Indignor quandoque bonus dormitat Homerus. I am vexed when the worthy Homer nods.
'May the divil choke ye!'says he, pleasant enough, but I knew by the blush he had he was vexed.Martin Ross
One special advantage of the skeptical attitude of mind is that a man is never vexed to find that after all he has been in the wrong.william osler
Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment ; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul ; … All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils ;… My lips shall not speak wickedness , nor my tongue utter deceit .
Optimism has always seemed to me the cunning alibi of egoists, anxious to cover up their state of chronic self-satisfaction. They are optimists in order to avoid pitying other men and their misfortune. ~~ Yet pity is a vexed question.Georges Bernanos