40 Anger Quotes to Calm You Down

People show their anger in different ways. Some are silent while others explode like an atom bomb. The more easily you’re angered, the less control you have over your emotions. Master your emotions and your life will be a smoother sail. These anger quotes will help you realize that being in this intense emotional state although can have its uses, is usually a sign of weakness.


“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”

Albert Einstein


“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”



“Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.”

Horace Walpole


“When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.”



“Keep cool; anger is not an argument.”

Daniel Webster


“Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.”

Robert G. Ingersoll


“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.”



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



“The angry people are those people who are most afraid.”

Robert Anthony


“Anger is only one letter short of danger.”



“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”

William Arthur Ward


“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”



“Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.”

Edward Hyde Clarendon


“Anger makes us strong, Blind and impatient, And it leads us wrong; The strength is quickly lost; We feel the error long.”

George Crabbe


“Anger doesn’t win games.”

Gary Beban


“There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.”

St. Francis De Sales


“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


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

Leo Buscaglia


“He that is soon angry dealt foolishly.”



“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”

Benjamin Franklin


“Anger is a bad counselor.”

French Proverb


“Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.”

Marcus Antonius


“The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.”

Jacqueline Schiff


“Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.”

James Fallows


“Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.”

Chinese proverb


“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

Malachy McCourt


“Get mad, then get over it.”

Colin Powell


“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.”

Will Rogers


“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.”

James Thurber


“Great anger is more destructive than the sword.”

Tamil proverb


“A woman can hide her love for 40 years, but her disgust and anger not for one day.”

Arab Proverb


“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”

Chinese Proverb


“Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.”



“Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.”

William Shenstone


“Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.”

Elliott Larson


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



“Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”

Ambrose Bierce


“A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.”

Winston Churchill


“Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.”

Sir Henry Bulwer


“Men are like steel: when they lose their temper, they lose their worth.”

Chuck Norris

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