Quotation Explorer - 'Temper'

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde
God gives to every man virtue, temper, and understanding. - William Cooper
The test of a sword is not its polish but its temper - Elizabeth Moon
I was a little cross.I ask pardon. If I do get up a little temper I have no sufficient time to keep it up. - Abraham Lincoln
Southern gentleman, he said aside to him in Arabic. Do you wish for me to continue this for you?Caine’s temper shifted to a low simmer in his chest. Your way takes too long.Ma’aleyk, and your way hurts my ears, he argued. - V.S. Carnes
Don't be in temper, to leave so quickly, that I may be dying. But all too soon, the leaves and debris will gather elsewhere. - Anthony Liccione
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. - Thomas Paine
A child that has a quick temper, just blaze up and cool down, ain't never likely to be sly or deceitful. - L. M. Montgomery
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. - John Keats
A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. - Washington Irving
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In Ireland we have the phenomenon known as a "Spoiled Priest." Unlike a spoiled child, this does not refer to a Priest throwing a temper tantrum. - J.P. Sexton
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth. - Chuck Norris
A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer. - Joseph Addison
It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.
Give away all you like, but keep your bills and your temper. - Irish Proverb
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade. - James M. Barrie
A persuadable temper might sometimes be as much in favour of happiness as a very resolute character. - Jane Austen
Men are not generally sufficiently aware of the distinction between the law of God and his purpose; they are apt to suppose, that as the temper of the sinner is contrary to the one, so the outrages of the sinner are able to defeat the other; than which nothing can be more false. - John Witherspoon
Life requires of man spiritual elasticity, so that he may temper his efforts to the chances that are offered. - Viktor E. Frankl
We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. - Robert Frost
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts. - Charles Dickens
Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude. - Irvin D. Yalom
I say this explicitly, that it is impossible for me to marry. That is the way it is for me. My temper is a mortal enemy to this horrible yoke, which I would not accept, even if I thus would become the ruler of the world. - Christina Queen of Sweden
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Orson Welles
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. - Robert Frost
This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease. - Robert F. Kennedy
Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim. - Charles Buxton
One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde
Patience strengthens the spirit, sweetens the temper, stifles anger, extinguishes envy, subdues pride, bridles the tongue. - George Horne
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself. - Samuel Butler
She realized all at once that Doon, thin, dark eyed Doon, with his troublesome temper and his terrible brown jacket, and his good heart---- was the person she knew better than anyone now. He was her best friend.--City of Ember-- - Jeanne DuPrau
Never lose temper or get angry at a person who deserves your love. Remember everyone is craving for and deserves your love. - Debasish Mridha
On of the prerequisites for my mobile phone is that I have to be able to fling it at a wall if I lose my temper. - Sara Sheridan
If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself. - Joseph Farrell
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there. - Anonymous
In business, three things are necessary: knowledge, temper, and time. - Owen Felltham
Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper. - G. K. Chesterton
'Tis much he dares; and, to that dauntless temper of his mind, he hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour to act in safety. - William Shakespeare
There are things that man is not meant to interfere with, and the robust yet fragile temper of a woman is one of them. - youssef
Happiness is a redhead without a temper. - self, Frank Raymond
Every moment you lose your temper, you lose a moment of opportunity to love. - Debasish Mridha
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. - Baltasar Gracian
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. - Charles Dickens
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