Grumpy Sayings and Quotes

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


Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim.     

Charles Buxton

People get really irritated by mental illness.     

Maria Bamford

One thing that's coming up a lot is: are you as grumpy as you appear from this Black Books thing.     

Dylan Moran

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.     

Baltasar Gracian

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.     

Alfred Adler

There's a fine line between angry and grumpy. Angry isn't nice, but grumpy is funny.     

Rick Wakeman

If you're feeling frumpy or grumpy, try to eat Paleo. It's a way of eating that is sometimes referred to as the Caveman Diet.     

Chelan Simmons

When you see anyone complaining of such and such a person's ill-nature and bad temper, know that the complainant is bad-tempered, forasmuch as he speaks ill of that bad-tempered person, because he alone is good-tempered who is quietly forbearing towards the bad-tempered and ill-natured.     

Rumi

A bad tempered man will never make a good tempered horse.     

Stacy Westfall

It is a bad temper of mind that takes delight in opposition.     

Benjamin Franklin

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.     

Joseph Joubert

An irritable old man with a practical, unimaginative mentality, but academically intelligent.     

Erich Raeder

Sometimes you can't tell if you're just in a bad mood or everyone around you is being annoying.     

Hussein Nishah

Bad temper is its own safety valve. He who can bark does not bite.     

Agatha Christie

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.     

Hannah More