Such then are the dispositions of those who are
easily roused to anger. As to the objects of their anger, men are angry with
those who ridicule, mock, and scoff at them, for this is an insult. And with
those who injure them in ways that are indications of insult. But these acts
must be of such a kind that they are neither retaliatory nor advantageous to
those who commit them; for if they are, they then appear due to gratuitous
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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