Much wiser men and women have lived before us. It would be a shame not to tap into all of the knowledge they’ve left behind. Here are 20 anger management quotes from those very men and women that you can use for anger management help.
If I were you, I’d be taking screenshots or saving these images onto my phone. Why? Well, so I can make them my screensaver of course.
1. Lao Tzu
With this quote, Lao Tzu reminds us to control our emotions and try our best never to get angry. How can you get through your issue when your head is filled with irrational thoughts brought about by your anger. Instead, try to stay calm and think your way through the problems.
2. Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu
Try saying that name 10 times straight, let me know what happens. When we get angry, most of our rational thoughts get thrown out the window.
Try not to lash out and project your anger onto those around you. Imagine yourself in their shoes. Would you like getting yelled at by an angry person? Probably not.
When we get angry, the first victim that gets thrown under the bus is always that person you see when you stand in front of the mirror.
4. Seneca the Younger
Getting triggered? Take a break, read anger management quotes, and get things sorted out. You’ll first need to calm down before you can get your problems solved properly.
You ever try slapping a mosquito when it lands on your private parts? I haven’t but I imagine it wouldn’t be a very smart idea.
6. Shon Mehta
When we’re riled up, we don’t often think things through very well. We tend to miss many crucial points when dealing with something while we’re angry.
7. Nitya Prakash
The Office anyone? That’s really all I can think about when I read this quote. In a way, it does the job because it makes me laugh every time I see it.
8. Urbanky Aurel Petru
Once again, trying to solve a problem when you’re pissed off isn’t a very good idea. If you always lash out at the first chance you get like I used to in the past; you need to learn to be more patient.
9. Stephen Hawking
Nobody likes a Debbie Downer.
10. Chinese Proverb
It’s the simple things that are our greatest blessings.
11.William Arthur Ward
As I mentioned in my post on 10 tips on anger management, anger is almost always attached to an underlying issue that’s giving us problems and therefore needs to be solved. When you’re angry, instead of lashing out, think of ways to solve the problem(s) you face.
Of course, do it after you’ve cooled down a little.
12. William Shakespeare
In junior high, I used to take friendly advice and criticism as an attack on myself. So, I used to lash out and have crazy fits of rage.
Don’t turn away from constructive criticism. It can only make you better.
13. Ambrose Bierce
Again, our train of thought gets affected when we’re upset and mad.
As I mentioned before, it’s the simple things that are our greatest blessings.
15. Benjamin Franklin
Very similar message to Ambrose Bierce’s words.
That was poison? I thought it was vodka.
17. Benjamin Franklin
What’s a good reason to get angry? The end results are always the same no matter the cause of anger. While anger is a completely natural emotion, we should never let it sway our thoughts, actions, and values.
Anger should only ever be a remind that we’re facing a problem that needs to be properly resolved.
18. Chief Red Eagle
Love makes the world go round.
19. Chinese Proverb
All it takes to make things worse than they already are is a single step past the line of what is acceptable.
20. Byron Pulsifer
Solve your problem and your anger will go with it.
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