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Again, we feel no anger, or comparatively little, with those who have done what they did
through anger: we do not feel that they have done it from a wish to slight us, for no one
slights people when angry with them, since slighting is painless, and anger is painful. Nor do
we grow angry with those who reverence us.
As to the frame of mind that makes people calm, it is plainly the opposite to that which
makes them angry, as when they are amusing themselves or laughing or feasting; when they
http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/rhetoric.2.ii.html Seite 5 von 20 The Internet Classics Archive | Rhetoric by Aristotle 01.09.12 23:10 are feeling prosperous or successful or satisfied; when, in fine, they are enjoying freedom
from pain, or inoffensive pleasure, or justifiable hope. Also when time has passed and their
anger is no longer fresh, for time puts an end to anger. And vengeance previously taken on
one person puts an end to even greater anger felt against another person. Hence Philocrates,
being asked by some one, at a time when the public was angry with h...
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