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154 quotes have been tagged as anger-management: Lao Tzu: 'The best fighter is never angry.', Ambrose Bierce: 'Speak when you are angry and you will make.

Before you make your next excuse, ask yourself this: What can I do to improve?

Be honest with yourself about what you can do better, and you can free yourself of the blame and the denial that is sure to hold you back. Take responsibility for your actions, and you can live an incredible life of integrity. Make time to create positive momentum, and you will keep moving forward.

Related: Stop Making Excuses for Who and Where You Are

It is within your power to make big things happen. Use these 15 motivational quotes to get your mind right. (No excuses!)

1. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” —George Washington

2. “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” —Benjamin Franklin

3. “Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.” ―John Wooden

4. “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ―George Washington Carver

5. “We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.” ―Rudyard Kipling

6. “Every vice has its excuse ready.” ―Publilius Syrus

7. “If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.” —Bruce Nauman

8. “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” —John Burroughs

9. “We have more ability than willpower, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.” ―François de la Rochefoucauld

10. “The trouble with excuses is that they become inevitably difficult to believe after they’ve been used a couple of times.” ―Scott Spencer

11. “Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.” ―Edward R. Murrow

12. “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems—not people, to focus your energies on answers—not excuses.” ―William Arthur Ward

13. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” ―Henry Ward Beecher

14. “People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses.” ―Laura Schlessinger

15. “It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.” ―Mahatma Gandhi

Related: Stop Using These 3 Excuses If You Want to Be Successful

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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.

41 Quotes On Anger Management, Controlling Anger, And Relieving Stress

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88 Anger Quotes

Read this collection of anger quotes to encourage you not to lose your temper, and to find ways to control any anger you may feel. Anger is an emotion we all feel, the difference is how we react to that feeling.

  1. "Anger resolves nothing it only puts up your blood pressure." Catherine Pulsifer

  2. "If you and I want to stir up a resentment tomorrow that may rankle across the decades and endure until, death, just let us indulge in a little stinging criticism - no matter how certain we are that it is justified." Dale Carnegie, How to win friends & influence people
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  3. "To be angry is to let others' mistakes punish yourself." Buddha
    Angry Quotes

  4. "I lose my temper, but it's all over in a minute," said the student. "So is the hydrogen bomb," I replied. "But think of the damage it produces!" George Sweeting

  5. "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." Yoda

  6. "I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet." Chinese Proverb

  7. "During the day, you can go from task to task, to meet each colleague and each person no matter how frustrating without losing your temper, or showing frustration by being arrogant or ignorant. After all, it is only one day." Byron Pulsifer, It Is Only For One Day

  8. "It is your natural emotional energy that arises when you feel like something (or someone) is blocking you from getting what you need or want. For this purpose, anything on the frustration to rage continuum is considered anger." Laurie Weiss

  9. "If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." Chinese Proverb

  10. "It's you, from the dawn to nighttime; you when the day is fair, you when the storm is raging - how do you face despair?" Edgar A Guest, What Counts

  11. "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton, Setting An Example

  12. "Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love." George Eliot

  13. "Anger blows out the lamp of the mind." Robert G. Ingersoll

  14. When we talk about anger management, we are talking about how you control your emotional and physiological responses to situations that cause anger. You cannot avoid these situations and you cannot avoid becoming angry at times; that is only natural. However, you can learn to control how you react. James Seals, Anger

  15. When the feelings of sadness, anger, and depression appear, allow them to flow and allow yourself to express the emotion with the intention of not doing harm to others. Molly McCord, Conscious Messages
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  16. "Whether we like to admit it or not, those of us who struggle with an unforgiving heart also carry around a tremendous amount of anger." Brian Jones, Forgiveness

  17. Anger is the emotion preeminently serviceable for the display of power. Walter B. Cannon
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  18. "When you feel anger beginning to build up inside of you, let your whole body droop and relax to the best of your ability while beginning to breathe slowly from the diaphragm. Breathing in this way helps to calm both the body and the mind which leads to letting go of anger before it takes a hold." Marge Powers, Anger: What's Up With That?

  19. Anger expressed in a healthy and positive way means that we channel emotional anger towards resolution not attack. Byron R. Pulsifer

  20. "But the day is a steady drain of small annoyances, and the difference in the size of men becomes hourly more apparent. The little man loses his temper; the big man takes a firmer hold." Bruce Barton, The Man Nobody Knows
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  21. "Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time." Francis Bacon, Essays

  22. "The next time you feel anger rising in you, create a distance with yourself. Dissolve the 'I' that has got offended and you will see that all the signs of anger will disappear." Dianne Kane, Anger Management

  23. "A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self control is the rule. Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself. Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  24. "Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame." Benjamin Franklin

  25. "... what is clear is when we refuse to put on our Compassion Hat and instead hold onto resentment, we hold onto our own pain, potentially becoming what we resent or don't understand. Laura Jack, The Compassion Code

  26. "Anger can be an expensive luxury." Italian Proverb

  27. When we are caught up in a destructive emotion, we lose one of our greatest assets: our independence. Dalai Lama

  28. When anger rises, think of the consequences. Confucius
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  29. A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce Lee
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  30. Great anger and violence can never build a nation. Nelson Mandela

  31. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will. Yoda

  32. We have often heard people use the expression "I hate you" when they are simply expressing anger. At times, however, intense anger may indeed swell into a state that we can reasonably label "hatred," even though it is transient. Aaron T. Beck M.D., Prisoners Of Hate

  33. While a challenging life circumstance is one thing, the truth is, we wouldn't have to manage our anger if the people in our lives would manage their stupidity. Dr. David J. Lieberman, Ph.D. Never Get Angry Again
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  34. Anger is one of the powerful emotions humans are bound to feel, and it is very okay, but when it becomes too much, and we let it control us, it can become destructive. Adrienne Blodgett, Anger Management

  35. Being unable to control your temper is no less of an illness than being anxious or depressed, and it deserves every bit as much sympathy. John Crawford, Anger Management

  36. Speak the truth, do not become angered, and give when asked, even be it a little. Buddha

  37. "Once you recognize that anger brings you nothing but internal emotional stress, you are ready to move forward with a more clearly defined positive action." Catherine Pulsifer

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31 Best Anger Quotes To Help You Keep Your Temper In Check

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Emotional intelligence can be the most potent weapon in our armory. It helps boost our self-awareness, self-control, motivation, empathy, and social skills, all of which help us become much better leaders.

Here are 55 quotes to remind us of the power and importance of emotional intelligence and why we should focus on developing it further.

  1. If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. -Daniel Goleman
  2. 75 percent of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies, including inability to handle interpersonal problems; unsatisfactory team leadership during times of difficulty or conflict; or inability to adapt to change or elicit trust.  -Center for Creative Leadership
  3. When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion. -Dale Carnegie
  4. When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves. -Jess C. Scott 
  5. The only way to change someone's mind is to connect with them from the heart. 
    -Rasheed Ogunlaru
  6. No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
     -Theodore Roosevelt
  7. Unleash in the right time and place before you explode at the wrong time and place. -Oli Anderson
  8. The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. -John Hancock
  9. In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive, and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding. -Daniel Goleman
  10. Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. -Epictetus
  11. Anyone can be 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
  12. Every time we allow someone to move us with anger, we teach them to be angry.  -Barry Neil Kaufman
  13. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia
  14. Emotions can get in the way or get you on the way. -Mavis Mazhura
  15. Experience is not what happens to you--it's how you interpret what happens to you. -Aldous Huxley
  16. Running a marathon with a backpack is tough and may hinder you from winning the race. Don't let the baggage from your past--heavy with fear, guilt, and anger--slow you down.  -Maddy Malhotra
  17. Our feelings are not there to be cast out or conquered. They're there to be engaged and expressed with imagination and intelligence. -T.K. Coleman
  18. When you make people angry, they act in accordance with their baser instincts, often violently and irrationally. When you inspire people, they act in accordance with their higher instincts, sensibly and rationally. Also, anger is transient, whereas inspiration sometimes has a lifelong effect. -Peace Pilgrim
  19. It isn't stress that makes us fall--it's how we respond to stressful events. 
    -Wayde Goodall
  20. Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. -Benjamin Franklin
  21. Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence.  -Robert K. Cooper, PhD
  22. It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head--it is the unique intersection of both. -David Caruso
  23. We define emotional intelligence as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions. -Salovey and Mayer
  24. For news of the heart, ask the face. -West African saying
  25. Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. -Vincent van Gogh
  26. Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand ... prejudice, fear, and ignorance walk hand in hand. -Peart
  27. The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions. -Donald Calne
  28. You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. -Dale Carnegie
  29. Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. -Roger Ebert
  30. Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions--so find out how to light their fires. -Jeff Dewar
  31. If we lack emotional intelligence, whenever stress rises the human brain switches to autopilot and has an inherent tendency to do more of the same, only harder.  Which, more often than not, is precisely the wrong approach in today's world. 
    -Robert K. Cooper
  32. Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business. -Norman Vincent Peale
  33. To increase your effectiveness, make your emotions subordinate to your commitments. -Brian Koslow
  34. When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air. -Stephen R. Covey
  35. Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. -Kahlil Gibran
  36.  Remember that failure is an event, not a person. -Zig Ziglar
  37. We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful. -Eric Micha'el Leventhal
  38. I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. -Antonio Gramsci
  39. It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently. -Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  40. A leader is a dealer in hope. -Napoleon Bonaparte
  41. When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. -Ernest Hemingway
  42. Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone ... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
  43. Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy. -Dean Koontz
  44. He'd always known that shit rolled downhill, but he never knew tears did the same thing. -Amy Lane
  45. Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. -C.G. Jung
  46. Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got.  -Janis Joplin
  47. Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.
    -Anthony de Mello
  48. The way to do is to be. -Lao Tzu
  49. The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.  
    -Carl R. Rogers
  50. I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. -Socrates
  51. If we can't laugh at ourselves, do we have the right to laugh at others? -C.H. Hamel
  52. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. -Jack Welch
  53. In my 35 years in business, I have always trusted my emotions. I have always believed that by touching emotion you get the best people to work with you, the best clients to inspire you, the best partners and most devoted customers.  
    -Kevin Roberts
  54. One way to boost our willpower and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us. -Daniel Goleman
  55. Emotional intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80 percent of the "success" in our lives. -J. Freedman

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88 Anger Quotes

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Anger Quotes:- Anger or wrath is an intense negative emotion. It involves a strong uncomfortable and hostile response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat. Some have a learned tendency to react to anger through retaliation as a way of coping. Anger can occur when a person feels their personal boundaries are being or are going to be violated. 

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Anger quotes, Anger sayings, and Anger proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Motivational Anger Quotes And Sayings


A hand ready to hit may cause you great trouble.

–Maori (on anger)


A man in a passion rides a mad horse.

–Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

A quarrelsome man has no good neighbors.

–Ben Franklin (1706-1790)


Anger is a short madness.

–Horace (65-8 BC)


Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.

–English (on anger)


Anger is one letter short of danger.

–Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)


Clouds gather before a storm.



Don’t get your back up.



Exaggeration is the truth that has lost its temper.

–Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)


Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.

–German Proverb


Famous Anger Quotes And Proverbs


Hard words break no bones.



If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

–Chinese Proverb


If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.

–Korean (on anger)


Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.

–Tagalog (Filipino) (on anger)


Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd take warning.



The anger of the prudent never shows.

–Burmese (on anger)


The greatest remedy for anger is a delay.



If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?

–Sydney J. Harris


He who angers you conquers you.

–Elizabeth Kenny


Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness, and concealed often hardens into revenge.

–Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


Humorous Anger Quotes And AngerProverbs


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.

–Baptist Beacon


Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

–Maya Angelou


Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

–Ambrose Bierce


It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.

–William Arthur Ward


Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it…Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.

–Bohdi Sanders


Learn this from me. Holding anger is 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


Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

–Benjamin Franklin


A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

–Bruce Lee


You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.

–Indira Gandhi

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154 quotes have been tagged as anger-management: Lao Tzu: 'The best fighter is never angry.', Ambrose Bierce: 'Speak when you are angry and you will make.

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