Anger Sayings and Quotes

Everyone gets angry. The trick is to channel it into something constructive. Work it out before flipping out with the collection of wise and insightful quotes on anger below.

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

Chinese Proverb

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

Maori (on anger)

A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.      

Benjamin Franklin

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.      

Benjamin Franklin

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

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.      

German Proverb

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

English (on anger)

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

Bruce Lee

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

Anger is one letter short of danger.      

Eleanor Roosevelt

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.     

Eckhart Tolle

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

Cherie Carter-Scott

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

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.     

Indira Gandhi

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

Maya Angelou

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.     


Beware the fury of a patient man.     

Publilius Syrus

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

Lyman Abbott

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

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.     

Albert Einstein

The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.     

Gautama Buddha

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

Ambrose Bierce

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

Marshall B. Rosenberg

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

Garrison Keillor

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Chinese Proverb

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

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

Marcus Aurelius