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Friedrich Nietzsche – Anger at those who choose individual life standards

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Friedrich NietzschePeople are always angry at anyone who chooses very individual standards for his life; because of the extraordinary treatment which that man grants to himself, they feel degraded, like ordinary beings.

Friedrich Nietzsche   (Oct 15, 1844-Aug 25, 1900)

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Michel de Montaigne – Anger transports men from right judgments

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Michel de MontaigneThere is no passion that so much transports men from their right judgments as anger. No one would demur upon punishing a judge with death who should condemn a criminal upon the account of his own choler; why then should fathers and pedants be any more allowed to whip and chastise children in their anger? It is then no longer correction but revenge. Chastisement is instead of physic to children; and should we suffer a physician who should be animated against and enraged at his patient?

Michel de Montaigne  

Aristotle – Anybody can become angry

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AristotleAnybody can become angry . . . that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way . . . that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)