Quotes About Anger

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“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness

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

J.K. Rowling
“Not my daughter, you bitch!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Thich Nhat Hanh
“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, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

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

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

C. JoyBell C.
“Anger is like flowing water; there's nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.”
C. JoyBell C.

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."

[Interview with CBS radio host Don Swaim, September 15, 1987.]”
Toni Morrison

Shannon L. Alder
“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.”
Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It's Too Late

Shannon L. Alder
“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

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

“A heart filled with anger has no room for love.”
Joan Lunden, Wake-Up Calls

Jim Butcher
“Anger is just anger. It isn't good. It isn't bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It's like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice."

Constructive anger," the demon said, her voice dripping sarcasm.

Also known as passion," I said quietly. "Passion has overthrown tyrants and freed prisoners and slaves. Passion has brought justice where there was savagery. Passion has created freedom where there was nothing but fear. Passion has helped souls rise from the ashes of their horrible lives and build something better, stronger, more beautiful.”
Jim Butcher, White Night

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

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

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

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

Bohdi Sanders
“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.”
Bohdi Sanders, Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior

“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

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