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Is anger a good thing? (These anger quotes answer!...)

  • Is it important to express yourself, fully?
  • Or is most anger more damaging (to yourself) than beneficial?
  • What is your assessment of anger?
    (Do you need anger management help?)

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Hmm, well I can't promise to answer any of these questions but I can promise you a hand-picked (by me) collection of inspirational anger quotations that might help YOU answer them!

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Anger Quotations

Anger quotes - what they say...

"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."
-- Albert Einstein

"The worst-tempered people I've ever met were people who knew they were wrong."

-- Wilson Mizner

"To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves."

--Alexander Pope

"Great anger is more destructive than the sword."

-- Tamil proverb

"Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world."
-- William Shenstone

"How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him."

-- Frank Herbert

"Those whom the Gods would destroy
First they would make angry"
-- Anonymous

"Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts."

-- Ovid

"He who angers you conquers you."
-- Elizabeth Kenny

(This is why anger management is so important, don't you see! Anyway, some more anger quotes...)

"Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not easy."

-- Aristotle

"There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen."

-- Alexandre Dumas

"If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?"

-- Sydney J. Harris

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

-- St. Francis De Sales

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

-- Cherie Carter-Scott

"He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin."

-- John Ruskin

"If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot."

-- Korean 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

"Accidents are no accidents. Like everything else in our lives, we create them. Accidents are expressions of anger. They indicate built-up frustrations resulting from not feeling the freedom to speak up for one's self."

-- Louise Hay

"I was angry with my friend
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow."

-- William Blake (From the poem, A Poison Tree)

( Read more inspirational poems here... And read more anger quotes below...)

"He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not."

-- Seneca

"Two things a man should never be angry at: What he can help, and what he cannot help."

-- Thomas Fuller

"When anger rises, think of the consequences."

-- Confucius

"Expressing anger is a form of public littering."

-- Willard Gaylin

"To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is still better."

-- Tyron Edwards

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

-- Leo Buscaglia

(Check out my thoughts on another of Dr Love's (Leo Buscaglia) quotes in this video here... Leo Buscaglia quotes.)

"Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry."

-- Lyman Abbott

"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, that is not easy."

-- Aristotle

"Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last."

-- Greg Evans

"Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long."
-- Robert Brault

Okay, time for an anger quotes time-out. Instead, let's seek out some anger management help from this anger quotations video...

Anger quotes - what they STILL say...

"Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
-- Malachy McCourt

"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

"Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins."

-- Neil Kinnock

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

-- Marcus Aurelius

(Hmm, I think the anger assessment of these inspirational quotations is pretty clear: anger sucks! But what do you think about anger?)

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

-- Author Unknown

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

-- Chuck Norris

"Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret."

-- Lawrence J. Peter

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."

-- Thomas a Kempis

More anger quotes? Well, who am I to refuse!...

"To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee."
-- William H. Walton

"Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him."
-- Louis L'Armour

"Anger is one letter short of danger."

-- Author Unknown

(That sounds like the sort of words expressed in that Anger Management movie starring Adam Sandler & Jack Nicholson! Hee.)

"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong."

-- Baltasar Gracian

"Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them."

-- James Fallows

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

-- Chinese Proverb

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

-- Chinese Proverb

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

-- Laurence J. Peter

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

-- Henry Ward Beecher

"Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to."

-- Harriet Lerner

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. He who looks outside, only dreams, he who looks inside, also awakens."

-- Carl Jung

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

-- James Thurber

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

-- Jefferson

Anger quotes - and finally...

These inspirational quotations about anger reveal more aspects of anger - where it comes from, and why (sometimes) anger is most definitely necessary. Yes, i guess we're talking about anger management help...

"The angry people are those people who are most afraid."
-- Dr. Robert Anthony

"Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath."

-- Eckhart Tolle

"I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe, I told it not, my wrath did grow."

-- William Blake

"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

"Sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel."

-- Author Unknown

"The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough."

-- Bede Jarrett

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

-- Emily Dickinson

"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

(Hmm, I hate it when inspirational quotations contradict themselves like those 2 anger quotes from Emily Dickinson and Epictetus, I really do. But it don't make me angry, oh no!...)

"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

(This feat of greatness is impossible you might say. Well, that's why I created this website: Inspire Greatness Now!)

"It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either."
-- Wayne Dyer

So, to the final few anger quotes then...

"Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest."
-- Unknown

"No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched."

-- George Jean Nathan

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."

-- Benjamin Franklin

"Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account."

-- Euripides

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