#1: On Anger (De Ira)

Quotes that resonate, from ‘How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management’ by Seneca, selected, translated and introduced by James Romm.

Your anger is a kind of madness, because you set a high price on worthless things.

Draw further back, and laugh.

The onset of anger endangers your moral condition more than that of any other emotion, for anger is, in Seneca’s eyes, the most intensive, destructive, and irresistible of passions. It’s like jumping off a cliff: once rage is allowed to get control, there’s no hope of stopping the descent.

Our spiritual health demands that we let go of anger, or else it will never let go of us.

Let’s be kinder to one another… We’re just wicked people living among wicked people. Only one thing can give us peace, and that’s the pact of mutual leniency.

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