Quotes on Anger

To the boys who are here, may I suggest that you watch your temper, now, in these formative years of your life. . . .This is the season to develop the power and capacity to discipline yourselves.  You may think it is the macho thing to flare up in anger and swear and profane the name of the Lord.  It is not the macho thing.  It is an indication of weakness.  Anger is not an expression of strength.  It is an indication of one’s inability to control his thoughts, words, his emotions.  Of course it is easy to get angry.  When the weakness of anger takes over, the strength of reason leaves.  Cultivate within yourselves the might power of self-discipline. — President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, November 1991, p. 51

Anger itself does more harm than the condition which aroused anger. — President David O. McKay, General Conference, April 1958

There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire. — President David O. McKay

Bitterness is like taking poison and hoping somebody else will die. — Anonymous

To be angry is to yield to the influence of Satan.  No one can make us angry.  It is our choice.  If we desire to have a proper spirit with us at all times, we must choose to refrain from becoming angry.  I testify that such is possible. . . . Anger, Satan’s tool, is destructive in so many ways.  — President Thomas S. Monson, “School Thy Feelings, O My Brother,” Ensign, Nov 2009

Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One. — Benjamin Franklin

Among my most prized possessions are words I have not spoken in anger. — Anonymous

I say, suffer not anger to rise in your countenance, to speak through your eyes, nor through your organs of speech, and in this way keep it down until you are free from it, as you would any other evil. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 10:175

If the Devil says you cannot pray when you are angry, tell him it is none of his business – and pray until that species of insanity is dispelled and serenity is restored to the mind. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 10:175

If you give way to your angry feelings . . . if you let your tongue run, it scatters the poison that is in you, and sets the whole being on fire.  If you keep silent, you can master your feelings, can subdue your passions, and ultimately become masters of them and banish them from you. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 10:175

Cease your anger, and sullenness of temper, and serve the Lord with cheerfulness, and singleness of heart. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 1:245

Do not get so angry that you cannot pray; do not allow yourselves to become so angry that you cannot feed an enemy – even your worst enemy, if an opportunity should present itself.  There is a wicked anger – and there is a righteous anger.  The Lord does not suffer wicked anger to be in his heart. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 5:228-29