[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
Many people make a great mistake who, having been angry, get angry with themselves for having been angry, or feel sorrow for having been sorrowful, or spite themselves for having been spiteful, because this way they keep their hearts soaked and drowned in anger, and so it seems that the second anger removes the first, but what it does nevertheless is that it makes an opening and a passageway for a new anger at the first opportunity that presents itself. Furthermore, anger, resentment, and bitterness toward oneself tend toward pride and have their origin in self-esteem.
Posted by Jeff on 01.18.2013
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