#14: On Anger (De Ira) Apr22


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#14: On Anger (De Ira)

#14: 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.

It’s an illness or a catastrophe: it will pass more gently if you bear up.

It’s a bad man: don’t be surprised. He’ll pay to another the penalty that he owes to you, and indeed he already penalizes himself by doing wrong.

It’s either our ignorance or our arrogance that makes us prone to anger. For what is surprising if wicked people do wicked things?

Think everything might happen; anticipate everything.

Even if good characters there is something unsavoury. Human nature contains treacherous thoughts, ungrateful ones, greedy and wicked
ones. When you assess the character of one person, consider that of the populace.