Temper Quotes

It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.

George Eliot

Good temper is an estate for life

William Hazlitt

God gives to every man virtue, temper, and understanding.

Agha Zahid

A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity.

George Grenville

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

Charles Dickens

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

The gentleman had also a young daughter, of rare goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.

Charles Perrault

Temper is a†weapon†that we hold by the blade

James Matthew Barrie

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.

Arthur Helps

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.

William Law

Most football teams are temperamental. That's 90% temper and 10% mental.

Doug Plank

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper

Aristotle

The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

An essential condition of listening to God is that the mind should not be distracted by thoughts of resentment, ill-temper, hatred or vengeance, all of which are comprised in the general term, the wrath of man.

R. V. G. Tasker

(Michael Astroff) says that forests are the ornaments of the earth, that they teach mankind to understand beauty and attune his mind to lofty sentiments. Forests temper a stern climate, and in countries where the climate is milder, less strength is wasted in the battle with nature, and the people are kind and gentle.

Anton Chekhov†

He is always soft spoken. He is never indignant and does not loose his temper. His mind is free from fear. He speaks softly and treats everybody with respect.

Sam Veda

Nonvoting is a fruitless temper tantrum.

Bruce Wright

It comes of being by yourself when you are growing up, because you`re reading and you`re forming an opinion, and there`s no-one to argue with you, so you become dogmatic. There`s no-one to temper your opinion, so you think you`re right.

Peaches Geldof

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

A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper -- a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.

Charles Dickens

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

Khalil Gibran

Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.

William Warburton

Temper is a funny thing; it spoils children, ruins adults, and strengthens steel

Julia Moss Seton

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