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80 Anger Quotes To Master Your Anger

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The top 80 anger quotes (to master your anger).

Why did I curate them?

Because I believe reading these quotes can help you gain control over yourself and your emotions.

Indeed, you’ll enhance your self-understanding and gain a better perspective on what anger truly is.

Life is unfair sometimes, and without self-control, anger could blind you.

It might even lead to regrets about things you say or do.

So, take a moment, relax, and enjoy these quotes from Buddha, Gandhi, Einstein, and more.


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If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them. Confucius

The smarter you get, the more you realize anger is not worth it. Maxime Lagacé

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. (Source)

I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight… I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence. Thich Nhat Hanh (Being Peace, Amazon book)

If you’re offended easily, you’re a bad resource allocator. It’s a waste of energy and attention, which is a greater sin than wasting time. Tim Ferriss

One’s anger is one’s greatest enemy and one’s calmness is one’s protection. Sathya Sai Baba

No one heals himself by wounding another. Ambrose

Hatred is public and shameless demonstration of inferiority complex. Paulo Coelho

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung


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Anger makes us feel so isolated. Fred Rogers

The instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. Buddhist proverb

Judge, and feel separate and lonely. Anger, and lose peace of mind. Cling, and live in anxiety. Fantasize, and miss the present. Desire, and suffer until you have it. Naval Ravikant

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry. Winston Churchill

We will cease to be angry once we cease to be so hopeful. Alain de Botton

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes. Cato The Elder

Delay gratification. Don’t give your ego the satisfaction of a scream. Maxime Lagacé

The best way to avenge yourself is to not be like that. Marcus Aurelius

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Not being outraged by anything is a superpower. James Pierce

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue. G. K. Chesterton

The more easily you get offended, the less intelligent you actually are. Naval Ravikant

We can’t control what people say, but we do have a say in how we react. Refusing to give others power over our feelings is a mark of emotional intelligence. Adam Grant

If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away. John Steinbeck

Anger: when reality and expectations don’t fit. Maxime Lagacé

A person does not react to the insult. He reacts to what the insult makes him feel about himself. Kapil Gupta



More Quotes About Anger

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An action committed in anger is an action doomed to failure. Genghis Khan

When you want to become free, your righteousness and anger are much less interesting than they used to be. Ram Dass

Hatred is like a two edged sword. When you cut the other person you cut yourself. Haruki Murakami (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi

The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Seneca

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet. Maya Angelou

Hating clouds the mind. It gets in the way of strategy. Leaders cannot afford to hate. Nelson Mandela

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. Albert Einstein

When reason ends, then anger begins. Therefore, anger is a sign of weakness. 14th Dalai Lama

Anger is a weed; hate is the tree. Augustine of Hippo

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Another person will not hurt you without your cooperation. You are hurt the moment you believe yourself to be. Epictetus

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. Aristotle

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

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

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one makes you but even with him; forgiving, it sets you above him. Benjamin Franklin

Anger is only one letter short of danger. Eleanor Roosevelt

When you set out on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves. Confucius

Where there is anger there is always pain underneath. Eckhart Tolle (Source)

Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment. Mario Puzo (The Godfather)

Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like. Dwight D. Eisenhower


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Shouting something didn’t make it any more possible. Susan Sontag

Anger reduces reason. Shane Parrish

Being offended is a choice. Dan Go (Source)

If you’re mad it is your fault. Jonathan Wilson

All ferocity is born from weakness. Seneca

To indulge in outrage is to renounce wisdom. James Pierce

Anger is fleeting; remorse is eternal. Karn the Silver Golem

When anger rises, think of the consequences. Confucius

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head. German proverb


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Tears of despair can be fuel. Thunders of anger can be light. Maxime Lagacé

You either give up and quit, or you get angry and fight. Willow Cross

Take a step back and smile. Don’t take a step forward and scream. Maxime Lagacé

Haters are confused admirers who want to be like you. Paulo Coelho

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. Epictetus

Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth. The Dhammapada

Anger comes so fast we don’t even notice it. Cultivating detachment, presence and silence every day will help you react less. Maxime Lagacé

Understand at last that you have something in you more powerful and divine than what causes the bodily passions and pulls you like a mere puppet. Marcus Aurelius

Anger is not impressive or tough‚ it’s a mistake. It’s weakness. Ryan Holiday (Source)

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I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. Booker T. Washington

When you fill your life with love, you’ll find that anger, guilt, resentment, and any negative feelings will leave you. Rhonda Byrne

We all have negative urges, but we don’t have to act out those urges. Fred Rogers

Be aware of whom the anger is hurting. Usually it’s yourself first and foremost. I now mostly feel sorry for angry people. Naval Ravikant

Look at the people you don’t love and see them as an exercise for you to open your heart. Ram Dass

Be angry, it’s okay. To be angry, that is very human. And to learn how to smile at your anger and make peace with your anger is very nice. Thich Nhat Hanh

Holding grudges is stupid, unproductive and poisonous. Only fools hold on. The wise let go. Maxime Lagacé

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. Barbara De Angelis

Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right. Being offended is a choice and should be chosen wisely. Mark Manson

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

The biggest mistake we make with negative emotions is trying not to feel them. Awareness deepens positive emotions and allows negative ones to dissipate. Trying to avoid your feelings causes suffering. Shane Parrish

Anger and frustration are rarely caused by other people’s actions. They’re caused by how you interpret their actions. To change your reactions, question your explanations. You know what they did, but not why. New interpretations pave the way to new emotions. Adam Grant

The best answer for anger is silence. Paulo Coelho

You can dislike someone and still learn from them. Angela Jiang

Promise yourself that you will assume you are the root of your problems next time you get upset. Mark Manson

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves. Eric Hoffer

Anger is the most destructive of emotional responses, for it clouds your vision the most. Robert Greene

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It always makes me proud to love the world somehow – hate’s so easy compared. Jack Kerouac (Big Sur)

Key Takeaways

  • Being angry: the art of showing weakness.
  • Staying calm is your superpower. Use it.
  • The benefits of staying calm?
    • You’ll be more efficient and logical
    • You’ll keep your energy
    • You won’t have regrets
  • Remember: Shouting is counterproductive. It’s going backward.
  • The good side of anger? You can use it as motivation to change something in your life.

Further Readings

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How do you control your anger? What’s your favorite anger quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.

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