10 Awesome Quotes about the Danger of Anger

There is nothing new under the sun -said King Solomon. And that was ages ago. Relating to human interactions, things that humans have done, and everything else human. Here are some anger quotes from our fellow human beings who have experienced anger and observed other people being angry.

Anger, though a natural feeling, is dangerous if left unguarded.

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Enjoy reading these quotes and their brief subjective interpretations. You will realize that the idea behind this selection of quotes about anger is that anger is a threat to your own mental health and should be released, controlled, and dealt with in ways that are not harmful. This is human wisdom.

1. 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

Mark Twain had obviously observed how acid was stored in his days. The acid harmed the vessel which carried it more than the vessel that it was poured into. Storing anger inside you will corrode you. You will vent out to someone and the person at the receiving end of your anger will not be damaged as much as you are. Anger is a personal thing. Mark Twain decided that it is useless to store anger and useless to direct that anger at people. In short, don’t accept to be a vessel that stores anger. Always let the anger go as soon as possible. Get mad, but let it go. don’t store it. anger is acid.

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2. Anger is just anger. It isn’t good. It isn’t bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It’s like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice. —Jim Butcher

According to this guy with a scary name, anger is what it is. Anger is anger. Anger is neither evil nor good. How you act or behave when angry is what could be evil or good. Anger is like other things in life. It’s like alcohol, marijuana, water, and other things. Or maybe Jim Butcher meant that anger is like all other emotions that a human being can have. They are not bad emotions, but what you do because of these emotions is what matters. Anger can be used as a motivation for creating new things or you can use it to demolish everything in your life. So, choose. Will you use your anger to build or to destroy.

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3. A heart filled with anger has no room for love.— Joan Lunden

Anger that has been stored inside your heart chases away all the warm feelings. The biggest of them is love. How can you love when you have so much anger stored inside you. anger cannot let you love someone. Your heart will not be able to have positive feelings if it is full of anger. You might even fail to love yourself. Don’t fill your heart with anger.

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4. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.— Mitch Albom

This guy says there is a big relationship between being angry and hating people. He also says that anger is a poison. You know what poison does. It kills you from the inside. It is only natural to want to attack the person who angers you. But, the harm you will do to the other person due to your anger or hate will affect you too.

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5. Anger, resentment, and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others-it only changes yours.—Shannon Alder

Anger is a personal emotion that is in your own heart. Its effects will be on your own heart and not the heart of other people. It’s interesting that Shannon Alder listed resentment and jealousy along with anger. Resentment and jealousy can be the emotions behind anger. In another perspective, resentment and jealousy can be a product of anger. The three emotions are negative human emotions which affect the person who holds them, rather than the person that it is directed to.

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6. Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.—Aristotle

It is human nature to become angry. It is hard to control and direct this anger. Be angry with the right person, not someone who is totally not the reason behind your anger. Also, the reason behind your anger should be the right reason. Be angry when the time is ideal for becoming angry. Aristotle’s had the idea that there exist a “right way and a right degree” to be angry. People are often angry at the wrong person, to the wrong measure, at the wrong time, purpose, and in the wrong way. In short, check that your anger upholds fairness and not injustice.

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7. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. —Ambrose Bierce

When you are angry, the best choice is to keep your mouth shut. Speaking from a place of anger will only result in regrets for you later. So keep quiet, speak later after the anger has reduced so that you can save yourself future regrets. You might feel like you are making the best speech when angry, but you will regret the words spoken out of anger.

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8. Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us. —Steve Maraboli

Another thought about anger being a poison. Steve Maraboli makes it even deeper – a poison to the soul. He associated anger with resentment and holding a grudge. Indeed, when you are angry, it concerns something that has already happened. You cannot be angry in advance. Therefore, “let not the ghost of yesterday to haunt you today.” Get busy paying good deeds with good deeds and forget those who have hurt you. Harboring anger will kill your own soul. The remedy of the soul is to help others.

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9. How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. —Marcus Aurelius

The consequences of anger are more harmful than the causes of anger. You can be angered by the most little thing. However, you can easily let out that anger in an enormous way that can lead to detrimental consequences. Think about what caused your anger. Will the consequences of that anger be larger than what caused it? Be aware that anger has dangerous consequences. Let go of anger.

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10. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.—Nelson Mandela 

It’s not entirely 100 percent guaranteed that Nelson Mandela or who said this quote first. Anyway, the message is clear. As seen earlier, resentment and anger are close relatives. Resentment also refers to holding a grudge. In short, anger harms the person holding it more. The person that you hold anger for, does not feel your anger in their heart. It is your heart that suffers. Let go of anger, for your own good.

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What have you learned from these awesome anger quotes?

Here are some of the lessons and shared sentiments

  1. Anger hurting the bearer of the anger more than the one at the receiving end
  2. Anger is dangerous to your well-being so let it go
  3. Be angry at the right time, for the right reasons, and at the right people
  4. Anger is natural but how you react to it is what matters
  5. Anger has bad consequences
  6. 6. If you want inner peace, let the anger go

Do share other quotes about anger in the comments section. There are thousands of people who have written, spoken, and discussed anger. I hope that you enjoyed reading these quotes. You may read more about understanding anger on this blog post. 

Be angry, be alive, but don’t dwell on the anger. Don’t store this poison inside your heart. Life is for living. Keep living. Don’t give up.

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