Monday, December 01, 2008

Monday - quote day

Anger is always concerned with individuals, ... whereas hatred is directed also against classes: we all hate any thief and any informer. Moreover, anger can be cured by time; but hatred cannot. The one aims at giving pain to its object, the other at doing him harm; the angry man wants his victim to feel; the hater does not mind whether they feel or not.

- Aristotle, "The Art of Rhetoric, sect. 6, ch. 2.4."

1 comment:

Richard said...

INteresting, I hadn't taken that point of view. Mind you, I gave up reading Aristotle because I found him rather dull.

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