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Top 40 Rage And Anger Quotes

Rage And Anger Quotes

This post contains some of the best rage and anger quotes.

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What Is Anger?

Anger is an emotional response triggered by a real or perceived threat.

Anger can be a painful emotion. Most of us seek relief from feeling by reacting immediately and removing whatever triggered it in the first place – or, if it we can’t, cursing or insulting it.

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Rage And Anger Quotes

1. “An important key in anger management is identifying the trigger and what it means for you.” – Daniel Brush

2. “Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

3. “Controlling anger is a personalized exercise. What works for me may not work for you. You need to find what makes you angry.” – Q. C. Aaron

4. “Explosive anger can really hurt your relationships with your spouse, kids, family, and friends. It causes lasting scars in the people you love most, and it can get in the way of resolving conflicts.” – Alexis G. Roldan

5. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

6. “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

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

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

9. “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

10. “To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.” – Buddha

11. “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

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12. “When you feel anger beginning to build up inside of you, let your whole body droop and relax to the best of your ability while beginning to breathe slowly from the diaphragm. Breathing in this way helps to calm both the body and the mind which leads to letting go of anger before it takes a hold.” – Marge Powers

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

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14. “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

15. “Anger is useful only to a certain point. After that, it becomes rage, and rage will make you careless.” ― Lauren Oliver

16. “Anger, blame and martyrdom are thieves.  They steal time, relationships and respect.  Personal accountability is the life giver, the thing that fills the soul with esteem and repairs it from the inside out.” – Amy Larson

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

18. “Do not teach your children never to be angry;  teach them how to be angry.” – Lyman Abbott

19. “Don’t promise when you’re happy. Do not reply when you’re angry and do not decide when you’re sad.” – Unknown

20. “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

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21. “How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” – Marcus Aurelius

22. “I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.” – Yoko Ono

23. “I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

24. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – Chinese Proverb

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25. “If you kick a stone in anger, you’ll hurt your own foot.” Korean Proverb

26. “If you stay in the company of anger, pain, or hurt, happiness will find someone else to visit.” – Kristen Crockett

27. “It’s never what people do that makes us angry; it’s what we tell ourselves about what they did.” – Marshall Rosenberg 

28. “Just because you’re angry, doesn’t mean you have the right to be cruel.” – Unknown

29. “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

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30. “Men in rage strike those that wish them best.” ― William Shakespeare

31. “Once we are honest about our feelings, we can invite ourselves to consider alternative modes of viewing our pain and can see that releasing our grip on anger and resentment can actually be an act of self-compassion.” – Sharon Salzberg

31. “People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.” – Will Rogers

32. “Sometimes I’m not angry, I’m hurt and there’s a big difference.” – Unknown

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

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

35. “There was something peculiarly gratifying about shouting in a blind rage until your words ran out. Of course, the aftermath was less pleasant. Once you’d told everyone you hated them and not to come after you, where exactly did you go?” ― Cassandra Clare

36. “Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.” – Thomas Fuller

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

38. “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

39. “When we talk about anger management, we are talking about how you control your emotional and physiological responses to situations that cause anger. You cannot avoid these situations and you cannot avoid becoming angry at times; that is only natural. However, you can learn to control how you react.” – James Seals, Anger

40. “When you throw dirt you lose ground.” – Texan Proverb

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Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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