#27: On Anger (De Ira) Apr25


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#27: On Anger (De Ira)

#27: 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.  

There is no proof of greatness so sure as when nothing that can occur can provoke you.

In the same way, the lofty mind, ever calm, situated in a tranquil place, keeping down itself all things that anger it, is moderate and reverend and well ordered. None of that is true of the angry man.

Who has not cast off shame the moment he surrenders to anguish and begins raving? Who has not given up what respectability he had when he grew frenzied with impulse and attacked someone Who, when provoked, has kept good track of the number and sequence of his duties? Who has governed his tongue? Who has held back any part of his body? Who has been able to govern himself when he’s been set loose from restraint?