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Quotes about being angry

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson “Get mad, then get over it.” ~Colin Powell “If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other.” ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997 “You can’t get a pay raise when you’re angry. People will react to the negative energy and will resist you.” - Stuart Wilde “When Anger arises, think of the consequences.” - Confucius “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” - Lee Iacocca “My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.” - Phyllis Diller “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 harms we do, we do to ourselves.” - Mitch Albom “Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.” - Aristotle “When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.” - Epictetus “The best answer to anger is silence.” - Marcus Aurelius “When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.” - Thomas Jefferson “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” - Cherie Carter-Scott “Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.” - Joan Lunden “If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?” - Khalil Gibran “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” - Chinese Proverb “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 “Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca “Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.” - Alfred A. Montapert