Quotes of Anger

“ Eat a third and drink a third and leave the remaining third of your stomach empty. Then, when you get angry, there will be sufficient room for your rage. ”

- Babylonian Talmud

“ Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. ”

- Cherie Carter Scott

“ When anger rises, think of the consequences. ”

- Confucius

“ Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. ”

- Elizabeth I

“ Anger as soon as fed is dead- 'Tis starving makes it fat. ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase. ”

- Epictetus

“ If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods. ”

- Epictetus

“ I have seen a peaceful expression turn to anger as fast as a whip cracks, and so the look on the face might mean less than what it seems to be. ”

- Erica Eisdorfer

“ Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last. ”

- Greg Evans

“ Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to. ”

- Harriet Lerner

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

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. ”

- Joan Lunden

“ A child that has a quick temper, just blaze up and cool down, ain't never likely to be sly or deceitful. ”

- L. M. Montgomery

“ Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ 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

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

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people. ”

- Mario Puzo

“ I have a right to my anger, and I don't want anybody telling me I shouldn't be, that it's not nice to be, and that something's wrong with me because I get angry. ”

- Maxine Waters
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