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Anger Quotes

old monk idea fingerMy favorite quotes about anger and conflict:

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce

“Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Mastery of the mind is achieved through constant awareness of all your thoughts and actions. Check your mind over and over again, and as soon as negative thoughts arise, remedy them with the appropriate antidotes.” – Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Big Dogs Don’t Bark, They Don’t Need to.” – Ole Nydahl

“An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.” – Cato

“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

“Get mad, then get over it.” – Colin Powell

“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

“If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?” – Sydney J. Harris

“Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” – Laurence J. Peter

“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” – Plato

“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.” – Thomas Jefferson

“If you truly understand how your mind works you’ll understand everyone around you, anywhere in the world, at any time.” – Anger Mentor

“Every adversity carries with it the seed of a greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Lao Tzu

“Take good care of your mind, this is the house where happiness lives.” Anger Mentor

“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Gautama Buddha

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce