Lucius Annaeus SenecaLucius Annaeus Seneca, (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, "Seneca the Younger"

Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quote

“The cause of anger is the belief that we are injured; this belief, therefore, should not be lightly entertained. We ought not to fly into a rage even when the injury appears to be open and distinct: for some false things bear the semblance of truth. We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth.”

Lucius Annaeus SenecaLucius Annaeus Seneca
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Moral Essays, De Ira (On Anger): Book 2, cap. 22, line 2

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

I guess that is one cause / effect perspective. Another society would equate anger with a heavy sigh breathed through the nose  a status of existence without love and truth exhibited when a carnal expectation is not met.

Ronw13, Oregon

"He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace." Pro 11:12 kjb


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