Anger Quotes for Expression and Growth

Browse our selection of anger quotes that inspire reflection, understanding, and growth as you learn to harness the strength of your emotions.

From the earliest days of humanity to the modern world, anger has played a significant role in shaping our actions and interactions. It is a human nature emotions; a natural response to perceived threats, injustice, or frustration.

Often seen as a double–edged sword, it can be a powerful force for change, motivating us to doing a good thing or protect our well–being. However, if left unchecked, it can also lead to destructive consequences, affecting our relationships, mental health, and well–being.

There is a rich tapestry of anger quotes has emerged out there, capturing the essence of this emotion in beautifully crafted words. The quotes come from various source; from influential philosophers and revered spiritual leaders to beloved authors and psychologists.

Whether you seek comfort during moments of frustration or to gain control over your emotions, these words will resonate with you. Join us as we delve into the world of 100 anger quotes.

Let them guide you towards emotional growth, self–awareness, and self–discovery.

Positive anger quotes

Positive anger quotes

Find inspiration and learn to channel emotions positively with our selection of anger quotes.

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
Lee Iacocca

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

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

And I just want to tell you, at some point it doesn’t matter who was right and who was wrong. At some point, being angry is just another bad habit, like smoking, and you keep poisoning yourself without thinking about it.
Jonathan Tropper

Anger is an energy that can be used for positive change.
Russell Eric Dobda

Let us not ruminate on lost cases, creating imaginary scenarios of spite and revenge. Let us honor our valuable mental time, follow a positive road instead, and dump barren and gnawing resentments and destructive anger.
Erik Pevernagie

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Carrie Fisher

Anger is not bad. Anger can be a very positive thing, the thing that moves us beyond the acceptance of evil.
Joan D. Chittister

Though we all have the fear and the seeds of anger within us, we must learn not to water those seeds and instead nourish our positive qualities – those of compassion, understanding, and loving kindness.
Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Emotional anger quotes

Emotional anger quotes

Annoyance, irritation, and disappointment are feelings that you will very likely continue to experience, since the world will never be the way you want it. But anger, that hurtful emotional response to obstacles, can be eliminated.
Wayne Dyer

It’s [anger] like a tornado that blows away all of your pleasure and replaces it with emotional poison.
G. Frank Lawlis

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
Joel Osteen

Anger expressed in a healthy and positive way means that we channel emotional anger towards resolution not attack.
Byron R. Pulsifer

Once you recognize that anger brings you nothing but internal emotional stress, you are ready to move forward with a more clearly defined positive action.
Catherine Pulsifer

Thoughts that are powered by fear will cause feelings of anxiety, anger or frustration, which will manifest into your life and create negative or bad experiences.
Joe Hinchliffe

Identifying the true root causes of your anger can take a lot of courage. No one likes to admit that they are responsible for their own negative behaviors.
Philip Johnson

Beware the fury of a patient man.
John Dryden

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

It is important not to suppress your feelings altogether when you are depressed. It is equally important to avoid terrible arguments or expressions of outrage. You should steer clear of emotionally damaging behavior.
Andrew Solomon

Relationship anger quotes

Relationship anger quotes

Do not let your love be a total infatuation. Do not let your anger be destruction.
Umar ibn al–Khattab RA

Forgiveness is the key to unlocking all the anger and hurt, the emptiness and darkness within. To unleash love, joy, fulfillment, and light inside. Why did I wait so long? I could’ve been feeling like this all along, you say to yourself.
Zaneta Beverford

Mad cause he aint like me… Oh you mad cause nobody ever did it like me.

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

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the crudest words.
Joyce Brothers

I’m not really sure why. But… do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much – pain, frustration, anger… and I still loved her. I still do.
Brandon Sanderson

Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don’t know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional theromastat is broken.
Shannon L. Alder

You can’t make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you’re doing is recording it.
Art Buchwald

The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.

You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner.
Jane Austen

Deep anger quotes

Deep anger quotes

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
George Lucas

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

A man deep–wounded may feel too much pain To feel much anger.
George Eliot

I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.
J.K. Rowling

For some people, feelings of anger can be quite frightening, so they seek to suppress these emotions in order to avoid conflict.
Paul Gilbert, PhD

Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.
Dalai Lama

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

Whenever she felt like crying, she would instead become angry–at someone else or at herself–which meant that it was rare for her to shed tears.
Haruki Murakami

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves – at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others – at what they did or did not do.
Peter McWilliams

Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Love anger quotes

Love anger quotes

Delve into this section of love anger quotes that resonate with your soul, offering solace and guidance during tough times in your love life journey.

A heart filled with anger has no room for love.
Joan Lunden

Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.
Margaret Mitchell

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.
Edward Abbey

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
James Thurber

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
Jack Layton

Love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love.
Athol Fugard

A moment of anger can destroy a lifetime of work, whereas a moment of love can break barriers that took a lifetime to build.
Leon Brown

Feelings are something you have; not something you are.
Shannon L. Alder

Darkness… When everything that you know and love… is taken from you so harshly… all you can think about is anger, hatred, and even revenge… and no one can save you.

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
Khalil Gibran

Frustration anger quotes

Frustration anger quotes

Every time there are losses, there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper.
Henri Nouwen

What are you gonna do, angel face? Stab me with your eyebrow pencil?
Susan Elizabeth Phillips

So you try to think of someone else you’re mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.
Ellen Hopkins

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.
Toni Morrison

Being unable to control your temper is no less of an illness than being anxious or depressed, and it deserves every bit as much sympathy.
John Crawford

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

Why do we hold onto negativity? For some reason, we believe that others are affected by our experience of remaining upset, hurt or angry. Holding on to pain, anger, guilt or shame is the glue that binds us to the situation we want to escape.
Iyanla Vanzant

What is bitterly done in uncontrolled anger cannot be undone.
Vinod Varghese Antony

Whether we like to admit it or not, those of us who struggle with an unforgiving heart also carry around a tremendous amount of anger.
Brian Jones

Whatever begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

Funny anger quotes

Funny anger quotes

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Douglas Adams

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley

The man once wrote: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. Tolkien had that one mostly right. I stepped forward, let the door bang closed, and snarled, “Fuck subtle.”
Jim Butcher

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Elizabeth I

In the 1998 Oscars, I found myself in the bathroom in a stall, next to Tom Selleck. So I leaned over and I said ‘Looks like we’re a couple of peeing Toms.’ His angry silence is something I’ll never forget.
Tom Hanks

“I lose my temper, but it’s all over in a minute,” said the student. “So is the hydrogen bomb,” I replied. “But think of the damage it produces!”
George Sweeting

If anger were mileage, I’d be a very frequent flyer, right up there in First Class.
Gina Barreca

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Josh Billings

I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?
Shannon L. Alder

Whoa, who peed in your Cheerios?
Becca Fitzpatrick

Anger quotes short

Anger quotes short

Find comfort in shared experiences through our ten short anger quotes, reminding us that we are not alone in our struggles.

The best fighter is never angry.
Lao Tzu

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
Mahatma Gandhi

The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.
Dalai Lama

The best remedy for anger is delay.
Brigham Young

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

Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide.
Shannon L. Alder

I sat with my anger long enough until she told me her real name was grief.
C.S. Lewis

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.
Cherie Carter–Scott

Poetry = Anger x Imagination.
Sherman Alexie

Get mad, then get over it.
Colin Powell

Sad angry quotes

Tantrums are seldom about the thing they appear to be about.
Diana Wynne Jones

There is nothing more entertaining then leaving someone speechless. Yet, there is nothing sadder than realizing that person was incapable of retaining half of what you said, and will repeat the story all wrong to someone else.
Shannon L. Alder

He gave everything to everybody. Except to me.
J.K. Rowling

At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.
Benjamin J. Carey

Often people that say they don’t care actually do. The moment they discuss you with their friends and family, compete with you, bad mouth you to others or react to anything you do or say is when they give themselves away. You can either be saddened or flattered that you effected someone so much. The perspective is yours to determine.
Shannon L. Alder

You cannot be angry and you have to go on smiling – then you become sad. The energy has become inactive.

Anger is active sadness; sadness is inactive anger. They are not two things. Watch your own behaviour. When do you find yourself sad? You find yourself sad only in situations where you cannot be angry.

There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.
Viggo Mortensen

Without love, benevolence becomes egotism.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Let go of anger quotes

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

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Robert Mull

If we wish to express anger fully, the first step is to divorce the other person from any responsibility for our anger.
Marshall Rosenberger

It is not the actions of others which trouble us (for those actions are controlled by their governing part), but rather it is our own judgments. Therefore remove those judgments and resolve to let go of your anger, and it will already be gone. How do you let go? By realizing that such actions are not shameful to you.
Marcus Aurelius

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
Joe Klaas

Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time.
Francis Bacon

Put all hatred and anger aside for you will not reach the truth unless you reach for the loving spirit that resides within you.
M. Lee

The next time you feel anger rising in you, create a distance with yourself. Dissolve the ‘I’ that has got offended and you will see that all the signs of anger will disappear.
Dianne Kane

I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed. Apology accepted. End of story.
Brad Goreski

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Barbara De Angelis

Final thoughts

These anger quotes have illuminated the delicate balance we must strike in managing our emotions. They have shown us that managing our anger is crucial for our mental and emotional well–being, preventing its toxic buildup from consuming us.

As we continue to learn from the wisdom of these anger quotes, may we find inner strength and resilience in the face of life’s challenges. Allow the quotes serve as a reminder in times of distress, offering guidance and perspective when anger threatens to overwhelm us.

Hope that you have found inspiration and introspection while exploring the world of anger quotes. If any of these anger quotes have struck a chord with you, share them with others who might benefit from their message.

Embrace the lessons that anger brings, and let them guide you on a path of positive change and personal growth. You have the strength within you to overcome adversity and find peace amidst the chaos, facing the storm.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through the world of anger quotes. May these words stay with you, guiding you towards a deeper understanding of yourself and others.

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