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50 Anger Management Quotes for a Balanced Life

Anger is a natural human emotion, but it can be destructive if not managed effectively. These 35 anger management quotes provide guidance for developing a more peaceful and balanced life.

What is Anger?

Anger is a common human emotion that everyone encounters regularly. It is a normal reaction when one feels frightened, angry, or wounded. Anger may be a strong motivation that enables us to protect our loved ones and stand up for ourselves.

But if anger is not controlled, it can result in negative actions like discrimination, violence, and self-harm.

How Anger Affects Us

The effects of anger on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being can be significant. Our bodies enter “fight-or-flight” mode when we are angry which can cause a rise in heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension.

It’s critical to get professional help if you are finding it difficult to control your anger on your own. You can learn the techniques you need from a therapist to better control your anger and lead a happier life.


Read these quotes today and start taking steps to manage your anger in a healthy way.

Quotes About Anger Management

“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 — this is not easy.” – Aristotle


“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you react, you let others control you. When you respond, you are in control.” – Bohdi Sanders

“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

“Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce


“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“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

“Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.” – English Proverb

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.” – Stephen Hawking

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein

“Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

quotes on anger issues

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” – Seneca

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

“Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public.” – Krista Tippett

“Anger is only one letter short of danger.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one.” – Benjamin Franklin


“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 and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

“The best fighter is never angry.” – Lao Tzu

“When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.” – Mark Twain


“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

“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’Amour

“Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Do not let your anger lead to hatred, as you will hurt yourself more than you would the other.” – Stephen Richards

“Angry people want you to see how powerful they are… loving people want you to see how powerful You are.” – Chief Red Eagle

“Sometimes …it took seconds to control your anger, only to avoid the state of eternal feud.” – Toba Beta


“If people keep stepping on you, wear a pointy hat.” – Joyce Rachelle

“Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.” – Horace

“If anger is fire, forgiveness is water. When fire gets out of control, use plenty of water.” – Ronit Baras

“The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.” -Joseph Joubert

“Keep cool; anger is not an argument.” – Daniel Webster


“It is not the actions of others which trouble us, 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.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Patience and empathy are anger’s mortal enemies.” – Gary Rudz

anger management phrases

“When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The one who angers you, controls you. Let your anger go and become free.” – Chinese Proverb

“Patience is the direct antithesis of anger.” – Allan Lokos


“Angry people are not always wise.” – Jane Austen

“The best vaccine against anger is to watch others in its throes.” – Marcel Proust

“Controlled anger leads to positive action.” – Todd Stocker

“Anger is meant to be acted upon. It is not meant to be acted out.” – Julia Cameron

“Understanding doesn’t leave room for anger, hurt or fear.” – C.M. Rayne

“No passion disturbs the soundness of our judgement as anger does.” – Michel de Montaigne


“A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret.” – Unknown

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

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

“Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that provoked it.” – Unknown

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