Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Anger.

The repository contains 15 quotes in the category “Anger.”

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 — 1882

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

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

Every normal man must be tempted at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956

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 -- that is not easy.

384 — 322 B.C.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

564? — 483 B.C.

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

Emperor Marcus Aurelius
121 — 180 A.D.

Speak when you’re angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.

Laurence Peter
1919 — 1990

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

Steven Wright
1955 —     

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

The Bible

I always knew I would look back on my tears and laugh, but I never knew I would look back at my laughter and cry.


Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

104? B.C. — 1065

Many a man’s tongue broke his nose.

Seamus MacManus
1869 — 1960

When you hate, the only one that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don’t know it and the rest don’t care.

Medgar Evars

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

Marcus Aurelius