If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
~Sydney J. Harris
There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen.
Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
He who angers you conquers you.
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Anger is one letter short of danger.
Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
Never write a letter while you are angry.
Get mad, then get over it.
The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Take no revenge that you have not pondered beneath a starry sky, or on a canyon overlook, or to the lapping of waves and the mewing of a distant gull.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot.
Anger as soon as fed is dead -'Tis starving makes it fat.
Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
~George Jean Nathan
Anger is short-lived madness.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other.
~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997
Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.
~Robert G. Ingersoll
Get angry, get furious but never crumble to resentment.
Sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.
At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.
~Marshall B. Rosenberg
Anger and folly walk cheek by jole.
Temper tantrums, however fun they may be to throw, rarely solve whatever problem is causing them.
I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
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.
Malice drinks one-half of its own poison.
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.
Never strike your wife - even with a flower.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894
Anger is a bad counselor.
Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins.
The worst-tempered people I've ever met were people who knew they were wrong.
To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
~William H. Walton
Two things a man should never be angry at: What he can help, and what he cannot help.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
When a man sends you an impudent letter, sit right down and give it back to him with interest ten times compounded, and then throw both letters in the wastebasket.
Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.