101 Most Effective Calming Quotes for Anger

Anger. We all have reached our “boiling points” during moments of conflict once in a while. Often, the wellbeing of our jobs and even our relationships can hinge on how we deal with our temper.

 Nonetheless, this powerful emotion doesn’t have to overpower our ability to keep cool and sensible in spite of whatever passion we experience at that moment.

One way to counter the effects of anger is by walking away for a few minutes and redirecting your attention toward resolution as opposed to “winning” the argument.

To begin with, here are 101 calming quotes for anger and avoiding its catastrophic consequences:

Effective calming quotes for anger and impatience

“Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” – Proverbs 29:11

“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.” – Psalm 37:8

“Patience and empathy are anger’s mortal enemies.” – Gary Rudz

“Calm is the best revenge.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

“When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” – Thomas Paine

“Anger is meant to be acted upon. It is not meant to be acted out.” – Julia Cameron

“A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves a thousand moments of Regret.” – Ali Ibn Abu Talib

“Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“To learn to see – to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne W. Dyer

“Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience that ‘a quiet conscience makes one strong!” – Anne Frank

“You are not the anger, you are the awareness behind the anger. Realize this and the anger will no longer control you.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

“The boiling water that does not cool down only dries out!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Keep calm and keep learning.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your life around it.”  – Brian Tracy

Memorable calming quotes for anger and relationships

“Sometimes …it took seconds to control your anger, only to avoid the state of eternal feud.” – Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“Do not let your anger lead to hatred, as you will hurt yourself more than you would the other.” – Stephen Richards

“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

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”- Marcus Aurelius

“Men in rage strike those that wish them best.” – William Shakespeare, Othello, Act 2, Scene 3

“Love wins when reflections win over reflexes.” – Abhishek Shukla

“You can be assertive without anger attached to it.” – Nikki Rowe

“Stay at peace with everyone you meet and hold no grudge with anyone for any reason.” – Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

“Control your anger, be calm.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Keep cool; anger is not an argument.” – Daniel Webster

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”  – Mahatma Ghandi

“Anger makes us really feel so isolated.” – Fred Rogers

“It’s more than OK to say no to the people and places that harm your peace.”  – Nikki Rowe

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Some people call it ‘talking back;’ others call it “explaining.” – Unknown

“It is better to be still than to speak when you are angry.”  – Lailah Gifty Akita

Calming Quotes for Anger management

“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, White Night

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

“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all the clean.” – Maya Angelou

“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.” – Siddhārtha Gautama, Verse 223, The Dhammapada

“The one who angers you, controls you. Let your anger go and become free.” – Chinese Proverb

“Acknowledging and being conscious that you are being angry is a battle half won against anger.” – Anon

“Controlled anger leads to positive action.” – Todd Stocker

“The best way to deal with anger is this: Acknowledge the presence of anger in your being and then consciously shift your focus from angry thoughts to empowering and uplifting thoughts.” – Mukesh (ConsciousReset.com)

“When your emotions are in motion, take a break and ponder!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Anger is a valid emotion. It’s only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don’t want to do.” – Ellen Hopkins, Fallout

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”  – Pema Chödrön

“Be calm like a calm lake, then you will look beautiful like a beautiful calm lake!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“When we observe the flow of our breathing, we transcend our thoughts and are able to bring mind and body into harmony with each other. Thus, we create calm.” – Christopher Dines

Calming quotes for anger with spiritual guidance

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” – Ephesians 4:29

“Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.” – Thomas Aquinas

“No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.” – Francis of Assisi

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” – Buddha

“He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.” – Jesus Christ

“Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.”- Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:43-47

“A single act of love makes the soul return to life.” – Maximillian Kolbe

“Nothing conquers the chaos around me like the calm assurance that I am at peace with God.” – Ron Brackin

“One’s anger is one’s best enemy and one’s calmness is one’s safety.” – Sathya Sai Baba

 “Pain is never permanent.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” – Dalai Lama

“When problems come, remain calm in two cases. One when you know you can solve them so smile; second when you know you can’t so be silent.” – Vikrmn, 10 Golden Steps of Life

Calming quotes for anger and the promotion of peace

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

“It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” – Francis of Assisi

“Throughout life there will be people who will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith

“Patience and empathy are anger’s mortal enemies.” – Gary Rudz

“Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.” – Mahatma Ghandi

“Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love.” – Pope John Paul II

“I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” – Anne Frank

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr

“If you find yourself engaged in an argument that only stirs anger in the heart, quickly make peace and carry on.” – Suzy Kassem

“No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hetacombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?” – Maximillian Kolbe

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Ghandi

Calming quotes for anger relating to leadership

“Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.” – Elizabeth I

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

“The first key to leadership was self-control, particularly the mastery of pride, which was something more difficult, he explained, to subdue than a wild lion and anger, which was more difficult to defeat than the greatest wrestler. He warned them that ‘if you can’t swallow your pride, you can’t lead.’” – Jack Weatherford

“As soon as anger knocks at one’s door, wisdom prepares to leave.” – Pawan Mishra

“A samurai must remain calm at all times even in the face of danger.” – Chris Bradford

“A man of calm is like a shady tree. People who need shelter come to it.” –Toba Beta

“Keep calm because pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver and heartbreak makes you wiser.” – Ritu Ghatourey

“Not being outraged by something is a superpower.” – James Pierce

“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.” – Anne Frank

“Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.” – Pope John Paul II

“You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person.” – Pope Francis I

“Peaceful disputes are maintained when men sincerely believe that they are morally, logically correct about the issues at hand. It is when neither side is really certain that wars are instigated.” – Criss Jami, Killosophy

Calming quotes for anger and dealing with pressure

“Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can’t last.” – Greg Evans

“Your mind is like this water my friend, when it is agitated it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.” – Bil Keane, The Family Circus

“Consciously feel the energy behind your anger and it will calm you down. We can achieve more in a moment of compassion than in an hour of anger.” – Sam Owen

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The best vaccine against anger is to watch others in its throes.” – Marcel Proust

“There is always something behind what is wrong and to change what is wrong, mind the things behind what is wrong! When you see what is wrong, see why, who and what is behind what is wrong.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.” – Manoj Arora

“Don’t let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.” – Michael Bassey Johnson 

“When you are angry try your best to go to sleep, it keeps you away from speaking, writing and thinking while you are angry.” – Amit Kalantri

“When one tunes in into nature’s frequency, life becomes change, change becomes hope!” – Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Life could have been way easier if we can just use “Please, do not disturb” sign in our social lives!”  – Mohsen Sheha

“Quiet mind, quiet soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Knowing when you should weigh up your options, remain calm and not take everything at face value has certain benefits. Ending the day with a peaceful soul is one…” – Virginia Alison

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

 “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom

“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.”  – Remez Sasson

“Shouting something didn’t make it any more possible.” – Susan Sontag

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” – Esther Lederer


That’s all for our list of 101 calming quotes for anger. We believe there are some gems that you’ll really like.

Feel free to use them daily.

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You can literally rewire your brain using simple daily affirmations and that way stay calm in difficult situations.

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