#30: On Anger (De Ira) Apr25


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#30: On Anger (De Ira)

#30: 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.  

We must also beware of physical exhaustion, for it wears away whatever is gentle and peaceful in us and arouses the harsh parts…

Hunger and thirst too must be avoided, for the same reasons; they grate on and inflame the mind.

It’s an old saying that quarrels are sought by the weary; just as much, too, by the hungry and the thirsty and by every man for yearns for anything.

For just as wounds are pained by a light touch or even the apprehension of a touch, so the afflicted mind is offended by the slightest things… Ailing things can’t be touched without a fight being provoked.