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Single Idea 13553

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

Full Idea

Other vile passions affect only the worst sort of men, but anger creeps up even on enlightened me who are otherwise sane.

Gist of Idea

Anger is a vice which afflicts good men as well as bad


Seneca the Younger (On Anger (Book 3) [c.60], 04)

Book Reference

Seneca: 'Dialogues and Essays', ed/tr. Davie,John [Penguin 2007], p.21

A Reaction

A very interesting observation for anyone who is trying to analyse the key issues in virtue theory.