#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.  

[83]
We must also beware of physical exhaustion, for it wears away whatever is gentle and peaceful in us and arouses the harsh parts…

[84]
Hunger and thirst too must be avoided, for the same reasons; they grate on and inflame the mind.

[85]
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.

[86]
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.