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Quotes About Anger

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Gloria Steinem
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Gloria Steinem

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

Jane Austen
“Angry people are not always wise.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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

Aristotle
“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

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

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

J.K. Rowling
“I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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

“ليس الشديد بالصرعة؛ إنما الشديد الذي يملك نفسه عند الغضب
The strong person is not the good wrestler. Rather,the strong person is the one who controls himself when he is angry.
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 73, #135)”
Anonymous

Nicole Krauss
“I want to say somewhere: I've tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in.”
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Simone de Beauvoir
“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
Simone de Beauvoir

Mark Twain
“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

Becca Fitzpatrick
“Whoa, who peed in your Cheerios?”
Becca Fitzpatrick, Crescendo

Ellen Hopkins
“So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.”
Ellen Hopkins

Malcolm X
“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

Jason Mraz
“Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you.”
Jason Mraz

Steve Maraboli
“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people...but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Mitch Albom
“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, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Thích Nhất Hạnh
“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.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

Scott Westerfeld
“You're insane!" she shouted.
"Pretty cool, huh?"
"No!"Tally yelled. "Why didn't you tell me it was broken?"
Shay shrugged. "More fun that way?"
"More fun?" Her heart beating fast,her vision strangely clear. She was full of anger and relief and...joy.
"Well, kind of. But you suck!”
Scott Westerfeld, Uglies

Meg Cabot
“My mother's psychologist says I have an overactive anger switch, but people just keep pissing me off.”
Meg Cabot, Darkest Hour

“A void in my chest was beginning to fill with anger. Quiet, defeated anger that guaranteed me the right to my hurt, that believed no one could possibly understand that hurt.”
Rachel Sontag, House Rules

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

Sherman Alexie
“Poetry = Anger x Imagination”
Sherman Alexie, One Stick Song

Patricia Briggs
“Anger is stupid, and stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent's blade.”
Patricia Briggs, Dragon Bones

James Frey
“If there was a God. I would spit in his face for subjecting me to this. If there was a Devil, I would sell my sould to make it end. If there was something Higher that controlled out f***ing fates, I would tell it to take my fate and shove it up its fucking ass. Shove it hard and far, you motherf***er. Please end. Please end. Please end.”
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

Marcus Aurelius
“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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