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[2] If this definition is correct, the angry man must always be angry with a particular individual (for instance, with Cleon, but not with men generally),
and because this individual has done, or was on the point of doing, something against him or one of his friends; and lastly, anger is always accompanied by a certain pleasure, due to the hope of revenge to come. For it is pleasant to think that one will obtain what one aims at; now, no one aims at what is obviously impossible of attainment by him, and the angry man aims at what is possible for himself. Wherefore it has been well said of anger, that “ Far sweeter than dripping honey down the throat it spreads in men's hearts.1

” for it is accompanied by a certain pleasure, for this reason first,2 and also because men dwell upon the thought of revenge, and the vision that rises before us produces the same pleasure as one seen in dreams.

1 Hom. Il. 18.109 (cp. 1.11.9).

2 The thought of revenge in the future, as distinguished from dwelling upon it in the present.

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