Temper Quotes

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

Horace

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances

David Hume

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.

David Hume

Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.

M. Kathleen Casey

Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."

Francis Quarles

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.

Jacqueline Schiff

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.

James M. Barrie

Hypocrisy is no cheap vice; nor can our natural temper be masked for many years together.

Edmund Burke

My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men; and it is peculiarly my wish to avoid any personal feuds or dissensions with those, who are embarked in the same great national interest with myself, as every difference of this kind in its conseq

George Washington

If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.

Joseph Farrell

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice

Thomas Paine

In encouraging other young men to come out as missionaries, do use a word of caution. One wrong-headed, conscientiously-obstinate fellow would ruin us. Humble, quiet, persevering men; men of sound, sterling talents (though, perhaps, not brilliant), of decent accomplishments, and some natural aptitude to acquire a language; men of an amiable temper, willing to take the lowest place, to be the least of all and the servants of all; men who enjoy closet religion, who live near to God, and are willing to suffer all things for Christ's sake, without being proud of it, these are the men.

Adoniram Judson

At the time the volatility of your innate short temper was exacerbated by the aftermath of your abuse of illicit drugs,

Peter Evans

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

A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.

William Cowper

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Thomas Paine

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.

François de la Rochefoucauld

In business, three things are necessary: knowledge, temper, and time

Owen Felltham

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper and loss of self control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite.

Abraham Lincoln

It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy -- but he who has shown the better temper.

Samuel Butler

We are not won by arguments that we can analyze but by the tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself

Samuel Butler

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.

Barrie Sir James

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

Robert Frost

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, -- an open and noble temper.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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