Top 30 Anger Quotes To Help You Keep a Cool Head

Top 30 Anger Quotes To Help You Keep a Cool Head

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Anger is a very powerful emotion, and getting angry is a natural reaction to something which bothered you. But, getting angry and lashing out at someone never solves the problem. In fact, it makes the situation worse than before.
Some people are always ready to provoke you, but reacting to them will only harm you. Excessive anger can even lead to heart attacks. You must control your anger before it controls you.

Here are the best anger quotes from some of the most famous people in the world. You can even share these quotes on anger with your family, friends, and loved ones to inspire them.

Anger Quotes

“My anger is more likely to do me more harm than your wrong.”

Seneca the Younger, Moral Essays ‘On Anger’ bk. 3, ch. 25, v. 4

“Anger, jealousy, impatience, and hatred are the real troublemakers, with them problems cannot be solved.”

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

“Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.”

Lena Horne, The New Bajan, (1990) p. 22

“Are you angry that others disappoint you? Remember you cannot depend upon yourself.”

Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s almanac for 1850-52 (ed. 1849)

“We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.”

Aristotle, The Works of Aristotle: Rhetorica; De rhetorica ad Alexandrum; De poetica (ed. 1924)

“Why should I be angry with a man for loving himself better than me?”

“What I’ve learned about being angry with people is that it generally hurts you more than it hurts them.”

Oprah Winfrey, Quoted in Robert Waldron, Oprah!, 1987

“Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.”

Epictetus, All the Works of Epictetus (ed. 1758)

“Look at children…If they feel angry with someone,they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.”

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, Imagine all the people (ed. Wisdom Publications, 1999)

“When you are angry, it means you, yourself are unhappy. Even if you are wronged, you are still making yourself unhappy if you feel anger.”

Michio Kushi, p. 41 – Spiritual Journey: Michio Kushi’s Guide to Endless Self-Realization and Freedom (1994, with Edward Esko)

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

Sydney J. Harris

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

“Anger is stupid, and stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent’s blade.”

Patricia Briggs

“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

“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.”

Shannon Alder

“Life’s not that simple. Not so easy to move on when the anger you’ve got is what keeps you going.”

Rachel Ward

“Anger does not solve anything; it builds nothing.”

Thomas S. Monson

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”


“Nobody makes you angry by speaking the truth, only you decided to use anger as a response.”


“Anger is a feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.”


“Don’t let yourself get so angry that you stop loving, because one day you will wake up from that anger and the person you love won’t be around anymore.”

Dawson’s Creek

“Anger doesn’t demand action. When you act in anger, you lose self-control.”

Joe Hyams, Joe Hyams (2010). “Zen in the Martial Arts”, p.70, Bantam

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

“Man should forget his anger before he goes to sleep.”

Mahatma Gandhi, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Book by Thomas De Quincey, 1821

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I believe anger is a wasted emotion, and I don’t like to waste emotions.”

Jim Webb

“Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”

Mahatma Gandhi, Glorious Thoughts of Gandhi: Being a Treasury of about Ten Thousand Valuable and Inspiring Thougths of Mahatma Gandhi, Classified Under Four Hundred Subjects

“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

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

Take a deep breath and smile. We hope these quotes on anger help you turn your anger into something constructive and make you a better person.

If you liked our selection of Top 30 Anger Quotes, then perhaps you would also enjoy our collection of Top 50 Revenge Quotes.

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