Anger. It’s a horrible feeling that weighs your entire being down with bitterness and hatred. If we had a choice, we would remove all stressors and conflicts in our lives in order to avoid anger. But, of course, that’s just the fairy tale talking.
In reality, anger is just as natural as your mounting thirst on a summer day. Situations change and bad things happen. Some people are too brazen and shameless that they cause pain while others simply make mistakes. Whatever it is that causes the madness to surge, we’re only human. We’re bound to have flashes of rage at some point.
However, to get angry is one thing, to stay angry is another. To get angry means to react and acknowledge that your feelings are valid. To stay angry is to hold on to hurt, letting it slip that forgiveness means peace. It’s not easy to control our emotions, but it’s possible to validate our feelings of anger without it compromising reason, and future happiness.
In a life where you can choose to hold on to bitterness or to let go, it’s wrong to waste our our precious life in grudges. Here are 30 anger quotes that may help you put things into perspective, so you can get back to living your life.
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
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
A man can’t eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul. – Garrison Keillor
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
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go. – Bertrand Russell
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
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses. – William Arthur Ward
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. – Plato
My mother’s psychologist says I have an overactive anger switch, but people just keep pissing me off. – Meg Cabot
Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love. – Leo Buscaglia
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. – Phyllis Diller
The best fighter is never angry. – Lao Tzu
Anger is stupid, and stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent’s blade. – Patricia Briggs
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. – Maya Angelou
Men in rage strike those that wish them best. – William Shakespeare
If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return. – Deepak Chopra
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
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are. – Cherie Carter-Scott
Anger is a valid emotion. It’s only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don’t want to do. – Ellen Hopkins
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. – Marcus Aurelius
Anger is useful only to a certain point. After that, it becomes rage, and rage will make you careless. – Lauren Oliver
Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry. – Lyman Abbott
Where there is anger there is always pain underneath. – Eckhart Tolle
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. – Benjamin Franklin
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. – Barbara De Angelis
It’s my duty as a human being to be pissed off. – Eric Bogosian
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
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? – Sydney J. Harris
Angry people are not always wise. – Jane Austen
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper. – Khalil Gibran
Share these 30 anger quotes with your loved ones reminding them to take it easy.