We all know anger is terrible and is detrimental in any relationship. But finding ways to control it or repress it will only worsen the anger in the long run.
Our most popular anger quotes collection emphasis understanding anger and how to be in harmony with oneself.
Without inner stress or disharmony, anger cannot arise in the first place. If you look at any expression of anger, it is derived when an inner expectation is unfulfilled or unmet.
The expectation could be from a person, from society, law, government policy, or any ideology in general. When things don’t happen as you have expected them to happen, the mind expresses it in the form of anger.
We hope reading our short yet powerful letting go of anger quotes will help you introspect your anger issues and go beyond the ‘ fight or flight mode.
It is simply not worth living life in mental agitation and anger.
What is the root of anger?
Anger doesn’t suddenly arise from nowhere but looking at people getting angry from nowhere; can give that impression.
You cannot vent anger on somebody without having an underlying chronic mental pain. It’s just that when the pain is too much to bear, your anger burst like a pressure cooker.
Remember, the pressure was building for years, for months or days, and when you can’t contain anymore, your anger takes the outward expression for the world to see. Otherwise, it was silently brewing for a long time.
Also, anger is mostly shown at somebody who is taken for granted for some reason, and we don’t need to exhibit anger only to those who disappointed or hurt us.
You may inwardly be at a cold war with a person and vent your anger on somebody else more vulnerable.
How to deal with Anger?
To deal with anger, you have to go to the root of the problem called ‘our minds.’ It is the mind that gets angry for a particular reason.
Try understanding what the mind ‘wants’ and ‘why’ it wants in the first place.
The mind has created a certain expectation, and it gets angry when that expectation doesn’t convert into the desired result.
If you probe deeper and deeper, all forms of mind expectations ultimately are to get ‘mental peace.’
When your expectations get fulfilled, you experience a certain sense of fulfillment. The mind wants that sense of inner fulfillment through all its expectations.
When your life lacks that inner sense of completion, your mind sends problem signals. We look for fulfillment through love, friendship, society, family, career, money, emotional experiences, etc.
The best way to deal with anger is to understand the above process deeply. Looking at the world for inner fulfillment is the root cause of all anger issues.
Remember, when you want inner fulfillment through the world, it is highly dependant on the other. They have become your master, and you have become their slave asking for contentment.
As a result, you get frustrated, sad, depressed, and finally, vent your anger when you longer can bear the pain of disappointment of the expectation not being fulfilled.
To conquer anger and go beyond anger, you have to understand the above psyche process deeply.
Till the time the mind wants inner fulfillment, anger will be there in your life.
Instead of attending the otherwise popular anger management therapy, try introspecting your inner needs and find out whether it is possible to live with utmost inner satisfaction.
Best Anger Quotes and Sayings
A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.
– Ben Franklin
A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.
A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.
– Ben Franklin
Anger is one letter short of danger.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Anger is a short madness.
Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
– Kahlil Gibran
Clouds gather before a storm.
Don’t get your back up.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
– Chinese Proverb
Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.
– German Proverb
Hard words break no bones.
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd take warning.
If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.
Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
– Sydney J. Harris
The anger of the prudent never shows.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
– Eckhart Tolle
He who angers you conquers you.
– Elizabeth Kenny
Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
– Ambrose Bierce
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.
– Baptist Beacon
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
– Maya Angelou
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
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.
– William Arthur Ward
Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it. Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.
– Bohdi Sanders
You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.
– Indira Gandhi
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
– Benjamin Franklin
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
– Bruce Lee
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.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
– Publilius Syrus
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
A man can’t eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul.
– Garrison Keillor
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.
– Cherie Carter-Scott
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
– Albert Einstein
The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath.
– Gautama Buddha
Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.
– Chinese Proverb
At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.
– Marshall B. Rosenberg
Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.
– Lyman Abbott
Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
Get mad, then get over it.
– Colin Powell
Anger, it’s a paralyzing emotion, you can’t get anything done.
– Toni Morrison
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
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
– Benjamin Franklin
Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.
– Kazi Shams
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
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
– Barbara De Angelis
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