Helpful Quotes re: Anger

Updated: Nov 9, 2019

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 is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. Benjamin Franklin


If you get down and quarrel everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say. Bob Marley


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


Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. Albert Einstein


There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust. Saint Francis de Sales


Anger is a short madness. Horace


If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverb Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest. Pope Paul VI


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


There never was a social change in America without angry people at the heart. Keith Miller


I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that. Kevin Bacon


For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I’m outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it’s hardest to see. Robin Williams


Many churches are measuring the wrong things. We measure things like attendance and giving, but we should be looking at more fundamental things like anger, contempt, honesty, and the degree to which people are under the thumb of their lusts. Those things can be counted, but not as easily as offerings. Dallas Willard


Anger is only one letter short of danger. Unknown


Of the seven deadly sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back; in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you. Frederick Buechner

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