#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.

[23]
Let’s not be angry at good people, for who will we not be angry at, if we rage at the good?

[24]
We hold the flaws of others before our eyes but turn our backs toward our own.

[25]
The majority of humankind gets angry not at the wrongs [that they themselves have], but at the wrongdoers [that are others].

[26]
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?”