240 Anger Quotes That Will Help You Calm Down

The goal with these 240 anger quotes is simple: to help you slow down, calm down, and breathe. Hope you’ll like them. Enjoy.

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

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Not being outraged by anything is a superpower. James Pierce

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

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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. (See also: quote’s source, quoteinvestigator.com)

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Anger makes us feel so isolated. Fred Rogers


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

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

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

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

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


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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)

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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

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

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It doesn’t hurt me unless I interpret it’s happening as harmful to me. I can choose not to. Marcus Aurelius

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

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The Best Anger Quotes

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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

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

Friendly reminder. If you ever lose your temper it is your fault. Always. Your emotional responses are never the responsibility of any other human being. Thibaut

Everyone asks how to deal with anger when it arises. No one asks how to prevent anger from arising. James Pierce

So other people hurt me? That’s their problem. Their character and actions are not mine. Marcus Aurelius

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

When you think you’ve been injured, apply this rule: If the community isn’t injured by it, neither am I. And if it is, anger is not the answer. Show the offender where he went wrong. Marcus Aurelius

Keep this thought handy when you feel a fit of rage coming on — it isn’t manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesn’t give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance — unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength. Marcus Aurelius

The best thing you can do when you are angry is nothing. @orangebook_

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

Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Pema Chödron

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

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

A verbal threat is the most authentic certificate of impotence. Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Bed of Procrustes)

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

A wise man looks for everything inside of himself; a madman seeks for everything in others. Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

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Part 2. Anger Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Anger Quotes (Dalai Lama, Emerson, Einstein, etc.)

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The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Seneca

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

Most quarrels are inevitable at the time; incredible afterwards. E. M. Forster

I get angry about things, then go on and work. Toni Morrison

Anger… it’s a paralyzing emotion… you can’t get anything done. People sort of think it’s an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling – I don’t think it’s any of that – it’s helpless … it’s absence of control – and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers … and anger doesn’t provide any of that – I have no use for it whatsoever. Toni Morrison

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

If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world. Nikola Tesla

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

Anger may seem to be a source of energy, but it’s blind. It causes us to lose our restraint. It may stir courage, but that too is blind. 14th Dalai Lama

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

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

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. James Baldwin

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

There is no passion so much transports the sincerity of judgement as doth anger. Michel de Montaigne

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. Albert Einstein

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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Short Anger Quotes

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Anger reduces reason. Shane Parrish

Taking offense is optional. Jack Butcher

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

He who angers you conquers you. Elizabeth Kenny

Anger is really disappointed hope. Erica Jong

All ferocity is born from weakness. Seneca

The best answer for anger is silence. Paulo Coelho

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

You are the first victim of your anger. D. Muthukrishnan

Don’t respond to provocation with imitation. @TheStoicEmperor

When anger rises, think of the consequences. Confucius

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

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate. Unknown

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

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Inspirational Anger Quotes

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

When pain, misery, or anger happen, it is time to look within you, not around you. Sadhguru

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. They can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by them. 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

As you move forward along the path of reason, people will stand in your way. They will never be able to keep you from doing what’s sound, so don’t let them knock out your goodwill for them. Keep a steady watch on both fronts, not only for well-based judgments and actions, but also for gentleness with those who would obstruct our path or create other difficulties. For getting angry is also a weakness, just as much as abandoning the task or surrendering under panic. For doing either is an equal desertion — the one by shrinking back and the other by estrangement from family and friend. Marcus Aurelius

Anger is not attractive. Calmness backed by real strength is. @orangebook_ (See also: calm quotes)

All of us have some darkness inside of us – aggression, anger, hatred – the idea isn’t to get rid of it. The idea is to realize it exists for a reason, and once you learn how to leverage it without it corroding you, you’ll have the ability to push through the hardest of times. Tom Bilyeu

How satisfying it is to dismiss and block out any upsetting or foreign impression, and immediately to have peace in all things. Marcus Aurelius

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

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Helpful Anger Quotes (For yourself or others)

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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

When you are angry, be aware of your anger. As you become aware of it, you are no longer lost in anger. You get to see it from the outside. Haemin Sunim

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

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

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

One of the most banal yet personally profound insights a person can have is the realization that one does not have to let their emotions determine their behavior. Ever. You’re actually allowed to listen to the signals and decide: “nawwww I’ll pass.” Scott Barry Kaufman

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

Pause and ask yourself: “Does this really need a response?” Little annoyances come and go. The irritation fades quickly if it is not indulged. @TheStoicEmperor

Try to avoid making important decisions when you’re angry. Acknowledge the emotion. Recognize that it clouds your judgement. Remember that angry people tend to sacrifice the long-term good in response to short-term provocation. @TheStoicEmperor

Why can’t we control our anger? Because we love perfection. Make a little room for imperfection in our lives. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

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Funny And Surprising Anger Quotes

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Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. Phyllis Diller

Angry is just sad’s bodyguard. Liz Palmer

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

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce

Unsubscribe from your drama. Thibaut (@kapxs)

You shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger, for they don’t care at all. Marcus Aurelius

It’s funny how people think you hate them when you literally do not think of them at all. Paulo Coelho

When angry, count four. When very angry, swear. Mark Twain

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See also: How to Get Angry a Lot (2 minutes 25 seconds YouTube video by The School of Life)

Deep (And Sometimes Dark) Anger Quotes

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Bitterness: anger that forgot where it came from. Alain de Botton

Those who want to be outraged are never without a reason. James Pierce

How much more harmful are the consequences of anger and grief than the circumstances that aroused them in us. Marcus Aurelius

Anger is its own punishment. An angry person trying to push your head below water is drowning at the same time. Naval Ravikant

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

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons: greed, anger, and delusion. Bodhidharma

Reason gives each side time to plead; moreover, she herself demands adjournment, that she may have sufficient scope for the discovery of the truth; whereas anger is in a hurry: reason wishes to give a just decision; anger wishes its decision to be thought just. … The sword of justice is ill-placed in the hands of an angry man. Seneca

Anger is not impressive or tough — it’s a mistake. It’s weakness. Depending on what you’re doing, it might even be a trap that someone laid for you. Ryan Holiday

If you’re angry, you’re part of the problem, not the solution. Ryan Holiday

You remember the insults you received far more than those you gave. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Anger is privilege for the strong, duty for the righteous, and self-harm for the weak. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

If you are easily offended you are also easily persuaded. @AmuseChimp

How easily someone is offended is in direct proportion to how stupid they are. Ed Latimore

The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell

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See also: How to Always Be in Control of Your Anger – Jocko Willink (4 minutes YouTube video)

Wise Anger Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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To indulge in outrage is to renounce wisdom. James Pierce

To investigate the fact of your own anger you must pass no judgement on it. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If you want to determine the nature of anything, entrust it to time: when the sea is stormy, you can see nothing clearly. Seneca

Some things torment us more than they ought; some torment us before they ought; and others torment us when they ought not torment us at all. Seneca

The wisest fight only for things that truly matter. They know time and energy are limited. For fools, all things matter. Maxime Lagacé

The more upset a person is with other people, and with circumstances, and the more satisfied he is with himself, the further he is from wisdom. Leo Tolstoy

Never argue with people in private (you will not convince them); argue in public to convince others. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Anger and aggression sometimes seem to be protective because they bring energy to bear on a particular situation, but that energy is blind. It takes a calm mind to be able to consider things from different angles and points of view. 14th Dalai Lama

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. John Dryden

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

Only the stupid respond to anger with anger. The smart respond with indifference. @orangebook_

The transition from anger to calmness is called education. @orangebook_

First to anger loses the battle. Last to anger wins the war. Alex Sauer

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. Augustine of Hippo

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

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Part 3. Anger Quotes About…

Anger Quotes About Being Mad, Hatred, Aggression

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What do you do with the mad that you feel? Fred Rogers

Hate, in the long run, is about as nourishing as cyanide. Kurt Vonnegut

Being mad for the right reasons is fine. Being aggressive is foolish. Maxime Lagacé

Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. Blaise Pascal

When they panic, when they get angry, when things go unexpectedly, is when they reveal their true selves. @orangebook_

Rage makes us stupid and fools us into thinking that our stupidity will somehow “show them.” @TheStoicEmperor

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

Anger and hatred are the materials from which hell is made. A mind without anger is cool, fresh, and sane. Thich Nhat Hanh

When a person’s speech is full of anger, it is because he or she suffers deeply. Thich Nhat Hanh

Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind. Juvenal

The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath. Buddha

Emotions can give us information without giving us orders. @TheStoicEmperor

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Anger Quotes About Life

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The important thing is what we do with the mad that we feel in life. Fred Rogers

Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public. Krista Tippett

Don’t be angry at life. It is not life that is frustrating you, it is you who are not listening to life. Osho

The quicker you can move from difficult emotions like frustration and anger to acceptance, compassion, and gratitude, the better your life will be. Yvan Byeajee

You don’t have to act according to your feelings and emotions. The very thing that makes us different from most animals is that we can use reason and judgement to override our base instincts. Feeling angry and acting angry are different things. @LifeMathMoney

Today, give yourself the most simple and doable of tasks: just don’t make stuff worse. Whatever happens, don’t add angry or negative emotions to the equation. Don’t react for the sake of reacting. Leave it as it is. Stop digging. Ryan Holiday

An emotional response to a situation is the single greatest barrier to power, a mistake that will cost you a lot more than any temporary satisfaction you might gain by expressing your feelings. Robert Greene

It’s worth remembering that, if you find yourself enraged by a news story, the story has likely been crafted to enrage you. @gurwinder

We are driven into wild rage by our luxurious lives, so that whatever does not answer our whims, arouses our anger. Seneca

High expectations brings bitterness. A simple and meaningful life is what you need. Maxime Lagacé

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

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Anger Quotes About Sadness, Depression, Grief

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Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be. Joan Didion

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. Eckhart Tolle

When grieving the loss of normalcy, it’s worth remembering: This isn’t permanent. We don’t know when it will end, but we do know it’s temporary. Letting emotions in doesn’t give them power over us. It gives them room to move through us. Adam Grant

Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. Malcolm X

Feeling sad is fine. Taking responsibility is good. Being annoyed is great. Being detached is wise. Maxime Lagacé

Every man has his secret sorrows. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Anger Quotes About Relationships, Love, Friendships

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Conflict can be a cleanser. Preethi Kasireddy

And where love ends, hate begins. Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)

If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. John Steinbeck

We mostly lose our tempers not with those who are actually to blame; but with those who love us enough to forgive us our foul moods. Alain de Botton

Having bad relationships is simple: don’t respect, don’t tell the truth. The opposite is also true. Maxime Lagacé

Never criticize. People are very bad at taking criticism rationally. They take it as a blow to their ego, defend themselves stubbornly, and accuse you back. Resentment ensues. @TheAncientSage

Don’t fear anger, fear indifference. Anger shows they still care, indifference shows they stopped. Thibaut

The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference, total absence of emotions. If you hate someone, it means that this person is still in your life. Paulo Coelho

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves does not disturb us. Hermann Hesse

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours. Shannon L. Alder

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. George Eliot

Hate is too heavy a burden to bear. Love is the better way. John Lewis

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Anger Quotes About Ego, Thoughts

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Lust, greed, anger, attachment – These are all paths to hell. Neem Karoli Baba

Big egos are closed, scared and loud. Small egos are opened, loving and equal. Maxime Lagacé

Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth. Cato the Elder

People get the most upset when you tell them true things they wish were false. Sam Altman

Anger brings about nothing grand or beautiful. On the other hand, to be constantly irritated seems to me to be the part of a languid and unhappy mind, conscious of its own feebleness. Seneca

You can’t be at war with another and at peace with yourself. @zen_fi

Insofar as the destructive effects of anger and hateful thoughts are concerned, one cannot get protection from wealth nor education. The only factor that can give protection from the destructive effects of anger and hatred is the practice of tolerance and patience. 14th Dalai Lama

Ego prevents you from learning from others. Envy prevents you from focusing on yourself. Anger prevents you from seeing clearly. @orangebook_

Part 1. “Anger is useful,” says our adversary, “because it makes men more ready to fight.” According to that mode of reasoning, then, drunkenness also is a good thing, for it makes men insolent and daring, and many use their weapons better when the worse for liquor. Seneca

Part 2. No man becomes braver through anger, except one who without anger would not have been brave at all: anger does not therefore come to assist courage, but to take its place. Seneca

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do. Bertrand Russell

Haters don’t really hate you. They hate themselves, because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be. Paulo Coelho

Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head. Arthur Schopenhauer

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Anger Quotes About Frustration, Fear, Anxiety

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Hoping is planning frustrations. Maxime Lagacé

Getting angry is fear shown in public. Krista Tippett

If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return. Deepak Chopra

Anger and impatience will draw you into rash actions that will cut off your options. Robert Greene

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

When someone responds to your questions with anger and frustration, it’s unlikely they’re a genius. More than likely, they don’t know what they are doing and are frustrated with you because deep down you’re exposing them to the lies they tell themselves. Shane Parrish

Life is not long enough to get upset about everything you don’t understand. Jack Butcher

Frustration doesn’t always lead to fight or flight. It can be a source of creative fuel. Adam Grant

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Yoda

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See also: How to Forgive (3 minutes 30 seconds YouTube video by The School of Life)

Anger Quotes About Forgiveness, Revenge

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The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Marcus Aurelius

Forgiveness is automatic when you see how holding on to anger continues to hurt you, and when you no longer want the identity of the victim. Naval Ravikant

Forgiveness is the greatest weapon, because a saint so armed is unperturbable he can give up anger immediately. Neem Karoli Baba

Anger does not care about itself, as long as it harms somebody else. Seneca

Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. Shannon L. Alder

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder

Do not waste your life taking revenge on the shadows of those you cannot forget or forgive. Accept. Endure. @TheStoicEmperor

None of them can hurt me. No one can implicate me in ugliness. Nor can I feel angry at my relative, or hate him. We were born to work together like feet, hands, and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural. To feel anger at someone, to turn your back on him: these are obstructions. Marcus Aurelius

What is more cruel than anger? What is more affectionate to others than man? Yet what is more savage against them than anger? Mankind is born for mutual assistance, anger for mutual ruin. Seneca

How much better to heal than seek revenge from injury. Vengeance wastes a lot of time and exposes you to many more injuries than the first that sparked it. Anger always outlasts hurt. Best to take the opposite course. Seneca

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending. Thich Nhat Hanh

The fact is that when you make the other suffer, he will try to find relief by making you suffer more. The result is an escalation of suffering on both sides. Thich Nhat Hanh (Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames, Amazon book)

Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on. Criss Jami

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are. Cherie Carter-Scott

The ultimate revenge is forgiveness. Brent Beshore

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Quotes About Patience, Tolerance, Overcoming Anger

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Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. Mahatma Gandhi

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. Thomas à Kempis

Getting angry with people for making mistakes doesn’t teach them not to make mistakes, it just teaches them to hide them. Unknown

Think for a few seconds before you act. Think for a few minutes if you’re angry. Sam Altman (See also: thinking quotes, maturity quotes)

I have never, ever seen calling people idiots work as a way to get them to change their mind. Sam Altman

Don’t judge other people too quickly. You never know their whole story and why they did or didn’t do something. Be empathetic. Sam Altman

As a friend of mine said once, when you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will understand and forget your anger. Paulo Coelho

Feeling is the key to healing. Suppressing emotions and feelings means they simmer just below the surface waiting to boil over. Shane Parrish

People usually have a reason for being upset, though it may differ from the reason they declare. Outbursts provide information about their emotional state, even if the cause is misdiagnosed. Don’t take everything literally. @TheStoicEmperor

If someone asks you how to write your name, would you bark out each letter? And if they get angry, would you then return the anger? Wouldn’t you rather gently spell out each letter for them? So then, remember in life that your duties are the sum of individual acts. Pay attention to each of these as you do your duty… just methodically complete your task. Marcus Aurelius

When people injure you, ask yourself what good or harm they thought would come of it. If you understand that, you’ll feel sympathy rather than outrage or anger. Your sense of good and evil may be the same as theirs, or near it, in which case you have to excuse them. Or your sense of good and evil may differ from theirs. In which case they’re misguided and deserve your compassion. Is that so hard? Marcus Aurelius

It is possible to curb your arrogance, to overcome pleasure and pain, to rise above your ambition, and to not be angry with stupid and ungrateful people – yes, even to care for them. Marcus Aurelius

Be the example people need. Maxime Lagacé

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See also: Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper (mayoclinic.org)

Anger Quotes About Control

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Emotional maturity will keep you from needing to have the last word. Be at peace. Thema Bryant-Davis

In any encounter, we have a choice: we can strengthen our resentment or our understanding and empathy. Pema Chödrön

When blinded by anger, we make choices we later regret. Leaving the room before the bridge is burned is a sign of maturity. Haemin Sunim

Anger is a loss of control over the situation, and it is a contract that you’re making with yourself – that you’re going to literally be in physical and mental and emotional turmoil. Naval Ravikant

Not reacting to stupidity is a sign of intelligence. @orangebook_

Don’t let your enemy make you more like him. @TheStoicEmperor

Control your anger. If you hold anger toward others, they have control over you. Your opponent can dominate and defeat you if you allow him to get you irritated. Miyamoto Musashi

Meditation is about keeping the mind clear; thinking deeply about reality. It’s about thinking about our emotions, asking ourselves ‘Why do I feel angry?’ and coming to understand the advantages and sound basis of positive emotions like warmheartedness. 14th Dalai Lama (See also: meditation quotes)

You must completely control your desire and shift your avoidance to what lies within your reasoned choice. You must no longer feel anger, resentment, envy, or regret. Epictetus

You yourself must learn to master your emotions, and never be influenced by anger. Robert Greene

Our reaction is what actually decides whether harm has occurred. […] Why not choose not to react? Ryan Holiday

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Anger Quotes About Attitude, Being Calm And Stoic

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Your job is to learn how to respond, not react. Louie Andersen

Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

Anger and emotion are strategically counterproductive. You must always stay calm and objective. Robert Greene

Since resentment, anger, and animosity bring us no benefit, it is clearly in our own interest to underpin our attitude to all others with a kind of genuine unconditional and unbiased compassion. And doing so will certainly bring us benefits. 14th Dalai Lama

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. James Thurber

Jumping to conclusions is easy and foolish. Taking a step back and slowing down is hard and wise. Maxime Lagacé

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” Shannon L. Alder

You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. Wayne Dyer

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Anger Quotes About Happiness, Letting Go

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I can’t afford to hate anyone. I don’t have that kind of time. Akira Kurosawa

Nobody can make us angry if we don’t have the seeds of anger inside. Lama Surya Das

The happiest people are also the quietest. They don’t need to engage in conflicts. @orangebook_

Cruelty and hate are traits of the weak and cowardly. Love and kindness are the traits of those who rise above it. B. D. Schiers

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free. Thich Nhat Hanh

Developing compassion you feel much happier within – more calm, more peaceful – and other people respond to that. Through anger, real peace, friendship, and trust are impossible, but through love we can develop understanding, unity, friendship, and harmony – this is valuable. 14th Dalai Lama

Gratitude is important because it’s a sustainable mindset. Revenge, anger and fear are powerful but they consume the host as well. Ed Latimore

Happiness is a choice. Forgiveness is a choice. Acceptance, anger, desire, love… all choices. Your time. Your choice. Scott Shaw

Beauty is when you keep doing the right thing with a smile. Maxime Lagacé

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Part 4. Conclusion

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Hatred is, indeed, never appeased by hatred in this world. It is appeased only by loving-kindness. This is an ancient law. The Dhammapada

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

Call to action: Watch How To Use Stoicism To Control Your Anger (8 minutes 34 seconds YouTube video by Ryan Holiday) or How to Remain Calm With People (5 minutes YouTube video by The School of Life)