Quotation Explorer - 'Tempered'

The secret to strong leaders is that strong leaders are strong because they have been tempered by the negative. They have discovered the secret of combining the negative and the positive to PRODUCED their very own POWER plant! - John Paul Warren
It would be the height of absurdity to label ignorance tempered by humility "faith"!(Institutio III.2.3) - John Calvin
Do not be hot tempered. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Honesty is a great thing, if tempered with love. - Osama Sarwar
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. - Sydney Smith
Liberalism is trust of the people, tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of people, tempered by fear. - William Gladstone
France was a long despotism tempered by epigrams. - Thomas Carlyle
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If he came back in and ventured just a step too close to me, I would do it. I had been tempered in a furnace of Stickings’ making, and I had come out stronger. - Rosie Pugh
Hope is a curious thing, we should dare to hope, but hope must be tempered with truth. - R.A.Delmonico
Our past is the forge upon which we are hardened and tempered, to prepare us for the present. We are like a fine blade that must be hammered into shape before it can be ready to make its finest cuts. - Larry Atchley Jr.
Intelligence and education that hasn't been tempered by human affection isn't worth a damn. - Daniel Keyes
A theory must be tempered with reality. - Jawaharlal Nehru
ORATORY, n. A conspiracy between speech and action to cheat the understanding. A tyranny tempered by stenography. - Ambrose Bierce
My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. - Jodi Picoult
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. - Voltaire
He had a certain frankness and generosity, qualities indeed which turn to a man's ruin, unless tempered with discretion. - Cornelius Tacitus
[W]e are not merely tempered and schooled by failure but compelled, in however subtle a fashion, to become something other than we were. - Anthony Lane
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