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To seek to extinguish anger utterly is but a bravery of the Stoics.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
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Yeah. Can’t imagine this world (especially during elections) without righteous indignation. It would be so unjust and unrighteous to lose it altogether.
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We confess, our tempers bring out the worst in us (although we will bring ourselves to laugh about our spurt of tube rage the next day). And so we decided to look into the proven ways to diffuse anger, shrug off frustrations and minimize the fallout for those times when we inevitably do lose our cool.

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Daemon wrote:
To seek to extinguish anger utterly is but a bravery of the Stoics.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


How does "bravery" relate to, fit in with, the "Stoics", in what sense of the word? Comments?

From "Essays", LVII. Of Anger. Francis Bacon. 1909-14. Essays, Civil and Moral
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"TO seek to extinguish anger utterly is but a bravery of the Stoics. We have better oracles: Be angry, but sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined both in race and in time."
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Context from:The Essays, by Francis Bacon

Of Anger

To seek to extinguish anger utterly, is but a bravery of the Stoics. We have better oracles: Be angry, but sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time. We will first speak how the natural inclination and habit to be angry, may be attempted and calmed. Secondly, how the particular motions of anger may be repressed, or at least refrained from doing mischief. Thirdly, how to raise anger, or appease anger in another.
For the first; there is no other way but to meditate, and ruminate well upon the effects of anger, how it troubles man’s life. And the best time to do this, is to look back upon anger, when the fit is thoroughly over. Seneca saith well, That anger is like ruin, which breaks itself upon that it falls. The Scripture exhorteth us to possess our souls in patience. Whosoever is out of patience, is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn bees;. . .

animasque in vulnere ponunt.

Anger is certainly a kind of baseness; as it appears well in the weakness of those subjects in whom it reigns; children, women, old folks, sick folks. Only men must beware, that they carry their anger rather with scorn, than with fear; so that they may seem rather to be above the injury, than below it; which is a thing easily done, if a man will give law to himself in it.


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