#31: On Anger (De Ira) Apr25


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#31: On Anger (De Ira)


#31: 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 is best therefore to restrain oneself at the first sign of evil, then to give as little rein as possible to one’s word and to block the onset.

It’s easy to detect when one’s emotions first arise, since the hallmarks of the ailments precede them. Just as the warning signs of a storm or rainfall precede it, similarly there are advance signals of anger, love, and all those whirlwinds that disturb our minds.