72 Anger Quotes to Help You Calm Down

Anger is a strong emotion that, when directed appropriately can propel us to take action and accomplish our objectives.

Nonetheless, maintaining equilibrium is crucial, as succumbing to anger can lead to adverse effects on our lives.

It may be tempting to yield to challenging emotions, but these rage quotes remind us of the importance of managing our feelings and exploring healthier alternatives.

Life inevitably presents situations that stir up anger, but our response to this emotion is what truly matters.

Anger Quotes to Help You Calm Down

By learning to handle anger in a constructive manner, we can greatly enhance our overall well-being and enjoyment of life.

Acknowledging the significance of emotional balance and self-awareness is vital for cultivating a more gratifying and serene existence.

Here is a great collection of quotes about Anger.

Anger Quotes


Not being outraged by anything is a superpower. ~ James Pierce.


An angry word is like striking with a knife. ~ Unknown.

Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind. ~ Evan Esar.

While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself. ~ Douglas Horton.

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

We are reminded that anger doesn’t solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything. ~ Thomas S. Monson.

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. ~ Scott Adams.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. ~ Isaac Asimov.

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 is like a flame blazing up and consuming our self-control, making us think, say, and do things that we will probably regret later. ~ Nhat Hanh.

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


Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll.

When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. ~ Epictetus.

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Best Anger Quotes

Keep cool and you command everybody. ~ Louis Antoine de Saint-Just

Anger doesn’t demand action. When you act in anger, you lose self-control. ~ Joe Hyams.

Angry people are not always wise. ~ Jane Austen.

No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage. ~ Plutarch.


Anger resolves nothing it only puts up your blood pressure. ~ Catherine Pulsifer.

The best fighter is never angry. ~ Lao Tzu.

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. ~ Willie Nelson.

I have heard it said that whining is anger coming out through a very small opening. ~ James Finley.


Great anger and violence can never build a nation. ~ Nelson Mandela.

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

Famous Anger Quotes

He who angers you conquers you. ~ Elizabeth Kenny.

Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on. ~ Stephen King.

There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone. ~ Sylvester Stallone.


Anger makes us feel so isolated. ~ Fred Rogers.

If you get angry easily, it may be because the seed of anger in you has been watered frequently over many years, and unfortunately you have allowed it or even encouraged it to be watered. ~ Nhat Hanh.

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. ~ Bruce Lee.

An angry word is like a hand grenade thrown into the temple of love. ~ Arthur Samuels.

Anger is what keeps us from tolerating the intolerable. ~ William Sloane Coffin.


Anger is the emotion that separates. It cuts everything right in two. ~ Charlotte Joko Beck.

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

Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action. ~ Tupac Shakur.

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

When anger rises, think of the consequences. ~ Confucius.


To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself. ~ Buddha.

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. ~ Anatole France.

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. ~ Robert W. Service.

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

Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart. ~ Jim Henson.

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on. ~ Alice Miller.


Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people. ~ Mario Puzo.

Anger is one letter short of danger. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten. ~ John Dryden.

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

Top Anger Quotes

Don’t lose your temper; use it. ~ Dolly Parton.

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance. ~ Robert Quillen.


Be too big for worry and too noble for anger. ~ Christian D. Larson.

If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~ Walter Anderson.

Nothing can heal anger except compassion. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.

Anger can be an expensive luxury. ~ Italian Proverb.

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? ~ Khalil Gibran.

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. ~ Steven Wright.

In anger we should refrain both from speech and action. ~ Pythagoras.


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

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.

The principal use of prudence, of self-control, is that it teaches us to be masters of our passions, and to so control and guide them that the evils which they cause are quite bearable, and that we even derive joy from them all. ~ René Descartes.

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

Powerful Anger Quotes

Don’t let the sun go down on me. ~ Elton John.

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


Anger is really disappointed hope. ~ Erica Jong.

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. ~ William Saroyan.

It’s time we stop worrying, and get angry you know? But not angry and pick up a gun, but angry and open our minds. ~ Tupac Shakur.

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful or greedy. Unless you let him. ~ Napoleon Hill.

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

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason. ~ Elie Wiesel.

A heart filled with anger has no room for love. ~ Joan Lunden.

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So these were the 72 quotes about Anger.

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