Rage Sayings and Quotes

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

Anger is like a flame blazing up and consuming our self-control, making us think, say, and do things that we will probably regret later.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

Hatred is blind, rage carries you away, and he who pours out vengeance runs the risk of tasting a bitter draught.     

Alexandre Dumas

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before it takes something from him.     

Louis L'Armour

Rage is caused by a conviction, almost comic in its optimistic origins, however tragic in its effects, that a given frustration has not been written into the contract of life.     

Alain De Botton

Modesty never rages, never murmurs, never pouts; when it is ill-treated, it pines, it beseeches, it languishes.     

Richard Steele

No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.     


Oppose not rage while rage is in its force, but give it way a while and let it waste.     

William Shakespeare

All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.     

William Blake

Angry men have little to live for when their rage becomes ineffective.     

Miguel Syjuco

Rage keeps the person who feels it company. It moves into the hollows left by grief and loss, and turns inside you like a dark furred animal that grows and fills you; it kills off loneliness and takes its place.     

Paula Sharp

Rage can only with difficulty, and never entirely, be brought under the domination of the intelligence, and therefore is not susceptible to any arguments whatsoever.     

James A Baldwin

Rage is fine as long as it doesn't deteriorate into bitterness.     

Cornel West

Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.     

Desiderius Erasmus

There's a sort of rage a man feels when he's been deceived where he most trusted. It compares to no other anger.     

Orson Scott Card

When one is transported by rage, it is best to observe attentively the effects on those who deliver themselves over to the same passion.     


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

Benjamin Franklin

The act of civil disobedience is the act of taking our anger and turning it into sacred rage. It is a personal and collective gesture of resistance and insistance.     

Terry Tempest Williams

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.     

Mark Twain

Rage is a sign of nothing but immaturity. The power of any faith comes not from its coercion of critics and dissenters. It comes from the moral integrity and the intellectual strength of its believers.     

Mustafa Akyol

Rage was sometimes a useful ally in the heat of a fight, but it was a trickster. It made everything seem possible.     

Jonathan Maberry

To abandon yourself to rage is often to bring upon yourself the fault of another.     

Pope Agapet

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

A soft answer breaks the rage, a tough answer encourage the fury.     


Anger is a noble infirmity, the generous failing of the just, the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Hate and anger and disappointment and rage can be channeled in music into the most positive place.     

Brody Dalle

The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged.     

Bell Hooks

Anger is not the opposite of love, for the opposite of love is indifference. To be angry is to care tremendously. It is a signal that your caring extends beyond polite conversation, and that you are willing to risk a confrontation to share how you feel.     

Doris Moreland Jones

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.     

Will Rogers

Rage only works if it is justified. That's the trick with rage. You gotta have a reason to be mad.     

Sam Kinison

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.