Quotation Explorer - 'Temper'

Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth. - Chuck Norris
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
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. - Baltasar Gracian
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Orson Welles
God gives to every man virtue, temper, and understanding. - William Cooper
A persuadable temper might sometimes be as much in favour of happiness as a very resolute character. - Jane Austen
The test of a sword is not its polish but its temper - Elizabeth Moon
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
Every moment you lose your temper, you lose a moment of opportunity to love. - Debasish Mridha
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. - Charles Dickens
If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself. - Joseph Farrell
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
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade. - James M. Barrie
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
Patience strengthens the spirit, sweetens the temper, stifles anger, extinguishes envy, subdues pride, bridles the tongue. - George Horne
Life requires of man spiritual elasticity, so that he may temper his efforts to the chances that are offered. - Viktor E. Frankl
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
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. - John Keats
A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer. - Joseph Addison
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.
A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. - Washington Irving
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. - Robert Frost
'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
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. - Robert Frost
Happiness is a redhead without a temper. - self, Frank Raymond
Never lose temper or get angry at a person who deserves your love. Remember everyone is craving for and deserves your love. - Debasish Mridha
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
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
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there. - Anonymous
Give away all you like, but keep your bills and your temper. - Irish Proverb
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
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
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
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
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In business, three things are necessary: knowledge, temper, and time. - Owen Felltham
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
It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts. - Charles Dickens
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
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
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
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
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
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