Posted by: Anne | March 6, 2010

quotes about anger

“Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.”
— Elliott Larson

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”
— Albert Einstein

“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.”
— Seneca

“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

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“Anger is only one letter short of danger.”
— Author Unknown

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.”
— Aristotle

“Anyone who angers you conquers you.”
— Author Unknown

“Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.”
— Marcus Antonius

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
— Romans 12:21

“Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.”
— Ecclesiastes 7:9

“Do not say, ‘I’ll pay you back for this wrong!’ Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.”
— Proverbs 20:22

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Get mad, then get over it.”
— Colin Powell

“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.”
— Buddha

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”
— Marcus Aurelius

“If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?”
— Sydney J. Harris

“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’ll hurt your own foot.”
— Korean Proverb

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.”
— William Arthur Ward

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
— James Thurber

“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.”
— James 1:19,20

“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.”
— Will Rogers

“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret – it only causes harm.”
— Psalms 37:8

“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
— Malachy McCourt

“Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.”
— Author Unknown

“Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter

“The angry people are those people who are most afraid.”
— Dr. Robert Anthony

“The best answer to anger is silence.”
— Author Unknown

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

“To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.”
— William H. Walton

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”
— Confucius


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