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.

Beware the fury of a patient man.

Publilius Syrus

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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.


A man can't eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul.

Garrison Keillor

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.     

Cherie Carter-Scott

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.


The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.

Gautama Buddha

Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.

Chinese Proverb

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.     

Albert Einstein

Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.

Lyman Abbott

Sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.


At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.     

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Anger ... it's a paralyzing emotion ... you can't get anything done.     

Toni Morrison

Anger is a valid emotion. It's only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don't want to do.     

Ellen Hopkins

Get mad, then get over it.     

Colin Powell

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin

Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.

Kazi Shams

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.     

Marcus Aurelius

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

Barbara De Angelis

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.     

Bertrand Russell