Anger Quotes (30) Spiritual Sayings
Summary: Definition of Anger. Anger is an emotion related to one's psychological interpretation of having been offended, wronged, or denied and a tendency to react through retaliation. Sheila Videbeck describes anger as a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. Raymond Novaco of UC Irvine, who since 1975 has published a plethora of literature on the subject, stratified anger into three modalities: cognitive (appraisals), somatic-affective (tension and agitations), and behavioral (withdrawal and antagonism). William DeFoore, an anger-management writer, described anger as a pressure cooker: we can only apply pressure against our anger for a certain amount of time until it explodes.
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. ~ Buddha
“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.”
~ Maya Angelou
“The best fighter is never angry.”
~ Lao Tzu
“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, Heart of Buddha's Teaching
“anger based on calculated reason is more dangerous than anger based on blind hate”
~ Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice
“I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight... I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace
“Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.”
~ Bodie Thoene
~ The Dhammapada
“Anger can be managed to become
emotional content that raises power.”
~ Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.
~ Wayne Dyer
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
~ Wayne Dyer
There's nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.
~ Wayne Dyer
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. ~ Buddha What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you. ~ Wayne Dyer For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Anger is just a cowardly extension of sadness. It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt. ~ Tom Gates
It's rare to find a consistently creative or insightful person who is also an angry person. They can't occupy the same space, and if your anger moves in, generosity and creativity often move out. It's difficult to use revenge or animus to fuel great work.
~ Seth Goden If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. ~ Hermann Hesse In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe. ~ Michael Jackson He who angers you conquers you. ~ Elizabeth Kenny If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow To hate and to fear is to be psychologically ill. It is, in fact, the consuming illness of our time. ~ H. A. Overstreet Anger is an integrity-producing response to the invasion of your personal boundaries. ~ Gabrielle Roth Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything. ~ Mother Teresa Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. ~ Eckhart Tolle 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. ~ Mark Twain Next time you’re mad, try dancing out your anger. ~ Sweetpea Tyler Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. ~ Yoda Click Here - To return back to the Full Quote Index Listed by Subject
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