Edwards

  • Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal.
    o Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

  • Remember to not only say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
    o Benjamin Franklin

  • Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
    o Mahatma Gandhi

  • When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.
    o Haliburton

  • Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.
    o Lord Halifax

  • Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
    o Horace

  • Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.
    o Matthew Henry

  • Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.
    o Robert Green Ingersoll

  • The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
    o Walter Savage Landor

  • From hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.
    o Captain Ahab to Moby-Dick in Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

  • An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
    o Publilius Syrus

  • The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
    o Seneca

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

  • Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
    o Daniel Webster


  • Anger does nobody good, but patience is the father of kindness
  • Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
  • Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.
    o Malabar Proverb

  • Anger is a thief who steals away the nice moments
  • If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
    o Chinese proverb

  • My passions flare, I weep in sadness, wallow in despair, my passions change, anger reigns, now all lie in fear.
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