Anger Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old anger quotes, anger sayings, and anger proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.      

Maori (on anger)

A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Anger is a short madness.      

Horace (65-8 BC)

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.      

English (on anger)

Anger is one letter short of danger.      

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Clouds gather before a storm.      


Don't get your back up.      


Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.      

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.      

German Proverb

Hard words break no bones.      


If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.      

Chinese Proverb

If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.      

Korean (on anger)

Postpone today's anger until tomorrow.      

Tagalog (Filipino) (on anger)

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd take warning.      


The anger of the prudent never shows.      

Burmese (on anger)

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.      


If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?

Sydney J. Harris

He who angers you conquers you.

Elizabeth Kenny

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.     

Eckhart Tolle

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.

Baptist Beacon

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

Maya Angelou

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

Ambrose Bierce

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses.

William Arthur Ward

Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.

Bohdi Sanders

Learn this from me. 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

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

Benjamin Franklin

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

Bruce Lee

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.

Indira Gandhi

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