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Single Idea 13552

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / b. Temperance]

Full Idea

Other vices drive the mind on, anger hurls it headlong; ..other vices revolt from good sense, this one from sanity; ...other vices seize individuals, this is the one passion that sometimes takes hold of an entire state.

Gist of Idea

Anger is an extreme vice, threatening sanity, and gripping whole states

Source

Seneca the Younger (On Anger (Book 3) [c.60], 01)

Book Reference

Seneca: 'Dialogues and Essays', ed/tr. Davie,John [Penguin 2007], p.18


A Reaction

He particularly dislikes anger because it is the vice that leads to violence.