Socrates

Socrates

Socrates, the great philosopher, tried to control himself and resolved never to make a display of his temper. He believed that an angry man was more of a beast than a human being.. He had a wife who used to lose her temper at the slightest excuse and tried her utmost to irritate the philosopher. One day the woman became more violent, and began to insult Socrates. Socrates determined to leave her his alone, went and sat on the doorstep of his house, looking out on the public street. The wife, finding that Socrates was not paying the least heed to her loud angry scolding went up to him and emptied a bucketful; of water over him. The passers by in the a street were amused at the incident and Socrates joined with them in their laughter and quietly said, “I was expecting this after the thunder comes rain”.

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