50+ Quotes Of Anger

Anger affects us all to some degree. While anger can be fleeting for most, some people allow anger to brew inside of them. Anger is an emotion that’s felt deep within the body that can fester and eat away at your very soul.

But everyone needs to let go of anger over time. Although some moments require an angry reaction to fuel positive change and motivation. However, if anger is not driving motivation for positive change, it’s only consuming your thoughts and destroying your capacity to love.

Let go of that anger today with these 50 plus quotes of anger!


Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy

Roy T. Bennett

The best fighter is never angry

Lao Tzu

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean

Maya Angelou

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

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

Shannon Alder

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

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses

William Arthur Ward
quotes of anger

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

Malcom X

Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves

Mitch Albom

A heart filled with anger has no room for love

Joan Lunden

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

Marcus Aurelius

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

Siddhartha Gautama

Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. Yeah. I wrapped myself in anger, with a dash of hate, and at the bottom of it all was an icy center of pure terror

Laurell K. Hamilton

Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love

Leo Buscaglia

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

Patricia Briggs

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

Deepak Chopra

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are

Cherie Carter-Scott

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

Where there is anger there is always pain underneath

Eckhart Tolle

We are none of us perfect, and no one expects perfection. But when you have hurt people, you must allow them their anger. Otherwise it will only become another thing you have tried to take away

Cassandra Clare

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Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry

Henry Ward Beecher

In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief

Emily Giffin

Darkness… When everything that you know and love… is taken from you so harshly… all you can think about is anger, hatred, and even revenge… and no one can save you


You’re afraid of your own anger

Kristin Cashore

Anger based on calculated reason is more dangerous than anger based on blind hate

Richelle Mead

Anger is useful only to a certain point. After that, it becomes rage, and rage will make you careless

Lauren Oliver

Anger’s like a battery that leaks acid right out of me. And it starts from the heart until it reaches my outer me

Criss Jami

Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present… today

Steve Maraboli

Life is so short. The only person you hurt when you stay angry or hold grudges is you. Forgive everyone, including yourself

Tom Giaquinto

Grief is pain internalized, abscess of the soul. Anger is pain as energy, sudden explosion

Lauren Groff

The greatest remedy for anger is delay

Thomas Paine

Anger is the prelude to courage

Eric Hoffer

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

Rachel Ward

Despite all my rage. I am still just a rat in the cage

Billy Corgan

I came to realize that if people could make me angry they could could control me. Why should I give someone else such power over my life?

Ben Carson

Anger is a brief madness


At times anger will trigger harsh words. After a cooling period wisdom sets in; finally, the ability to speak from the heart with love and compassion

Ana Monnar
quotes of anger

Only love that continues to flow in the face of anger, blame, and indifference can be called love. All else is simply a transaction

Vironika Tugaleva

Only courageous hearts can endure the bitterness of truth

Michael Bassey Johnson

If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you

Amit Ray

Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind

Bodie Thoene

Never loan your heart to hatred; it pays you back with self-destruction. Majority of people living are not aware that anger is an acid that destroys its own container

Israelmore Ayovor

Eyes and ears are not the problem… It is rage that blinds and deafens us. Or fear. Envy, mistrust. The world contracts, gets all out of joint when you are angry or afraid

Jan-Philipp Sendker

No reason to be angry. Anger just distracts from the all-encompassing sadness

John Green

A little inhumanity does not describe you as heartless, rather, it is a way of telling others that you have a heart that can get angry

Michael Bassey Johnson

Patience is the direct antithesis of anger

Allan Lokos

The madder it makes you, the harder you need to laugh at it

Destiny Booze

Defeat anger, stop using it as a shield against truth, and you will find the compassion you need to forgive the people you love

Glenn Beck

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As soon as anger knocks at one’s door, wisdom prepares to leave

Pawan Mishra

At the heart of all anger, all grudges, and all resentment, you’ll always find a fear that hopes to stay anonymous

Donald L. Hicks
Quotes of anger

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority

Alfred Adler

Works Cited

Anger Quotes (2705 quotes) (goodreads.com)

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