On Anger, Book II, XVIII

Now that we have discussed the questions propounded concerning anger, let us pass on to the consideration of its remedies.

These, I imagine, are twofold: the one class preventing our becoming angry, the other preventing our doing wrong when we are angry.

As with the body we adopt a certain regimen to keep ourselves in health, and use different rules to bring back health when lost, so likewise we must repel anger in one fashion and quench it in another.

That we may avoid it, certain general rules of conduct which apply to all men’s lives must be impressed upon us.

We may divide these into such as are of use during the education of the young and in afterlife.

Education ought to be carried on with the greatest and most salutary assiduity: for it is easy to mould minds while they are still tender, but it is difficult to uproot vices which have grown up with ourselves.