#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.  

[87]
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.

[88]
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.