Unformatted text preview: proper definition of anger, it must always be felt
towards some particular individual, e.g. Cleon, and not 'man' in general. It must be felt
because the other has done or intended to do something to him or one of his friends. It must
always be attended by a certain pleasure - that which arises from the expectation of revenge.
For since nobody aims at what he thinks he cannot attain, the angry man is aiming at what
he can attain, and the belief that you will attain your aim is pleasant. Hence it has been well
said about wrath,
"Sweeter it is by far than the honeycomb
"dripping with sweetness,
"And spreads through the hearts of men. "
It is also attended by a certain pleasure because the thoughts dwell upon the act of
vengeance, and the images then called up cause pleasure, like the images called up in
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