#12: On Anger (De Ira) Apr22


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#12: On Anger (De Ira)

#12: 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.

Let’s not be angry at good people, for who will we not be angry at, if we rage at the good?

We hold the flaws of others before our eyes but turn our backs toward our own.

The majority of humankind gets angry not at the wrongs [that they themselves have], but at the wrongdoers [that are others].

A good look at ourselves will make us more temperate if we ask ourselves: “Haven’t we ourselves also done something like that? … Does condemning these things really benefit us?”