Quotes & Themes – Anger


To prevent feelings of anger stirring in us and the blood flowing to our face will never be possible. We would be happy to have such perfection a quarter of an hour before our death. (Spiritual Conferences, 2) Those who never check slight outbursts of temper eventually become victims of such rages that they are impossible to live with. (Treatise on the Love of God, Book 4, Chapter 2) To admit an unknown ally [anger] that could prevent too strong for us is an act of desperation. (Treatise on the Love of God, Book 10, Chapter 15) It is better to learn to live without anger than to try to make a wise and moderate use of anger. (Introduction to the Devout Life, Part 3, Chapter 8)

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