Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Rancor

"He who will not curb his passion, will wish that undone which his grief and resentment suggested, while he violently plies his revenge with unsated rancor. Rage is a short madness. Rule your passion, which commands, if it do not obey; do not restrain it with a bridle, and with fetters." - Horace, full name Quintus Horatius Flaccus NULL

"If you are not already dead, forgive. Rancor is heavy, it is worldly; leave it on earth: die light." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain." - Theodor W. Adorno, born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund