Temper and Anger Quotations
Quotes About Anger and Anger Quotations
Ethel: You know Ricky’s temper.
Lucy: Yeah, we’ve met.
- from an episode of “I Love Lucy”
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. – Cherie Carter-Scott
90 percent of friction in our daily lives is caused by the wrong tone of voice. – Author Unknown
I will not permit any man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. – Booker T. Washington
Time spent getting even would be better spent getting ahead. – Author Unknown
It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured. – Publius Cornelius Tacitus
When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius
It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and an angry woman. – Proverb 21:19
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. – Aristotle
No one loves the man whom he fears. – Aristotle
If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched. – Adabella Radici
When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers. – African Proverb
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. – Benjamin Franklin
If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase. – Epictetus
We boil at different degrees. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you prick us, do we not bleed?
if you tickle us, do we not laugh?
if you poison us, do we not die?
and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret. – Lawrence J. Peter
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. – Proverbs 14:29
It is easy to fly into a passion–anybody can do that–but to be angry with the right person and at the right time and with the right object and in the right way–that is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it. – Aristotle
Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. – Eric Hoffer
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. – Ecclesiastes 7:9
Resentments are like stray dogs,if you don’t pet them, they will go away. – Sandi Bachom
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity. – George Bernard Shaw
The degree of one’s emotion varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts: the less you know the hotter you get. – Bertrand Russell
You’ve obviously mistaken me for someone who cares. – Unknown
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Nonviolence is about speaking the whole complicated truth, the truth of our rage, the truth of our longing, the truth of our tears and our laughter, the truth of our smallest fears and our grandest dreams. – Pam McAllister
I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry. – Maxine Waters
Resentment is like taking poison in hopes that your enemy will die. – Sandi Bachom
If you hate something, it bonds you to the thing you hate. – Sandi Bachom
Without love, benevolence becomes egotism. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house. – Proverbs 21:9
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. – Chinese Proverb
A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. – Proverbs, 15:1
I believe that stress is a factor in any bad health. – Christopher Shays
Fred Flintstone: How can you be so stupid?
Barney Rubble: Hey, that’s not very nice. Say you’re sorry.
Fred Flintstone: I’m sorry you’re stupid.
The Right Way to Argue and The Wrong Way to Argue:
As with everything in life, there’s a right way to argue and a wrong way to argue. Before even getting into an argument, of course, one should do everything possible to avoid it. If it’s inevitable, however, there are right and wrong ways to go about arguing.
If you and another person can’t see eye to eye on a matter, never attack their beliefs or opinions. They are, as you well know, as entitled to them as you are to yours. Let them know that you respect their opinion, just as you hope they’ll respect your opinion. If you’re respectful, chances are very good that they will be as well.
Keep a close eye on your facial expressions and body language during an argument. Eye-rolling, putting your hands on your hips, gesturing wildly with your arms, crossing your arms, looking off like you are disconnected – these are all disrespectful to the other person. None of them will help you get your point across, either. In fact, they’ll pretty much ensure that you won’t be listened to at all!
Finally, don’t raise your voice. If your voice stays calm (but not in a sarcastic, monotone manner), their voice will probably stay calm as well. The wrong tone of voice causes a lot more arguments than the words that are actually said – or should I say yelled?!