Anger and Justice: Aquinas, Berra and Me


Assorted versions of this quote popped up in my social media feed recently. Usually as a picture of St. Thomas Aquinas with a text overlay.
"He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust." (attr. Thomas Aquinas; via Master_Bruno_1084 on Reddit)
Those four sentences may be a translation of something St. Thomas Aquinas wrote.
Or maybe they're a summary of what he wrote in "Summa Theologica," First Part of the Second Part, questions 46 through 48 and Second Part of the Second Part, question 158.1
And maybe what Yogi Berra said applies in this case....

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