Quotes about Anger
“To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.
To forgive others is to be good to yourself.”
-Master Cheng Yen
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh
“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.”
“Aversion and anger almost always arise as a direct reaction to a threatening or painful situation. If they are not understood they grow into hatred.”
“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.”
“When angry states of mind arise in meditation, balance them by developing feelings of loving-kindness. If someone does something bad or gets angry, don’t get angry yourself. If you do, you are being more ignorant than they. Be wise. Keep in mind compassion, for that person is suffering. Fill your mind with loving-kindness as if he were a dear brother.”
“He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.” Those who harbor such thoughts do not still their hatred.
He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.” Those who do not harbor such thoughts still their hatred.”
“If we can be with our anger, we can learn to use the energy of it without getting lost in the narrowness of fixation. We’re conditioned to turn away from anger or other feelings of aversion like guilt, blame, jealousy, and so on. Feeling angry — at ourselves, at others, at experiences that happen to us — is undoubtedly intense, and that intensity can be all-consuming. So to avoid the rabbit hole of anger, our culture teaches us to find safety in self-deception, in repression.”
“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.”
-William Arthur Ward
“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.”
“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”
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