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Unformatted text preview: nd in which men are easily stirred to anger. The persons
with whom we get angry are those who laugh, mock, or jeer at us, for such conduct is
insolent. Also those who inflict injuries upon us that are marks of insolence. These injuries
must be such as are neither retaliatory nor profitable to the doers: for only then will they be
felt to be due to insolence. Also those who speak ill of us, and show contempt for us, in
connexion with the things we ourselves most care about: thus those who are eager to win
fame as philosophers get angry with those who show contempt for their philosophy; those
who pride themselves upon their appearance get angry with those who show contempt for
their appearance and so on in other cases. We feel particularly angry on this account if we
suspect that we are in fact, or that people think we are, lacking completely or to any
effective extent in the qualities in question. For when we are convinced that we excel in the
qualities for which we are jeered at, we can ignore the jeering. Again, we are angrier with
our friends than with other people, since we feel that our f...
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