Anger quotes

  • The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Anger #Society #Roles

  • I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Anger #Frustration #Confusion

  • The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Anger #Keys #People

  • Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Anger #Greed #Lust

  • In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
    -- Al Roker

    #Baby #Anger #Kids

  • I'm an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine, I get flashes of anger. What works for me is working out when it's useful to use that anger.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Anger #People #Work Out

  • There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.
    -- Alan Bleasdale

    #Anger #Men #Beastly

  • We're taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they're of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Anger #Inspiration #Sadness

  • When someone says that I'm angry it's actually a compliment. I have not always been direct with my anger in my relationships, which is part of why I'd write about it in my songs because I had such fear around expressing anger as a woman.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Song #Anger #Writing

  • Over there, in Europe, all was shame and anger. Here it was exile or solitude, among these languid and agitated madmen who danced in order to die.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Anger #Order #Europe

  • The state exists for man, not man for the state. The same may be said of science. These are old phrases, coined by people who saw in human individuality the highest human value. I would hesitate to repeat them, were it not for the ever recurring danger that they may be forgotten, especially in these days of organization and stereotypes.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Time #Anger #Men

  • Tenser, said the Tensor. Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun.
    -- Alfred Bester

    #Anger #Said #Tension

  • I was so mad you could have boiled a pot of water on my head.
    -- Alice Childress

    #Anger #Mad #Water

  • Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Forgiveness #Anger #Doe

  • One of the best ways of keeping your temper in an argument, as most of us know only too well, is not to listen to anything the other person has to say.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Anger #Way #Argument

  • There's a lot of bitterness, there's a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.
    -- Allen Boyd

    #Anger #Hard Work #Bitterness

  • It's been so long since I've let myself feel anger that I don't just feel it. It covers my mouth and I swallow it down, the taste sharp and metal as though I'm gnawing through foilware.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Anger #Long #Mouths

  • If, on a rare occasion, it is necessary to speak with some severity in order to make a grievous crime felt, we should always, at the conclusion of the rebuke, add some kind words. We must heal wounds, as the Samaritan did, with wine and oil. But as oil floats above all other liquors, so meekness should predominate in all our actions.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Anger #Wine #Order

  • One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Real #Anger #Society

  • I don't think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It's to do with how much anger is in you.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Anger #Fighting #Thinking

  • From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Inspirational #Anger #Sister In Law

  • Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires seems true. Everything that is not puts us in a rage.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Anger #Agreement #Desire

  • When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important.
    -- Andrew Shue

    #Hurt #Pain #Anger

  • I want to express myself to feel that what I feel is real. My joy, my pain, my anger.
    -- Annabella Sciorra

    #Pain #Real #Anger

  • Fire hath its force abated by water, not by wind; and anger must be allayed by cold words, and not by blustering threats.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Anger #Fire #Wind

  • Anger is its own excuse and its own reward ...
    -- Anne Rivers Siddons

    #Anger #Rewards #Excuse

  • As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
    -- Antisthenes

    #Anger #Passion #Iron

  • We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
    -- Aristotle

    #Anger #Men #Praise

  • The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
    -- Aristotle

    #Anger #Men #Shining

  • Meanness is incurable; it cannot be cured by old age, or by anything else.
    -- Aristotle

    #Anger #Age #Meanness

  • No one loves the man whom he fears.
    -- Aristotle

    #Relationship #Anger #Men

  • Anger is always concerned with individuals, ... whereas hatred is directed also against classes: we all hate any thief and any informer. Moreover, anger can be cured by time; but hatred cannot. The one aims at giving pain to its object, the other at doing him harm; the angry man wants his victim to feel; the hater does not mind whether they feel or not.
    -- Aristotle

    #Pain #Hate #Anger

  • The arousing of prejudice, pity, anger, and similar emotions has nothing to do with the essential facts, but is merely a personal appeal to the man who is judging the case.
    -- Aristotle

    #Anger #Men #Judging

  • The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
    -- Arnold J. Toynbee

    #Anger #Race #Perspective

  • Anger is loaded with information and energy.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Anger #Energy #Information

  • Few men can afford to be angry.
    -- Augustine Birrell

    #Anger #Men #Angry

  • Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
    -- Baltasar Gracian

    #Anger #Temper

  • Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
    -- Baltasar Gracian

    #Wisdom #War #Anger

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

    #Anger #Heart #Past

  • Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.
    -- Barbara Deming

    #Determination #Anger #Thinking

  • there is clearly a kind of anger that is healthy. It is the concentration of one's whole being in the determination: this must change.
    -- Barbara Deming

    #Determination #Anger #Healthy

  • Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
    -- Barbara Jordan

    #Food #Anger #Thinking

  • To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Communication #Anger #Manners

  • Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Wise #Anger #4th Of July

  • A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Horse #Anger #Passion

  • That's the conundrum of cartoon stripping, as opposed to political cartoons. When your anger is the driving force of your drawing hand, failure follows. The anger is OK, but it has to serve the interests of the heart, frankly.
    -- Berkeley Breathed

    #Anger #Heart #Hands

  • No man can humiliate me or disturb me. I won't let him.
    -- Bernard Baruch

    #Anger #Men #Humiliate

  • No use fanning up hot coals when you have to walk across them.
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Anger #Hot #Coal

  • Many appear full of mildness and sweetness as long as everything goes their own way; but the moment any contradiction or adversity arises, they are in a flame, and begin to rage like a burning mountain. Such people as these are like red-hot coals hidden under ashes. This is not the mildness which Our Lord undertook to teach us in order to make us like unto Himself.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Anger #Adversity #Flames

  • I was shocked at the anger toward me.
    -- Bernardine Dohrn


  • Bobby and I were married in 1954 and by now we know that anger does not mean "I don't love you" or "I want a divorce." It means, "I am wounded and in need of love, and I feel safe telling you about it because you are my family." Sometimes our behavior with each other is no different from the cry of an unattended baby.
    -- Bernie Siegel

    #Baby #Anger #Love You

  • Weak men are easily put out of humor. Oil freezes quicker than water.
    -- Berthold Auerbach

    #Anger #Men #Oil

  • 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

    #Anger #Men #Justice

  • Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Anger #Animal #Men

  • In addition to wreaking havoc on our bodies, anger close our inner door, making us feel isolated and distrustful, hindering communication.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Communication #Anger #Doors

  • Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Anger #Heart #Men

  • My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.
    -- Blanche Lincoln

    #Anger #Heart #Knowing

  • Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
    -- Bobby Hull

    #Anger #Winning #Penalties

  • The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
    -- Bodhidharma

    #Anger #Passion #Evil

  • I am ready to accept all accusations, allegations, anger - but I have to succeed.
    -- Boris Trajkovski

    #Anger #Succeed #Accepting

  • I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
    -- Boyd Rice

    #Anger #Thinking #Rights

  • From the Zen view all beings are in the grip of the three poisons, greed, anger and delusion (ignorance).
    -- Brenda Shoshanna

    #Anger #Ignorance #Views

  • The best remedy for anger is delay.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Anger #Delay #Remedy

  • The only vulnerable place in our armor is where we ourselves leave it exposed, because God has armed us at all points. He has made us impervious to outside attacks. But when we boil inside, destruction waits upon us.
    -- Brigham Young, Jr.

    #Anger #Waiting #Armor

  • A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Inspirational #Motivation #Anger

  • Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work - though it's not necessarily evident in anything that's finished.
    -- Bruce Nauman

    #Anger #Frustration #Anger And Frustration

  • Why should I be angry at someone when they are out dancing?
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Anger #Dancing #Should

  • Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
    -- C. Wright Mills

    #Anger #Understanding #Society

  • I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from.
    -- Caleb Carr

    #Military #Anger #Kids

  • My humour has always come from anger, but I have to make sure I don't just get angry and jump on a soapbox.
    -- Carl Hiaasen

    #Anger #Soapbox #Humour

  • Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Hurt #Anger #Passion

  • Rebels and dissidents challenge the complacent belief in a just world, and, as the theory would predict, they are usually denigrated for their efforts. While they are alive, they may be called 'cantankerous,' 'crazy,' 'hysterical,' 'uppity,' or 'duped.' Dead, some of them become saints and heroes, the sterling characters of history. It's a matter of proportion. One angry rebel is crazy, three is a conspiracy, 50 is a movement.
    -- Carol Tavris

    #Crazy #Hero #Anger

  • When anger is not trampling roughshod through our nervous system, it is sitting sullenly in some unspecified internal organ. "She's got a lot of anger in her," people will say (it nestles, presumably, somewhere in the gut), or, "He's a deeply angry man" (as opposed, presumably, to a superficially angry one). If anger isn't released, it "turns inward" and metamorphoses into another creature altogether.
    -- Carol Tavris

    #Anger #Men #People

  • Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
    -- Carrie Fisher

    #Inspirational #Positive #Anger

  • Anger so clouds the mind that it cannot perceive the truth.
    -- Cato the Elder

    #Anger #Clouds #Mind

  • An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
    -- Cato the Elder

    #Anger #Eye #Men

  • I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
    -- Cato the Elder

    #Anger #Thinking #Tongue

  • The fear really hits you. That's what you feel first. And then it's the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself.
    -- Charles Bronson

    #Betrayal #Anger #Frustration

  • People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Life #Anger #Thought Provoking

  • When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We are angry at each other much of the time.
    -- Charles de Gaulle

    #Anger #Political #Politics

  • Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.
    -- Charles Horton Cooley

    #Art #Anger #Order

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

    #Forgiveness #Anger #Force

  • Anger prepares us to fight and fear prepares us to flee.
    -- Chip Heath

    #Fear #Anger #Fighting

  • Before you speak, my friend, remember, a spiritual man contain his anger. Angry words are like slap in de face.
    -- Chris Abani

    #Spiritual #Anger #Men

  • The reason why I love people, and writing about them, is because they don't always respond with hate and anger. If they did I wouldn't have a story to tell. Who wants to know about someone who was brutalised and became brutal? I'm interested in the exceptions.
    -- Chris Cleave

    #Hate #Anger #Writing

  • Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.
    -- Christian D. Larson

    #Anger #Worry #Noble

  • Anger is poison. You must purge it from your mind or else it will corrupt your better nature.
    -- Christopher Paolini

    #Anger #Mind #Poison

  • That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson.
    -- Clare Short

    #Anger #Mean #Justice

  • No one becomes forty without incredulity and a sense of outrage.
    -- Clifford Bax

    #Anger #Outrage #Forty

  • We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman; scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.
    -- Colley Cibber

    #Anger #Hell #Fury

  • Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
    -- Confucius

    #Art #Truth #Anger

  • If a man be under the influence of anger his conduct will not be correct.
    -- Confucius

    #Anger #Men #Influence

  • A lot of my humor does come from anger. It's like, you're not gonna pull one over on me - which is pretty much my motto anyways.
    -- Courteney Cox

    #Anger #Doe #Like You

  • The problem with anger is that once it burns out, you're left with empty tanks.
    -- Craig Johnson

    #Anger #Tanks #Problem

  • Getting even with somebody is no way to get ahead of anybody.
    -- Cullen Hightower


  • Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Inspirational #Determination #Anger

  • The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Life #Spiritual #Anger

  • If we ourselves remain angry and then sing world peace, it has little meaning. First, our individual self must learn peace. This we can practice. Then we can teach the rest of the world.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Wisdom #Anger #Self

  • Anger has a way of seeping into every other emotion and planting itself in there.
    -- Dane Cook

    #Anger #Way #Emotion

  • I guess because I had such a horrible life growing up, going from place to place not knowing what I was gonna do and ending up being homeless, there was a lot of pain and a lot of anger that was coming out through my guitar playing.
    -- Dave Mustaine

    #Growing Up #Pain #Anger