Anger is a gift

Latin translation: ira est donum

20:31 Aug 31, 2011
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Philosophy
English term or phrase: Anger is a gift
Hello all,

I was having a conversation with a friend and this saying came up and we were wondering what it is in Latin.

This is not a professional query, this is just for fun.

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Setti.
Setti Mulari
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Latin translation:ira est donum
Explanation:
I would say ...

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or: ira donum est (I was always told to put the verb at the end in school)
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anger is a gift
ira est donum


Explanation:
I would say ...

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Note added at 4 hrs (2011-09-01 01:12:38 GMT)
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or: ira donum est (I was always told to put the verb at the end in school)

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Reference: Greek

Reference information:
It seems to originate from Aristotle, so maybe Ancient Greek would be more appropriate.

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/english_to_latin/art_literary/2733...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080330120722AA...

"The person who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time, is commended." - Aristotle’s Philosophy of Anger
http://www.immanuelonline.net/uploads/filemanager/documents/...

I always thought it was a deadly sin.

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[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Fuller]Roy Fuller[/url] wrote (may be a slight paraphrase – quoting from memory having read it nearly forty years ago) "there's nothing wrong with hate as long as it is properly/correctly directed". I think it occurs in "The Carnal Island" during a dinner conversation, otherwise it's in "The Perfect Fool".

I know hate is different to anger and there's probably many theses on the difference, but I wonder if this Fuller quote is not something close or at least parallel to what Aristotle was trying to say.

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