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St. Poemen: Passions work in four stages

-- Passions work in four stages -- 

first, in the heart; 
second, in the face; 
thirdly, in words; 
and fourthly, it is essential not to render evil for evil in deeds. 

If you can purify your heart, passion will not come into your expression; but if it comes into your face, take care not to speak; but if you do speak, cut the conversation short in case you render evil for evil.

St. Poemen