Quotes about anger can help you see anger management from a different perspective. See what Buddha, Wayne Dyer, Aristotle, Chuck Norris and others can tell you about anger management tips.
We have included quotes about anger in our stress relief pages because quotes motivate, inspire and teach, and help you to look at life from a different point of view. We hope that our collection of anger quotes will do just that...
Pick one of the quotes that speaks to your heart and make it your motto for the day - use this as an anger management exercise.
Quotes About Anger
“When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.”
~ Thomas Haliburton
“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”
“I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.”
~ Wayne Dyer
“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.”
~ Joan Lunden
“A man is about as big as the things that make him angry”
~ Winston Churchill
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret."
~ Laurence J. Peter
“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”
~ Albert Einstein
“In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves”
~ Abraham J. Heschel
“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.”
~ Will Rogers
“Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.”
~ Lyman Abbott
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”
~ Golda Meir
“Those who the Gods would destroy, first they would make angry”
~ Greek Proverb
“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility.”
~ HW Longfellow
“Men are like steel: when they lose their temper, they lose their worth.”
~ Chuck Norris
“When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.”
~ Charles De Gaulle
“Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.”
~ Helen Douglas
“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.”
“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
~ James Thurber
“The angry people are those people who are most afraid.”
~ Dr. Robert Anthony
“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.”
“Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back--in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.”
~ Frederick Buechner
“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.”
We hope you agree that these quotes about anger do have something to teach us. Changing the way we see things often is all we need to help us feel differently about what bugs us.
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